Photo: Julio Cortez, Associated Press
The goalkeeper of the Montreal canadiens, Carey Price, stopped 20 shots.
Facing a team in the bottom of the ranking, the Montreal canadiens has left two big points on the table, bowing 2-1 to the New Jersey Devils on Monday.
In the evening of the Pride LBGTQ at the Prudential Center, the match was not top color, but the supporters have left the smile to the lips, the gains of the Devils not being a thing so common, this season.
Nathan Bastian and Kurtis Gabriel beat Carey Price, who stopped 20 shots.
Cory Schneider blocked 34 washers, bringing his record to 4-1-0 since the 15th of February.
Connor Carrick has provided two assists, helping the Devils to a good start to a stay of three games at home.
Paul Byron has been the scorer of the Canadian, who lost a fifth straight game abroad. The Canadian has lost its three games against New Jersey this year.
“We didn’t have the air of a club too confident in the first half of the match, said the head coach of the Canadian, Claude Julien. The passes were soft. In the second half it was a little better, but at this time of the year, you can’t win when you’re not ready from the start. “
“It’s been a little bit of time that we are not quite to the point, he continued. We need to regain the level of play that brought us success. “
In the playoffs for the clubs outside the top 3 sections, the men of Claude Julien remain top, one point ahead of the Hurricanes. On Tuesday, at a time when the CH will play Detroit, Carolina is going to receive the Kings.
The Wings have lost five times in a row. The journey of four matches will conclude on Friday in New York to face the Rangers. Saturday night, the montreal club will receive the Pittsburgh Penguins.
With the Devils ahead 2-0 and Artturi Lehkonen in the dungeon, Byron raced in a breakaway and picked up a 12th goal this season, beating Damon Severson speed before beating Schneider at 6:30 in the third twenty. Byron earned a point in a fifth consecutive game.
The Devils pushed their lead to 2-0 when Gabriel converted a rebound, following a shot from Carrick. He swept the puck to the backhand, scoring his second goal of the campaign. Shortly after, Matthew Peca was threatened near the goal of Schneider, without being able to join Philipp Danault, in the enclave.
The Ste-Flannel has had the chance to tarnish the evening of Gabriel when he committed obstruction during 7:23, second period. Two minutes where the CH has not solved more of the puzzle. A shot from Shea Weber from the blue line, stopped by Schneider. Same result on a shot of the cuffs of Drouin, in the right circle. Jesperi Kotkaniemi tried his luck from the left circle : Schneider has released the glove, even if the puck went widely off-target.
A pass in the skates and the puck leaving the zone, a rebate to the blind becoming a release : as many of the games that have hindered efforts of the Canadian advantage. The visitors have concluded the game 0 4 to this chapter.
The Devils have first struck at 12:35 in the first third. Carrick has done a shot of the cuffs of the blue line and passing in front of the net, Bastian has done swerve and scored a first goal in the NHL, at its second meeting. Bastian, Ontario, 21 years of age, has been a choice of the second round of the Devils three years ago.