The Canadiens once again mounted a third period comeback but it fell short when Daniel Sedin scored a power play goal in overtime to give the Canucks a 3-2 victory in Vancouver. With the overtime point the Habs finish their three game Western Canadian swing with a 1-1-1 record and after eleven games this season they are 8-2-1.
Canadiens Game Story
The Canadiens keep doing it the hard way. Yet another come from behind victory, this one a 2-1 shootout win over the Flames in Calgary. The Canadiens are now 8-2-0 to start their season and 1-1 on their current three game trip to Western Canada which will conclude Thursday in Vancouver.
The Canadiens’ four game winning strreak came to a halt the moment the Canadiens returned to the road. Behind goaltender Ben Scrivens the Edmonton Oilers shut out the Canadiens 3-0 Monday night at Rexall Place. Former Canadien Benoit Pouliot led the Oilers with the game winning goal and an assist.
The Canadiens completed their four game home stand with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers Saturday night. Tomas Plekanec, Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens. The seventh win in eight games equals a team record for fastest start to a season.
The Canadiens continue their winning ways with a 3-2 home ice victory over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night. The Canadiens have won five of their opening six games, their best season start in six years. P.K. Subban scored twice, including the game winner. Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Habs.
Comebacks seem to be the story of the Canadiens early season. They came back twice against the Boston Bruins to record a 6-4 win in their home opener Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Brendan Gallagher led the way with two goals and an assist and was named the game’s first star. The Canadiens are now 4-1 to open the 2014-2015 season.
The Canadiens three game season-opening winning streak came to an abrupt end Monday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning pounded them 7-1 in St. Petersburg. Steven Stamkos led the Lightning with three goals. The Canadiens were outshot 41-17 in taking the loss. The game marked the end of the four game road trip that started their season.
For the third straight game the Canadiens dug themselves out of a hole and came away with victory. Saturday night it took a three goal third period comeback to tie the game in Philadelphia and a shootout goal from P.A. Parenteau to them a 4-3 win. It was their second straight shootout victory. The Canadiens start the season with three straight wins for the first time in nine years.
For the second consecutive night the Canadiens were forced to come from behind to win. Tomas Plekanec scored late in the third period and Brendan Gallagher won the game in the fifth round of the shootout as the Canadiens beat the Capitals 2-1 Wednesday night in Washington.
It’s become a tradition that the Canadiens open the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Recently it’s also become something of a tradition that the Leafs would beat the Canadiens in the season opener. Going into the Habs 4-3 win over the Leafs in Toronto, the Canadiens had lost four openers to Toronto and five of the last six. The only win came in October 2009 when Josh Gorges scored in overtime.