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Gomez scores winning power play goal for Habs

After finally winning shootout game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, Montreal traveled to Long Island looking to extend their win streak. The New York Islanders on the other hand were looking to end that streak as they wanted to stay ahead of the Habs in the standings.

Nokelainen stuns everyone

After escaping Saturday’s afternoon game with a win, Montreal returned home to face the New York Islanders. Although the Islanders are the second to worst team in the Eastern conference, the Habs had to be weary as the last time these two teams met it ended in a loss.

Habs fall into Islanders trap

After playing nearly a perfect game against the Hurricanes Tuesday night, Montreal traveled to Long Island looking to continue their momentum. This was a game to be weary of however, as the New York Islanders are one of those teams that can catch you off guard if you take them lightly. The first period was fairly even, with both teams benefiting from two power plays that neither team scored on. The most significant part of the first came when Evgeni Nabokov slid across his crease to stop a heavy shot from Yannick Weber.

A penalty filled affair

The Habs entered the big apple Saturday night looking to extend their win streak while working their way back up the standings. A win for the Habs on this night was not in the cards as the game was clearly dictated by an abundance of penalties. It all started early in the first when Max Paciorrety got called for boarding on 1:24 in. With the referee’s arm up and his team with possession of the puck, Henrik Lundqvist skated to his bench in exchange for an extra attacker. The Rangers worked the puck into the Habs zone but they lost control of it and it made its way back out.