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    Post by jedi17 Fri 10 Feb 2017, 7:15 pm

    Pacioretty led the Habs with four points, defeating the Coyotes 5-4 (OT)
    February 10, 2017, 11:58 AM ET [76 Comments]
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    In what was considered to be a must-win game for the Montreal Canadiens, captain Max Pacioretty carried the team on his back by scoring two goals and adding two assists to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 5-4 in overtime. It was a big two points for the Canadiens as they were able to maintain their eight point lead in the Atlantic division over the second place Ottawa Senators who were also victorious on Thursday night. Had the Canadiens not come defeated the 29th place Coyotes, the alarm bells would have sounded as it would have meant a fifth consecutive loss for the team. For now, the crisis is now averted. At least until Saturday when the Canadiens host the St. Louis Blues at the Bell Centre.  

    Puck props and flops:

    Props:


    Max Pacioretty - He scored less than a minute into the game to give the Canadiens a much needed good start and 1-0 lead. That goal, the 26th of the season was his 200th career goal in the NHL. Pacioretty was determined to win and did everything in his power to ensure the victory for the Canadiens. His second goal of the night came early in the third period and on the powerplay to tie the game 3-3 after the Coyotes had taken back control of the game in the second period to go up 3-2 in less than three minutes of play. In overtime he did the brunt of the work leading up to Alex Galchenyuk’s game winning goal. In all, his stat line was incomparable:




    There is little doubt that Pacioretty learned quite a bit from the 2015-2016 fiasco of a season and has applied those lessons to make him a better player and captain in 2016-2017. Sometimes one has to experience failure before they are ready for success. This game against the Coyotes was perhaps Pacioretty’s best as captain of the Canadiens. He knew that the team is at a crossroads. He knew what was on the line. Quote courtesy of the Canadiens.com:

    "We were definitely a bit fragile going into this game, but that's only natural given [the last week]. To come back and show character made it an emotional game. That's kind of what we needed to jumpstart something. Now we've got to build off that and hope for the same performance at home [on Saturday]."

    The Canadiens fourth line - Michael McCarron and Daniel Carr were recalled to provide some energy and they accomplished that goal and then some. McCarron was put into a position to succeed as Michel Therrien let him center the fourth line while Torrey Mitchell shifted to right wing. Mitchell looked rejuvenated playing with the young forwards and together line created momentum time and time again by being relentless on the forecheck. Their hard work paid off as McCarron and Carr earned assists on Andrei Markov’s goal in the first period. The line played with confidence and if they keep that up, it will be very hard to take any of the out of the lineup…

    Andrei Markov - The general is back. Markov was reunited with Jeff Petry and he led all defensemen with 22:36 minutes of ice time. While ideally that is a minute or so too much as the goal is to keep Markov fresh for the playoffs, he has consistently been the Canadiens top defenseman since his return from injury. His strong play has a domino effect as Petry looked much calmer beside his old partner, Nathan Beaulieu was able to contribute a quality 18 plus minutes and Shea Weber’s minutes were dialed back as well. There is little question that Markov is key to the Canadiens success. And if you haven’t read this article and interview with Markov by Jonathan Bernier of Le Journal de Montréa, read it now or google translate it.  

    Flops:

    Carey Price
     - It pains to say it but Price was a definite flop against the Coyotes. That killer instinct is missing from him. His focus and confidence appear to wavering. Goals are being scored on him that Price would never miss when on top of his game. He is letting in goals due to mental lapses and mistakes. The upcoming break cannot come soon enough for him. Price needs to rest, recharge but also practice so that he can work through this. There is little doubt that he will come out of this slump. It is not ‘if’ but simply ‘when’.  

    Canadiens penalties - Speaking of mental lapses, that is what happens when the Canadiens make careless mistakes and take unnecessary penalties. Who else but Andrew Shaw took the first penalty in the second period, a small whack that was called holding on Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Perhaps the referee could have let it go but it happened right in front of him. While the Canadiens successfully killed Shaw’s penalty, just as soon as it happened Phillip Danault sent the puck out of the Canadiens zone for a delay of game minor. Less than a minute later Paul Byron was called for tripping and the Coyotes scored on the two man advantage. While Ekman-Larsson took a minor to prevent a Pacioretty breakaway, the Coyotes scored while they were playing 4 on 4 to even the game at two. The Canadiens had lost all momentum in the game, one in which they were dominating due to penalty trouble in a very short period of time. The lack of focus continued when Price allowed a shorthanded goal as the Coyotes scored three within two and a half seconds to lead 3-2 heading into the third period. The Canadiens are very fortunate that Pacioretty and the first line were determined to leave the desert with two points…

    Neither here nor there:

    Alex Galchenyuk is rounding into game shape. His bullet in overtime to win the game was vintage 'Chuckie'. His line with Artturi Lehkonen and Paul Byron created chances but is not a long term solution. Many are calling for him to be reunited with Radulov if not the entire first line but it is hard to demote Danault who for the most part has been playing so well at even strength in that role. It is a good problem for Therrien to have. 

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