Friday , June 25 2021

Canadians again beat Ottawa 5-2

Jonathan Drouin Montreal Canadiens celebrate winning 5-2 with the goalkeeper Carey at the cost against Ottawa at the Bell Center on December 4, 2018 in Montreal.

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Interesting stat: In each game, after the return of Shea Weber to the lineup, the Canadiens had 40 or more shots on goal.

Last Thursday night was in Kanata.

The Canadiens had 43 shots on Craig Anderson, five of which eluded goalkeeper shellshocked senators.

There were also 13 shots that missed the net, while the hosts blocked 16.

All shot attempts: 72 – including 19 in the third period (while the three were in Ottawa).

Senators had 21 shots on Carey Price. Canadiens blocked 12, and five missing.

Total: 38.

We're talking total domination, and we've seen him in two games in a row this week.

Of course, it was Ottawa.

And for a large chunk of the last stamp, hozyava were without Dyushna and Bobby Ryan.

Ottawa is not deep in the forward. And they are quite shallow for protection.

If Anderson entirely made some great saves, Canadiens may have recorded double digits.

They had SOG 40 or more in every game since Shea Weber returned to the lineup. A win – in conjunction with the loss in Tampa Bay Boston – Canadiens raised top Wildcard playoff berth.

Can they stay there?

The Canadiens will face more stringent than rivals Senators – starting Sunday in Chicago.

But there is a lot to like about this team.

Carey Price started six consecutive games and rounding into form. He's an aggressive front of his crease, which is located on virtually every frame, and adjust the washer cleverly

body protection against Pryce – led by Weber and the guy who might be the ideal partner Man Mountain, Brett Kulak – looks good. And they will look even better when Noah Zhuulsen returns, possibly in Chicago.

relentless attack Canadiens signs of the usual suspects:

• Brendan Gallagher, who had nine shots on goal

• Jonathan Drouin, playing a 200-foot hockey as his linemate, Max Domi, who was in the grill of various Senators all night.

• Paul Byron, who does everything exceptionally well … including the addition of speed measurement in its two Finnish linemates. Gaston Therrien, on L & # 39; Antichambre, says Byron has to be sprayed on the power play.

• Tomas Tatar, always innovative and dangerous in the O-zone.

The biggest takeaway from the game?

The game in the fourth line.

In Boston, Claude Julien was the best in the league: Gregory Campbell, Daniel PAILLE and Gregory Campbell.

I'm not ready to put Michael Chaput, Nicolas Delors and my man Kenny Agostino in this category just yet.

But they skate, they were, and they spend a lot of time at the end of competition. Line promotes the kind of quality, double-digit minutes, which should return the pleasant memories for Julien.

Yes, it was in Ottawa.

But the Canadiens gathered Ws row for the first time since mid-November.

And the fans have until Sunday to enjoy the taste.

• Cool rooms HabsProf: Fourteen Habs made protocol. Only Byron and Petry had two points.

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