A goal is a goal. Tyler Toffoli probably had that philosophy when he returned to the bench after his breakaway against David Rittich. Even though he was struggling to control the puck, the forward slid it under the Flames goalie’s pads. It was already a sixth goal for number 73.
“He still scored, so it was hard to fool him. I don’t know how many goals he has in the NHL, but it wasn’t one of his best. We laughed a little! It won’t go into a top 10 on RDS. “
– Jonathan Drouin
After seven games, the Habs have already scored five shorthanded goals. Toffoli had his second of the season in a 4-2 win over the Flames. Artturi Lehkonen, Jake Evans and Joel Armia also scored shorthanded. Shea Weber offered an interesting explanation for this great contribution.
“I don’t know how to explain it exactly. But we have a lot of speed with our attackers. They generate reversals. The key is to take advantage of our chances and we do it. “
– Shea Weber
For a second game in a row, Jesperi Kotkaniemi played center with veteran Corey Perry to his right to replace Joel Armia, still on the sidelines with a concussion. Toffoli again completed this trio.
“I’m a youngster so it’s nice to play with a guy like Corey. He’s always calm and he’s making the right decisions with the puck. I find it easy to guess his intentions and I love that he spots me as soon as I’m free. I’m really happy with my start to the season. Just coming to the arena every day is nice. The four trios are doing well. Sounds easy. “
– Jesperi Kotkaniemi
What we noticed …
ANDERSON AND BASEBALL
Josh Anderson pounced on a return from Jesperi Kotkaniemi to score his fourth goal in the CH uniform. For the second time this season, he showed his baseball skills by hitting the puck on the fly with his stick. In perfect vocabulary, we speak of very good hand-eye coordination.
7 MATCHES, 7 POINTS
Nick Suzuki looks like a metronome at the start of the season. Number 14 always finds a way to write their name on the score sheet. Against the Flames, Suzuki extended their streak to seven games with one point. In the second period, he made a lob pass to allow Tyler Toffoli to escape shorthanded. The former Canucks and Kings juggled the puck, but still beat David Rittich between the pads. Toffoli scored his sixth goal of the year and a second shorthanded. For the CH, we are already talking about a fifth goal short of a man in just seven games.
PERRY AND THE ENCLAVE
Photo Ben Pelosse
Claude Julien said he wouldn’t do his job if he didn’t use Corey Perry on the power play. Perry agreed with his coach by orchestrating his first goal, that of Brendan Gallagher. He was in the bottom of the enclave when he offered a pass between his legs for Gallagher. A beautiful game.
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7116