Tomas Plekanec is one the NHL's elite faceoff men, but tonight against the Boston Bruins he wishes that he had lost at least one more faceoff. During the first period tonight he beat Patrice Bergeron on a defensive zone draw, but the puck went back towards netminder Carey Price who completely whiffed on the moving the puck to the corner and instead had it end up in his own net.
To their credit both Canadiens involved in this blooper responded beautifully as Price did not allow another goal, stopping 29 Bruins shots and Plekanec scored the game winner in the Bruins net.
With the Boston Bruins on the power play in the first period, and the face-off coming in the Montreal Canadiens end, the onus was on Habs center Tomas Plekanec to win the draw so that his team could gain control and clear the puck out of their zone.
Plekanec won the draw cleanly, however when the puck slid back to goaltender Carey Price, he misplayed it so miserably the end result...
Tomas Plekanec put one in each net, making up for an own goal by scoring the tiebreaker with 9:14 remaining on Thursday night to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.
It was the teams' first meeting since a seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs that Boston won en route to its sixth Stanley Cup championship.
All of the old animosity...
Tomas Plekanec put one in each net, making up for an own goal by scoring the tiebreaker with 9:14 remaining on Thursday night to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. It was the teams' first meeting since a seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs that Boston won en route to its sixth Stanley Cup championship.
The Bruins offense was anemic once again tonight in a 2-1 loss to Montreal at TD Garden. The Bruins lone goal was actually put into the net by a member of the Montreal Canadiens, Tomas Plekanec. The Montreal forward won a face off through his legs and directly into the Habs net to give the Bruins an early 1-0 lead.
Plekanec, however, made up for it in the third period with the...
Here on Outside the Boxscore, we have shown you plenty of own goals coming from the world of soccer but we finally have one to show you from the NHL.
Watch as Montreal's Tomas Plekanec and Carey Price have a little bit of a miscommunication which ends up with this blunder:
(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night, with Boston’s only goal coming off a misguided faceoff win by Tomas Plekanec (for those who have not seen it, he won the face-off clean…so clean it went right behind Carey Price). This coming after Wednesday’s 5-1 defeat of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Quick hits from the game? Well, PK Subban and Brad Marchand...
After stringing together back-to-back wins, the Montreal Canadiens are suddenly playing with renewed confidence.
They know they can't let up, however, especially with a rematch against the Boston Bruins looming.
Two nights after winning in Boston, the Canadiens look to sweep a home-and-home set from their Original Six rivals Saturday night in Montreal.
Montreal (3-5-2) opened...
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