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5 takeaways – Suzuki, special teams shine in Canadiens win over Flames (+)



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There was a certain harmony to the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames last night.

It’s not like there weren’t some iffy moments. Jake Allen would probably like to have Andrew Mangiapane’s goal back. Allowing goals against the first five minutes of the game isn’t exactly a recipe for long-term success either.

But it was the way that so many elements of the Habs game fed into each other that made it feel as though the win over Calgary could be a stepping stone to further success.

A fourth line with an identity drawing the penalties that led to both power-play goals. Defencemen playing their most complete game as a collective unit. Winning the special teams battle. And through it all, teammates willing to pay the price for one another in crunch time.

Yep, it was a rare night to feel good about the Montreal Canadiens as a hockey team. Even though they improved to just 4-10-1 on the season.

Here are your five takeaways from the Habs 4-2 win over Calgary.

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