St-Louis impressed by Tierney's intelligence

St-Louis impressed with Tierney's intelligence


Chris Tierney may have scored on one of his first appearances in his new uniform, but that's not what his head coach remembered from this baptism with the Canadiens.

“I was much more impressed with the way he handled the puck. When a player understands where his teammates are on the ice, even if he has just arrived, it shows his intelligence. »

– Martin St-Louis

Tierney did not arrive in the Canadian environment as a complete stranger. In the locker room of his new team, he found Josh Anderson and Christian Dvorak, two teammates from the London Knights era, and Evgenii Dadonov, whom he rubbed shoulders with with the Ottawa Senators.

“Over the years, we have become good friends. I was happy to see him join our team. He made a lot of good plays and he was rewarded with a big goal. It gave momentum to our team. »

– Josh Anderson

Rarely this season, we saw the Canadiens players control a game so obviously. 

“We were ready to play this game. Everyone contributed, all the lines played well. We applied good pressure and it made the difference. »

– Rafaël Harvey-Pinard

The massive attack also gave a good dose of momentum to the Canadian. In addition to scoring a goal, she buzzed relentlessly in the enemy zone. 

“Our power play was a reflection of our even strength play. We have been equally good in both facets of the game. Lately, we have spent a lot of time working on this aspect and it shows. »

– Martin St-Louis