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, opening up a two-game road trip against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night at the Prudential Center.The Canadiens (11-6-4) have little interest in Thursday’s holiday and day off, but instead itch to get back on the ice in New Jersey after blowing a two-goal lead and losing their last game, a 5-4 overtime defeat on home ice to the Washington Capitals on Monday.Montreal scored three straight goals to open the second period and secure that lead on Monday before falling flat the rest of the way and failing to extend their win streak to three games. Goaltender Carey Price made 29 saves, including a spectacular stop on Washington’s Alex Ovechkin in the final seconds of regulation, earning the praise of his teammates and the respect from Ovechkin, who applauded Price after the play.Article continues below ...“Carey got us a point (Monday) night,” Canadiens forward Tomas Tatar told the Montreal Gazette.While the loss was frustrating, it did not put a damper on Montreal’s strong first quarter of the season. After finishing 28th overall in the NHL last season, the Canadiens are fifth overall in the Eastern Conference through 21 games and lead the league in goals scored 5-on-5.“We went through what we went through last year and no one here wants that again,” said Canadiens alternate captain Brendan Gallagher. “From day one we’ve created a culture here this season that’s about hard work, doing the right things. And everyone is buying in.”Canadiens forward Max Domi leads the team with 25 points, and his ten goals already exceed his total from each of the previous two seasons. He brings a ten-game point-scoring streak into Wednesday’s game. Rookie center Jesperi Kotkaniemi is tied for second in scoring among NHL rookies with 12 points.One area of concern for the Canadiens is the team’s overall health. Team captain Shea Weber has yet to play a game following offseason surgery, while forwards Joel Armia and Paul Byron remain on injured reserve. And now defenseman Noah Juulsen is sidelined indefinitely with facial fractures suffered while blocking a shot against the Capitals.To take Juulsen’s roster spot Jeff Carter Jersey
, the Canadiens recalled forward Michael Chaput from the minor leagues on Tuesday.The struggling Devils (8-9-2), who are tied for last place with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the East, received better news on the injury front Wednesday. Top-line center Nico Hischier practiced in his normal spot between Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri and is expected to return to the lineup after missing four games with a thumb injury.“Sitting up there (in the press box) is tough,” Hischier told reporters after practice. “When the team is playing well, it’s great, you’re having fun up there, too. But when it’s not going well, you want to help.”The Devils won the first two games Hischier sat out, but lost the two most recent games, including Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Carolina. New Jersey scored just three goals in its last two games.“He’s a big part of our team,” Hall said of Hischier, who has 12 points in 15 games. “He’s our top line center. Hopefully, he’s ready and healthy to go http://www.officialkings.com/authentic-adidas-jonathan-quick-jersey
, maybe even a bit more energized after seeing some games off.”Devils center Brian Boyle and defenseman Sami Vatanen both remain on injured reserve and will not play against the Canadiens. However, both skated on Tuesday and inch closer to returning to practice.In their absence, the Devils need other players to step up and produce. The team desperately needs more production from defenseman Will Butcher, who has only one goal and seven points; forward Marcus Johansson, who sits on two goals and five points; and wingers Miles Wood and Stefan Noesen, who have combined for two goals.“We are at our best when everyone is contributing,” said Devils forward Blake Coleman.Last season, the Devils took five of a possible six points in three head-to-head meetings with the Canadiens. New Jersey scored four of its nine goals in the season series — three power play, one short-handed — on special teams and limited Montreal to only seven goals total. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist was concerned about more than just hockey after he sustained serious facial injuries on an illegal hit by Tom Wilson in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Sept. 30.Sundqvist made a statement in his third game since getting back in the lineup by scoring two rare goals to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Thursday night.The 24-year-old center from Sweden didn’t think he would return to action this soon.“I’m happy to be able to be back and mostly happy that my head is completely fine,” Sundqvist said.Vladimir Tarasenko, Tyler Bozak and Colton Parayko also scored for the Blues. Jake Allen stopped 31 shots for his first win against Vegas after going 0-0-2 last season.“We’re just connected more as a group,” Allen said after the Blues won consecutive games for the first time this season. “Before we had spurts, but spurts aren’t good enough in this league.”Sundqvist’s second goal of the game — and the season — put the Blues ahead to stay 6:29 into the second period on a pass from Robert Thomas. Sundqvist entered with just two goals in 72 NHL games.Blues coach Mike Yeo wasn’t surprised by his performance.“We’ve seen that upside Nate Thompson Jersey
,” Yeo said. “I don’t know that we’re going to expect him to score two goals every single game he plays this year. He’s moving better. He’s playing with more confidence.”Parayko added some insurance when he rifled a one-timer from Ryan O’Reilly past Marc-Andre Fleury for his third of the season 14:51 into the second to make it 4-2.Fleury allowed five goals, matching a season high, on 26 shots and fell to 5-5-1. He also gave up five goals on Oct. 4 versus Philadelphia.“Usually when you give up five goals you say your goaltending wasn’t good,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “Well that wasn’t the case at all. They could have had 10 goals.”Vegas cut its deficit to 4-3 when Alex Tuch scored his third of the season on a power play from point-blank range 8:02 into the third. Bozak responded with his third goal 3:45 later.“I thought on our end we got a little lackadaisical,” Tuch said. “We gave them too many opportunities, too many chances, and that’s what happens.”Tarasenko got his team-leading sixth goal when he used his backhand to push Bozak’s deflected shot into the wide-open near side of the net to give St. Louis a 2-1 edge 3:11 into the second.Erik Haula tied it only 23 seconds later with his second of the season as his shot from the point trickled through Allen’s pads.Pierre-Edouard Bellemare made it 1-all at 6:29 when he beat Allen from in front after the Blues failed to clear the puck from behind the net.Sundqvist scored his first goal 2:02 into the first period. He found a loose puck in front of Fleury and turned on one knee to slide it into an open net. Thomas also assisted on that goal and ended up with his first career multipoint game.NOTES: Blues LW Robby Fabbri skated in his first regular-season game since Feb. 4, 2017, versus Toronto, which was Yeo’s first game as St. Louis coach. Fabbri missed 123 games after tearing the ACL in his left knee twice. … St. Louis has allowed at least three goals in 10 of 11 games this season. … O’Reilly extended his point streak to six games (three goals, eight assists). … Vegas is 1-7-0 when trailing after two periods. … Vegas LW Jonathan Marchessault has a point in three consecutive games.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.Blues: Host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.