LOS ANGLES – Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty felt his confidence start to surge early in his team’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
The sniper, who had scored just one goal in his previous seven games, took a feed from Andrei Markov and fired a shot past Kings goaltender Peter Budaj at the 2:20 mark of the first period to put his team up 1-0. After the puck went in Pacioretty started to feel more able to pump in another.
“I think any time in a game when you score an early one you’re going to be floating the rest of the game and just feel confident and you feel like the game comes easy,” Pacioretty said. “It’s just the way it goes for offensive guys. ItRead More »from Max Pacioretty finds his scoring touch in win at Kings