Therrien: Subban playing ‘inspired hockey for our team’ (Video)

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P.K. Subban played a key role in the Canadiens’ 3-0 victory Saturday over the New York Rangers, picking up assists on all three goals.

He’s definitely playing “inspired hockey for our team,” Coach Michel Therrien said after the game.

“He’s confident. I like his attitude. He wants to learn,” Therrien said. They’ve asked him to be responsible with and without the puck and it’s an aspect of his game that has greatly improved, Therrien said.

When he was asked about his personal performance after the game, Subban turned the focus back on the team.

“We’re playing well as a team. We’re doing some great things out there,” Subban told reporters.

Therrien also dished out praise for goaltender Carey Price who faced 34 shots and earned his third shut-out. “He was phenomenal,” Therrien said. “He was in control. He was square to the puck. He played a great, great game.”

Nathan Beaulieu, the Canadiens’ first-round draft pick in 2011, made his National Hockey League debut and finished the evening with 17:17 minutes of ice time.

“It’s definitely special to get the first one under my belt,” said Beaulieu, 20, who acknowledged feeling a bit nervous early in the game.

Beaulieu’s parents and sister were in attendance for the milestone.

“Nathan played a solid game,” Therrien said. “He made some good passes, kept his game simple and he’s got good vision with the puck, so he’s good with the transition game. And defensively he was not out of place. For a first game, we’re pleased.”

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

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

42 Comments

  1. JuliusHinojosa says:

    I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

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  2. calvee123 says:

    Someone commented on the love in on CBC with Toronto MPL. I completly agree. I live in Alberta, and man I got so sick of hoping the Habs were on CBC out here, they never were, so I bought the RDS package for $10 per month. I love the Habs so it is well worth it even if I don’t understand most of it. Thank god for TSN and TSN 690, or I wouldn’t even get the games when I am at work or traveling to work.

    I had contemplated writing in to the ombudsmun about this, but thought, when ever they do get on the air, the comments about how the team Montreal is playing against are ” well if ———— could just get one here they could get back into the game”. I would think it should be , ” Montreal is playing good, they got to keep the pressure on ————, to win tonight”. Totaly biased toward the other team.

    • habsfan4ever61 says:

      spot on… so tired of CBC bias and always it seems hoping our opponents can come back against our Habs…. RDS all the way…. though it would be nice if a Canadian TV station would actually cheers for a Canadian team not…. anyone but the Habs

      • danp says:

        It isn’t just the CBC – here in the US we occasionally get games on NBC-SP and they are also bad. NHL commentators on the NHL network also appear to be biased against Montreal.

        Surprisingly, some of the most positive coverage comes from play-by-play announcers for the other team! Not NESN (Bruins), of course.

  3. saskhabfan says:

    Good news for halak fans. He is tied for 60th in the league for save percentage at 0.897 with some guy named chris nilstrop. As former poster(well he’s still here just under a different name) man-apart used to say.Halak is a top 3 goalie in the world.

  4. Danno says:

    The Habs are bona fide contenders

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  5. Trisomy 21 says:

    You can tell by the way Subban deflects the questions about him that he’s taking a lot of heat about being selfish. I’m hoping he continues playing great and people stop looking at his every move under the microscope – hahaha ok no seriously but Crosby took a lot of heat for being whiney for his first few years, hopefully this blows over with PK too.

  6. Timo says:

    Watch this – Oilers are going to blow it. Man, that was a lot of wine tonight.

  7. blu3chip says:

    Beaulieu got 17min in his first game, not too shabby :)

    Grapes with Kadri at the end of HNIC… they looked like they have just won the Stanley Cup…

  8. Bill says:

    Can’t tell if “He wants to learns” is a typo or an actual quote, haha.

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  9. Timo says:

    What Therrien is really saying is that PK got along with “Michael Therrien Personal Development Program” and budda-boom, here are the results.

  10. Bill says:

    First star PK Subban!

    Edit: darn it, St. Patrick

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  11. Saintpatrick33 says:

    Anyone have a link to Torts’ post game conference those are always entertaining.


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