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Habs end losing streak, extend Isles’ skid

Nov 10, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

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Both the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders came into Sunday needing a boost. It was the Habs’ young guns line of Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller that sparked a 4-2 victory, ending their losing streak at four games while extending the Isles’ skid to four itself.

Galchenyuk had a goal and two assists, Gallagher scored two points (one goal, one assist) and Lars Eller found the net for the first time since Oct. 12 and added a couple helpers to power Montreal’s offense.

Each team scored a pair of power-play goals, so it was the Canadiens’ five-on-five play that made the difference. Carey Price went back to .500 on the season (7-7-1) with the win.

As you may remember, Thomas Vanek was unable to play tonight. Will these latest struggles prompt Isles GM Garth Snow to make another move.

  1. steelers88 - Nov 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    What is wrong with the Islanders? It looked like they were ready to take off. They have been a huge dissapointment.

    • bcisleman - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      GA has taken a hit with the injuries to Lubo and Straiter. If you look at the first seven games before those injuries, Isles allowed 2.4 gpg. The last 11 games they have averaged 3.7 GA. Defense should improve when they return.

      Offense is a little harder to understand. Isles averaged 3.2 goals a game before the Moulson trade and only 2.1 after. Part of that is the fall off in PP production w/o Matty as he is one of the NHL’s best at scoring w/ the man advantage.

      Hopefully Lubo, Straiter and Vanek return soon and the D, PP and offense improve.

  2. thehabsnation - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Go Habs Go

  3. 7mantel - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Rangers are contenders Islanders are pretenders !

  4. 7mantel - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Rangers are contenders Islanders are pretenders !

  5. bcisleman - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    It’s amazing the number of Ranger fans who are total trolls. When the season started the Rangers didn’t even look like pretenders. We’ll see who’s pretending in April.

  6. 7mantel - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Lol your a joke !

    • bcisleman - Nov 11, 2013 at 2:33 AM

      LOL Ranger troll like your spelling’s a joke. The definition of a loser troll is someone who needs to make negative comments about another team on an article that has nothing to do with his own team.

  7. muckleflugga - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    and troll is the term employed by anyone thin on will or ability to engage in discourse directed at the subject in hand…

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