The Montreal Canadiens tried to collect at least a point in their 12th game in a row, however they simply got beaten by the New York Islanders at Naussau Coliseum in a win they very much deserved.
The Habs amassed at least a point in their last 11 games, but their loss against the Islanders training ended the streak. Tomas Plenakec opened the scoring in the first period, however the Islanders rallied back in the secon period with goals from Matt Moulson, Matt Martin, and Michael Grabner to gain the lead. But never said die, as P.K. Subban scores on the power play and then Captain Brian Gionta scored to tie the game 3-3 in the third period. Gionta scored the 20,000th goal in Montreal Canadians history, the most goals score for one franchise. But the Islanders spoiled the party with two quick goals from John Tavares and Radek Martinek to take a 5-3 lead.
Michel Therrien was not happy after the game. “The indiscipline. What indiscipline,” he said to reporters during his press conference. The Canadiens face the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night in Raleigh, who are without their star goaltender Cam Ward for the next six weeks.