Condotta Scores in Debut | RECAP: BOS @ MTL

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Lucas Condotta, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Vitor Munhoz/NHLI via Getty Images)

GAME RECAP | Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins: Habs, Line-up, Score, Statistics, Highlights, Post-game, Interviews, NHL, Three-Stars

FINAL | Game 82, Home Game 41 | Thursday April 13, 2023
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

CANADIENS

Montreal

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4-5

Boston Bruins logo

BRUINS

Boston

Lucas Condotta, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Vitor Munhoz/NHLI via Getty Images)

Canadiens Lineup

Forward lines

Jonathan Drouin – Nick Suzuki – Joel Armia

Denis Gurianov – Chris Tierney – Sean Farrell

Rem Pitlick – Jake Evans – Brendan Gallagher

Michael Pezzetta – Lucas Condotta – Joel Teasdale

Defence pairings

Mike Matheson – Justin Barron

Joel Edmundson – Chris Wideman

Frederic Allard – Johnathan Kovacevic

Goaltenders

Sam Montembeault, Jake Allen

Scratches

none

Injuries

Carey Price (knee), Paul Byron (hip), Sean Monahan (lower-body), Juraj Slafkovsky (lower-body), Cole Caufield (shoulder), Arber Xhekaj (upper-body), Christian Dvorak (lower-body), Kaiden Guhle (lower-body), Josh Anderson (lower-body), Kirby Dach (upper-body), David Savard (lower-body), Alex Belzile (lower-body), Jordan Harris (lower-body), Mike Hoffman (undisclosed)

Game Report

The final game of the regular season was not an oil painting, to coin a phrase, but it was entertaining for Habs fans at the Bell Centre. The visiting Bruins did not bring their ‘A’-game, instead delivering a half-hearted effort at times. Yet the excellence of the Boston squad was evident as they shifted into a higher gear to score goals seemingly at will.

The highlight of the night was Lucas Condotta scoring his first career goal in his first NHL shift. Condotta was an emergency recall from the Laval Rocket as Mike Hoffman was unable to play.

Nick Suzuki notched his 26th goal of the season tying Cole Caufield for the team lead. Suzuki had four of his 26 goals this season against the Bruins.

Joel Edmundson scored a clear decision over A.J. Greer in clear retribution for the Boston player crosschecking Mike Hoffman in the face during the last time these two teams met. Greer received a one-game suspension from the NHL’s department of player safety.

The Canadiens and Bruins traded goals for three periods with David Pastrnak notching his 61st goal of the season for the game-winner. Sam Montembeault gave up five goals on 21 shots for a .762 save percentage.

Players saluted the fans at the end of the game and posed for a team photo along with their injured teammates. When Carey Price appeared, the Bell Centre fans erupted with a ‘Ca-rey, Ca-rey’ chant!

Up Next

The Canadiens have completed their 82-game schedule for the 2022-’23 NHL regular season. They finish the season with a record of 31-45-6 for 68 points and 28th place in the NHL standings.

Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes will provide a season-ending report on Friday morning. We’ll provide full coverage on the next episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast on Saturday.

Plus

▲  Justin Barron, Lucas Condotta, Johnathan Kovacevic, Nick Suzuki

Minus

▼  Jonathan Drouin, Joel Edmundson, Chris Wideman, Sam Montembeault, Denis Gurianov, Joel Teasdale

Game Preview

Check out the game preview here: Game 82 | PREVIEW: BOS @ MTL

The Numbers

Game Statistics
CANADIENS   BRUINS
34 Shots 21
39 Face-off % 61
0-for-1 Power Play 0-for-5
10 Penalty Minutes 6
2 Hits 0
49 Corsi For 44
Scoring Summary
FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
Canadiens (31-45-6) 1 2 1 4
Bruins (65-12-5) 2 1 2 5
Scorers Goalies
  • MTL: Condotta (1), Suzuki (26), Pezzetta (7), Barron (4)-SHG
  • BOS: Frederic (17), DeBrusk (27), Orlov (7), Coyle (16), Pastrnak (61), 
  • MTL: Montembeault (L) (16-19-3)
  • BOS: Swayman (W) (24-6-4)

Stars of the Game​

NHL Three Stars
  1. David Pastrnak  BOS
  2. Nick Suzuki  MTL
  3. Dmitry Orlov  BOS

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What Did They Say?

Post-game Quotes

Marty St. Louis

  • “I always say as a coach you’re in the business of convincing. If they’re not convinced, they probably don’t buy in and work as hard so it’s very encouraging that we had that kind of effort. It makes me think they’re convinced and buying in.”

Lucas Condotta

  • “I grew up in Toronto and it beats it times two!”

Quotes courtesy of NHL.com

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