The Montreal Canadiens fought hard against the New York Rangers, but suffered a 4-3 shootout loss on Thursday at the Bell Centre.
< p> The Habs came close to ending the debate in overtime, taking advantage in particular of a numerical superiority. Igor Shesterkin, however, forced a penalty shootout.
Mika Zibanejad was the only scorer in the shootout. Just before, Nick Suzuki missed his shot for the first time in six occasions this season.
Kaiden Guhle opened the scoring after just 35 seconds of action on his return to the game. is then made an accomplice of Alex Belzile, author of a goal in a third consecutive game.
Josh Anderson also hit the target for the Habs. He completed a two-on-one run initiated by Chris Tierney, shorthanded.
The Rangers responded in the first period through Quebecer Alexis Lafrenière. Patrick Kane stole the show in the middle period by scoring his first goal with the Blueshirts, in addition to collecting an assist on the goal of Jacob Trouba.
In addition, in addition to Lafrenière, seven Canadian players who were in uniform are natives of the Belle Province. Between the posts, the Bécancourois Samuel Montembeault repelled 30 shots.
The CH will receive the visit of another power of the Metropolitan section, the New Jersey Devils, on Saturday.