10/18/14: Montreal Canadiens 3 Colorado Avalanche 2

1st Avalanche Goal (Tanguay), Even

  • Colorado Contributions
    M. Talbot – hits Subban pinching in at the right point of the Avalanche zone so he is unable to handle the puck, creating a turnover to Tanguay at the blue line
    A. Tanguay – picks up the loose puck and skates it down the left-side boards on a 2-on-1 with Mitchell, gets down to the left faceoff dot, and centers the puck for Mitchell in the slot (cont.), taps the puck into an empty net as Price has no chance to react
    J. Mitchell – takes the puck to his backhand to the right of the crease, then backhands it back to Tanguay skating in his wake
  • Montreal Faults
    P. Subban – pinches into the Avalanche zone to keep the puck but gets knocked off of it and can’t recover as a 2-on-1 goes the other way

1st Canadiens Goal (Subban), Powerplay

  • Montreal Contributions
    P. Parenteau – knocks a loose puck in the slot down into the right corner of the Avalanche zone
    T. Plekanec – pokes the puck in the right corner up the boards to Galchenyuk
    A. Galchenyuk – moves the puck up to the right point for Markov
    A. Markov – settles the puck and passes it to Subban at the left point
    P. Subban – skates to the top of the left circle and takes a slapshot that beats Pickard’s glove
  • Colorado Faults
    M. Cliche – in the penalty box for holding


2nd Canadiens Goal (Galchenyuk), Even

  • Montreal Contributions
    A. Galchenyuk – pokes the puck off of MacKinnon’s stick in the neutral zone to Prust entering the Avalanche zone (cont.), gets the puck with a clear lane to the net, carries it to the slot, fakes to his backhand, then quickly moves to his forehand and shoots the puck past Pickard’s right pad
    B. Prust – crosses the blue line and passes the puck to Galchenyuk on his right
  • Colorado Faults
    N. MacKinnon – turns the puck over to Galchenyuk while trying to play it along the boards in the neutral zone

3rd Canadiens Goal (Subban), Even

  • Montreal Contributions
    L. Eller – gets a rebound in front of Montreal’s net and throws it off the boards up into the Avalanche zone for Subban to chase down out of the penalty box
    P. Subban – chases down the puck into the left corner of the Avalanche zone, skates it behind the net as Barrie falls there, then takes the puck to the slot by himself, fakes to his backhand, pulls the puck back to his forehand, and slides the puck past Pickard’s left pad
  • Colorado Faults
    T. Barrie – doesn’t properly position himself for Subban breaking out of the penalty box, then falls as Subban takes the puck behind the net so he can’t defend him

2nd Avalanche Goal (Duchene), Even

  • Colorado Contributions
    T. Barrie – takes the puck behind his own net and passes it up to Duchene skating up the left-side boards
    M. Duchene – carries the puck to center ice and moves it to Iginla entering the right side of the Canadiens zone (cont.), redirects Iginla’s pass through Price’s five-hole
    J. Iginla – slows down above the right faceoff circle with the puck as Duchene streaks through the slot, then passes the puck towards his stick in the slot
  • Montreal Faults
    T. Gilbert – doesn’t adjust to Duchene’s speed coming up the ice and can’t turn and tie up his stick as Iginla gets the pass to him in the slot

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