10/8/14: Montreal Canadiens 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 3

1st Canadiens Goal (M. Pacioretty), Even

  • Montreal Contributions
    A. Emelin – breaks up a pass in the neutral zone, leaving a loose puck near center
    M. Pacioretty – skates back to poke the puck away from van Riemsdyk, knocking it over to Parenteau at the defensive blue line (cont.), gets the puck back from Parenteau, then skates up the right side boards around Phaneuf and cuts towards the net at the goal line, from where he throws a bad-angle shot that gets past Bernier
    P. Parenteau – holds the puck as Pacioretty skates behind him and then passes it to Pacioretty skating up the boards
  • Toronto Faults
    D. Phaneuf – gets caught flat-footed and is beat to the outside by Pacioretty
    J. Bernier – gets caught leaning away from the post, leaving an opening for Pacioretty to beat him short-side

1st Maple Leafs Goal (N. Kadri), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    B. Kozun – picks up a loose puck behind Montreal’s net and passes it back to Percy at the left point (cont.), gets the puck from Lupul in the high slot, corrals it as he skates in, and takes a wrist shot from the slot
    S. Percy – passes the puck down to Lupul at the outside edge of the left faceoff circle
    J. Lupul – holds the puck and then passes it to the high slot for Kozun
    N. Kadri – tips Kozun’s shot past Price’s glove for the goal
  • Montreal Faults
    B. Gallagher – doesn’t adjust/react to Weaver colliding with Percy at the blue line and stands motionless as Kozun circles behind Percy and back into the zone to get the puck wide-open in the slot


2nd Maple Leafs Goal (T. Bozak), Powerplay

  • Toronto Contributions
    D. Phaneuf – retrieves a loose puck in the neutral zone and pulls it back to the defensive zone, where he passes it over to Percy
    S. Percy – carries the puck into the offensive zone and makes an errant pass to the left side boards, but he chases the puck and picks it up in the left corner, from where he throws it to the front of the net for Bozak
    T. Bozak – pushes the centering pass through Price’s five-hole for the goal
  • Montreal Faults
    A. Emelin – in the penalty box for interference
    A. Markov – abandons Bozak in front to go behind the net, leaving Bozak open by himself on the crease

2nd Canadiens Goal (T. Plekanec), Even

  • Montreal Contributions
    A. Emelin – picks up an errant pass at his defensive blue line and passes the puck up to Plekanec for a breakaway
    T. Plekanec – carries the puck into the offensive zone on a breakaway, pulls the puck to his backhand, and slides it past Bernier
  • Toronto Faults
    T. Bozak – passes the puck out of the reach of Kessel, turning it over to Emelin
    M. Rielly – gets too far ahead of Plekanec in the neutral zone, allowing Plekanec to receive the pass for a breakaway

3rd Canadiens Goal (P. Subban), Even

  • Montreal Contributions
    A. Markov – stops a weak clearing attempt at center ice and chips the puck along the left side boards so it stays there
    P. Parenteau – gets to the loose puck and chips it a foot further along the boards to Pacioretty, then skates towards the offensive zone (cont.), receives the pass from Pacioretty and enters the offensive zone on a 2-on-1 and passes the puck to Desharnais on the right
    M. Pacioretty – gets the puck from Parenteau and passes it right back to him entering the offensive zone
    D. Desharnais – receives the pass from Parenteau and loses control of the puck, then regains control and chips it to the right corner of the zone, where he proceeds to retrieve it and then passes it to PK Subban skating into the high slot
    P. Subban – receives the puck in the high slot and fires a wrist shot past Bernier’s blocker
  • Toronto Faults
    P. Kessel – chips the puck softly out of the zone, turning it over to Markov
    J. Gardiner – loses a puck battle to Desharnais in the corner, allowing Desharnais to skate out with the puck and make the pass to Subban
    J. van Riemsdyk – doesn’t pay attention to Subban skating into the slot in time to cover him or the pass

3rd Maple Leafs Goal (M. Rielly), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    M. Rielly – gets to a loose puck that rebounded off of the back boards to the right of the net and throws an awkward backhand towards the net that bounces off of Price, then Eller, and then in
  • Montreal Faults
    L. Eller – has the puck bounce off of his chest after Price makes a save and then the puck slides through Price’s five-hole

4th Canadiens Goal (T. Plekanec), Even

  • Montreal Contributions
    A. Galchenyuk – picks up a loose puck in the defensive zone and passes it to Plekanec at center ice
    T. Plekanec – carries the puck into Toronto’s zone and cuts to the left to the outside of the left faceoff circle, where he shoots the puck towards the front of the net and it deflects off of a skate and in
  • Toronto Faults
    S. Percy – has the puck deflect off of his skate on the crease and past Bernier

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