“One game does not make a career” – Rafaël Harvey-PInard

&ldash; Rafaël Harvey-PInard


Rafaël Harvey-Pinard had the game of his young NHL career with two goals, an assist and the title of the game's first star. But after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Red Wings, Harvey-Pinard kept both feet on the ground.

“One game doesn't make a career in the NHL. I have to keep working hard. I repeat, but you should never be too high or too low. I would have smiled more after a victory. You can't celebrate after a setback. I raised my stick, it was a beautiful feeling and a beautiful honor. I'm fulfilling a childhood dream of getting the first star, but when you lose, you can't enjoy it so much.”

– Rafaël Harvey-Pinard

Martin St-Louis trusted Harvey-Pinard for the start of overtime on a four-on-three power play. Number 49 came very close to scoring the winning goal after a pass from Mike Hoffman. 

“I have the chance to play big minutes, I have to take advantage of it. Yes, I was thinking about scoring to offer the victory. I believed it, but the goalkeeper made a good save. I should have thrown higher, but it happens quickly. ” 

– Rafaël Harvey -Pinard

Martin St-Louis offered a good description of the work of his fourth trio (Michael Pezzetta, Alex Belzile and RHP) saying that they did not know only one bad presence in this game against the Wings. The head coach logically had good words for Harvey-Pinard. 

“I'm getting to know him a lot. I have heard a lot about him. I saw him a bit last year. I saw him at training camp. There I have another sample of him. I'm beginning to understand the nice things I've been told about him. Guys deserve everything that happens to them. They are there every day. ”

– Martin St-Louis

Kirby Dach got into a fight, which he won easily, with Andrew Copp early in the second period. The Wings didn't like a hit by Dach against Michael Rasmussen in the initial period. St-Louis didn't mind seeing his center demonstrate an underrated aspect of his game.

“I liked that. The only negative point is that we fell to nine attackers because at that time Dvorak was not available. But I liked it. ”

– Martin St-Louis