Canadiens 1, Panthers 0 (OT)
Theme of the game: boring. This was a snooze fest. I suppose it's difficult to get intense with so many empty seats around the benches.
Player of the game: Carey Price 26/26 (1.000). He gets his first shutout of the year. He was not busy and most of the shots looked easy to handle. He did make the big saves when needed though.
Alex Galchenyuk made a great play picking the pocket of the defender deep in the Panthers' end before setting up Rene Bourque for the game-winning goal.
The original lines were put back together while the flow of the game was non-existent. Pacioretty-Desharnais-Cole did not score but produced a ton of chances.
Erik Cole is playing hurt and has been for a while. It looks like a shoulder, rib or back issue. He favors the middle of his body often after taking hits.
Lars Eller looked very good and deserves better than a fourth-line spot but with depth up front someone has to be the odd man out.
PK Subban had a great night moving the puck and creating chances.
Brian Gionta still looks lost out there. I know people can go through slumps but as captain he should look to go above and beyond to create sparks for the team. Instead he does what he does and doesn't give an ounce more.
Team discipline was a lot better tonight than in the past although the team did get bailed out by the refs not calling penalties later in the game. It went both ways but I'm just saying the total of just two minor penalties is a bit misleading.
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