The Canadiens didn’t have the reunion they hoped for in entrance of a nearly-full Bell Centre Saturday night time.
Marcus Johansson scored in a shootout and the Seattle Kraken defeated the Montreal workforce 4-3.
The sport was performed with no restrictions on the variety of spectators allowed. It was the primary time since Dec. 9 that the Bell Centre was not topic to a capability restrict as a consequence of COVID-19.
Johansson was the one shooter to attain within the shootout.
Alexander Romanov had a aim and an help, whereas Michael Pezzetta and Nick Suzuki additionally hit the goal for the Habs (15-35-8). Samuel Montembeault made 32 saves.
Yanni Gourde, Ryan Donato and Jared McCann have been on course for the Kraken (18-37-6), who snapped a four-game shedding streak. Johansson additionally had two assists and Philipp Grubauer turned away 30 pictures.
Defenseman Joel Edmundson was taking part in his first sport for the Habs this season after lacking the primary 57 video games with a again damage.
To make room for him within the 23-man roster, the Habs drafted ahead Cedric Paquette. The Tricolore additionally introduced that defenseman Kale Clague had been positioned on the damage listing. He was hit within the face by a puck throughout observe on Friday.
The Habs will probably be again in motion on Sunday night time once they go to the Philadelphia Flyers.
— This report was first revealed in French by The Canadian Press on March 12, 2022.