Photo: Paul Chiasson, The canadian Press
Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal canadiens, enters the net behind the goalie in the Blue Jackets of Columbus Sergei Bobrovsky and forward Tyler Motte, on Tuesday.
For a second game in a row, the Canadian has experienced a slow start of the meeting and, this time, the club has paid the price by collecting a backhand in overtime 2-1 on Tuesday, in the face of the Blue Jackets of Columbus.
Zach Werenski has settled the debate after 1 h 09 game further, taking advantage of a discount Cam Atkinson before unleashing a good shot of the wrists, the side of the stick.
Paul Byron, who played his 300th game in the NHL, scored in the third, twenty for the Canadian (8-9-2). Charlie Lindgren made 23 saves.
Josh Anderson has hit the target early in the first period for the Blue Jackets (11-7-1). Sergei Bobrovsky was pushed out of 28 throws.
As Saturday, in a 2-1 victory in overtime in the face of the Sabres from Buffalo, the Canadian has lacked cohesion in the first two periods.
The Blue Jackets have done little better, but they have at least found a way to open the scoring after 2 h 29 game. Anderson took advantage of a puck bouncing after a shot of the tip of Markus Nutivaara to surprise Lindgren on the side of the shield.
Lindgren stole Nick Foligno a few moments later, while leaving the mitten to capture the firing of the captain of the Blue Jackets after a great pass cross-Artemi Panarin.
It is from this moment that the show became rather fell asleep. Max Pacioretty has tested Bobrovsky late in the first period, and then the keeper of the Blue Jackets has been frustrated Byron breakaway outnumbered midway in the second period.
The Canadian opened the machine in the third period, but Bobrovsky has responded to this by multiplying the stops are spectacular.
Charles Hudon has tasted the medicine of the Russian the return of the intermission, and then Bobrovsky has been deprived by Jacob De La Rose of a sure goal during a descent two-on-one by dropping his stick and then pass the stop to the tip of his shield.
Bobrovsky was then frustrated three times Pacioretty on the same sequence.
The Canadian has finally pierced the wall Russian with 7:46 to make it in regulation time. Alex Galchenyuk has joined Shea Weber in entry area and Bobrovsky has stopped the powerful shot from the defender. Byron, however, has jumped on the back to bring everyone back to square one.
Werenski has finally played the hero in overtime for the visitors.
The Canadian was deprived of the forwards Artturi Lehkonen (lower body) and Torrey Mitchell (virus). Head coach Claude Julien had about seven defenders and eleven attackers in his training. Defenceman Victor Mete has played to the left of The Rose and Byron Froese, on the fourth trio.
The team announced after the meeting that Lehkonen was going to miss an indefinite period of time due to an injury that he lagged behind for some time.
Claimed to tie the Panthers of Florida earlier in the day, the keeper Antti Niemi was not in uniform. Zachary Fucale was the reservist of Lindgren and he was demoted to the Rocket of Laval after the meeting.
The Canadian team will play Thursday, the fifth game of a series of six in a row at home when they host the Coyotes of Arizona.
Echoes of locker room
The attacker of the Canadian Phillip Danault on the sequence that led to the winning goal :
“It is my fault. I had a cramp in your brain. I have not taken my guys. It took two seconds and the puck went into the goal. “
Charlie Lindgren on his duel with Sergei Bobrovsky :
“It is well to face a goalkeeper like him. It doesn’t change anything to my work, which is to stop pucks. But it is a nice challenge to face a goalie of his caliber. “
Max Pacioretty on the beginning of the encounter more difficult for the Canadian :
“We can’t wait for the third period or when we shoot from the back to put the foot on the accelerator. I think we played a good game. In the second period, they had only a few shots . Defensively, we played well. But our offensive has only taken off when we were trying desperately to create equality. “