Montreal Canadiens won 3:1 vs Buffalo Sabres. Jake Allen was one of the heroes of his team, given that he had as many as 36 saves! In an interview with the media, Allen put special emphasis on his progress. He wants to continue at the same pace in the sequel and show his capacities.
Although things did not look ideal, Allen is satisfied with the performance of his team. Such results give optimism. “I think I’m just trying to get a little bit better every time right now. That’s my mantra, that’s my goal.
It’s not going to be perfect all the time, but I’ll try to keep this rolling. We’re at a point right now in the schedule where we’re a bit more fresh, so we’re trying to take advantage of this time.
… Tonight was a big win, [found] a way to come here after another big, emotional win the other night (3-2 against the Washington Capitals). To get back on the horse sometimes isn’t easy, but I was impressed with the group.
It wasn’t pretty, but we got it done”. - Allen said.
Don Granato reacts to his team performance
Buffalo coach Don Granato is satisfied with the performance of his team and the chances they created. On the other hand, the opposing team's goalie looked great.
In such conditions, it was difficult to create an advantage. “I thought their goaltender played real well tonight. I would say that we didn’t get to the net with enough conviction, enough conviction and determination.
That was for me pretty evident, I guess. We generated chances. I think we had 11 power-play shots. I thought the power play actually did some decent things and didn’t score, but 5-on-5 we didn’t get to the net enough.
… That was the challenge tonight”. - Granato said. Source: NHL