Jets blanked in Montreal

Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Max Pacioretty opened the scoring with under two minutes to play in the first period to make it 1-0 Habs. Emelin picked up a shorthanded goal on a two-on-one opportunity and Plekanec added some insurance on the power play.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 23 of 23 shots on net while Carey Price stopped all 23 of the shots he saw to earn the shut out.

The Jets will have tomorrow to rest before getting back to work at home to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night. That one goes at 7:30 at the MTS Centre.


The energy in the Bell Centre was electric once the puck was dropped. The sound of the massive scoreboard shook the pressbox, it was so loud. You could also see the energy in the players in the first few shifts of the game.

Dustin Byfuglien took the game's first penalty of the night for goaltender interference at 3:31. The Habs fired two shots on Pavelec on the advatage but, no dice on a goal.

Nine minutes into the period, Pavelec drew a goaltender interference minor. The Jets rush started down the ice but there was no whistle until just before the Jets shot the puck past Carey Price.....but the goal was called back and the Jets went to the power play but were stunned that the whistle blew so late on a Canadiens penalty.

some HUGE chances on the other end for the Habs nearing the five minute mark but somehow, the puck never found the back of the net. Pavelec made a couple key saves and a couple despirate ones to keep the game scoreless.

With just under two mnutes to play, Max Pacioretty got the Habs on the board. Yannick Weber took the immediate shot from the point that Pavelec saved but the puck was knocked loose and Pacioretty was there to bank home the rebound. 1-0 Habs.  Shots after 20 minutes were 11-7 Montreal.


The Jets were on the power play early but things didn't go as planned as the Habs struck again, this time short handed at 7:50. Tomas Plekanec raced across the blueline on a 2-on-1 opportunity with Alexei Emelin.
Plekanec sent a cross-ice pass that Pavelec tried to slide over to save, but just missed it. 2-0 Habs.

Just over four minutes later, at 11:28, the Habs went on the power play with Wheeler in the box for roughing. Plekanec found the back of the net earning his second point of the afternoon. Tomas Kaberle and P.K Subban assisted on the Habs third goal of the day. 3-0.

In another attempt to send a spark to his team, Wheeler dropped the gloves with P.K Subban, just under four minutes to play in the middle frame.

The Jets only managed to get eight shots on goal during the second period and could not get themselves on the scoreboard. Habs led 3-0 int he game and 22-15 in shots.


Some decent chances on both ends of the ice but the Jets' scoring woes continued in this game as they just couldn't find the back of the net. Early in the final period, Antti Miettinen had the best chance down low right at the post. With Price down and out, all he had to do is lift the puck up and over his pad into the empty cage but just couldn't get the lift on it.

At the other end, The Habs had a great chance with the wide open net but just the shot went wide on the one time feed and the 3-0 lead stood.

Thats how this one would end after 60 minutes of play as the Jets go home with a 2-2 road-trip outing.
Scoring Summary
1st Period
18:02MTL Max Pacioretty (19) ASST: Yannick Weber (11), Aaron Palushaj (1) 1 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
07:20MTL SHG - Alexei Emelin (2) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (25), Mathieu Darche (5) 2 - 0 MTL
11:28MTL PPG - Tomas Plekanec (11) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (22), P.K. Subban (17) 3 - 0 MTL
3rd Period
Three Stars of the Game
Carey Price
Carey Price
SA: 23TOI: 59:57
GA: 0EV: 19-19
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Tomas Plekanec
Tomas Plekanec
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:46
Alexei Emelin
Alexei Emelin
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 6
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:41
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:31WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Interference on goalkeeper against  Carey Price
09:03MTL Andrei Kostitsyn  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ondrej Pavelec
2nd Period
01:05MTL Mathieu Darche  Interference against  Dustin Byfuglien
05:59MTL Andrei Kostitsyn  Tripping against  Mark Stuart
10:12WPG Blake Wheeler  Roughing against  Josh Gorges
16:05WPG Blake Wheeler  Fighting (maj) against  P.K. Subban
16:05MTL P.K. Subban  Fighting (maj) against  Blake Wheeler
3rd Period
12:25MTL Erik Cole  Too many men/ice - bench
15:03WPG Mark Stuart  Tripping against  Max Pacioretty
17:58MTL Rene Bourque  Tripping against  Toby Enstrom
19:07WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Hooking against  Tomas Plekanec
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/51/4
Faceoff Wins2223
Blocked Shots1812
Penalty Minutes1315
4Z. BogosianD0001024:14
5M. StuartD00-11213:55
6R. HainseyD0002017:41
8A. BurmistrovC00-10017:30
13K. WellwoodC00-11017:19
15T. GlassL0001014:28
16A. LaddL00-13020:45
18B. LittleC00-11020:20
19J. SlaterC0000014:03
20A. MiettinenR0005011:54
21A. GagnonC000108:15
22C. ThorburnR0001010:03
26B. WheelerR00-10717:56
29J. OduyaD00-10013:56
33D. ByfuglienD00-10422:45
39T. EnstromD00-12025:11
46S. MachacekR000407:47
80N. AntropovC00-10017:14
31O. Pavelec2023.87058:35
11S. GomezC0000010:28
14T. PlekanecC1111023:46
17C. CampoliD0001012:36
22T. KaberleD0100014:41
26J. GorgesD0000023:03
27R. BourqueR0000220:37
46A. KostitsynL0003411:23
51D. DesharnaisC0012013:28
52M. DarcheL0112220:14
60A. PalushajR0113012:23
67M. PaciorettyL1013015:38
68Y. WeberD0111013:57
71L. LeblancC0002012:16
72E. ColeL0000016:23
74A. EmelinD1012016:41
75H. GillD0012019:10
76P. SubbanD0110519:52
81L. EllerC0001013:27
31C. Price23231.00059:57