All Habs Rewind: Canadiens Pass the Test

(Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

by Amy Johnson, Video Producer, and Sara, Video Editor, All Habs Hockey Magazine

MONTREAL, QC — Need to get caught up on Habs highlights? Want to relive the memorable moments of the past week?

Then All Habs Rewind is for you.

Every Sunday watch the most unforgettable goals, saves, hits by your Montreal Canadiens compiled by our video production team! Then tell us which one you liked most in the comments section below.

Week 10 began on the road with the Canadiens traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins Tuesday night.  This was Michel Therrien’s first trip back to Pittsburgh since he last coached there in 2009.  This would also be Jeff Halpern’s first game in a Habs uniform.  Marc-Andre Fleury began the game in net for Pittsburgh, but did not return in the third period after being shaken up by a collision at the end of the second.  Only one goal would be scored in this game by either team and it would be Sidney Crosby potting one in the second period.

(Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
(Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

No rest for the weary, as the Habs laced up their skates again on Wednesday night for another road game, this time in Boston.  Unlike the previous night’s game, there was no shortage of goals on the scoreboard.  Michael Ryder scored a goal in the first and third periods, P.K. Subban netted one in the second, and Brendan Gallagher scored in the third period.  On the flip side, the Bruins managed to score four goals in the second period alone, leading to a goalie change at the start of the third period with Peter Budaj replacing Carey Price in net for the Canadiens.  Tyler Seguin then scored for the Bruins, but as the final minute ticked down in regulation, Andrei Markov deflected a goal off of Zdeno Chara’s stick to score the tying goal with eight seconds remaining in the game.  It took six rounds in a shootout before another goal was finally scored – Gallagher with his second of the night and the game winner.

The Habs then had a few nights off to return home for a Saturday night matchup against the New York Rangers.  Carey Price and Martin Biron got the start for each of their respective teams, but it was all Montreal on the scoresheet in the first 40  minutes of the game.  Michael Ryder got the Habs on the board early, scoring a goal in the opening minute of the game.  Tomas Plekanec followed suit toward the end of the period.  The second period looked livelier then usual, resulting in a power play goal by Brendan Gallagher.  Price was on his game yet again and made some spectacular saves throughout the game, including some key saves in the third period to hold off the Rangers for his second shutout against them this season (his 19th overall this year).

The Canadiens now sit solely in first place in the Northeast Division, three points ahead of the Boston Bruins.  They’ll have a day off before a busy four-game week starting with a tilt against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

All Habs Weekly Three Stars

Last week, the Montreal Canadiens played three games and earned four points.

1st Star: Tomas Plekanec
Plekanec had one goal and three assists this week combined with outstanding defensive play.

2nd Star: P.K. Subban
Subban had a goal and four assists.

3rd Star: Michael Ryder
Ryder tallied three goals during the week.

Honorable Mention: Brendan Gallagher

Who were your three stars of the week?