[EHM 2018-10-03b] Exhibition Eight - Kings 2 @ Habs 1

RFA Ouellet accepted a four year contract from the Habs worth an average 1.95M. This will take some pressure off DeSimone although it will also limit DeSimone's chances of making the pro club.

    Hischier(6)-Ritchie(7)-Gallagher(6)
    Domi(7)-Rychel(9)-Byron(7)
    Thornton(7)-Dawes(7)-Reaves(8)
    Koivu(6)-Lehkonen(6)-Tatar(7)
    Sergachev(6)-Weber(6)
    Alzner(7)-Green(7)
    Valiev(7)-Honka(7)
    Price(9)
    Zenko(-)

Reaves and Paquette had a good tilt after Alzner almost deflected a shot passed Price. Reaves landed the final punch but it was a good one for both guys.

Montreal had five penalties and LA had four. LA converted on Sergechev's holding call. LA outshot, outblocked, and outhit the Habs. LA looked superior all game despite the tight score.

Domi and Alzner assisted on Rychel's goal. Rychel actually stole the puck in the offensive zone, tossed it to Alzner while he skated toward the net (give and go style). Alzner bumped it over to Domi who hit Rychel on the tape as he passed uncontested in front of the net and slid it by Quick. This was against the normally impenetrable Muzzin-Doughty defensive wall!

Weber did not have a good game and was beaten twice, both times stuck on the ice with Alzner.

Tatar had 8 shots on goal.

Green had the most minutes for a defenseman and Lehkonen the most for a forward. Valiev and Reaves getting the least.

Takeaways?

Alzner and Weber do not compliment each other. Weber needs someone speedy with him however Valiev, while not speedy, may get a shot with him as a test.

Domi is reliable at Centre.

Thornton-Dawes-Reaves continues to work.

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