|FINAL | Game 8, Home Game 5 | Tuesday October 23, 2018
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC.
Forward lines and defense pairings
Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
Drouin – Domi – Lehkonen
Byron – Kotkaniemi – Armia
Deslauriers – Peca – Shaw
Benn – Petry
Reilly – Juulsen
Mete – Ouellet
Alzner, Scherbak, Hudon
Weber, Schlemko, Plekanec
The Montreal Canadiens picked up their 5th win of the season on Tuesday night to move into first place in the Eastern conference with 12 points. After the Flames took a 1-0 lead to the dressing room after the first period, the Canadiens came out guns a-blazing in the second. Three goals, two on the power-play, turned the contest in the Habs favor.
Montreal decided to put their feet up on the bench and turn the third period over to their Vezina-caliber goaltender (or so it seemed.) Carey Price didn’t disappoint. And like so many contests before, Price carried the team on his shoulders for the final frame.
In doing so, Price notched win 289 moving him into second place in franchise history tying with Patrick Roy.
Tonight, Price set another Canadiens record moving into first place for minutes played ahead of Jacques Plante.
With Price slaying franchise records and on pace to set more this season, it is predictable that the knives have been out for him from certain quarters, heaping all sorts of unfair criticism. Truth is, Price has been solid to spectacular once again this season and is a big reason that the Canadiens are off to another strong start in October.
▲ Carey Price, Artturi Lehkonen, Max Domi
▼ Phillip Danault, Jordie Benn, Nicolas Deslauriers, Andrew Shaw, Tomas Tatar, Matthew Peca
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