Jack Roslovic racked up two times, Patrik Laine had an objective and also 2 helps and also the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated Montreal 5-1 for their 2nd straight win and also a three-game period move of the Canadiens
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Jack Roslovic racked up two times, Patrik Laine had an objective and also 2 helps and also the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated Montreal 5-1 on Wednesday evening for their 2nd straight win and also a three-game period move of the Canadiens.
Cole Sillinger and also Emil Bemstrom each included an objective and also a help, and also Gus Nyquist and also Jakub Voracek both had 2 helps for Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins quit 20 shots on his 28th birthday celebration to aid lead heaven Jackets over Montreal for the 7th time in 8 house conferences.
Ryan Poehling racked up Montreal’s only objective and also Sam Montembeault quit 26 shots in the Canadiens’ 3rd straight loss.
Columbus jumped on the scoreboard initially after Montembeault bobbled the rebound of Roslovic’s shot, which flowed previous him over the objective line at 8:36 of the initial duration.
Roslovic’s 2nd objective, his 5th in 2 video games, came off the thrill as he glided it under Montembeault’s pad on the handwear cover side at 15:52 of the 2nd.
” Occasionally you obtain the bounces,” Blue Jackets train Brad Larsen claimed. “I make sure their goalkeeper would certainly such as that back. It’s terrific to see (Roslovic) jump on the board for us and also obtain one more pair. With any luck he will certainly maintain riding that for us.”
Laine made it 3-0 1:30 later on with his 5th power-play objective of the period, breaking a 10-game racking up dry spell.
Poehling drew Montreal to within 2 with 1:51 left in the 2nd, dispersing Nick Suzuki’s shot, 8 secs right into a Canadiens power play, for his initial objective considering that Jan. 17.
Sillinger’s deflection at 6:24 of the 3rd made it 4-1. The second help from Nick Blankenburg noted his initial NHL factor in his organization launching.
” There was a feeling of alleviation when I saw it enter,” Blankenburg claimed. “I’m type of muddle-headed of words. It’s a youth desire to play your initial video game in the NHL, not to mention obtain your initial factor.”
Bemstrom racked up at 17:38 to make it 5-1.
” I make sure I’ll locate some favorable points, yet now we do not really feel great regarding the video game due to the outcome,” Canadiens train Martin St. Louis claimed. “I understand our initiative was not where it required to be. I make sure there will certainly be some positives there, yet I’m unsure what they are yet.”
WELCOME TO THE PROS
Along with Blankenburg, the video game likewise noted the NHL launching of his College of Michigan colleague, Blue Jackets first-round choice Kent Johnson. Johnson, the 5th total selection in the 2021 draft, authorized a three-year beginning offer after the Wolverines were removed by ultimate champ Denver. Blankenburg authorized a 1 year, beginning agreement for the rest of the 2021-22 period.
Laine wore for the 100th video game of his Blue Coats job, while Zach Werenski played in his 400th NHL video game, all for Columbus.
Nick Suzuki’s help on Poehling’s objective was his team-leading 37th of the period, and also expanded his factor and also help touch to 4 video games.
Previous Blue Coat Josh Anderson played his initial video game at Nationwide Field considering that being traded to the Canadiens in 2020. Making his return to Columbus was David Savard, that invested components of 10 periods with the Blue Jackets prior to being traded to Tampa bay Bay in 2021, where he won a Stanley Mug. He authorized a four-year manage Montreal in the summer season of 2021.
The Canadiens second-period power-play objective was its first of all Columbus considering that March 12, 2018.
Canadiens: Host New York City Islanders on Friday evening.
Blue Jackets: Check Out Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
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