“When you’re making plays away from the puck and working hard, you get rewarded,” Domi added. “Jo’s doing that. I don’t know if everyone noticed, but he had two backchecks that were crucial in this game.”
The Max Domi and Philip Danault lines played strong games again.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi played 16:41, had two assists and – the astonishing stat – won 10 of 16 faceoffs.
Maybe not so astonishing. The kid gets better every time out, on every facet of his game.
Kenny Agostino scored his first goal in bleu-blanc-rouge and continues to look good playing with the two Finns.
Jonathan Drouin and Artturi Lehkonen, of all people, scored third-period goals to bring the Canadiens back from the dead.
The home team had 42 shots on Antti Niemi. And were it not for some superb saves by the Canadiens’ backup ‘tender, the Oilers would have scored in double figures.
Along with the win, it was also a huge night for Joe Thornton as he reached a personal milestone by scoring his 400th career goal.