MONTREAL — A goal from Brendan Gallagher with 9.7 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Montreal canadiens a victory in extremis of 3-2 to face the Blues in St. Louis Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.
This is a reversal of Colton Parayko, deep in his zone, which has allowed Gallagher to register his fourth goal of the season, assisted by Tomas Tatar.
Mike Reilly led the attack in montreal with his first goal in the uniform of the habs, after having obtained one assist on Max Domi, his first with the Canadian marked at the beginning of the game.
The defender Vince Dunn, the second twenty, and Brayden Schenn, with a little over three minutes to play in the third period, beat Carey Price.
The two goals the Blues have been registered with the digital advantage.
On his return after an absence of two games, Price has done well the things blocking 23 washers. The Canadian got 23 shots in the direction of Jake Allen.
Suddenly, the Canadian complete this first stay at home with a record of three wins and a defeat.
The men of Claude Julien will have two full days to prepare for their duel against the Ottawa Senators Saturday night at the Centre Canadian Tire.
Like the Habs, the Senators (3-2-1) are interesting starting and will arrive refreshed and ready to go since they will be their first release since their victory of 4-1 on Monday night against the Dallas Stars.
However, supporters of the two teams will be deprived of an appointment between Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Brady Tkachuk, who suffered a torn ligament in a leg. Tkachuk should be out to pasture for about a month.
Contrary to what happened last Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings, a training in the same style as the Blues, the Canadian has had a solid first period.
Aided by the first goal of Domi with the Canadian, registered as early as the 39th second of the game, the company of Julien did not leave any margin of manoeuvre to the visitors, who were limited to three shots towards Price during the first 20 minutes of the game.
The Canadian, however, has not been able to improve its advance, in particular, at a minor penalty to Alexander Steen late in the first twenty.
Artturi Lehkonen took advantage of a golden opportunity after a great pass from Joel Armia, but it split the air with its first test before to see Allen come on the second attempt.
This lack of opportunism of the Canadian came back to haunt him when Dunn beat Price with a powerful shot on receipt of the blue line during a penalty for obstruction to Charles Hudon early in the second period.
Hudon has, however, made amends four minutes later by getting an assist on the goal Reilly, also listed as a rival was in the dungeon. Not only has he added a point to his record, he has created a little bit of space on the ice to allow Reilly to maneuver more comfortable.
After holding the hit for penalties to Joel Armia and Hudon in the third, the Canadian has finally failed in its third numerical inferiority when Schenn scored his third of the season.
It smelled like the extension up to the decisive goal from Gallagher.