Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Habs Game Report: Montreal salvages vital point in shootout loss to Boston

Habs Game Report: Montreal salvages vital point in shootout loss to Boston

He got help from Torey Krug, too, who completely laid himself out and kept a puck from crossing the goal line in overtime, and with some strong offensive zone time from the likes of Krejci, David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner, and Charlie McAvoy. When he regained consciousness, he attempted to get back to his feet, but he collapsed after getting to his knees.

The game was halted for intermission after Danault was injured, and the extra 1:37 was added to the start of the third period.

Chara understandably was left shaken by the incident and was the first player to have words with Danault as he was taken off the ice. Chara, who has one of the hardest shots in the National Hockey League, looked on in concern as trainers attended to Danault. The Canadiens reported he was awake and moving at hospital. Pacioretty had a couple of swipes at the loose puck before bouncing it off Tuukka Rask's skate.

Through 42 games this season entering Saturday night, Danault had registered seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points. The Canadiens fired Michel Therrien and hired Julien in short order, the second time the franchise brought in Julien after dismissing Therrien.

Marchand was left alone in front on a power play to take a feed from Patrice Bergeron and score his 18th of the season at 17:11.

But it was from the Galchenyuk goal that Rask's game improved (though that wasn't going to be hard with a 11-for-14 start to his evening), and the B's along with it. When the Bruins (finally) looked competitive against the Capitals despite the shootout loss, they were going up against another massive Celtic comeback, this one against the Rockets.

Galchenyuk took a diagonal feed from Jonathan Drouin in the right circle and beat Rask with a wrist shot under the crossbar on a power play at 8:51.

Coming attractions: This is the first of five games in eight nights for the Canadiens. The Canadiens hit the road for games Wednesday in Boston and Friday in Washington before wrapping up the week with yet another game against the Bruins next Saturday at the Bell Centre. They are home to the New York Islanders on Monday (7:30 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN-690 Radio).

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