Montreal Canadiens won 5-4 against the Florida Panthers in a pre-season action-packed match. Within just 61 seconds the Canadiens scored their first goal of the evening. Montreal offence was hard at work on Thursday evening as the Panthers goalie successfully saved 42 shots. The Montreal goalie saved 13 only shots. Brendan Gallagher proved to be the star player as he scored twice for the winning side. Nick Suzuki, Phil Varone as well as Jordan Weal were the other Canadien players that scored during the match.
Montreal Canadiens’ Nick Suzuki got some rave reviews. He is currently fighting for a spot in the training camp. During the game, the Suzuki got two assists scored an impressive goal during the shootout. He stated that he thought it was ‘pretty cool’ to score during a professional match. Suzuki further stated that he has been working exceptionally hard at improving his craft. For the third period of the game Canadiens player, Paul Byron, exited the game due to an injury.
Montreal Canadiens Dominated the Game
The Panthers managed to score towards the end of the first period of the game equalizing with the Montreal Canadiens. Panther’s player, Greco, scored in the second period of the match paving way for the panthers to lead. Before the Florida team could take a breather, the Canadiens responded by scoring three consecutive goals.
Just 24 hours before the game both teams faced off with each other in the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville game on Wednesday evening. This match saw the Montreal Canadiens win 4-3 against the Panthers.
Canadiens Have Big Decisions to Make
Montreal Canadiens star player of the evening, Nick Suzuki, is one of four young players fighting for a sport in the team. The other three are; Josh Brook, Ryan Poehling as well as Cale Fluery. Two-time goal scorer of the evening, Gallagher, mentioned that the new kids on the block come into the league with plenty of confidence, as it should be. Claude Julien, Canadiens head coach mentioned that the new players are ‘knocking on the door’ and that some decisions will have to be made towards the end of camp.