Dylan Larkin hurts the Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens lost the services of goaltender Jake Allen in a game he lost 3-2 in overtime to the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday night.

Wings captain Dylan Larkin sealed the outcome of the game in extra period with his second win of the game.

Late in the first period, Larkin, with the help of Jeff Petry, made contact with Allen as he raced towards the net at full speed. Allen remained in the game for a few moments, then gave way to his substitute, Samuel Montembeault.

At the time, the Habs were in control with a goal from Ryan Poehling that earned Michael Pezzetta his first point in the National Hockey League (NHL).

The crowd favorites, however, came out strong in the second period and beat Montembeault on the first two shots which were directed towards him. The goalkeeper recovered nicely by stopping the next 23 shots, then yielding on the final shot.

Larkin initially surprised him with a shot from the corner of the rink to level the score. Then, 45 seconds later, when the house announcer had not finished announcing the last success, Pius Suter stood out in the enclave and beat the Quebecer with a precise shot.

Chris Wideman then brought everyone back to a level playing field with a superb handover from an Artturi Lehkonen who was both sore, kneeling and back to play.

The Canadian will play a second game in as many nights on Sunday as he visits the Bruins in Boston.

Cayden Primeau recalled

Immediately after the meeting, the Habs announced the recall of Cayden Primeau from the Laval Rocket.

The goalkeeper has still not played a single game in the National League this season, he who played four last season. He had maintained a 1-2-1 record, a 4.16 goals-against average and an .849 save rate.

Since the start of the current campaign, with the school club in the American League, he has recorded four wins in eight games, in addition to maintaining a 2.41 goals against average and a .916 save rate.



01:41 – BUT IT Dylan Larkin hurts the Habs, once again, offering the victory to his people.

Larkin slices into overtime –


20:00 – End of period.

15:26 – Samuel Montembeault fights well and stands in front of Michael Rasmussen well positioned in the enclave.

14:51 – Dominique Ducharme’s troop has the advantage over the Wings, but remains unable to buy a third net.

14:10 – Brett Kulak recovers a free puck and quickly comes up against Alex Nedeljkovic.

12:23 – The CH is more and more insistent in attacking territory.

08:18 – Josh Anderson quickly draws from the enclave, but to no avail.

08:05 – Brendan Gallagher redirects Chris Wideman’s throw and hits the metal rod.

07:23 – Artturi Lehkonen is back on the bench.

06:27 – Adam Erne makes a great individual play, but comes up against a much more confident Samuel Montembeault.

04:23 – Tyler Bertuzzi fires a shot on reception and Samuel Montembeault wins.

02:34 – Artturi Lehkonen leaves for the locker room following a bad fall he suffered on the previous streak, during Chris Wideman’s goal.

02:33 – BUT MTL Artturi Lehkonen makes a WHOLE pass lying on the ice and Chris Wideman takes the opportunity to bring everyone back to square one with a superb wrist shot.

Wideman draws the tie 2-2 –

01:12 – Josh Anderson comes in two-on-one with Brendan Gallagher to his left and prefers the shooting option. Alex Nedeljkovic stands brilliantly.

00:39 – Adam Erne skillfully redirects the puck, Samuel Montembeault says no!

00:00 – Beginning of the period.


20:00 – End of period.

19:52 – Filip Zadina stands out in the enclave and directs a dangerous throw that misses the target.

17:23 – Tyler Toffoli accepts Nick Suzuki’s handover and goes for a good maneuver against Alex Nedeljkovic. The disc finishes its race over the net of the premises.

16:32 – Joel Armia rushes into opposing territory and delivers a sharp shot. Alex Nedeljkovic looks behind, but closes the door.

14:44 – The Montreal quintet trades well and moves the Wings’ defensive box. Nick Suzuki directs two wrist shots, to no avail.

13:47 – Gustav Lindstrom is punished for being too insistent on Alex Belzile.

13:16 – Tyler Bertuzzi escapes and tries to beat Samuel Montembeault between the pads. The Quebec keeper saves the furniture.

