Sunday, March 17, 2013

Habs Win Fifth Straight, Emergence of Eller, 'Dogs Lose And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

Colby Armstrong (center) celebrates his first goal of the season
with teammates Ryan White and Jarred Tinordi
 The Montreal Canadiens made it five wins in a row for the second time this season last night defeating the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in Newark. Despite outshooting the Canadiens 33-22, the Devils play made it quite apparent that they were tired from their game against the Flyers the night before.

Colby Armstrong scored his first goal as a Hab in the first period and Peter Harrold responded for the Devils in the second frame. Jarred Tinordi earned an assist in his NHL regular season debut after Tomas Plekanec tipped his point shot past Johan Hedberg for the game winner in the final period.

Tinordi also finished the game with a +2 rating. Lars Eller had another strong showing directing four shots on goal and throwing a team leading four body checks.

Carey Price was solid when he needed to be, making multiple big saves to keep his team in a position to win in the low scoring contest. With the win, Price shares the lead for most wins with 15 along with Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Canadiens also moved back on top of the Easten Conference after briefly falling to fourth with the Penguins and Bruins both winning their games earlier in the day.

Habs And Hockey News

- As mentioned above, Eller has been playing fantastic as of late, here is Andrew Berkshire's (@AndrewBerkshire) take on the emergence of the "Great Dane".

- Alexei Emelin is another player who has been coming into his own recently. The Russian defender has seven points in his last ten games and has been much more sound defensively.

- The Hamilton Bulldogs lost their third straight last night as Josh Lunden of the St. John's IceCaps scored with 26 seconds left in the game to down the 'Dogs 4-3.

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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