Despite playing a very ordinary game, the Montreal Canadiens have won the first game of their six game road trip, 5-2 over the Washington Capitals.
The two main actors of this victory were goaltender Christobal Huet and Guillaume Latendresse. Huet was in net for the first time in two weeks due to a leg injury and kept his team afloat with important saves while Latendresse scored twice.
The game turned in favor of the Habs during the second period as they scored two goals with their first two shots of the period. Guillaume Latendresse and Tomas Plekanec propelled the Habs in front by two goals while Huet made important saves to protect the lead.
The shot count describes the course of the game. The Capitals registered 37 shots while the Habs only produced 21 shots on Olaf Kolzig's net.
During the thrid period, Sergei Kostitsyn scored his very first NHL goal in career as he tipped a shot that went in behind Kolzig.
Next stop for the Habs will be in Atlanta to face the Trashers on saturday evening.
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