Photo: Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
Price is only the second goalie in team history to reach the plateau of 300 wins, following Jacques Plante.
Carey Price stopped 36 pucks for the 300th victory of his career, and he allowed the Montreal canadiens to pull off a difficult gain of 2-1 to the Coyotes in Arizona on Thursday night at Gila River Arena.
Price is only the second goalie in team history to reach this plateau, following Jacques Plante, and the 35th in the NHL.
He arrived there on his third attempt this week after defeats against the Boston Bruins on Monday at Bell Centre, and facing the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
This victory was also made possible thanks to the 8th goal of the season, Paul Byron, after only 76 seconds of the game in the third period.
Byron broke the tie 1-1 by pushing the puck behind the goalie Darcy Kuemper after a beautiful pass from Phillip Danault and hard work behind the net by Danault and Andrew Shaw.
Shea Weber (5th), with its first numerical advantage of the season, managed another goal of the Canadian, who finished the game with 28 shots.
The replica of the Coyotes came from Oliver Ekman-Larsson (4th), also in the numerical advantage.
Moreover, it was a first meeting between Max Domi and Alex Galchenyuk from the transaction last June. The two players have been kept away from the score sheet and each obtained two shots, but both have won a game that led to a goal.
Domi came close to register the net insurance in an empty net.
The men of Claude Julien have won a first victory in their second of a sequence of six away games. They have also kept up the pace with the Boston Bruins, who have defeated the Ducks of Anaheim earlier in the evening.
The Canadian at the end of the first half of this sequence on the road by visiting Golden Knights Vegas, on Saturday afternoon 16 h.
To note that Max Pacioretty will not participate in the match because of a lower-body injury. On Wednesday, the Golden Knights had placed his name on the injured list.
Another good start to the game
Even if he had played the previous night in Colorado, and that he had suffered a setback heart-breaking, the Habs began the match with authority, to the point where he dominated 9-3 in shots on goal with 11 minutes to play in the engagement.
Gradually, the Coyotes have established themselves and were able to turn the wind to finish the first 20 minutes with a slight advantage to 14-12 in shots.
It has, however, had to wait to the second period saw the first goals of the match, one on each side, in fact. In both cases, these are the captains who have hit.
Weber was the first to do so, after only 22 seconds of the game on a powerful shot on the receipt blank and the tip left, for a punishment to Nick Cousins received at the moment when ending the first engagement.
Ekman-Larsson has responded about six minutes later for a punishment to Tomas Tatar. The attacker Slovak, the less effective the last few games, had been taken by default to be literally tackled by Josh Archibald in area of the Canadian, then, that the men of Claude Julien benefited already of a numerical superiority.
Ekman-Larsson beat Price with a good shot of the cuffs came from the blue line while Christian Fischer served as a screen.
After the goal the defender is Swedish, the Coyotes took control of the match and led the other ten shots towards Price, who has made several judgments of quality, compared to only four for the Habs. After two periods, the Coyotes were leading 29-20.
The troupe of Rick Tocchet, however, has not managed to impose the same rate of fire, making even the Canadian to break the deadlock thanks to Byron.
Least tested in third, Price did what he had to do to protect the advance.