Dubois has three points to help Blue Jackets defeat Canadiens

  • Dubois has three points to help Blue Jackets defeat Canadiens

Dubois has three points to help Blue Jackets defeat Canadiens

Both teams were playing the second game of a back-to-back set. With Price on the bench again, Weber pulled one back 52 seconds later on a slap shot from the point.

Russian hockey "Columbus blue Jackets" Vladislav Gavrikov has contributed to the team's victory in the match of the regular season of the National hockey League against the "Montreal Canadiens". Evgenii Dadonov leads the team with 23.

Merzlikins is 9-6-4 this season with a 2.39 GAA and a.926 save percentage but is 9-2-0 since Joonas Korpisalo went down with an injury just after Christmas.

Anyway, the Jackets wore an eight-game point streak (7-0-1) in the Florida game, and continued to play with arrogance or the "right kind of trust", whatever sentence you prefer.

"It's not an ideal situation, but we came in and battled and did our best", Florida winger Mike Hoffman said.

Goalie Elvis Merzlikins, who stopped 27 shots in Montreal, has gone 10-6-4 for the current campaign with a 2.42 GAA and a.925 save percentage. We blocked shots, which was awesome. "Even if it's back-to-back after the break, we skated well and were fast".

Gavrikov scored the opener for Columbus at 12:45, a wrist shot from the faceoff dot for the defenseman's fifth of the season. The play started when Dubois stole the puck from Ryan Poehling along the half wall. Weber's aggressive pinch, and Tatar's failure to track back, led to Montreal's defensive breakdown. Tatar scored glove-side on Merzlikins, seconds after Nick Suzuki intercepted Dubois's pass in his own zone.

The Canadiens thought they had a goal in the opening minute of the second period when Brendan Gallagher tipped Tatar's shot from the blue line.

Tatar has six straight 20-goal seasons.

Dubois restored Columbus' two-goal cushion with his 17th of the year on a backhand wraparound at 17:52 of the second after Price didn't freeze the puck.

Jonathan Huberdeau has collected 66 total points while scoring 19 goals and totalling 47 assists for the Panthers.

"We didn't play a bad game but little mistakes cost us", said coach Claude Julien. It was a tight game. Max Domi made things interesting when he scored with fewer than five minutes remaining.

It resulted in a franchise-record 16-game winning streak during the 2016-17 season, which helped the Jackets to secure their third play-off appearance, and played a role in impressive trends, including a 10-game, over the past two seasons. winning streak during the 2017-18 season and a 10-4-1 record in the last 15 games last season for a third consecutive play-off performance.