MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Claude Julien said it looked like Tomas Plekanec “drank from the fountain of youth” before playing in his 1 Xavier Ouellet Jersey Womens
,000th game Monday night.Plekanec scored in his milestone game, and Jonathan Drouin added two goals to lead Montreal to a 7-3 victory over the winless Detroit Red Wings.Julien was also behind the bench for Plekanec’s very first NHL game in 2003.“He was really skating well, he had lots of energy,” said Julien, who also coached Plekanec in his first NHL game in 2003. “You could see he was excited to play his 1,000th game and he wanted it to be a good memory for him. … I was fortunate to coach him in his first year and I’m fortunate enough to still be around him for his 1,000th game. It’s a privilege.”Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher, Charles Hudon and Paul Byron also scored for the Canadiens. With Carey Price still out with the flu, backup goalie Antti Niemi stopped 25 shots for his second consecutive victory.The 35-year-old Plekanec became the 324th player in NHL history, and the 13th active NHLer, to reach the 1 TJ Brodie Jersey
,000-game plateau. The Czech native is the 12th Canadiens player to reach that milestone, joining an elite group that includes Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard and Larry Robinson.The crowd showed their appreciation with a standing ovation in the first period.“It was special,” Plekanec said of the ovation. “I’ve been here for so long and I know the crowd is unbelievable here and I love to play here at the Bell Centre and they showed it again tonight.“It was awesome of course. It feels great. I would never dream of something like that when I started here. It was a hell of a ride.”Plekanec became only the fourth Canadiens player to score in his 1,000th game.Andreas Athanasiou had two goals and Thomas Vanek also scored for the rebuilding Wings, who are winless through six games (0-4-2) for their worst start in franchise history. Jimmy Howard gave up five goals on 20 shots before being replaced by Jonathan Bernier in the second period. Bernier finished with 13 saves.The Red Wings, who were coming off an 8-2 loss to Boston, have now allowed an NHL-worst 29 goals over six games.“We can’t just fall apart like that and start running around with our heads off,” Detroit veteran Niklas Kronwall said. “We have to show some pride. Enough is enough. We’re not even giving ourselves a chance right now.”After Drouin opened the scoring for Montreal on a penalty shot at 7:13 of the first, Plekanec made it 2-0 by shooting a puck on goal that Filip Hronek deflected past his own goalie at 16:56.It was Plekanec’s 233rd NHL goal, all with the Canadiens.“We won this game for him,” Canadiens forward Max Domi said. “We have so much respect for Pleky as a player and as a person. We’re all so happy for him. He deserves every bit of credit he gets. It’s cool to be a part of. Hopefully he plays 1 Womens Travis Hamonic Jersey
,000 more.”Gallagher got his third of the season at 3:52 of the second on a nice pass from Tatar. Hudon made it 5-1 less than a minute later.Drouin, on the power play, scored his second of the game with just over 4 minutes remaining in the period as he shovelled a loose puck past a sprawled-out Bernier.Athanasiou pulled the Red Wings to 6-2 at 7:30 and Vanek caught Niemi looking the wrong way on a wraparound at 10:11 for his first point of the season.Byron added Montreal’s seventh goal of the game with 1:49 remaining.NOTES: Like Price, Andrew Shaw was sidelined with the flu. … Montreal has won six straight against Detroit dating back to March 2017.UP NEXTRed Wings: At Tampa Bay on Thursday night.Canadiens: Host St. Louis on Wednesday night. DALLAS (AP) Alexander Radulov sent a sigh of relief through the arena on Tuesday night.Radulov scored 40 seconds into overtime as the Dallas Stars beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 to end an eight-game winless streak.On a two-man breakaway, Tyler Seguin passed from the right side across to Radulov, who beat Philadelphia goalie Petr Mrazek for the game-winner.”I was going in shooting the whole time,” said Seguin, whot got his 500th career point on the play. ”but when I knew it was Radulov and the goalie was probably all over me. I knew he wasn’t going to miss that.”The Stars were 0-6-2 during their longest stretch without a win since moving to Dallas in 1993. With five games left, the Stars are five points out of the Western Conference’s final playoff berth.Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock felt the reaction.”For everybody it’s relief, and now you can move forward,” he said. ”We can’t live on frenetic effort every shift with no structure. … Today didn’t have much structure in it.”Seguin had two assists and Radulov had one. Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 shots to end a personal seven-game winless streak.”It wasn’t a pretty one today, but Kari had some huge saves Florida Panthers Hoodies Womens
, you know,” Radulov said. ”The guys blocked shots, and at some point we had luck too.”Philadelphia extended its points streak to six games (3-0-3) and remained two points ahead of New Jersey for the Eastern Conference’s top wild card.”We don’t like the way we gave up the second point, which we do too much in OT,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. ”Sometimes when you try to do too much 3-on-3 things like that happen.”Radek Faksa had the game’s first goal just past midway into the first period for Dallas and Brett Ritchie tied it 2-2 on the power play midway through the second.In between, Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov scored for Philadelphia, with Shayne Gostisbehere assisting on both goals. For 38 minutes after that, Lehtonen gave up nothing.”Things have been tough and now we just kept going and get rewarded at the end, so it was sweet,” Lehtonen said. ”The fun part was that they were getting shots and I was able to keep making the saves. It goes to focus on the next shift and believe that we are gonna get that one or two chances, able to score a goal.”Mrazek made 20 saves for the Flyers.Until Radulov scored, there wasn’t much indication that Dallas could win.”We had five people for 2 1/2 periods staring at the puck and all moving towards the puck http://www.officialhurricanes.com/au...chnikov-jersey
, trying to help,” Hitchcock said. ”It’s a little bit like kids’ soccer.”Faksa scored with 9:10 remaining in the first. Antoine Roussel’s shot from above the left faceoff circle went wide left, bouncing off the boards and out to Faksa at the right of the net. He put in a backhand off Mrazek’s left skate as the goalie scrambled to get back to that side.Konecny tied it with 3:09 left in the opening period with a wrist shot from just inside the right circle that went under the crossbar.Dallas had seven of the first eight shots on goal, but Philadelphia outshot the Stars 10-3 for the remainder of the first period.The Flyers took the lead just 2:03 into the second. Wayne Simmonds passed to Provorov in the slot. Before he fell to the ice, Provorov put a wrist shot inside the left goalpost.It took the Stars just 19 seconds into their first power play of the second to tie it. Standing just to the left of the net, Ritchie tipped in Radulov’s shot from the right circle.NOTES: Konecny has 17 of his 23 goals in the last 31 games. … Claude Giroux’s assist on Konecny’s goal was his eighth in the last four games and 66th of the season. … Radulov reached 40 assists for the first time in his career. … Before Ritchie’s goal, Philadelphia had killed 12 of 13 penalties over six-plus games.UP NEXTFlyers: Finish a three-game trip on Wednesday at Colorado.Stars: Visit Minnesota on Thursday before returning for the home finale on Saturday vs. the Wild.