Former UM goaltender Al Montoya torched for 10 goals
Nov 09 2016 by Marjorie Miles
Montreal beat the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Saturday, less than 24 hours after a 10-0 drubbing at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets - the first time the Canadiens conceded 10 goals since December 2, 1995.
The Flyers (6-6-1) outshot Montreal 38-17 and managed to beat Carey Price four times - the first time he has allowed more than two goals this season.
On Wednesday, the Habs set a team record by recording a 19th point in the standings after just 10 games, shutting out the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 at the Bell Centre. In doing so, Montoya became the first Habs goaltender to allow 10 goals in a single game in 24 years. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves for his third shutout of the season.
Needless to say, the populace of the Internet enjoyed some great fun at the Canadiens' expense, particularly in the Twitter-verse.
At 51 years old, Patrick Roy may not be able to play up to the standards that made him a Hall of Famer anymore, but even he could sit in the net without giving up 10 goals in 60 minutes. "It's tough to play aggressive like that for a full game, but if we do that we're going to be a risky team".
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But as the Blue Jackets continued to score - and continued to creep closer to cracking double digits - you can rest assured that many of those same people who chose to stop watching tuned back in, just to see if Columbus could actually add a digit to the score board and put up a 10th goal. On a power play with 9:04 left in the first, Foligno tapped it out from behind the net to Atkinson, who picked up his third goal of the season and later would get his fourth.
The win snapped the Blues' two-game losing streak and wiped away some of the angst that followed getting outscored 11-2 on a two-game road trip leading into a Sunday game at Scottrade against the Colorado Avalanche. The Blue Jackets took a 3-0 lead through the first period. We had it coming. Their 14 goals allowed in their past two games is their most in back-to-back games since they gave up 15 on February 5-6, 1997, Canada's Sportsnet TV network said. Foligno scored the seventh in traffic a minute and 46 seconds after that. CBJ coach John TORTELLA said after the game " I don't care about records. "I've been victimized by him before so it was nice to see it went in and it was a nice win for us".
NOTES: Columbus' Andrew Wennberg appeared to score off his skate in the second period but the goal was disallowed because officials ruled he deliberately kicked it. Blues F Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch for the first time this season.
Tomas Plekanec scored the eventual victor while shorthanded in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Saturday night.