Samuel Montembeault had a precise move in mind, Lars Eller’s goal during the very long shootout.
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“We ended up taking the lead,” Montembeault recalled. It was important to save against Eller, but unfortunately I couldn’t do it. We got a point but wanted to win. »
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In this shootout, in which twelve players played on the Penguins and Canadian sides, Eller was the seventh to rush towards Montembeault. Shortly before him, Sean Monahan had thwarted Alex Nedeljkovic and given the home team a lead.
Amidst boos from his former fans in Montreal, Eller suppressed nerves and found a way to beat CH No. 35 to prolong the fun.
The decisive goal was finally scored by Jansen Harkins, a winger who had not scored a single point in twelve games this season. During the 12th round.
Kristopher Letang and Sidney Crosby also scored in the shootout. Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield also scored in the Habs camp.
“You rarely see a shootout that long,” Crosby said in the opposing team’s locker room. And it’s rare for the first three skaters to score (Suzuki, Letang and Caufield). I had even more pressure. I took a good shot to score too. The audience was wild too, it was beautiful. »
According to Montembeault, the duration of the shootout and the presence of lesser-known players did not change the final result.
“It’s the same whether there are 12 players or 3 or 4,” he replied. It’s still one on one. Not really. I don’t even look at what they do in gunfights. If you think too much about a man’s inclinations, he may come up with another feint. »
Author of the first goal in this encounter in the first third, David Savard scored his first goal of the season. However, the man with the big beard did not hold his breath during the barrage. He didn’t expect to hear his name.
“That’s not my strength,” the likeable defender recalled. If it ever happens, I’ll probably be on the 18th.e go there. And that’s right. »
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