The sudden rise of the Canadian against the Sabres

Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
Solid in front of his net, Price seems to have demonstrated that it is indeed cured of the lower-body injury that has kept him away from the game for a little over three weeks.

The victory of the Montreal canadiens on Saturday has not been won against a power of the national hockey League, but the performance of some players that the fans expected more since the beginning of the season has not gone unnoticed in the eyes of the head coach, Claude Julien.

 

At any lord, all honor, Carey Price gave an encouraging performance in pushing the 36 shots of the Sabres of Buffalo in the victory of 3-0 acquired at the Bell Centre.

 

Solid in front of his net, Price seems to have demonstrated that it is indeed cured of the lower-body injury that has kept him away from the game for a little over three weeks.

 

“Carey was in excellent form, he made some really nice saves for us. It is sure that it gives confidence to all the world, ” said Julien. This is the Carey Price that we’re used to seeing. It was good to see him back in full force. He was calm, he was excited to play. It has been a good first match for him. “

 

Julien also had kind words to speak to several members of his brigade defensive, and especially Jeff Petry. The veteran defender has proven to be effective at the time the Canadian has to do without Shea Weber.

 

“In our last two games, I would say that Jeff has been outstanding. He skates with a lot of confidence, he wins his races for the puck and he plays with energy. It is pleasing to see a player raise his game up a notch as it does at the moment, so that we are missing our best defender. We hope he can continue to play like this, ” said the head coach of the Canadian.

 

The concert of positive feedback didn’t end there. Julien has been on the work of the trio of Jonathan Drouin, Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron, who have collected two points each, and recognized that the purpose of Byron scored shorthanded in the middle of the third was done very poorly to the opponent.

 

Even Victor Mete, left Wednesday for Nashville, and Jakub Jerabek, who only played his second game with the Habs, have made a good impression, according to Julien.

 

“Victor seemed to have the energy [Saturday] evening, of the trust. In the case of Jerabek, no matter that he has not played in the national League, this is a guy who has participated in many international competitions. He is used to playing in the kind of competition that exists in the national League. The adaptation is done well. I see a guy who is calm with the puck and makes good games. It gives us depth. “

Defenceman Shea Weber was absent from training

Defenceman Shea Weber has not participated in the training session of the Montreal canadiens, Sunday, in Brossard. The team said that Weber was submitted to a day of treatments. All the other players, including David Schlemko, were present, with the exception of the goalkeeper Al Montoya, and forwards Artturi Lehkonen, Ales Hemsky and Nikita Scherbak, all wounded. Weber had taken part in the training of the team on Saturday, without, however, taking part in the duel against the Sabres in Buffalo. The veteran defender has missed four games in November, including the last three due to injury to the lower body.

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