Slafkovský scores 1st career NHL goal as Canadiens rout Coyotes


Top draft decide Juraj Slafkovský scored his first career NHL goal and the Canadiens used a three-goal first interval to cruise to a 6-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday in Montreal.

Josh Anderson, Cole Caufield and Brendan Gallagher gave Montreal the early cushion.

Nick Suzuki notched a penalty shot marker and Sean Monahan added an empty-netter. Jake Allen made 25 saves within the win.

The Canadiens (3-2-0) improved to 3-0 at dwelling on the season with the victory.

J.J. Moser and Travis Boyd scored for Arizona. Lawson Crouse added two assists.

In his first begin with the Coyotes (1-3-0), Connor Ingram stopped 24 of the 29 photographs he confronted.

Anderson acquired the Habs began 1:58 into the opening interval as he scored on a rebound from a Jonathan Drouin shot that hit the publish.

Just over two minutes later, Montreal doubled its benefit when Crouse gave up a pricey turnover to Caufield within the slot the place his shot bounced previous Ingram and into the online.

Gallagher tried his luck on a two-on-one and beat Ingram glove facet to open his 2022-23 account on the Canadiens’ fourth shot of the sport at 7:17 to make it 3-0.

Slafkovský notched his first NHL goal 8:17 into the second interval when he intercepted the puck and beat Ingram with a wrist shot from the highest of the left faceoff circle. The Bell Centre crowd gave the primary general decide a standing ovation as the PA announcer referred to as his title. Canadiens followers saved going, chanting Slafkovský’s title following the goal.

Suzuki was given a penalty shot when he was tripped by Juuso Valimaki whereas Montreal was short-handed. The captain took all of the house he wanted then lobbed the puck over Ingram to extend the Habs’ result in 5-0 at 18:27 within the second interval.

The Coyotes ruined Allen’s shutout bid with two fast targets within the third interval. Crouse despatched the puck to Moser who fired a one-timer atop the left faceoff circle to lastly break the ice at 6:21.

Crouse then fed Boyd who gave Arizona its second goal at 8:18.

With beneath 4 minutes remaining, Monahan scored an empty-net goal to shut it out.


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