Photo: Ryan Remiorz, The canadian Press
The guardian of the Habs, Carey Price, was pushed out of 24 throws.
Mikael Granlund has been doubly hurt the Montreal canadiens on Monday night. He scored the only goal of the game in the third period, in addition to send Shea Weber to the infirmary, reaching it accidentally in the face on a throw in the first twenty in a 1-0 victory for the Wild in Minnesota at the Bell Centre.
The Canadian has lost the services of his captain Weber, after the first period.
The large no. 6 has been hit in the face on a shot from Granlund after 5:53 of the game. Weber seemed to have been shaken on the sequence, but he ended the period. However, he had to consult the team doctors during the first intermission, and they obviously preferred to withdraw from the meeting because he was not on the bench at the beginning of the second twenty. The team announced a bit later that his night of work was over.
Due to the possible loss of Weber, the Canadian must now hope that the defender David Schlemko will not be claimed in a tie. His name had been submitted earlier in the day and the other 30 teams in the NHL have until noon Tuesday to claim it.
The Canadian (22-16-5) has finally received a second setback. A few hours after the team announced that Carey Price gave up his participation in the all-star game, the goalie of the Habs pushed back 24 shots.
At the other end of the rink, Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves to register a first shutout to his record this season. The Wild (21-17-3) has won a ninth game in a row against the Canadian.
The last victory of the Canadian against the Wild dates back to 8 November 2014.
If the night Weber was a brief one, that of Kenny Agostino has been even shorter, who has played for only 25 seconds. Agostino has borne the brunt of the punishment for major and match for a failure a little later to the place of Eric Fehr. This last seemed to be cut above the right eye by giving against the top of the band and he also retired for good in the locker room.
Nick Seeler came to the defense of Fehr, throwing the gloves in front of d’agostino’s for a brief fight.
The Canadian resisted the numerical advantage of the Wild before you start and a good second half of the period.
The show has been less interesting during the second twenty, so that the teams have generated a handful of scoring opportunities.
Granlund has finally opened the scoring after 6:58 of the game, taking advantage of a beast’s change of heart Jeff Petry to register his 12th goal of the season.
In spite of long periods of time in the territory of the Wild after you have replaced Price by an extra attacker late in the game, the Canadian was unable to deceive the vigilance of Dubnyk.
The Canadian will be back in action from Tuesday evening, when he will visit to the Detroit Red Wings. He will then face the Blues in St. Louis, Thursday, before hosting the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre on Saturday.