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Sharks Come From Behind, Win 3-2

After taking 1-0 and 2-1 leads respectively, the latter into the third period, the San Jose Sharks managed to come from behind in the third period to overtake the Canadiens 3-2. Carey Price made his second start in two games, playing an exceptional game against the high-powered Sharks offense; San Jose managed 40 shots on net.

Linemates Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez scored for the Habs, with Gomez adding an assist. The loss drops Montreal into tenth place in the Eastern Conference with a 30-29-6 record with their trailers each holding games-in-hand. This west coast road trip wraps up this weekend with a game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings and another Sunday against Captain Koivu and the Anaheim Ducks.

Game 63: Canadiens 3 – Sharks 2

Halak tracks the puck...Late again, and on one of the most positive recaps a Habs fan could compile this season. A burst of three first period goals and a stellar performance by Jaro Halak to keep his team in the lead when the Sharks quickly recouped two of those goals in the second lead to the Habs’ fourth win in a row over the mighty San Jose Sharks.

Halak was announced as the winner of the Molson Cup for February given his near-perfect performances in his last five starts though he was stiffed on a place in the NHL Three Stars of the Week, a travesty in my opinion!

Sharks 6 – Canadiens 4

We’re on the playoff stretch and that was more than apparent in tonight’s game. The Sharks struck first as Patrick Marleau beat Carey Price on a 2-on-1. The Habs tied the game only seconds later with a goal from Tomas Plekanec before San Jose took the lead back as Joe Thornton scored after Brian Smolinski accidentally knocked Price down. The Sharks enjoyed a two-man advantage in the middle of the period and Carey Price shut them down repeatedly including several fantastic saves in a sitting position. The Canadiens tied the game on a powerplay shortly after as Ryan O’Byrne put a wrist shot in the Sharks’ net from the point.

Thornton scored again early in the second period to give the Sharks another lead only to have Tomas Plekanec net his second of the game 10 minutes later to tie it up 3-3. A slapshot from the point by Jody Shelly took a strange bounce off of the stick of Carey Price and ended up in the net late in the period to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead.

Jonathon Cheechoo scored early in the third to give San Jose a two-goal lead but Maxim Lapierre cut it back down to a one goal game only seconds later. The Habs fought for that tying goal but Brian Campbell sealed the deal late in the period on the powerplay to put the Sharks up 6-4.

GAME NOTES: Ottawa lost to Anaheim today and Boston got creamed 10-2 by the Capitals. Carey Price stopped 33 of 39 shots; I expect Halak will start against the Coyotes on Thursday.

San Jose Sharks – March 3

After taking over the top spot in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 1993 (remember how that season ended?), the Habs travel to the west coast for a four-game road trip that will begin with a meeting against the Sharks in San Jose, California tonight.

The Sharks are on a bit of a run themselves having won five straight games on the road. They return home tonight for the first time since the middle of February looking to continue that streak.

Montreal goaltending phenom Carey Price will get his fourth straight start for the Canadiens tonight after going 3-0 with a 1.92 GAA since the departure of Cristobal Huet.

Go Habs Go!

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