Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Canadiens Shade Red Wings In Shootout

From The CBC:

Rookie forward Max Pacioretty seized the moment Tuesday night, scoring in regulation and in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1.

Pacioretty offset Ville Leino's shootout goal with one of his own, beating Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard on a backhand deke to the glove side.

Robert Lang then scored on a backhand deke to Howard's stick side, and Carey Price foiled Valtteri Filppula to clinch the win for the Canadiens (5-2-0).

Price finished with 28 saves, including a spectacular stop on Brian Rafalski's slapshot from the point in the third period.

Price made the initial pad save, but the puck bounced behind him and he swung his stick backward to swat it away, prompting cheers of "Carey, Carey" from the capacity crowd of 21,273 at the Bell Centre.

Pacioretty scored in regulation for the Canadiens, making the most of a rare opportunity to line up with Alex Kovalev and Lang.

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