Canadiens vs Rangers - Top Six Minutes - A good road game at home

For the third straight time against the Rangers, the Canadiens score 3 goals, get outshot, and win.

  • Pulling Carey Price against Boston may have been the best decision Michel Therrien has made this year. Not only was Budaj brilliant in relief, but after a couple days off, Price was magnificent tonight in shutting out the Rangers.
  • It's been nearly 4 games since the Rangers have scored on Bell Center ice. 3 straight shutouts by Carey Price.
  • In the teams' season series sweep against the Rangers, Price has a .987 save percentage.
  • Brendan Gallagher is the best. Calder.
  • The return of Brandon Prust was good, he had a solid game and the 3rd line looked to move the puck better with him there instead of Colby Armstrong.
  • That said, with the "MVP" back in the fold, can we stop being lunkheads for a moment and talk about who's actually the MVP of the Habs this year? That would be P.K. Subban. I honestly don't think there's a cogent argument to be made against it.
  • Subban is the best. Norris.
  • Did Rick Nash jump 8 inches when he charged Price? Let's break out our trigonometry kits. PHYSICS.
  • Michael Ryder just scores. That's what he does. 14 points in 14 games as a Hab.
  • Tomas Plekanec has been right there too, as he refused to give up the goal scoring lead on the team.
  • Gallagher, Plekanec, Ryder, Subban, Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta are all on better than 24 goal per 82 games paces. Pacioretty would be ahead of them all if he could get some puck luck.
  • Nathan Beaulieu seems to have the confidence of Michel Therrien, as he played 17:17, had a really nice scoring opportunity, and better possession numbers than his partner Francis Bouillon. Beaulieu also had 8 defensive zone starts to 6 offensive ones. Not exactly easy minutes for your first NHL game. I'm impressed.
  • Jeff Halpern continues to be an awesome pickup, and had the 4th best Fenwick on the team in spite of the tough role he plays.

EOTP Three Stars

  1. It didn't get the most recs, but I'm using executive power to make JD_'s bilingual chirp at Torts after the first period the first star: "Tortsy...headed for the Sortsie."
  2. Scott Matla found exclusive footage of Beaulieu's hit on Nash: 3684_medium
  3. JonPublic with a rating for Subban's hit on Lucic from the other night, which was replayed on CBC: 2_subbans_medium

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