A result that hurts the Canadian

A result that hurts the Canadian


Montreal Canadiens fans dreaming of Connor Bedard would have hoped for a different outcome at Friday's game between the Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks. 

< p>The Panthers rallied from a two-goal deficit to win 4-3 in overtime. Defenseman Brandon Montour played the heroes. 

This is a doubly disappointing result for the CH, which holds the first-round pick of the Florida team and which rivals the “Hawks” in the cellar of the National Hockey League for the best odds for the draft lottery.

The CH have eight points more than the Blackhawks, with 17 games to go on the schedule.

Despite their three consecutive wins, Paul Maurice's men are still outside the playoff portrait in the 'East. They are two points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins, despite having played two more games.

Matthew Tkachuk was an integral part of the hosts' comeback in this showdown. FLA Live Arena. He teamed up with Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart and Eetu Luostarinen in the second period to make it 3-2.

Rookie Cole Guttman, however, forced overtime by jumping on a loose puck with 45 seconds left in the third period. Caleb Jones and Boris Katchouk had previously threaded the needle for Luke Richardson's squad.

In overtime, Montour hit a bouncing puck through Petr Mrazek's pads to give his side the win.

The Czech veteran still stood out with 39 saves in the loss.