Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils: Habs’ Quick Start Leads To Blowout Win

December 3rd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
So how's that for a rebound?

After losing the night before to the Edmonton Oilers in a horrific manner, the P.K. Subban-less Canadiens were in New Jersey to take on the Devils last night. Coach Martin, clearly unhappy with the play of his young defensive stud, benched Subban in favour of Yannick Weber.

While this was a bit of a shocking move for most fans, the Canadiens didn't seem to miss a beat. If they did think about it, his benching only served as motivation as they scored twice before the game was even two minutes old.

Brian Gionta potted the rebound on a Roman Hamrlik shot 11 seconds in and Lars Eller made it 2-0 at the 1:38 mark of the first. That was all she wrote for Johan Hedberg as the Devils pulled him in favour of Mike McKenna. Keep in mind that Jersey was already shorthanded in the net with perennial Hab-killer, Martin Brodeur, sidelined with an elbow injury.

The Devils were able to sparsely apply pressure at times during the game but, overall, were not really able to muster much offense. This is not really surprising when you consider that they are last in the league in goals with 46 in 25 games.

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