Photo: Karl B DeBlaker
Forward Jeff Skinner of the Hurricanes of the Caroline dispute the washer at the defender of the Canadian Joe Morrow.
Raleigh — Sebastian Aho has enjoyed a numerical advantage to break the tie in the middle of the third period and the Hurricanes from Carolina came to defeating the Montreal canadiens 3-1 on Wednesday night at PNC Arena.
Best attacker of the team for the first 40 minutes of the game, Alex Galchenyuk finally found the scapegoat of this other defeat of the Habs. Taken by default to be withheld, Galchenyuk was still sitting in the dungeon when Aho took advantage of a third attempt from close range to register his 9th goal of the season, facing Carey Price.
Very solid in the defeat, Price was initially frustrated Jordan Staal, and Elias Lindholm on the back. But Aho, who had been at the origin of the sequence, was able to jump on the back and beat Price with a shot of the reverse side in the top of the net, at 9 min 15 sec
Aho sealed the outcome of the game by scoring into an empty net with 1: 24 remaining in the third period.
Teuvo Teravainen (9th), in the first period, scored the other thread of the Hurricanes (17-12-7), who finished the game with 36 shots.
Galchenyuk, with his 9th, had created the equality in the second twenty-facing Cam Ward, who has received 24 shots, including 13 during this period median.
With the defeat, a second in a row, the Canadian (16-17-4) has once again slipped under the threshold ,500, and remained at 36 points.
He accuses now nine points behind the Boston Bruins, who easily defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-1, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The men of Claude Julien, who had made the trip in the morning to Raleigh, have been completely dominated during the initial commitment, and particularly during the first half of the period.
In an interval of seven minutes, the Hurricanes have fired nine consecutive shots. One of them, the one of Teravainen, has given absolutely no chance to Price, to 3 min 44 s, after a mistake from Karl Alzner in its territory.
Price was also the best player of the Habs for the first 20 minutes of the match, in which he faced 16 shots, including several little convenient. During this time, Ward was put to the test in six occasions, although he has had to perform an important judgment against Max Pacioretty while the Canadian was playing shorthanded.
The work of Price during this first twenty has possibly left traces positive with his teammates, who have much better played in the beginning of the second period. A defensive lot more airtight, which has not given two shots during the first ten minutes of the middle period, has possibly helped the Habs to tie the game thanks to Galchenyuk, who beat Ward using a spectacular shot of the wrists, as only markers natural can uncheck it.