[EHM 2018-10-04b] Exhibition Eleven Sens 3 @ Habs 6

Trade
Defensive LD-man Simon Bourque was traded to Calgary for LD Brett Kulak who arrived lacking game fitness and was sent to the farm.

This may be Koivu's last game to prove himself.

    Hischier(7)-Domi(8)-Dadanov(8)
    Byron(6)-Rychel(7)-Gallagher(7)
    Thornton(9)-Dawes(8)-Lehkonen(7)
    Koivu(8)-Jokinen(7)-Baun(7)
    Valiev(7)-Weber(9)
    Alzner(9)-Green(8)
    Sergachev(8)-Honka(8)
    Haugen(-)
    Zenko(6)

The Sens goalie made this an easy game and a surprise for Habs fans hoping to see Koivu succeed. Is it too little too late?

Sens took 9 penalties and the Habs stayed out of the box...

Haugen was slated to start but at the last minute Hartley put Zenko between the pipes. We have no idea why.

Byron had a tough game and struggled at times but did pot a goal. Domi had the most minutes for a forward and Green had 27 minutes!

One of the main changes this game was Koivu's line being limited to 20 second shifts, so his linemates saw less than 10 minutes of action while he pulled extra time on the powerplay where he assisted on two goals. One was a faceoff draw to Alzner who tossed it toward the net and it bounced of a Sens player tied up with Dadanov. Faceoffs is one of the reasons Koivu was coveted.

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