The Canadian wasted a lead of four goals in the face of the Rangers, defeat, 6-5

Le Canadien gaspille une avance de quatre buts face aux Rangers, défaite de 6-5

Carey Price has surrendered twice against Brendan Lemieux.

November 23, 2019 22h01

Updated at 23h29


The Canadian wasted a lead of four goals in the face of the Rangers, defeat, 6-5

Alexis Belanger-Champagne

The Canadian Press


MONTREAL — The Canadian has wasted a lead in a fourth consecutive game this season, and this time the result has been unacceptable in the eyes of the players and the coach, while montreal has not taken advantage of a advantage of four goals and finally lost 6-5 in the face of the New York Rangers Saturday at the Bell Centre.

The Habs were leading 4-0 after 2:51 of the game in the second period, but the wind then turned.

The Rangers finally tied it 5-5 at 8:40 of the third party, in numerical inferiority, when Brendan Lemieux scored his second goal of the evening.

Then, Jacob Trouba played the hero 3:30 later when his shot was deflected in front of Carey Price before ending up in the goal.

The Canadian cashed a fourth loss in a row (0-2-2).

“We couldn’t take our chances in its last three games, but we had a lot of opportunities and we were probably the better team, recalled the head coach of the Canadian, Claude Julien. Tonight, it is different. We lead 4-0, we hit finally the goals but our game was not on point.

“I told the guys after the first as we led 3-0 for only one reason: we took our chances, but they are not. We had not dominated the game. (The Rangers) came to play tonight. Even behind 3-0, they have not let go. Then at 4-0, we dropped the guard. Our defensive reaction was not good. We felt an urgency to score, but not an emergency to defend. We need to improve.”

Filip Chytil, Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin also fly for the Rangers (10-9-2). Alexandar Georgiev has allowed five goals on 43 shots.

Max Domi has benefited from this festival offensive to put an end to a shortage of nine games without hitting the target. Back to the centre after an experience inconclusive of three meetings in the left wing, Domi scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season in the first period.

Artturi Lehkonen has also managed a double, his seventh in career, to raise assistance and Shea Weber was the other scorer in the Canadian (11-7-5). Nick Suzuki and Ben Chiarot were harvested each two aides.

Carey Price made 28 stops.

“We’re not tough enough, we don’t do games, our decline in defensive was not good at all tonight, has analyzed Julien. We were playing against a team hungry even if she had played the previous night. It is also unacceptable, because it is after three defeats in succession, we would have had to be sufficiently hungry to not let these things happen.”

Domi was quick to smile again, beating Georgiev after 2:03 of the game, thanks to a discount Suzuki at the mouth of the net.

Lehkonen and Domi are returned to the task before the end of the first twenty. Each time, Georgiev was surprised by a shot that came very close to Trouba.

Weber has widened the gap to 4-0 after 2:51 of the game in the second period, for a punishment time. The throw hit the defender’s giant snuck through the equipment of Georgiev.

The Rangers have re-ignited the debate thanks to three goals in a span of 3:20. They then got 33 seconds of game five against three, but have not been able to enjoy it.

Lehkonen has given a cushion of two goals on the Habs at 5:20 of the third, beating Georgiev a shot of the cuffs to the end bearing on the side of the shield. However, Panarin has given the reply 31 seconds later, completing a nice passing play initiated by Ryan Strome and Chris Kreider.

Lemieux and Trouba have then completed the work for the Rangers.

The Canadian got a numerical advantage with just over six minutes to play. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has got the most beautiful opportunity, but he stumbled to Georgiev.

The Canadian will be back in action on Tuesday, when the Boston Bruins will be the visitors at the Bell Centre.

Echoes of locker room

Brendan Gallagher is included in the players who have offered a counter-performance:

“Too many players, and I include myself in this, have not been good enough. There were too many passengers tonight. There are some guys who have played well, but there are too many who, for whatever reason, were not good enough.”

Max Domi recalled that when the team leads, it must complete its opponent:

“You have to play for 60 minutes in this league if you want to win. We were playing against a good team, and it has not fallen arms. We knew they were not going to give up. When you have the opponent in the cables, you must pass the K.-O. We have not made it this evening. We need to be better and we’ll be better.”

Carey Price has indicated that the team still had confidence after two periods:

“We still had the advance. I think we have started the third with confidence. We wanted to keep the pedal to the floor. But (the Rangers) were also motivated. It is a defeat difficult to accept.”

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