CFN – PK Subban decided to sign a lucrative two year contract with Montreal to end his lock out. While reports out of Montreal have shown that his team mates are not celebrating his return the team went out and gritted a comeback victory over the Winnipeg Jets with Tomas Plekanec scoring the go ahead goal in their 4-3 victory.
Brendan Gallagher scored another, along with Rene Bourque, and Erik Cole who both notched their first of the season.
It was a great game for Montreal in that they are showing some gumption and grit; something at times lacking in the past few seasons. The money question is the impact that PK’s return will have. Will the team notch it up more; with some much less needed ice time for Andrei Markov, or will the team not gel and lose a few games? Montreal’s next match up is against a possibly Spezza less Ottawa Sens squad which surely is in Montreal’s favour?
The Habs outshot the Jets 26-21. Montreal now has 8 healthy NHL defensemen which could lead to a trade soon.
Travis Moen had a little scrap too with Chris Thorburn.
Sergei Gonchar’s 3rd period goal put the Sens up 3-2 in their comeback victory over the Washington Capitals. Jason Spezza was out for the game making it an even more impressive win. Jim O’Brien and Milan Michalek scored the other Ottawa goals. Goalie Craig Anderson was the difference and Kyle Turris is quietly proving that he was worth the investment by GM Bryan Murray as he filled in as the number one centre. Turris now has 4 goals and two assists to go along with 5 hits in the Sens first six games.
Matt Frattin scored two as Toronto beat Buffalo 4-3 in OT. Cody Franson scored along with McClement for the Leafs with James Reimer picking up the win in goal. Mikhail Grigorenko scored his first NHL goal for Buffalo.
Boston edged NJ 2-1 in the shoot out; Rangers 2 – Philly 1; the New York Islanders clipped the Penguins 4-1; Tampa Bay stormed past Florida 5-2; Detroit soared over Dallas 4-1, Minnesota edged Columbus 3-2, and San Jose hung on for dear life snatching the victory in the shoot out in their 3-2 win over Anaheim who out shot the Sharks 30-18.
Scott Gomez picked up his first point as a Shark with his assist on the 3rd period tying goal. San Jose is now tied with Chicago for a NHL best 6-0-0 record.
So Hab fans, will PK fit in and who gets packaged in a trade with either Lars Eller or David Desharnais?
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