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Sports Keith Kinkaid and Cale Fleury deserved better on Saturday

16:55  17 november  2019
16:55  17 november  2019 Source:

Stars' hot goaltender Bishop, former Hab Radulov ice Montreal in Dallas

  Stars' hot goaltender Bishop, former Hab Radulov ice Montreal in Dallas The Canadiens were hoping to cap a great road trip with a win Saturday, but they had to settle for a good trip after an old friend and an old nemesis combined to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 win over the Canadiens at the American Airlines Center. The old friend was Alexander Radulov, who resurrected his NHL when he played for the Canadiens two seasons ago, and got Dallas going with a first-period power-play goal. The old nemesis was goaltender Ben Bishop, who came into this game with a 1.79 goals-against average.

NJD@MTL: About Saturday night Strong performance from Keith Kinkaid earns Habs point in 4-3 I guess my best two games got us one point, and the one I didn't feel the sharpest in got us two In addition to facing a lot of rubber, Kinkaid also had to deal with plenty of net-front traffic on Saturday .

Keith Kinkaid should be leaving the Bell Centre feeling good about how he played and hopeful that he can Here’s the silver lining for Kinkaid — and one the Canadiens can look to as well . He was able to get The Canadiens held a 3-2 advantage on the strength of Cale Fleury ’s first NHL goal and Nick

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There are plenty of storylines coming out of Saturday night’s ref-addled travesty of a game at the Bell Centre. Nick Suzuki continues to thrive, NHL officiating is at an all-time low for competence, and Shea Weber is still producing points, to name a few.

One that shouldn’t slide from memory so easily is how well Keith Kinkaid played to even keep the Montreal Canadiens in the game after a very sluggish start. If not for Kinkaid, the Canadiens were likely leaving the first period in a multi-goal hole, one that they likely weren’t climbing out of if the game continued on the same trajectory.

OT hero Palmieri helps Devils complete comeback victory over Canadiens

  OT hero Palmieri helps Devils complete comeback victory over Canadiens MONTREAL — Max Domi took full responsibility for costing his team the win. A lack of discipline from Domi in the third period allowed New Jersey back in the game as the Devils completed the comeback to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night. Domi took three penalties in the third and was in the box when New Jersey’s Wayne Simmonds scored the late 3-3 equalizer. “That’s on me,” said Domi, who came into the game with zero penalty minutes this season. “I can’t do that. It won’t happen again. You just can’t do that. I’ve got to learn from that.

Keith Kinkaid was brilliant in his first start at the Bell Centre as a Hab, stopping 19 of 20 shots he faced against his former team. Cale Fleury retook the Canadiens lead 7:43 into the second with a gorgeous goal for his first in the NHL. Phillip Danault's helper on the tally extended his point streak to three

Brett Kulak -- Cale Fleury . Keith Kinkaid . Carey Price. Scratched: Mike Reilly, Christian Folin. Hudon was recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League on Saturday and will repalce Drouin. Stat pack. The Devils are 1-2-1 in the second of back-to-back games this season, and the Canadiens

While his .907 save percentage isn’t the brightest stat he could have, Kinkaid was everything the Canadiens needed in their backup goalie. He faced 43 shots and six power plays by the time the game ended. The Canadiens didn’t find their legs until the third period, and without his strong play through the opening 40 minutes, Montreal would have likely been sunk.

Then there’s the rookie, Cale Fleury, who finally broke the goose egg, scoring his first NHL goal in style. Fleury took a pass, drove right through the heart of the New Jersey Devils’ zone, and flicked his backhander to the net and got his first-goal ovation from the Bell Centre crowd.

It was a special moment, but it’s how he followed it up that makes it even more incredible. With Kinkaid out of his net in a defensive-zone sequence, Fleury dove across the goal to save a shot, then kicked away the follow-up chance to keep the lead intact. These two things happened about a minute apart, and it’s amazing to see just how far the young defender has come since his draft year.

Unfortunately, since the team lost, Fleury still has yet to see his Twitter emoji from his backup goalie. Maybe next game he’ll factor into the offence to get his first shoutout.

Montreal Canadiens assign Christian Folin to Laval for conditioning .
The defenceman last played over a month ago.The Canadiens announced that defenseman Christian Folin was assigned to the AHL’s Laval Rocket for conditioning purposes. He will join the team today in Belleville.

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