The Canadian starts the year with a win against the Canucks

Le Canadien commence l’année avec une victoire contre les Canucks

Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
Carey Price has presented its most beautiful face on Thursday by blocking 33 launched.

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Alexis Belanger-Champagne – The canadian Press

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One day after receiving an invitation to the all-star game, Carey Price was worthy of the honour, pushing away 33 shots and helping the Canadian to start the year 2019 with a 2-0 victory against the Vancouver Canucks.

Several had been surprised to see Price being selected for the all-star game by virtue of his statistics, rather ordinary, but the keeper 31-year-old presented her most beautiful face on Thursday. He was particularly brilliant in the second period, multiplying the stops with the mitten.

He paid twice the head of Bo Horvat during the second twenty, first during a raid two against one, and then after a turnover by Joel Armia. Price has also played luck when Brock Boeser has reached the post with a little more than six minutes to go in the game, but he has finally been able to succeed in a second record a shutout this season and the 42nd in total.

Thus, Price has also turned the page on “irritation” at the bottom of the body, which forced him to miss the trip of three games in Canada between Christmas and new Year’s day. The leave also allowed him to attend the birth of his second child.

Jordie Benn, with his third of the season, and Jonathan Drouin, with his 13th, and have hit the target for the Canadian (22-14-5).

Drouin has as well equaled his total number of goals in the last campaign. He had scored 13 goals in 77 games. This time it has reached this figure in just 41 matches.

This victory has also earned the Canadian to reach the mid-season, filling a position that would allow him to participate in the playoffs — if they started now.

For their part, the Canucks (20-20-4) have received a second setback since the start of a journey in six parts (3-2-0). Jacob Markstrom made 25 stops.

Markstrom, who had compiled a record of 8-1-0 in December, was first beaten by Benn after 11 min 20 s game in the first period, while it had the view obscured. He was then transferred to Drouin at 8 min 24 s of the second twenty, when the attacker of the Habs opted for a shot down the side of the shield while he was in a breakaway with partial.

The Canucks have lost the services of rookie Elias Pettersson in the second period. Pettersson, who dominates the rookies in the league with 42 points this season, apparently injured his right leg during a fall while he was struggling with Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

In addition to Price, Armia was also a return to the game for the Canadian. Winger finn was injured in a knee on 6 November to face the New York Rangers. So he has missed 25 games.

To make some room for Armia in his training, the Canadian has registered the name of Andrew Shaw on the injured list. Head coach Claude Julien had said earlier in the day that Shaw had suffered a neck injury at the 31 December in the face of the Dallas Stars.

Shaw, who has been bothered by symptoms of concussion in the past, would have headaches, but the doctors have not confirmed that he has suffered another concussion. As a preventive measure, they nevertheless decided to follow the protocol in the event of a concussion.

The Canadian will be back in action Saturday, when it will host the Predators of Nashville.

The five key moments of the match

Le Canadien commence l’année avec une victoire contre les Canucks

1. Pettersson a spectacle of Elias Pettersson was presented at the Centre Bell at the top of the column of pointers among the recruits of the NHL with 42 points, 17 more than the next, the center of the Ottawa Senators, Colin White. Pettersson has quickly lives up to its reputation, creating the first scoring chance of the Canucks after a little more than three minutes of the game. Pettersson has cut a pass-lateral from Jordie Benn at the blue line of visitors and escaped. The Swedish 20-year-old managed to outwit the goalkeeper Carey Price with a nice feint, but he missed the target since Benn gave him a blow of the stick when he was shooting.

2. Benn loves the Finnish cuisine Jordie Benn opened the scoring after 11 min 50 s game, taking advantage of the work of the trio of Finnish Habs made up of Artturi Lehkonen, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia. Armia, who was back in the game after missing 25 games due to an injury to a knee, has won his battle behind the net the Canucks and Kotkaniemi was then handed over to Benn, who moved into the enclave. Benn beat Jacob Markstrom with a precise shot to the side of the mitten, while Lehkonen veiled the view of the goalkeeper.

3. Pettersson fell in battle on The evening of the Canucks is further complicated when Elias Pettersson had to retreat to the locker room after 5 min 44 s game in the second period. Pettersson was in a battle with Jesperi Kotkaniemi behind the net the Canucks. When the puck has left the territory, Kotkaniemi has hung her rival from behind and the two fell in turning on themselves. The right leg of Pettersson remained trapped under his weight, creating a twist bit natural. Pettersson remained lying on the rink for a good time and he did not return to the game because of what the Canucks have qualified for lower-body injury. “I went to apologize, commented Kotkaniemi after the game. You never want something like that to happen. It was an accident. “

4. The ups and downs of Armia On the same sequence with about six minutes to go in the second period, Joel Armia has set the table for Artturi Lehkonen, who ran into the goalie, Jacob Markstrom, before committing to a turnaround at its blue line following a silly fall. Brandon Sutter took the opportunity to join Sven Baertschi on a pass side, but Carey Price has a successful shutdown spectacular by removing his mitten. Price came to the rescue of Armia for a second time with 2 min 44 s to go in the period. Armia has attempted a pass which is dangerous in the enclave that Bo Horvat was intercepted. End only a few meters of Price, Horvat has tried to fight on the side of the mitten, but the keeper once again came out on top.

5. The indiscipline of late, but not damage The Canucks have won two numerical advantage in the second half of the third twenty. Michael Chaput has been punished for a blow of the stick, and then the CH has had too many men on the ice. Vancouver has failed each time, for a total return of 0 5 to this chapter, during the match. Carey Price has signed a 42nd shutout, giving Canada its fifth win in six games. A beautiful way to begin a stay of three games at the Bell Centre.

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