I guess at this point it's not that surprising that Max Pacioretty is back in the Habs line up just one week after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Sure it's a procedure that normally requires three to four weeks recovery time but if we've learned anything about Pacioretty over time it's that he isn't human.
In any event, Pacioretty is indeed back and helped the Canadiens win their second game in as many days as they beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 just four days after the Senators manhandled the Habs 5-1.
Pacioretty notched an assist on his first shift of the game and didn't look out of place on the top line with David Desharnais and Erik Cole.
With the win, the Canadiens earned a perfect four points over the weekend and are back on a winning pace after briefly faltering last Wednesday against the Senators in Ottawa. Carey Price made it his sixth straight victory losing only his first start of the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Habs And Hockey News
- Here's more on Pacioretty returning to the ice just eight days after his appendectomy.
- Although the Habs skated away with the win yesterday afternoon, the game easily could've - and probably should've - gone into overtime. Jakob Silfverberg scored what should've been his second goal of the game early in the third only for it to be waved off. Could this be the worst call of the year?
- Along with the Islanders, the Canadiens have taken the league by surprise with their success early in the season.
(Photo by Dave Stubbs, Montreal Gazette)