Habs look to change scenario against Golden Knights despite victory
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens may have beaten the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their Stanley Cup semi-final series, but the Habs won’t want to copy that plan in the next one.
The bleu-blanc-rouge were largely dominated in shots on goal and puck possession in the first two periods on Friday in Game 3 of the series.
It took a monumental blunder from Sorel-Tracy Golden Knights shooter Marc-AndrÃ© Fleury to get Josh Anderson to equalize the score late in the third period. Anderson became the hero in overtime, scoring the game-winning goal.
“We’re happy with last night’s result, but we know we need to be a lot faster and more efficient in our game,” said Canadiens assistant coach Luke Richardson, who took over from Dominique Ducharme as bench chief at the time. of the third game after Ducharme’s tests. positive for COVID-19.
“Carey Price kept us in the game but we can’t count on him every night,” he added. “We also have to support him. We will have to make tactical adjustments. You always have to put a different touch because the other team is always trying to adapt too. That’s what makes the playoffs interesting and fun.”
Richardson has been in the spotlight since Friday night when Ducharme had to go into isolation following a positive test for COVID-19.
HABS SIGNS LUKAS VEJDEMO FOR TWO YEARS
The Canadiens signed a two-year contract with forward Lukas Vejdemo.
Team management made the announcement in a press release on Saturday afternoon.
Vejdemo, 25, scored 13 points, including seven goals, in 27 games with the Laval Rocket during the 2020-2021 season.
The left-hander also had two goals and eight assists in 16 games for Sodertalje in the Swedish Elite League before coming to North America to start his AHL season.
During his AHL career, Vejdemo scored 29 goals and 32 assists in 140 games with the Laval Rocket. The Swedish forward has also scored one goal in seven games for the Canadiens.
Vejdemo was a third-round pick, 87th overall by the Canadiens in the 2015 NHL Draft.
– this report by La Presse Canadienne was first published in French on June 19, 2021.