RALEIGH — The Canadiens’ earn streak finished at three as they dropped a 6-2 final decision to the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Thursday.
Through warmup, the crew introduced that forward Kirby Dach would not facial area the Hurricanes owing to a non-COVID-19 linked ailment.
This modify opened a location for forward Rem Pitlick to return to the lineup.
Samuel Montembeault got the begin in web.
The Hurricanes honored retired NHLer and Stanley Cup champion Cam Ward with an induction into their Corridor of Fame. Ward led Carolina to their sole championship in 2006.
It only took the Canadiens 3:24 to get on the board. The engage in began at the Canadiens finish, when Jesse Ylönen chipped the puck alongside the boards to Pitlick, who sped as a result of the neutral zone before dishing it above to Michael Pezzetta. The latter’s original shot was blocked by Antti Raanta, but the Italian King sent a floating rebound past the goaltender to give the Habs the guide.
Movie: MTL@Car or truck: Pezzetta picks up his own rebound to score
The Canes evened the score about 9 minutes afterwards when previous Hab Jesperi Kotkaniemi bested Montembeault.
The household aspect then grabbed the guide with a goal from Seth Jarvis.
Head mentor Martin St-Louis’ adult males retreated to the locker area down 2-1 right after 20 minutes. Shots have been 17 to eight in favor of the Hurricanes.
Carolina held the direct for considerably of the middle stanza until forward Rafaël Harvey-Pinard capitalized on a energy enjoy with 4:59 still left in the 2nd.
With Andrei Svechnikov serving a insignificant penalty for cross-examining defenseman Justin Barron, the Canadiens man-gain acquired to function. As he neared the back of Raanta’s net, ahead Mike Hoffman, who ended up notching his sixth point in his very last 5 games, dished the puck around to Harvey-Pinard. The 24-year-old unleashed a 1-timer to tie issues up at two apiece just after 40 minutes of enjoy. Forward Joel Armia registered the secondary guide, extending his stage streak to four video games (1 G, 4 A).
Video clip: MTL@Car: Harvey-Pinard tallies a PPG to tie the recreation
Head mentor Rod Brind’Amour’s squad ongoing to direct in pictures with 29 compared to the Canadiens’ 16.
Again to work in the 3rd, the Hurricanes squandered no time in setting up a a few-target guide around the Habs only 5 minutes into the ultimate frame. Sebastian Aho, Jarvis and Jordan Staal brought the score to 5-2.
Sadly, the Canadiens have been unable to get over the deficit. Jarvis done the hat trick with 20 seconds still left in the game.
Montembeault designed 35 will save.
The staff is back in action on Saturday to just take on the Maple Leafs in Toronto at 7:00 p.m. ET.