Petry Scores Twice | RECAP: MTL @ NYR

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Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

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

FINAL | Game 81, Away Game 41 | Wednesday April 27, 2022
Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

CANADIENS

Montreal

4-3

New York Rangers logo

RANGERS

New York

Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

Canadiens Lineup

Forward lines

Cole Caufield – Nick Suzuki – Mike Hoffman

Rem Pitlick – Jake Evans – Brendan Gallagher

Tyler Pitlick – Christian Dvorak – Josh Anderson

Michael Pezzetta – Ryan Poehling – Laurent Dauphin

Defence pairings

Alexander Romanov – David Savard

Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry

Jordan Harris – William Lagesson

Goaltenders

 Sam Montembeault – Cayden Primeau

Scratches

Kale Clague, Chris Wideman, Mathieu Perreault

Injuries

Carey Price (lower-body), Paul Byron (lower-body), Joel Armia (family), Jake Allen (lower-body), Justin Barron (lower-body), Jonathan Drouin (wrist), Shea Weber (multiple injuries)

Game Report

This team! The Canadiens had fallen into a losing streak that was within a whisker of equaling a 100 year-old franchise record. And they were also well on their way to locking down the last place position in the NHL standings with the accompanying silver lining that comes along with that.

Instead Habs fans cheered the Arizona Coyotes overtime win over Dallas which ensured that Montreal will finish last and will have the best odds (18.5 percent) at drafting first overall as determined by the NHL Draft Lottery taking place on May 10th.

The theme of this game was late period goals which provided three of the Canadiens four goals. This season Montreal was often on the opposite side of this ledger.

Ryan Poehling opened the scoring with 1:15 left in the first period. Jeff Petry scored the first of his two goals with just nine seconds left in the second period. And Petry scored the game winner with 31 seconds left in the contest.

Despite these two teams being at opposite ends of the standings, the playing field was leveled by the Rangers sitting out eight regulars plus star goaltender Igor Shesterkin.

Up Next

And it’s down to one. The Canadiens will have a day off on Thursday before hosting the Florida Panthers at the Bell Centre for the final game of the season on Friday night. 

Plus

▲  Jeff Petry, Ryan Poehling, Josh Anderson, Nick Suzuki, Christian Dvorak, Joel Edmundson

Minus

▼  Sam Montembeault, Laurent Dauphin, Cole Caufield

Game Preview

Check out the game preview here: Habs at MSG | PREVIEW: MTL @ NYR

The Numbers

Game Statistics
CANADIENS   RANGERS
24 Shots 27
45 Face-off % 55
0-for-2 Power Play 0-for-3
6 Penalty Minutes 4
11 Hits 21
46 Corsi For 39
Scoring Summary
FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
Canadiens (21-49-11) 1 1 2 4
Rangers (51-24-6) 0 1 2 3
Scorers Goalies
  • MTL: Poehling (9), Petry (5), Hoffman (14), Petry (6)
  • NYR: Reaves (5), Vatrano (18), Strome (21)-SHG
  • MTL: Montembeault (W) (8-18-6)
  • NYR: Georgiev (L) (14-10-2)

Stars of the Game

Official NHL Three Stars
NHL3stars
  1. Jeff Petry  MTL
  2. Ryan Poehling  MTL
  3. Barclay Goodrow  NYR

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What Did They Say?

Post-game Quotes

Marty St. Louis

  • “In general, we didn’t play a very good game, but we went for a victory that is good for morale. We had played good games in the losing streak and we hadn’t been rewarded. Tonight it went the other way. We didn’t play a very good game, but we got the two points.”

Jeff Petry

  • “When I skate, the game opens up to me. I got into trouble when I stayed in one place and let the pressure come my way. When you move, your teammates move around you and it’s easier to make a play.”
  • “There is only one game left and the objective will obviously be to win it. We will be in front of our supporters. It will be a special night for [Pierre Gervais] who will be playing his last game. There are plenty of good reasons to want to win.”

Quotes courtesy of NHL.com

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