FOXBOROUGH — Maybe they should’ve had this thing at Fenway.
Despite playing in a football stadium, the Montreal Canadiens put on a batting display worthy of the diamond in pushing their lead to 3-0 over Boston in the 2016 Winter Classic.
Brendan Gallagher, playing in his first game after missing the previous 17 with a broken hand, knocked home a Max Pacioretty pass — which was also batted out of the air — for one of the better hand-eye coordinated goals we’ve seen in a while.
Tomas Plekanec added the secondary assist (sadly, not airborne) in what marked a triumphant return for Montreal’s top line.
Gallagher-Plekanec-Pacioretty was one of the NHL’s most productive trios prior to Gallagher getting knocked out of the lineup on Nov. 22.