Former Montreal Canadians goalkeeper Charlie Lindgren came to chase his former company on Saturday night, helping them to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center.
Already the most anemic since the campaign began, the Habs attack is having enormous difficulty finding the net these days. In fact, Alexander Romanov was the only CH representative to shine the red light in the team’s last two games. The Russian grabbed the puck in the box and took advantage of a turn to land an accurate shot in the top right corner to defeat Lindgren.
It was the Blues’ only goalkeeper’s weakness, having conceded 23 shots on target once.
Jake Allen also faced his former teammate, with whom he played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the first eight years of his career. He tried to limit the damage, but he was hit four times in 37 shots by repeated attacks by his former teammates.
Towards the winner, Powell Buchnevich started scoring a minute after the start of the clash. Dakota Joshua, Ivan Barbashev and Tory Krug also entered the scoring. Logan Brown, Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko all provided two assists.
The Canadian will now travel to Pittsburgh, where he will face the Penguins on Tuesday, completing a short two-game trip. The same can be said of the structure on which Dominic Ducharm’s army achieved its final victory on November 27.