The Canadiens destroy the Blue Jackets at the Bell Center

Canadians destroy Blue Jackets at Bell Center


Montreal Canadiens fans at the Bell Center got their money's worth on Saturday night, as they watched their favorites make short work of the Columbus Blue Jackets and win 8-2 .

No fewer than four players scored three or more points, including Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, who was the hero of the game with a hat trick. 

Nick Suzuki was no slouch with four points, a personal high for a game. Author of 10 points in his last four games, the CH captain equaled his record of 61 points over the whole season.

After the opening of the score by the Jackets after only 92 seconds, Mike Hoffman replied for the Canadian. Despite a full visor due to A.J. Greer earlier this week, the sniper hit the target with an excellent shot. He added two assists to his profile.

Brendan Gallagher had a good game with a goal and an assist. His net, scored between those of Harvey-Pinard in the second period, was his first since January 3. Alex Belzile and Jesse Ylönen completed the scoring.

In front of the goal, Samuel Montembeault yielded twice in the first period before closing the door to the Blue Jackets. He ended his night's work with 20 saves.

The Canadiens will return to the road to take on the Buffalo Sabers on Monday.