Streaking Habs win fourth straight
Tomas Plekanec scored the winning goal at 5:31 of the third period, his 3rd of the season, to lead the Canadiens to a 4-3 win over the WInnipeg Jets at the Bell Centre for their fourth straight win.
It was one of two power play goals on the night by the Habs: the other scored by Rene Bourque to open the game. The goal by Bourque was his first of the campaign as the veteran was rewarded for his continued hard work.
Brendan Gallagher, with his second of the season, also scored for the Habs, while Erik Cole netted his first. It was a two-point night for Gallagher and his line mate Alex Galchenyuk, as the two rookies continue to impress in the early going playing on a line with the
rambunctious Brandon Prust.
Gallagher came away as the game's first star and admitted, "It was pretty cool." "Obviously you don't go into a game expecting to be a first star. You just want to contribute any way you can," added Gallagher.
Carey Price struggled at times in facing 21 shots for the win, as the Canadiens blew a 2-0 lead before coming back to take this one.
The Habs made their way to Ottawa after this one where they will hook up with the recently-signed PK Subban: the Canadiens looking ahead to the Senators tomorrow night. Price took a "business-like approach" to Subban's return to the team.
"He's not in our locker room yet. When we see him tomorrow we'll shake his hand and welcome him back and carry on from there."