BOSTON (AP)– David Backes could not help but smile after scoring his first goal of the season in his very first game in almost a month.
The Bruins‘ alternate captain picked a big moment versus a big-time rival to accomplish the feat.
Backes scored the deciding objective with 9: 31 left in the 3rd duration, David Pastrnak added his league-leading 25 th objective, and Boston won its seventh straight video game, beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Sunday night.
” You could see (the feeling) it on my face. That was elation,” Backes stated. “I have actually been enjoying this group do this for a month, and now it’s terrific to be part of it.”
Backes’ objective came off a feed from David Krejci through the right circle. Jake DeBrusk included his sixth goal of the year on a give-and-go with Charlie Coyle a couple minutes later on and the Canadiens’ season-high losing streak reached 8 (0-5-3).
Backes remained in the lineup for the very first time since being hurt throughout a frightening collision with Ottawa’s Scott Sabourin on Nov. 2.
” We didn’t understand what he ‘d have, to be sincere with you,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy stated. “He hadn’t played in a while. I believed he offered us some excellent energy, had a couple looks, was banging bodies.”
Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins.
Boston extended its point streak to 11 games (8-0-3) and got in the 3rd month of the season as the only group without a house policy loss (11 -0 -4).
” For 45, 46, 47 minutes, we were playing strong hockey,” Montreal and previous Bruins coach Claude Julien stated. “We required that win desperately, and now we have actually got to return house and find a way to win the next one.”
Montreal had enabled 24 goals in four prior video games, including a season-worst 8-1 loss to Boston in your home Tuesday that featured a hat technique by Pastrnak.
Cost gave up five objectives on 11 shots in Tuesday’s loss to the Bruins and has actually given up 19 total over his last 4 games.
However the Canadiens’ star saw enhancement in his group’s effort.
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” If we certainly play like (we did today), most of our games are going to be a much better outcome,” Price stated.
The Canadiens left to a fast start this time after providing up 3 first-period goals in Tuesday’s matchup.
Armia’s backhand shot from the best circle deflected off Charlie McAvoy‘s skate and into the web for his 10 th goal of the year 1: 58 into the game.
Play was stopped with 2: 47 left in the second as a scuffle broke out involving all 10 position gamers on the ice after Shea Weber hindered Pastrnak.
Pastrnak evened the score at 6: 16 of the third after skating into the ideal circle and shooting a one-time shot past Rate high to the stick side.
” Twenty-five (objectives) by December 1st, I wouldn’t have actually anticipated that,” Cassidy said. “I understand he’s certainly, perhaps could have had30 I don’t believe he’s had a great deal of giveaways, let’s put it that way.”
” It’s regrettable. It was a bad call,” Julien stated. “Krug’s stick was stuck under his own gamer. As a referee in a 1-1 hockey video game, you’ve got to make sure when you make those calls. I was pissed off at the manner in which was handled.”
The Canadiens beat the Bruins 5-4 in their first conference on Nov. 5 in Montreal.
NOTES: Bruins LW Brad Marchand played in spite of being a game-time choice after playing through flu-like symptoms on Friday. … Boston C Patrice Bergeron(lower body) was out for the sixth time in eight video games. Bergeron skated before Sunday’s practice and is still daily. … Canadiens D Victor Mete did not take a trip and was to be re-evaluated Sunday after suffering a lower-body injury Saturday versus Philadelphia. … Montreal LW Jonathan Drouin(torn tendon in left wrist) has missed 8 games following his surgery but has been clinically cleared to ride a stationary bicycle. His return date, originally believed to be eight weeks, is still uncertain. RW Paul Byron(knee) likewise missed his eighth straight. … Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur went through surgery to remove ganglions and a lobe on his lung on Nov. 28 in Montreal, the team announced Sunday. LaFluer is anticipated to return home soon to continue his healing.
Canadiens: Host New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Bruins: Host Carolina on Tuesday night.
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