Sports Corey Perry scores in Canadiens debut, Montreal downs Vancouver 5-2

07:30  24 january  2021
07:30  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

Canadiens Notebook: Habs put Corey Perry and Michael Frolik on waivers

  Canadiens Notebook: Habs put Corey Perry and Michael Frolik on waivers The Canadiens put Corey Perry and Michael Frolik on waivers Monday. GM Marc Bergevin acquired the veteran forwards as free agents during the off-season, signing them both to one-year, US$750,000 contracts. The Canadiens have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to get below the $81.5-million NHL salary cap and set their roster for the season opener Wednesday night in Toronto against the Maple Leafs (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio). On Sunday, coach Claude Julien said the Canadiens will probably only be able to keep 21 players on their roster in order to get under the cap.

Corey Perry scored in his debut for the Canadiens Sunday, helping Montreal down the Vancouver Canucks 5 - 2 .

Montreal has placed Corey Perry on waivers. Perry and Michael Frolik were waived by the Canadiens on Monday. They were both brought in as depth signings and potential taxi squad candidates, so this move shouldn't come as The veteran skated on the fifth line with Ryan Poehlin and Michael Frolik.

VANCOUVER — Corey Perry scored in his debut for the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday -- even if putting the puck in the back of the net wasn't exactly his aim at the time.

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Midway through the second period, the veteran right-winger slid a puck through the crease and saw it glide through the pads of Vancouver netminder Braden Holtby.

“I'll always say I wanted to shoot but I think I did see (Canadiens centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi) backdoor and I think it went off the d-man's stick or something and in the net," Perry said after Montreal topped the Canucks 5-2.

"But (Kotkaniemi) made a great play going to the back post and it kind of opened up a seam for me."

Canadiens Notebook: Corey Perry and Michael Frolik both clear NHL waivers

  Canadiens Notebook: Corey Perry and Michael Frolik both clear NHL waivers Corey Perry and Michael Frolik will stay with the Canadiens. Both veteran forwards were placed on waivers Monday and both were not claimed by another NHL team. That means Perry and Frolik will be on the Canadiens’ taxi squad when they open the NHL regular season Wednesday night in Toronto against the Maple Leafs (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio). After the Canadiens placed the two veterans on waivers Monday, coach Claude Julien said he was keeping his fingers crossed that they wouldn’t be claimed by another team.

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Perry slotted in for Joel Armia who suffered a concussion in a hit from Vancouver’s Tyler Myers as the Canadiens trounced the Canucks 7-3 on Thursday.

Montreal was quick to avenge Armia's injury on Saturday.

Edmundson and Myers dropped the gloves 3:09 into the first period. The Montreal defenceman got a few good whacks in before the pair were separated by the officials and each given a five-minute sanction for fighting.

"Our team wasn't a big fan of the hit and he stepped up and didn't back away," Edmundson said of the fight. "So you got to respect that. But I still wasn't a fan of the hit.”

After 14 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Perry spent last year with the Dallas Stars. The 35-year-old signed a one-year, US$750,000 deal with Montreal in December.

About Last Night: The Canadiens need to stay out of the box, or it'll cost them points

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Corey Perry scores after Anaheim rallies from down three goals in final 3:16 of third. by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent. Edmonton led 3-0 before Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler and Rickard Rakell scored in a 3:01 span with goalie John Gibson pulled for an extra attacker.

Getting back on the ice with the Canadiens felt good, he said.

“It was quick, the first couple shifts. But once you get in the flow of the game, I've played a few games in this league so it comes back," Perry said of his debut. "I felt good overall. The hands felt good. I played with some pretty good players tonight so it made it easy on me.”

Saturday’s game — the third in four nights between the two sides — also saw Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher and Joel Edmundson score for Montreal (4-0-2). Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist.

Carey Price made 23 saves to collect his 350th NHL win.

The Canadiens now have points from their first six games of the season, all of which were played on the road. The only other team to accomplish that feat in NHL history is the 1968-69 Canadiens.

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Montreal coach Claude Julien said there's still work to be done, but there are a lot of positives to come out of his team's first trip of the year.

