It’s finally happened.
For the first time this season, the Montreal Canadiens trailed in a game. Their deficit came courtesy of Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin, who flung the puck at goaltender Carey Price from a bad angle and was rewarded with his second career goal:
That extended Larkin’s season-opening point streak to five games as he continues to show why he’s playing for Detroit at the age of 19 despite the Red Wings’ tendency to wait for their prospects to hone their skills in the minors before earning a regular spot with the NHL club.
Of course, the fact that Montreal wasn’t behind in a game until its sixth contest of the season is remarkable. Even with the Canadiens’ rich history, their 5-0 start still set a franchise record.
Perhaps the Canadiens will be able to extend that winning streak. After all, their first deficit of the season lasted less than three minutes before Brendan Gallagher evened the game on a power play.