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Soderblom scores in NHL debut, Red Wings shut out Canadiens

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Detroit — Elmer Soderblom Scoring in his first NHL game, he helped the Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 at Little Caesars Arena on Friday.

Ville Fusso He had 29 saves in his Detroit debut, and Derek Lalonde won his first game as an NHL coach.

“We felt like we were on top of them the whole time,” said Fusso, who earned his fourth shutout in 54 NHL starts. I believe the team will do a great job for me.”

Michael Rasmussen 1 goal and 2 assists Oscar Sandqvist 2 assists for the Red Wings.

“I like the way we play,” said Lalonde. “I’m much happier with zero than three. There were times, especially in the second period, when they seemed to drift away from us, but they just hung there.”

Jake Allen He made 37 saves for the Canadiens in a 4-3 season opener victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

“I think they put a lot of pressure on us,” said Montreal manager Martin St. Louis. “They have chipped in a lot of packs and finished checking. I think they will learn a few things from this game and get better.”

The tallest player in Red Wings history, the 6-foot-8-inch Soderblom pushed between Allen’s legs to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at 2 minutes and 33 seconds into the third period. blocked the rebound.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” said Soderblom. “Fusso was a wall and Derek is a great head coach. It was a lot of fun.”

VIDEO: MTL@DET: Soderblom starts scoring in NHL debut

Rasmussen (6-6) and Sundqvist (6-3) each got an assist. The average height of the members of the 3rd row is her 6-6.

‘That line worked really well,’ says Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki Said. “All three of them are big boys who like to play low and they caused us a bit of a problem.”

Rasmussen scored into an empty net with 1:01 remaining to make it 2-0. Ori Marta He made his debut for the Red Wings in a 3-0 final and scored an empty net goal with 48 seconds remaining.

Allen’s 25 saves in the first period were the most by a Canadiens goaltender since 1997–98, matching his own mark. He had 25 saves on 26 shots in the second period of a 4–0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on March 31.

“They obviously had a lot of energy in the home opener and really controlled the zone in the first period,” Allen said. “Obviously, we’ve bounced back a little bit, but we have to be able to weather those storms.”

Allen kept the game tied with 2:25 remaining in the second and returned to Swat Andrew CoppShot from the air with the blade of his stick.

“It’s just luck,” Allen said. “I think the puck rolled on him a bit and he hit my stick. Believe me, it’s not what’s stored in my recipe book.”

Video: MTL@DET: Allen lunges to a spectacular paddle stop

Husso saved Josh Andersonshoots off the edge of the crease on a power play and stops in the third with 9:42 remaining Brendan Gallagher Leave with 5:29 remaining.

“Most of the time we made it comfortable [Husso], but he stepped up with some big saves in the third period,” said Lalonde. “That’s our goal going forward.”

Note: Husso was acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Blues on July 8. Maatta signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Red Wings on July 14. It was the Canadiens’ 300th game in Detroit. and they are 105. -140-2 with 53 draws, but it was the first time the Red Wings hosted them in the season opener. … the Montreal defense Kaiden Goulet He was sidelined in the first period with an upper-body injury, but returned midway through the second period, finishing with one shot on goal and three blocked shots at 16:09 on ice time. …each team will play his second in a row on Saturday. The Canadiens go to the Washington Capitals and the Red Wings to the New Jersey Devils.