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Wings survive Canadian comeback

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Wings survive Canadian comeback
After a heavy defeat on Thursday against the Panthers, the Canadiens were back in action tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.

Jake Allen was in net for the occasion. Let’s take a look at the rest of the line-up for both teams:

Ben Chiarot and Jeff Petry were back at the Bell Centre.

The evening began with a chorus of “Olé Olé Olé”. Not because the Canadiens were heading for victory, but because Montreal’s champions were on hand.

The Alouettes were honoured.

But the Canadiens didn’t look like champions at the start of the game. Martin St-Louis’ team allowed three unanswered goals.

First, Montreal’s Joe Veleno broke the ice.

Then, Christian Fischer, shorthanded, doubled the visitors’ lead.

And with less than a minute to go, Daniel Sprong, who changed his number in the last few days, foiled Jake Allen for a third time.

Honestly, we need to get rid of the 34…

Montreal didn’t go back to the dressing room behind 0-3, however, because they scored.

Justin Barron found the back of the net for the fifth time this season.

He made up for his blunder on the Wings’ second goal.

Early in the second period, Jake Allen awarded another penalty goal.

But the result wasn’t what you’d expect. In fact, it was Joel Armia who took advantage of this numerical inferiority to score.

But Alex DeBrincat doubled his team’s lead on the same power play. It was his 200th career goal.

4-2 after all that.

Allen did his best to keep the team in the game.

Late in the second frame, he stole a goal from Dylan Larkin.

Early in the third, Nick Suzuki ended a 10-game scoreless streak.

And the goal was scored on the power play. The first goal in 28 opportunities under similar circumstances.

Finally!

And with less than five minutes left in the game, Gustav Lindstrom, against his former teammates, brought everyone back to square one.

Heading for overtime.

Detroit didn’t take long to win, however.

Jake Walman gave his team the win with a shot from quite a distance. The CH didn’t touch the puck in overtime…

Final score: 5-4 Wings.

The Kraken will be the Canadiens’ next opponent on Monday at the Bell Centre.

Extension

– The Crew are Eastern champions.

– 28 years ago today, Patrick Roy scored nine goals against the Wings. The rest is history…

– We can add Justin Barron to this list.

– Yikes…

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