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Ryan Poehling nets two goals in 37 seconds as Canadiens roll


2021-11-21 03:53:50 GMT+00:00 – Ryan Poehling scored twice in a 37-second span as the host Montreal Canadiens overcame Matt Duchene’s hat trick in a 6-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Tyler Toffoli collected a objective and two assists, Artturi Lehkonen had one in all every and Christian Dvorak and Brendan Gallagher additionally tallied as the Canadiens halted a four-game dropping skid (0-3-1).

Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Chris Wideman every notched two assists to assist Sam Montembeault (33 saves) notch his first victory of the season.

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Nashville’s Juuse Saros yielded 5 goals on 19 pictures earlier than being relieved by David Rittich (9 saves).

Duchene netted a pair of third-period power-play goals earlier than capping his hat trick with 3:33 remaining in the sport.

Mikael (*37*) and Ryan Johansen had two assists apiece for the Predators, who have been enjoying their first sport since dropping a 3-0 setback to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Nashville’s scheduled sport in Ottawa two days later was postponed by the NHL after the Senators’ COVID-19 outbreak.

A superb second effort from Lehkonen allowed Montreal to open the scoring at 2:41 of the primary interval. Lehkonen stuffed the puck house on the doorstep after a pointy feed by Jake Evans from the left circle.

Nashville almost cast a tie later in the interval, however referee Corey Syvret rapidly waved it off after Luke Kunin was deemed to have directed the puck into the web together with his arm.

Dvorak atoned for an egregious giveaway in the impartial zone in the primary interval by doubling the benefit 1:06 into the second. Dvorak transformed a sterling backhanded feed by Josh Anderson for his third objective of the season and second in three video games.

Montreal tacked on one other objective 2 1/2 minutes later whereas on the ability play. Toffoli circled the web earlier than discovering Drouin, who instantly related with Gallagher for his group co-leading fourth objective of the season.

Poehling scored from the left faceoff dot at 9:31 of the second interval earlier than unleashing a blast from above the circles 37 seconds later to stake the Canadiens to a 5-0 lead.

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Nov 20, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates as defenseman Brett Kulak (77) passes on during the third period at Bell Centre. / Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

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