The Habs were outgunned and outshot in the first of two games in Alberta this week making for a tough night in Edmonton for Antti Niemi and your Montreal Canadiens as Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl lead the Oilers past the Canadiens.
Max Pacioretty made his return to the Bell Centre on Saturday night but it would be the man acquired in the Patches trade – Tomas Tatar – who got to play the hero in yet another exciting back-and-forth contest for your resilient Montreal Canadiens in the 5-4 win.
For the first time this season your Montreal Canadiens have dropped consecutive games, this one a high-scoring OT loss to the visiting Buffalo Sabres in which Skinner an Eichel shone bright and Carey Price did not.
Your Montreal Canadiens are a resilient bunch. Down 3-1 and looking like they were about to lose two straight for the first time this season, Max Domi and company went to work to escape Barclays Center with two points via the shootout win.
It was quite possibly the most entertaining game in a couple seasons. Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller rolled into the Bell Centre ready to put their stamp on one but the debut of The Finnish Line led to Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s first two career goals and a thrilling Habs win.
The Habs came out of the gates firing but some bad luck and poor penalties derailed the Canadiens over the course of the game and the Dallas Stars left Montreal with 2 points in the bag.
Carey Price passes Patrick Roy on the Habs all-time wins list with a strong 33-save shutout in Boston, powering your Montreal Canadiens past the Boston Bruins for a win for the first time in more than a season. Fun little Saturday night.