Okay, the Islanders fired 44 shots at Cristobal Huet.
But he stopped 43 of them, and by the time Mike Comrie spoiled the shutout bid, this W was in the bag.
Canadiens got two goals from Steve Bégin and singles from Christopher Higgins and Tomas Plekanec to rack up an impressive road win against a tough defensive team that’s been hot lately … and a goaltender who’s one of the best in the league.
Third period shots were 20-4 in favour of the Islanders. That sounds like domination, but Canadiens were shorthanded three times during the period, and they took their feet off the gas pedal with a 4-0 lead.
Three Canadiens goals were scored at even strength. And nine players – including Huet – got their names on the scoresheet.
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