Hurricanes-Canadiens: Carey Price, Andrei Kostitsyn Bail Out Weak Habs’ Effort

November 17th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 3 Carolina 2 (Bell Centre)

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Wow! Andrei Kostitsyn scored with just over two minutes left in the third period to tie the game. In overtime Carey Price was brilliant as Carolina outshot Montreal 7-to-1. Price shut down each of the six Hurricanes' shooters making some spectacular saves in the shootout. Maxim Lapierre scored the lone shootout goal for the win.

Bell Centre fans left happy and the Canadiens had two points, their first win at home in November.

But, wait a minute. Prior to the shootout, overtime, and last three minutes of the third period, this game was a dud. Other than for a handful of players, it was a lackluster effort by the Canadiens.

Let's not forget that Carolina came into the game last in points and goals scored in the conference and without a win on the road. It should also be noted that the Canes were without Cam Ward, Eric Staal, and Joni Pitkanen.

One more not-so-minor detail. Carolina's starting goaltender, Michael Leighton was injured in the second period while stretching making a glove save. He was replaced by Manny Legace who was winless in four ...

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