Another solid performance from the Canadiens.
The Calgary Flames were at the Bell centre yesterday to face the Montreal Canadiens. Outside the arena, the temperature forced some fans to stay at home. Despite being sold out, the building was not filled to capacity.
The Canadiens and the Flames played a very physical game as many bone crunching hits were delivered. The result for the home team: two players did not finish the game. First, Christopher Higgins during the opening frame did not return to the action after being pinned hard into the boards. Then later in the game, Mathieu Dandenault had one of his arm fractured by the strenght of the hit delivered by an opponent.
As for the scoring in this game, Robert Lang registered two goals, Matt D'Agostini scored a goal in a fourth game in a row. The young player has four goals at his first five game this season. The other goal for Montreal was scored by Andrei Markov. Despite playing a great game for the Flames, Mikka Kiprusoff allowed four goals. At the other end of the rink, only Dustin Boyd managed to put a puck into Jaroslav Halak's net.
The Canadiens kept a 3-0-1 record during this home stand and looks like they found back their rythm. The only thing that is still missing to the team is a decent man-advantage production. The team is struggling with the man-advantage and the head coach, Guy Carbonneau, is still trying to find a productive combination.
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals are the next two teams coming to the Bell centre this week.
(Picture: Canadian Press.)