How about those Habs?
Thursday’s 2-1 win over Boston at the Bell Centre improved the Canadiens’ record to 8-0-1 in their last nine games, earning 17 of a possible 18 points to move into first place in the Atlantic Division with an 18-9-3 record, one point ahead of the Bruins (18-8-2).
After playing three games in four nights – all wins – coach Michel Therrien gave his players the day off Friday as they prepare to face the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
“I’m proud of my players,” Therrien told reporters after Thursday’s game. “Even if we had a slow start, we adjusted well in the second period. My players emptied the tank and they were rewarded.”
Carey Price made 32 saves to record his sixth straight win Thursday night and has now allowed two or less goals in nine consecutive games, lowering his goals-against average to 1.95 and improving his save percentage to .938. He ranks sixth in the NHL in goals-against average and second in save percentage.
“There’s a lot of character in this room and we all know we have a lot more to give,” Max Pacioretty, who scored against the Bruins and now has nine goals in his last nine games, told reporters after the game. “Certain guys are stepping up, like Carey tonight.”
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