Coyotes topple the Canadian 5-to-4

Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
The reverse is even more evil than the Canadian squandered three advances along the way.

Claude Julien and Phillip Danault had launched a clear warning that the game Thursday against the Coyotes in Arizona could be a trap. For a little more than 20 minutes, the players of the Montreal canadiens have given the impression that they had grasped the message. The ambush came later and they fell in such of the novices.


Christian Fischer has found the back of the net midway in the third period and the Coyotes have broken down the Habs by a score of 5-4 on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.


Fischer deflects a shot by Brendan Perlini for a minor penalty to Shea Weber for providing the men of Rick Tocchet’s first win in regulation time this season, and only a third gain since the beginning of the regular calendar.


“It is more annoying that frustrating. This is unacceptable, ” launched Julien, in a tone which is not obscured by no means his displeasure, during a press briefing that lasted three minutes.


Brad Richardson (1), Christian Dvorak (3rd), Tobias Rieder (4th), all three in the second period, and Derek Stepan (3rd), in the third twenty, have successfully completed the other goals for the Coyotes against Charlie Lindgren, who blocked 27 pucks and that has been the victim of at least three goals in an NHL game for the first time in his career.


For Stepan, whose goal was also scored on a numerical advantage, it was a sweet revenge on Lindgren. At the beginning of the third period, the former as the New York Rangers had been frustrated twice by the young keeper of the Canadian when two escaped almost at once while the men of Claude Julien enjoyed a numerical superiority.


Brendan Gallagher (8th), Paul Byron (5th), Joe Morrow (2nd) and Weber (4th) scored the goals of the Canadian at the expense of Antti Raanta, who faced 37 shots. The Finn has made his best stop of the game with a little over two minutes to play in the third period, frustrating Alex Galchenyuk of the pad left after a solid shot on reception.


The Canadian thought he had tied it with 3 minutes 39 seconds to play in regulation time, but the video replay clearly showed that Andrew Shaw has deliberately kicked the puck behind Raanta at the same time, where he fell at the mouth of the net. On the game, Shaw had immediately headed to the locker room of the team and seemed to be seriously wounded in the right wrist or hand. However, it is income to the game before the end of the match.


Tomas Plekanec also contributed to the attack on the Habs in scoring two assists on goals from Morrow, and Weber during the last five minutes of the middle period. At the time where was heard the siren ending the engagement, Plekanec has even come to blows with Richardson.


He only had to find the back of the net to complete the famous ” tower of the hat to Gordie Howe “, but the goal never came.


The reverse is even more evil than the Canadian squandered three advances along the way.


He led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play thanks to goals from Gallagher and Byron, and seemed in full control of the match until the visitors counterattacked in the first half of the second period thanks to Richardson and Dvorak.


Morrow has given the advance to the Habs with less than five minutes to play in the second twenty, and 40 seconds after another tying goal for the Coyotes, Rieder 19 minutes 9 seconds, Weber has allowed the Habs to retreat to the locker room with a lead of 4-3.


But against a formation that had a record of 0-9-0 when she was pulling back after 40 minutes of play, the Canadian has found a way to suffer a setback that could leave traces while the Toronto Maple Leafs will stop at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.


Echoes of locker room


Claude Julien, about the work of his players after the second period :


“The way we played in the first and not be able to keep our concentration for the other two periods. It’s been two days that we talk about this team, we must be careful, manage our game and the situation. We are really disappointed tonight. “


Brendan Gallagher, on the weakening of the Canadian from the second period :


“We became careless and it has lifted the foot off the accelerator. We have stopped working and it has cost us the match. “


Charlie Lindgren, on his judgment against Clayton Keller just before the goal Joe Morrow :


“At this particular moment, I think it would be a turning point. But give credit to the Coyotes. They are a young team and talented, and they can skate. “


Rick Tocchet, about the performance of his players :


“I have to give a lot of credit to the players. There have been fights, penalties, and shots blocked. It is necessary to cherish these moments and want to find yourself in such situations. All in all, we have done a great job. It’s good for our players to know that when you do things correctly, the results will be positive. “

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