Canadian: Monahan and Allen have fun

Canadian: Monahan and Allen have fun

Calgary | A week ago, Martin St-Louis insisted that Jake Allen was still his club’s No. 1 goalkeeper. After some tough outings, Allen gave his trainer some solid arguments.

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On Thursday night at Calgary’s Saddledome, New Brunswicker stopped 45 of 46 shots from the Flames to allow the Habs to hold on to their narrow 2-1 lead until the last siren.

It was Allen’s best performance since the start of the season. Along the way, he thwarted Blake Coleman on a breakaway, outpointed Mikael Backlund and Andrew Mangiapane in quick succession and held on three-on-one.

“Lately, I had a few games that didn’t live up to my expectations. During the last duel, although we lost, I thought things were going better. I wanted to build on it and, tonight [jeudi]It felt good,” said Allen, for whom it was the seventh win this season.

the night of monahan

If Allen has found his way, Sean Monahan, for his part, has found his former fans. Back in Calgary for the first time since the trade that took him to Montreal in August, the 28-year-old forward had a blast with two assists.

What’s more, his cheerleaders through the first 656 regular NHL games stood up to give him a nice standing ovation at the end of the short tribute video featured on the scoreboard. Monahan did not stop greeting them.

At that time, he had already contributed to the Canadian’s good start to the game. Sent into the fray from the start, Monahan was behind Juraj Slafkovsky’s net from the 13thme second by forcing goaltender Jacob Markstrom into a poor start.

“I don’t think I’ve ever scored a goal or gotten a point in my first appearance on the ice before. There was no better way to start the game,” Slafkovsky said.

a protective boot

Moreover, it is worth wondering if the reunion was not about to fall into the water. Monahan showed up at the Saddledome with his right foot in a therapy boot.

Earlier that day, he had left morning training several minutes before his teammates. A sequence of events that followed his withdrawal from the Wednesday session in favor of a day of treatments.

“There was no question that I would miss a game. It was a special night, I will remember it for a long time, said Monahan. I want to thank the fans. I came to Calgary when he was an 18-year-old. Calgary has a special place in my heart and always will. »

Caufield in good company

Cole Caufield, who was competing in the 100me match of his career, he scored the game-winning goal while Mangiapane was in jail.

According to TSN, Caufield became the fifth player in CH history, since the 1929-1930 season, to move the ropes at least 40 times in his first 100 games.

Maurice Richard (80), Jean Béliveau (48), Bernard Geoffrion (42) and Johnny Gagnon (40) are the others.


Sean Monahan

Hard to miss the jubilee of the day. For his return to Calgary, Sean Monahan was involved in both of the Canadian’s goals. He was sent into the fray for 19min45s. It’s his busiest night of the season in a game that didn’t require overtime.

Jacob Markstrom

The Flames goalkeeper was, in a way, responsible for both of the Canadian’s goals. In the first, he misjudged his output, giving Juraj Slafkovsky an open net. In the second, he was behind the punishment his teammate Andrew Mangiapane received. Cole Caufield scored on the ensuing massive attack.

First period

Monday 1: Juraj Slafkovsky (4) (Monahan, Guhle) 0:13

Penalties: Harris (Mon) 10:03

Second period

2-Cgy: Elias Lindholm (7) (Huberdeau, Ruzicka) 19:31

Penalties: Mangiapane (Cgy) 0:57, Xhekaj (Monday) 10:23

Third period

3-Monday: Cole Caufield (13) (Suzuki, Monahan) AN-6:2

Penalties: Harris (Mon) 2:04, Mangiapane (Cgy) 5:58, Backlund (Cgy) 10:17, Bench (Mon) (served by Slafkovsky) 12:31

net shot

Montreal 6 – 8 – 5 – 19 Calgary 12 – 13 – 20 – 45


Mon: Jake Allen (W, 7-8-0) Cgy: Jacob Markstrom (L, 8-6-2)

Numerical advantages:

Mon: 1 in 3, Cgy: 0 in 4


TJ Luxmore, Tom Chmielewski


James Tobias, Tyson Baker


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Juraj Slavkovsky


What we noticed…

lightning fast

When opening the brand from the 13thme second, Juraj Slafkovsky scored the fastest goal for the Canadian, early in the game, since December 2, 2010. Brian Gionta then scored 11 seconds into the game.

Gallagher out, Hoffman injured

Brendan Gallagher did not face the Flames. The Canadiens said the veteran was “evaluated for a lower body injury.” Additionally, the Habs placed forward Mike Hoffman’s name on the disabled list. Hit in the lower body, he hasn’t seen action since the second half of a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 19.

Rare Mass Attack Goal

Regrettable against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, the Canadian’s power play finally gave a sign of life. Cole Caufield’s goal was only the second scored by CH with a man advantage in the last five games (2 in 20).

Formation with seven defenders

To make up for Gallagher’s absence, the CH called in Rem Pitlick of the Laval Rocket. With the school club playing to the win against the Comets in Utica on Wednesday, the 25-year-old Ontarian didn’t arrive early enough to change into a uniform. So it was Chris Wideman who took over the role of aggressor. However, the American resumed his defensive role from the second half.

huberdeau manifest

Having experienced a rather slow start to the season, Jonathan Huberdeau appears to be finding his bearings in his new adoptive hometown. By being an accomplice to Elias Lindholm’s goal, the Québécois scored at least one point for the third straight game. This is his longest streak of the season.

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