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Panthers Wrap-Up: Canadiens 4, Panthers 1

Boyes nets team-leading 19th of season as Cats fire 37 on Price but fall to Canadiens.

Saturday, 03.29.2014 / 10:40 PM / Wrap Up
By FloridaPanthers.com Staff
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Panthers Wrap-Up: Canadiens 4, Panthers 1
Boyes nets team-leading 19th of season as Cats fire 37 on Price but fall to Canadiens.
Sat
3/29/2014
1-4
1 2 3 OT T
Panthers 0 1 0 0 1
Canadiens 2 1 1 0 4
FLA - B. Boyes (19)
MTL - T. Vanek (27), M. Pacioretty (34), M. Pacioretty (35), EN - D. Desharnais (15)
  
   

SUNRISE —  (NHL.com) - The Montreal Canadiens' top line and their gold medal-winning goaltender were too much for the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Max Pacioretty scored twice, and Thomas Vanek and David Desharnais each had a goal and an assist to lead the surging Canadiens to a 4-1 victory at BB&T Center. It was Montreal's fifth consecutive victory and eighth in nine games..

FULL RECAP
 
"We generated a lot of shots, lot of chances but they sat back in the third and let us come at them. We tried to generate things but the lack of scoring really hurt us."

- Panthers forward Brad Boyes.
 
1. Vanek At The Disco: With the score tied at zero midway through the first period, the Habs’ deadline pickup from Long Island, Thomas Vanek, got the rouge, blanc et bleu (Google Translate it) on the board by firing home a loose puck after Panthers goaltender Dan Ellis made the initial stop. Coming down on a one-on-one, Vanek hammered a shot from the slot that managed to trickle through Ellis’ legs and settle perfectly in the crease for Vanek to tap home.

2. Mighty Max
: The Canadiens  executed a pair of pretty tic-tac-toe passing plays that resulted in goals. In both instances it was Max Pacioretty on the finishing end of the sequence. The two goals were the American forward’s 34th and 35th of the season. With the goals, Pacioretty became the first Canadien to reach the 35-goal plateau since Eric Cole accomplished the feat during the 2011-12 season.

3. All But Where It Counts: While the 4-1 score would indicate otherwise, the Panthers actually generated the majority of the game’s scoring chances. The Cats outshot the Canadiens 37-19 but could not solve Carey Price more than once as Brad Boyes netted his 19th of the season.
 
Memorable twitter posts from the game.

@SamousRulez: #ComebackCats #FlaPanthers Keep pushing them.

@MIAFAN25:
Can we get some IHOP up in here? GO PANTHERS #FlaPanthers

 
Memorable fan posts from the game.

Christopher Barrell: The Panthers have some young players, and a bright future!

Rich Bedford: Upshall and Boyes showed up.
 

3. Max Pacioretty led all players with three points, scoring two goals and one assist, extending his goal streak to three games (4-1-5) with two goals in the game.

5. With five shots, Dmitry Kulikov led all Cats defensemen in shots, and tied for the team lead with Sean Bergenheim..

19. With his goal tonight, Brad Boyes stretched his team leading total to 19 on the year.

27:28. Kulikov led all players from both teams tonight in TOI playing almost half of the entire game.

60. Center Scott Gomez won 60% of his draws (9/15).

 
Max Pacioretty
Recorded points on the Canadien's last three goals, scoring his team-leading 34th and 35th of the season before assisting on the empty netter.

2 Goals, 1 Assist, 3 Points, +3, 5 Shots, 18:59 TOI
 
 
The Panthers hit the road for their final road trip of the season, facing the Devils and Islanders on back-to-back nights. The Cats will first look to take the season series against the Devils Monday night after earning three out of a possible four points in the first two games (1-0-1). New Jersey (31-29-14) fell 2-1 in the shootout to the Islanders. Ageless one Jaromir Jagr leads the team with 60 points (23-37-60) and Patrik Elias has 51 points (17-34-51) in 59 games.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 47 16 13 -2 29
A. Ekblad 47 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 44 9 17 0 26
J. Jokinen 46 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 45 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 36 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 36 5 10 -6 15
B. Campbell 47 3 12 0 15
D. Kulikov 42 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 12 8 .920 2.41
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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