I understand if you thought that this meant the first time they were above.500 ever, but actually, this just meant for the first time this season.They made the playoffs past year and even won a series, but it's nice to see that our measure of success for the Isles is still a very low bar.
He broke a record previously held by Mike Komisarek for most amount of games without a goal since making their debut for the Canadiens.
The Bell Centre erupted in a deafening roar when defenseman Victor Mete scored his first National Hockey League goal in his 127th game - the longest goal drought to start a career in Canadiens history.
As Weber alluded to it, Mete wasn't the only Hab to remove the donut from the goals column on his stats sheet, as rookie Nick Suzuki padded Montreal's lead in the final minute of the opening frame to make it 3-0 for the home squad. "Definitely a special night for him". "I was excited and I hope we can both score some more goals". "It's exciting for him".
Mete's goal was the first of three for Montreal in a 4:46 span last in the first period.
"Hopefully. I like my steak medium rare", he cracked. We've got to figure it out. "He's buying for sure".
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Can the Wild continue their dominance of the Canadiens as they have won the last nine meetings and outscored the Canadiens by a 36-10 margin in those contests.
Alex Stalock stopped 29 shots for the Wild, who have one victory in seven games this season (1-6-0).
As their goal differential reflects, the team has struggled to produce offence while surrendering goals in bunches early in the season. "It's like they score one goal and all of a sudden we decide let's just give them two more and then we'll start playing again", Zucker explained.
NOTES: The Canadiens beat Minnesota for the first time since November 8, 2014, snapping a streak of nine losses.
Suzuki scored with 37 seconds remaining in the period.
After an uneventful second period, Brendan Gallagher put a fourth past Stalock at 12:40 of the third by intercepting an ill-advised pass from Matt Dumba in the offensive zone.