Habs 4, Devils 3: Post-game reaction (Video)

Brendan Gallagher

Rookie Brendan Gallagher scored his first National Hockey League goal on Sunday as the Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in overtime. Defenceman Andrei Markov scored the winning goal on the power play at 4:22 in overtime. It was his fourth goal of the season.

The Canadiens led for most of the game until the Devils tied the score in the third period.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said he saw a lot of resilience in his players.

It was a good team effort and he liked the team’s composure, Therrien said.

“And it’s always fun when it’s a team win,” he said.

The Canadiens got off to a strong start in the first period, out-shooting the Devils 16-7. Forward Ryan White scored at 2:25 knocking in a rebound. Then the Habs’ two rookies—who  share the same “Gally” nickname—stepped up. Gallagher scored his first NHL goal burying a pass from Alex Galchenyuk past Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

Galchenyuk and Gallagher bring a lot of energy, Therrien said.

“I really liked the way they handled themselves all evening long again tonight. They’re learning and we see results and so that’s what is encouraging,” Therrien said.

Their linemate Brandon Prust scored his first goal as a Canadien in the third period. Galchenyuk got an assist on the play.

Patrik Elias, David Clarkson and former Hab Dainius Zubrus scored for the Devils.

You can hear Gallagher talk about scoring his first NHL goal below:

You can hear what  Galchenyuk had to say after the game below:

You can hear Canadiens goaltender Carey Price talk about the two rookies below:

And you can hear what Brandon Prust had to say here:

23 Comments

  1. Keeper64 says:

    As for Kristo, I believe he went back for his 4th year at ND so he could become a UFA, like Justin Shultze in EDM. I’m certain he has no interest in signing with Montreal when he can be on the open market for multiple offers from 29 other teams.

  2. hab fan in leaf jungle says:

    This is TEAM hockey and PK doesn’t know how to play that. PK plays for himself and is obsessed with scoring himself the big contract. Get rid of him and get some prospects or draft picks. T.O. could use some defence and so could Edmonton. Bye Bye PK. Markov’s back and he is the real deal. You’re a pretender not a contender.

    • Steeltown Hab says:

      LOL…hard to believe some people are this lost.
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      Lars, PK, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Emelin – @J_Perez22

      • nunacanadien says:

        Hello this is only game 4, we all know Markov even when he was healthy disappeared later in the year. I guess people forget that about Markov and any russian or euro player. We need players who are there all year and PK has shown he can play all year long.

    • turnonthejets says:

      Markov (34) the long term future at D?

      • nunacanadien says:

        Until he needs an emergency appendictomy and we realize that we can’t play without him. Since when ever is Markov ever healthy? Gainey corrupted him along with Dr. Mulder. Markov the superstar hypochondriac……oh look Markov broke a nail and his confidence went. Geeze the habs need a Dr. Freud after Dr. Mulder makes them all into hypochondriacs……

        • No et al says:

          I believe turnonthejets meant to point out that at 34 years of age, Markov, regardless of how well he plays, can’t be expected to be the future of the Montreal defense corps. In fact, if you look at the current roster (and Hamilton), there are very few young players who have the potential to be Top 4. It’s been said Edmonton needs defense… the Habs need defense. It would be idiotic not to sign PK. He will be instrumental in helping an aging defense transition into a young defnese (with the additions of guys like Beaulieu and Tonordi in a year or two). The bridgeing contract offer is low, however I believe the Habs would only have to come up $300K-$500K per season to sign him. That being said, I wouldn’t be sad to see a longer term deal in the $4.5 mil per season range. I think what additional they pay now would be made up with the savings in years 3, 4, etc.

    • tophab says:

      your an idiot.

  3. ooder says:

    so with the good play of ghallager, what does this mean for danny kristo? this is his fourth year in university so what are the plans with him?
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    • Steeltown Hab says:

      Just drops down the depth chart a little further. Still has Leblanc and Colberg to compete with at RW for the future. Wasn’t impressed he went back to UND and not the NHL.

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      Lars, PK, Galchenyuk, Pac, Emelin – @J_Perez22

    • Stevie.Ray says:

      Well Kristo is lighting it up this year. I expect we sign him (hopefully) once his season is finished, and we bring him into Hamilton next season. Who knows, we could have a Gallagher/Kristo combo as our top two Right Wingers in the future, although they both aren’t very large (atleast Kristo is 5’11”). Anyways it’s a good problem to have

    • Mr. Biter says:

      And depth is a problem? i wonder how LL is going to turn out more thanDK or BGally.

      Mr. Biter
      No Guts No Glory

  4. The Dude says:

    Good win …great play by Gallaghar and Gachenyuk and Prust…Lil DD came through in the end “those picking on him are hockey dunces…The man is making under a million ,wtf did Gionta do tonight for 5 million?” Borque,Markov and Price were very good. This team didn’t miss Kabrele but Subban would bring us into a higher level “and I know higher levels” All in all “happy happy”

    • Steeltown Hab says:

      Desharnais was brutal tonight, theres no other way of putting it, he hasn’t had one good game and if anyone deserves to sit its him.

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      Lars, PK, Galchenyuk, Pac, Emelin – @J_Perez22

      • please specify your complaints. i watched the game. he got no points that i can remember, but i don’t recall him making errors that cost goals or the game. if i missed them, sorry.. just let me know where they occurred in the game and i will go back and have a look.
        thanks.

        Ch EJ

        • No et al says:

          I’m with you Chucking. I have watched DD from the start of the season (I have him in a hockey pool so I have a vested interest). I believe he is playing well. Remember this is considered the Habs’ top line, thus they are playing against other teams top lines or top shut down guys. This obviously means our 2nd and 3rd line play against weaker opposition so getting the job done may be slightly easier for them (if one argues our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lines are similar in strength). I also believe, contrary to what someone posted elsewhere, he is pretty much as fast a Gionta and St. Louis (but perhaps not as sturdy as Gionta).


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