Avs Goalie Calvin Pickard’s First NHL Start Spoiled By 3-2 Loss

October 19, 2014 4:17 AM

Avs Goalie Calvin Pickard’s First NHL Start Spoiled By 3-2 Loss
" MONTREAL (AP) – P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens spoiled Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard‘s first NHL start.

Subban scored twice in Montreal’ 3-2 victory Saturday night.

“You see him on TV all the time,” Pickard said about Subban. “He’s a special talent, and you saw that on the third goal. He dangled me pretty good.”

Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist, and Carey Price made 32 saves to help the Canadiens improve to 5-1-0.

Pickard made 33 saves, and Alex Tanguay and Matt Duchene scored for Colorado. The Avalanche went 1-2-1 on their trip to drop to 1-4-1.

“It was crazy,” Pickard said. “Playing at the Bell Centre, coming out to that music. You watch it on TV all the time. It’s special. And to be in the net starting at the other end against Carey Price, it’s a pretty cool feeling. It was a good experience for me, but not the result we wanted.”

The Avalanche turned to Pickard after Semyon Varlamov aggravated a groin injury and backup Reto Berra was hurt in Thursday night in a 5-3 loss to Ottawa.

“We had a lot of confidence in him,” Colorado coach Patrick Roy said. “We didn’t show any panic in our decisions "

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