MONTREAL (AP) — Michel Therrien liked what he saw from the Montreal Canadiens’ power play. He is still going to keep tinkering with it.
Looking to jump start Montreal’s stalled power play, Therrien shuffled some players around and that was the difference as the Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only NHL team unbeaten in regulation time.
The main change was putting forward Alexander Radulov on the point with Shea Weber on Montreal’s first power play. That strategy paid dividends in the third period when Brendan Gallagher tipped Radulov’s shot from the point past Steve Mason at 13:08 to break a 1-1 tie.
“We still need to work on it, we need a little more chemistry,” Therrien said. “It would have been too easy to go back to the old formula, but we wanted to stick with our four forwards and one defenseman, and they’re the ones who won it for us tonight.”
Therrien felt a change was necessary…