Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach scored within the shootout to present the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win in Chicago on Friday.
Suzuki and Joel Edmondson scored in regulation for Montreal, which acquired its third win in 4 video games.
Traded from Chicago earlier than the NHL draft, Dach beat goaltender Arvid Soderblom with a wrist shot, then held his proper hand to his ear as the gang booed.
“Good little contact,” Dach mentioned of the gang response, which additionally occurred when he took the ice for the pregame warmup. “I play the sport on emotion and it simply form of got here to me within the second.”
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Montreal coach Martin St. Louis understood Dach’s response.
“To have the chance to be that man that seals the deal on the finish, it is good that he was in that place,” St. Louis mentioned. “You need to play a giant sport coming again right here.”
Chicago carried the play within the ultimate minutes and within the five-minute extra time, and tied the sport 2-all with 3:54 left in regulation when Taylor Raddysh scored from the crease on a rebound of Patrick Kane’s power-play drive from the excessive slot.
Sam Montembeault made 30 saves for Montreal.
Soderblom stopped 21 photographs and watched two Montreal photographs ring off the goalposts.
“I feel our sport’s entering into an excellent course,” mentioned Chicago defenceman Caleb Jones, whose first objective of the season tied the sport.
Till the dramatic shootout objective, Dach had just one shot on objective. The third-overall decide within the 2019 draft performed three seasons for Chicago however by no means lived as much as expectations, with 59 factors in 152 video games. He is produced with the Canadiens: 4 targets and 17 factors in 21 video games.
Montreal hosts the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.