With both Boston and Pittsburgh winning their games today, the Canadiens found themselves down in fourth place for several hours. So they did something about it. They went out and beat the Devils 2-1 in Newark and catapulted themselves right back to the top of the class again.
I’m not going to ramble on tonight. But I can say that Colby Armstrong finally scored a goal, one that gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in the first, and after New Jersey had tied it in the second on a power play, Tomas Plekanec deflected a big shot from rookie Jarred Tinordi in the third for the winner. And with Carey Price coming up big, the boys get it done and find themselves enjoying their second five-game winning streak of the season.
Wow! It just keeps going. It almost feels like it’s not really happening, and if I didn’t think it would hurt, I’d pinch myself.
Tinordi looked poised and was plus-2 on the night. Armstrong’s goal, a nice shot to the corner, was unassisted.
PK Subban was great again, and we might not see as much flash anymore, but we’re seeing one of the top d-men in the game.
Lars Eller had some nice moments also. It really seems this guy has turned a huge corner.
New Jersey outshot Montreal 33-22.
Next up – Tuesday in Montreal, when the team meets and greets the Buffalo Sabres.