By The Sports activities Xchange
MONTREAL — The Canadiens’ struggles to string wins collectively continued Thursday as Montreal misplaced three-zero to the New York Islanders on the Bell Centre.
Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who’re 12-four-2 underneath interim coach Doug Weight.
Carey Worth stopped 21 photographs for Montreal, which hasn’t gained consecutive video games because the first week of January. Thomas Greiss made 24 saves for New York (29-21-10) to register his third shutout of the season, all since mid-January.
Beauvillier, a rookie who grew up an hour east of Montreal dreaming of at some point enjoying on the Bell Centre, went one higher at 5:28 of the primary interval. Brock Nelson, on the proper level, discovered Beauvillier alone within the left circle, and the left winger beat Worth brief aspect.
The Canadiens (32-21-eight) had a few possibilities on the facility play halfway by way of the opening body on bullets from Shea Weber, however Greiss stood tall.
Lee made it 2-zero Islanders at 5:fifty eight of the second. Josh Bailey confirmed endurance on the blue line earlier than dishing off to Lee, who simply skated previous defenseman Alexei Emelin earlier than skating in shut on Worth.
New York almost obtained a 3rd one later within the interval when Nikolay Kulemin’s shot trickled vast of the Canadiens netminder.
Followers began to get stressed within the third, with boos heard from the world’s higher degree. Weber turned these into cheers when his blast from the blue line beat Greiss, however the aim was instantly waved off as a consequence of a excessive stick, a name that stood after a assessment.
Moments later, the Canadiens once more thought they obtained on the board however have been denied as soon as once more when the officers waved it off after Artturi Lehkonen batted the puck in together with his hand.
Tavares sealed the sport with an empty-internet objective within the last minute.
NOTES: Montreal’s Claude Julien coached his 1,000th NHL recreation. He has a 540-333-10-117 report. … With each groups having made modifications behind their bench, the sport featured the third totally different teaching matchup between the 2 this season (Michel Therrien/Jack Capuano; Therrien/Doug Weight; Claude Julien/Weight). … Montreal scratched C David Desharnais, RW Sven Andrighetto, and D Nikita Nesterov. … Injured Tuesday towards Detroit, Islanders RW Cal Clutterbuck (higher physique) and C Casey Cizikas (higher physique) did not play. whereas D Adam Pelech was a wholesome scratch.
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