About Last Night: Canadiens better off having kept 'real deal' Nick Suzuki

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Corey Perry took Armia’s spot on the third line, while Michael Frolik filled in for Byron on the fourth line. Perry and Frolik are both on the taxi squad and Because of salary-cap restraints, there’s a very good chance the Canadiens won’t be able to fit both Perry and Frolik into the lineup, which would mean

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“We took it one game at a time, I thought we played well and we got better as the games went on, and obviously building a little bit more chemistry along the way as well on the ice and off the ice," he said.

"So, there's a lot of good things that came out of this road trip and as a coach, you have to be happy when you can come up with that many points in that short trip."

The Canucks (2-5-0) were down 2-0 heading in to the third and had been outshot 18-13 across the first two periods.

Elias Pettersson ignited a comeback 3:50 into the final frame, batting a long shot by defenceman Jordie Benn out of the air and between Price's legs for his first goal of the season.

The marker snapped a five-game point-less skid for Pettersson, the longest drought of his short career.

Nils Hoglander tied the score at 2-2 just over two minutes later with a backhanded shot from the slot that beat Price stick side.

Gallagher put away the game winner 9:07 into the third with a wrist shot from low in the faceoff circle.

Drouin added some insurance about two minutes later, beating Holtby on a breakaway, and Edmundson scored an empty-netter with 2:54 left on the clock.

In the Habs' Room: Veteran Corey Perry makes waves in debut with a goal

  In the Habs' Room: Veteran Corey Perry makes waves in debut with a goal He had to wait to make his debut as a Canadien, but Corey Perry was a perfect fit as he helped Montreal wrap up its season-opening, six-game road trip with a 5-2 win over the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday night. The 35-year-old Perry was called up from the taxi squad to replace the injured Joel Armia and he slipped seamlessly onto the line with Tyler Toffoli and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. “It was good to get in and get our feet wet,” Perry said. “The first couple of shifts, I turned the puck over once, but once you get in the flow of the game it was good. I’ve played a few games in this league and it comes back quickly and I felt good.

Holtby stopped 28-of-32 shots.

Despite the final score, Canucks coach Travis Green liked much of what he saw from his squad in the loss.

It was a tight-checking game where Vancouver hit some posts, saw some shots sail wide of the net but stuck with the game, he said.

“I felt bad for our group," Green said. "I thought for 50 minutes it may have been our best game to date. A couple of mistakes cost us the game in the last 10 minutes.”

After turning heads in the Edmonton "bubble" during the playoffs last year, the Canucks hoped to take another step this season.

So far, that hasn't been the case.

“Obviously it isn’t the start we wanted, but I don’t think anyone’s sulking and hanging their heads at this point in time," defenceman Quinn Hughes said Saturday.

"We’re only seven games in and we’ve got a lot of hockey left to play. We’ve got time to figure it out, but hopefully sooner rather than later.”

The Canucks will host the Ottawa Senators in the first match of a three-game series on Monday. The Canadiens are headed back to Montreal where they'll host the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

NOTES: Suzuki has a point in all six of Montreal's games this year, tallying two goals and four assists to start the season...Tyler Toffoli was credited with an assist on Perry's goal, extending his point streak to four games (five goals, three assists)...A pair of veteran defencemen returned to Vancouver's lineup... Alex Edler slotted back in after missing Thursday's tilt with an undisclosed injury and Benn made his season debut after sitting out the start of the year due to COVID-19 protocols.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 23, 2021.

Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

About Last Night: Canadiens shut out by a Flames team with more to lose .
It took them eight games but it finally happened: the Montreal Canadiens lost a game in regulation. They are not the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens, as some, apparently, might make you believe. So, what led to them suffering a defeat at the hands of Matthew Tkachuk and his friends? The Canadiens just ran into a team that had a bit more to lose. The Calgary Flames entered last night’s game on a three-game losing streak and even held a players-only meeting in an attempt to right their ship. When they stepped onto the Bell Centre ice Saturday night, they played a bit more aggressively than the Canadiens did. Centre Mikael Backlund was lowering his head into opposing centremen.

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