Rewind – Hot Plays of Week 19: Carey Price, Dominant in Extra Time

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by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

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

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

The Canadiens would continue their winning ways on Tuesday night, when the Philadelphia Flyers came to town.  The win didn’t come easily, however, with the Flyers striking first with a goal in the opening minute of the game.  Carey Price made some spectacular saves to keep the Habs in it, and Tomas Plekanec was able to knot the score at one apiece in the third period.  David Desharnais came up with the game winner in overtime.  Final score: Canadiens, 2-1 (OT). (Read our full recap here: Special Bond Provides Will to Win)

On Thursday evening, the Canadiens welcomed the Edmonton Oilers to the Bell Centre.  Dustin Tokarski would get the call in net for this game.  The opening period brought a couple of “firsts”: Christian Thomas scored his first NHL goal, with Jacob De La Rose notching his first NHL point on the assist.  Alex Galchenyuk, celebrating his 21st birthday, added another goal to the tally in the second period, and Max Pacioretty potted one in the third.  But the Oilers pushed back, scoring a game-tying goal in the last minute of regulation.  The momentum then swung their way, and they got the victory in overtime with Tokarski looking in the opposite direction.  Final score: Oilers, 4-3 (OT). (Read our full recap here: Habs Looking Ordinary Without 31)

Things heated up quickly at the Bell Centre on Saturday night as the Leafs came to town for a rivalry matchup.  Toronto got on the scoreboard first, but Brendan Gallagher tied things up just seconds later.  Physical play was prominent in the opening 20 minutes, with Andrei Markov and Sergei Gonchar both taking brutal boarding hits.  Gonchar would not return to the game.  Things remained tied at one-to-one throughout the second period and third periods, forcing overtime for the third time this week.  The extra minutes didn’t help, though, and Price set up to face Jonathan Bernier in the shootout.  Galchenyuk and Desharnais both put pucks past Bernier, giving the Habs a too-close-for-comfort victory.  Final score: Canadiens,  2-1 (SO). (Read our full recap here: Too Close, Habs Escape With Shootout Win)

The Canadiens start their upcoming four-game week with a road trip to Detroit to take on the Red Wings Monday night.  Until then, we’ve got plenty of content to keep you busy reading about your favourite team! In case you missed them, here are some fantastic articles published earlier this week:

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All Habs Headlines: Practice Notes, Trade Talk, Scherbak Goal, Subban’s Crush

All Habs Three Weekly Stars

1st Star:  Carey Price (2 wins, 0.94 GAA, .963 Sv%)

2nd Star:  Tomas Plekanec (1 goals, 2 assists)

3rd Star:  P.K. Subban (3 assists)

Who was your favourite player this week?