Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils – 2009/2010 season 35th game highlights and comments

Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils

Here are the game highlights from the Montreal Canadiens vs the New Jersey Devils played on December 17th 2009.

I missed the first period of play as I was at my daughter’s Christmas concert. (She did very well!)

Something the Canadiens have to improve on is the penalties they take. Again last night they took bad penalties which always puts them behind the 8 ball. While their penalty kill has been good this year (currently 8th in the league) it’s certainly not a reason to play shorthanded. Even when your only goal comes short handed (Travis Moen scored Montreal’s goal shorthanded).

Last night wasn’t the most exciting hockey in the world…. lot’s of shut down style defense. In the end though the one thing that sticks in my mind is New Jersey’s first goal. A long shot that was going way over the net…. Price puts his glove up…. the puck hits his glove, goes directly on the right side post…. bounces up to his feet…. where the puck then hits Carey’s skate as he skates back…. and the puck goes into the net.

Bad.

Here are the game highlights:






But I suppose that even though Price did let in a stinker… every goaltender will occasionally let one in. Even the great Patrick Roy let in the occasional stinker.

You can also find the game stats here:

Game Summary

Event Summary

Facoffs Report

Full play by play

TOI Devils

TOI Canadiens

Roster Report

Shot Report

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