Cristobal Huet, a Forum ghost on his mask now partially covered by the Capitals logo, is ready for action against New Jersey.
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It’s nice when good things happen to good guys.
Former Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet, traded Tuesday to the Washington Capitals, earned an 18-save shutout tonight – the 16th of his career and third this season – in his debut with his new team, a 4-0 decision over the New Jersey Devils.
Huet’s performance surely didn’t hurt the Canadiens, who beat Buffalo 6-2 Friday night. Montreal faces New Jersey Saturday at the Bell Centre, and with a victory will pass the Devils for the Eastern Conference lead. An action photo of Huet is below.
Cristobal Huet, in his first game with the Washington Capitals – and still wearing his Canadiens-colour equipment – stones New Jersey Devils’ Zach Parisé en route to a 4-0 shutout tonight.
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