The Canadian defeated the Canucks 5-2 before the holidays

Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
Brendan Gallagher scored the winning goal in the third period.

Players from Canada will be able to go on holiday with a clear conscience, who have signed a victory of 5-2 to face the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.


The Canadian will take advantage of five days off before resuming the collar next Saturday, when the Boston Bruins will be visiting the Bell Centre.


Karl Alzner has shined with a goal, his first with the canadiens, and help on the net winner of Brendan Gallagher after 8:44 to play in the third period. Alex Galchenyuk added his 10th goal of the season, his fifth in numerical advantage, and Byron, his 11th. Max Pacioretty has scored in a empty net late in the game.


Carey Price has rejected 34 shots in front of the net on the Canadian (18-20-4), which won a second game after having experienced a series of five consecutive defeats.


Daniel Sedin and Michael Del Zotto were the only ones to beat Price.


Even if the opponent was less tough as Thursday, when the Habs defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in a shootout, the men of Claude Julien has shown a great deal of energy. The keeper of the Canucks, Anders Nilsson has kept his team in the game by making 40 saves.


The Canucks (19-20-6) have cashed a fourth loss in a row and have a record of 1-6-2 in their last nine outings.


Production sufficient to attack


The Canadian stumbled to Nilsson in the beginning of the meeting, but the keeper of sweden has finally failed after 9:39 of the game on what appeared to be a shooting harmless from Alzner. To the recovery, the puck seemed to deflect on the blade of the stick of defender Troy Stetcher before surprise Nilsson, who déportait on the wrong side.


Nilsson is quickly redeemed in frustrating Pacioretty, and then Byron breakaway in numerical inferiority.


For his part, Price has been at its best in the late engagement, for a digital advantage of the Canucks, when he was frustrated Sven Baertschi on a return to launch.


The Habs doubled its lead after 2:12 to play in the second period, in numerical advantage. Galchenyuk did fly on a shot, on receiving an as much precise as it is powerful from the right circle to in-game.


Jonathan Drouin has amassed a help on the sequence, obtaining a first point in eight games.


Price has made a sudden smoking a little more than two minutes later, outnumbered. The puck is passed from Henrik to Daniel Sedin, and Markus Granlund, but Price has stretched the left leg to close the door.


He has also been solid in front of a detour at the last moment from Brock Boeser, with a little more than eight minutes left in the second twenty.


The Canucks finally answered with 6:56 to make the commitment. Price has been impotent when Daniel Sedin deflected a shot from the point by Alexander Edler.


They were then brought everyone to the starting point after 2:47 of the game in the third period. David Schlemko is committed in the neutral zone and Galchenyuk did not follow his roofer, which allowed Del Zotto to stand out and stand alone in front of Price after a discount of Boeser. He beat Price by sliding the puck backhand between the pads of the keeper.


Alzner has temporarily left the game in the third period due to a nasty fall behind the net on the Canadian. In his presence, he fired a shot from the point that Nilsson had stopped at the end of the leg left. Gallagher, however, has benefited from the return to raise the Tricolor in front, with 11:16 to go.


Byron has nailed the coffin of the Canucks with 1:15 to make it to the meeting, using the same feint that Del Zotto to beat Nilsson. Pacioretty completed the mark in an empty net, with 58,1 seconds remaining.

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