Montreal Canadiens-Phoenix Coyotes: Special Teams are Truly Special

November 12th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
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It was a good night for the Canadiens' special teams. The Habs scored two power play goals, on two opportunities, and a four-on-four goal. Their final goal was scored into an empty Phoenix net.

Canadiens' penalty killers were perfect on four power play chances by the Coyotes. The Canadiens had several short-handed scoring chances, most notably by Scott Gomez and Tomas Plekanec.

The driving force behind the power-play and penalty killing unit is Plekanec. No Habs' forward plays more minutes on the two units than Plekanec. He tallied three assists to become the Canadiens' leader scorer for the season with 17 points.

Plekanec's consistent, high-level effort is deserving of the number one center spot, in my opinion. The Canadiens would be far more effective icing a first line with Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Mike Cammalleri. Gomez could be matched with Andrei and, dare I say, Sergei Kostitsyn, on the second line.

Cammalleri had a goal and an assist on a team-leading four shots. Gionta also had two points with an assist and an empty net goal. Glenn Metropolit was the other Habs' scorer on ...

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