Montreal Canadiens Slip Past Devils 3-2

Montreal, Q.C. - The New Jersey Devils took their first real road trip of their 2013-14 campaign as they headed up to the Bell Centre to face the Montreal Canadiens.

Both teams played tight in the first period, with each team taking seven shots and leaving the first scoreless.

In the second, the offenses came to life for both teams. Max Pacioretty scored both of his goals in the second, the first coming at 2:22 and the second just over six minutes later at 8:32.

Sep 23, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais (51) celebrates a left wing Max Pacioretty (67) (not pictured) goal against New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) as defenseman Andy Greene (6) looks on during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Devils retaliated with Michael Ryder’s first goal as a Devil and Adam Larsson’s game tying goal late in the period. It is fitting that Ryder’s first goal was in his previous home. Ryder played the shortened 2013 season with the Canadiens before signing with the Devils this offseason.

The Devils had a slow third period only recording four shots and giving up the game winning goal at 16:08 from a tip-in by Ryan White.

Brodeur played better than his last start, which was not hard to do, stopping 22-of-25 shots he faced.

Other Facts:
Damien Brunner did not play tonight following his two-point game in Brooklyn Saturday night.

Adam Larsson continued to impress his critics this preseason by adding a goal in tonights contest.

1st Star - Max Pacioretty
2nd Star - P.K. Subban
3rd Star - Adam Henrique

Topics: Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, NHL

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