12:07 – Samuel Montembeault stands three times rather than once in front of Danny DeKeyser, Adam Erne and Dylan Larkin.

08:50 – The Wings gained a lot of confidence following their quick two goals. The tide has turned in Detroit.

07:03 – Brendan Gallagher and Tyler Toffoli get golden chances to get everyone back to square one, but to no avail.

05:23 – Renaud Lavoie confirms that goalkeeper Jake Allen will not return to the game following the violent contact with Dylan Larkin.

05:03 – Nick Leddy accroche Artturi Lehkonen. Punition mineure.

03:21 – BUT IT Pius Suter lifts Little Caesars Arena 45 seconds after Dylan Larkin’s net, making it 2-1 for the locals. Moritz Seider and Robby Fabbri get assists.

Montembeault allows a 2nd goal in two shots –

02:36 – BUT IT Dylan Larkin, who else, replies the Wings from an almost impossible angle. This is not a hoped-for situation for young Samuel Montembeault.

Larkin still hurts the CH –

00:23 – Ryan Poehling takes advantage of an ice presence during the massive offense to direct a pitch to Alex Nedeljkovic.

00:01 – Samuel Montembeault begins the second commitment to replace Jake Allen who was the victim of a violent contact with Dylan Larkin earlier in the game.

00:00 – Beginning of the period.


20:00 – End of period.

19:47 – Mike Hoffman directs his signature shot, but hits the metal rod.

19:12 – Jake Allen leaves for the locker room a few seconds after this severe collision with Dylan Larkin. Samuel Montembeault is taking over.

19:12 – Tyler Bertuzzi hits David Savard with a stick. Minor punishment.

19:02 – Dylan Larkin tries to get around Jeff Petry and collides heavily with Jake Allen.

Jake Allen stunned by contact with Dylan Larkin –

18:11 – Michael Pezzetta and Moritz Seider both receive minor harsh penalties.

15:47 – Jake Allen traces the puck well and is very aggressive in his movements. He closes the door in front of Filip Zadina’s slap shot.

14:52 – Michael Pezzetta does too much for the official and is kicked out for pulling the hook on Tyler Bertuzzi.

11:05 – The fourth trio of the CH composed of Ryan Poehling, Alex Belzile and Michael Pezzetta has stood out so far in the meeting. Pezzetta defeats the Speed ​​Wings defense and directs a one-handed throw at goalkeeper Alex Nedeljkovic.

10:52 – Tyler Bertuzzi knits and brilliantly backs off to striker Dylan Larkin who draws, but the puck misses the mark.

08:23 – Brendan Gallagher tries a discount to Josh Anderson forgotten in front of the Wings’ cage, but narrowly misses.

05:51 – The Habs’ first goal seems to whip the Wings who are much more aggressive and involved.

04:56 – As soon as the puck falls, Filip Zadina escapes and fires a good shot. Jake Allen says no.

04:39 – BUT MTL Ryan Poehling scored his first of the season with a precise wrist shot. Honorable mention to Michael Pezzetta who collects his first point in the Bettman circuit.

Poehling scores his 1st goal of the season –

02:56 – The best opportunity goes to Lucas Raymond who directs a powerful shot on reception, but Jake Allen keeps a very aggressive grain in his position.

01:37 – Ben Chiarot takes the path to the dungeon for bullying striker Tyler Bertuzzi who fell heavily against the ramp.

01:19 – Joel Armia accepts the delivery from behind of Jake Evans and goes there with a sharp shot towards the cage of the premises, Alex Nedeljkovic closes the door.

01:11 – Nick Suzuki directs a first shot in the game towards Alex Nedeljkovic.

00:30 – Josh Anderson is true to himself and applies a good bodycheck to Michael Rasmussen in the attacking zone.

00:00 – Beginning of the meeting.

In front of the net

Jake Allen Record: 4-8-1 / Average goals against: 2.85 / Efficiency rate:, 902%

Alex Nedeljkovic Record: 3-2-2 / Average goals against: 2.89 / Efficiency rate:, 914%


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