Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
The custodian of the Canadian, Charlie Lindgren, carries out a judgment against the Sabres in Buffalo during Saturday’s game.
The victories were not all the same level of satisfaction and Claude Julien recalled Saturday.
After the victory in overtime 2-1 to the Canadian in the face of the Buffalo Sabres head coach montreal has acknowledged that his team had a slow start of the meeting. The Habs finally took advantage of prey with the legs probably a bit more heavy to come back and take it.
“I was disappointed because this was not our best start. The first two periods were a little disturbing, said Julien. It managed to best out in the third period, and we found a way to win. “
“It is not always beautiful. Against Minnesota, we had had a good game, but we lost [3-0, last Thursday]. This time, we won, but I can’t say that I am very happy. I know we can play better. But it is difficult to win in this league and the wins, you take them, no matter how. “
Since the beginning of the campaign, the Canadian (8-9-1) had often had need of explosive performance from the offensive to win. In the Face of the Sabres, who are struggling this season and who had played the previous night, he found a way to win without even presenting its best face.
“There have been ups and downs. In the first period, we did not play good hockey, acknowledged Max Pacioretty, who broke a team record with a 10th goal in overtime in his career. Charlie [Lindgren] has saved us a few times in the beginning of the game. Then we moved back. “
“[Lindgren] really shines. He succeeds big stops and fights to stop every puck. He deserves all the credit he receives. He works hard and it is contagious. It was only 1-0 after the first period because it was excellent. We did not need a long speech during the intermission. We wanted to return on the ice and play for him. “
Lindgren, who was in his fourth start of the suite in front of the net, Canadian. Since Carey Price (injured at the bottom of the body) still has not returned to the regular group in training and that we don’t know when we see Al Montoya (concussion), indicate that Lindgren will defend again the cage of the Habs on Tuesday, when the Blue Jackets of Columbus will be passing at the Bell Centre.
Even if the American 23-year-old is still in his first steps in the NHL, he continues to shine, as evidenced by his record of 3-1-0 in the course of the week. Lindgren also presents an average goals allowed of 1.24 and an efficiency rate of ,964.
On the ice, Lindgren has not quite the same style as Price, who is known for his technique and his way of giving the impression that each stop is easy. Lindgren is not always perfectly positioned and it provides sometimes returns dangerous, but he finds the way to the stops.
“It is true that these are two different styles, noted the center Phillip Danault. In addition, a catch to the left for [Price] and the other from the right [Lindgren]. It just may be mixing a few other teams. Price is a big and good technically. Lindy is different, but the two are able to do the work on the ice. “
As for the main concerned, he prefers to stay in the moment rather than get caught by the enthusiasm of the other.
“I just want to keep these good feelings, said Lindgren. I have the chance to do what I’ve always wanted to do. I don’t want to be surprised by what is happening now. This is what I was expecting and I take full advantage of it. “
“Playing on a Saturday night at the Bell Centre, there’s nothing better than that ! “
Up here, it gives the chance for the Canadian to win every night, even when the rest of the team is not at the top of his form. And we can’t ask him more.