Jack Campbell made 40 saves for his first occupation shutout because the Los Angeles Kings blanked the Canadiens Three-Zero on Thursday night time to spoil Montreal’s home opener.
Jeff Carter scored and added an help for Los Angeles (2-1-1), who’re on a four-game Canadian highway travel. Adrian Kempe and Michael Armadio additionally scored for L.A.
Campbell, making his 8th occupation NHL get started, was once changing the injured Jonathan Quick, who is day by day after struggling a lower-body harm in apply on Sunday.
Carey Price stopped 26 photographs for the Canadiens (1-1-1), who had scored seven targets of their earlier two video games this season.
The Habs had been close out 5 instances at home ultimate yr.
Montreal honoured the 1993 Stanley Cup-winning Canadiens staff in a pre-game rite. Several gamers had been in attendance, reminiscent of Vincent Damphousse, Guy Carbonneau and Patrice Brisebois. General supervisor Serge Savard and trainer Jacques Demers were given the loudest ovations.
The ’93 Habs — the ultimate Canadian staff to win the Stanley Cup — defeated Wayne Gretzky and the L.A. Kings in 5 video games within the ultimate.
But this yr’s staff could not channel that profitable spirit on Thursday.
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After livid drive through the Canadiens to begin the sport, Kempe scored in opposition to the run of play on L.A.’s first shot. The 22-year-old first-round draft select opted to shoot on a 2-on-1, beating Price blocker facet at Three:36.
Armadio made it 2-Zero at 11:31 on a one-timer from the slot. The purpose was once arrange in the back of the web through Jaret Anderson-Dolan, who recorded his first NHL level.
Carter added a 3rd for the guests at nine:04 of the 3rd length, a no-look shot the place he slapped the puck on purpose.
It regarded as regardless that Andrew Shaw had spoiled Campbell’s shutout bid with 9 mins left within the recreation however the Kings challenged the purpose and it was once overturned for goaltender interference.
Claude Julien began the similar gamers that beat the Pittsburgh Penguins Five-1 on Saturday, which supposed Tomas Plekanec, Nikita Scherbak and Karl Alzner had been once more unnoticed of the lineup.
Plekanec continues to be sitting on 998 occupation NHL video games.