Guillaume Latendresse wasn’t happy with the way he started his preseason, but he made up for it in a big way on Friday night at the Bell Centre, The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes. Latendresse scored a goal and an assist, but he also helped set up the winning goal by Matt D’Agostini in overtime as the Habs downed the Islanders 3-2.
“I played that game (against Pittsburgh) in my head before it happened,” Latendresse said. “I was very nervous. Tonight, I was relaxed and I played my game.”
D’Agostini, who scored a pair on the night, was quick to share the credit for his success, saying he was just “in the right place at the right time.”
Carey Price stopped 22 of 24 shots and head coach Guy Carbonneau said he looked more comfortable than he did in his first start when he gave up three goals in 30 minutes.
“Guys are more relaxed when they know they’re playing 60 minutes,” Carbonneau said. “If they give up an early goal, they know they’ll get another chance.”