Bourque and Price send Habs home happy
Rene Bourque broke goose eggs on the scoreboard at 2:10 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 1-0 win over the Florida Panthers, to complete a South Florida sweep.
It was rookie Alex Galchenyuk who set up the goal with some terrific second and third effort, streaking down the wing, before dishing the puck off the Bourque, who beat Jose Theodore from close in for his 4th of the season. The assist was Galchenyuk's 7th of the campaign.
This was a snoozer for the better part of 40 minutes. Things got interesting in the third period, when the Panthers went to work on Carey Price, but failed to beat the Habs' netminder. Head coach Michel Therrien had Max Pacioretty playing on both the "Gally" line as well as with Desharnaies and Cole in an effort to get something going, but nothing worked.
Shots were even at 32 apiece as both Price and Theofore were perfect until Bourque netted the game winner: Price emerging with his first shutout of the season.
The Canadiens caught a flight out of Sunrise immediately after this one was over. They look ahead to the Flyers at the Bell Centre Saturday night.