The Montreal Canadiens' 5 Best Goals So Far in 2013-14

Brandon DuBreuil@@brandondubreuilContributor IIINovember 21, 2013

The Montreal Canadiens' 5 Best Goals So Far in 2013-14

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    Alex Galchenyuk (left) celebrates a goal as Brendan Gallagher arrives.
    Alex Galchenyuk (left) celebrates a goal as Brendan Gallagher arrives.Francois Lacasse/Getty Images

    The Montreal Canadiens have scored some pretty goals so far in 2013-14. 

    The Habs are a team with a lot of skilled forwards and two of the most offensively gifted defenders in the NHL. Their talents are on full display over the next few slides.

    Here are the Montreal Canadiens' five best goals so far in 2013-14.  

Honorable Mention: Tomas Plekanec

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    Montreal shows off some beautiful passing in this one. 

    Andrei Markov makes a move in the neutral zone before passing to Brian Gionta at the Rangers blue line. The captain then makes a one-touch pass to Michael Bournival. 

    The Canadiens rookie then skates to the middle of the ice and takes a hit from both Rangers defenders while making a back-handed pass to Tomas Plekanec. 

    Plekanec then does the rest, as he fakes a shot, goes around Henrik Lundqvist and finishes on the backhand.  

5. P.K. Subban

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    P.K. Subban has scored similar goals this season, but it's the difficulty in one-timing this pass that makes it special. 

    David Desharnais takes the puck on the right hash marks and spots Subban on the left point. He then sends a very hard pass all the way across the ice to Subban, who unleashes probably his hardest shot of the year past Ondrej Pavelec. 

    This shot is so hard that even instant replay can't help us see where the puck goes in. The announcer claims it goes inside the post and we'll have to take his word on it. 

    No goalie would have stopped this bullet from P.K.  

4. Alex Galchenyuk

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    Alex Galchenyuk shows some soft hands on this one. 

    The 19-year-old pounces on a turnover from Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin at the blue line, goes in alone and puts a sweet move on Curtis McElhinney. 

    The timing of this goal was crucial, as Columbus had jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Galchenyuk buried this one with seven seconds left in the first. 

    The goal sparked the Habs as they rallied back for a 3-2 shootout win.  

3. Brendan Gallagher

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    Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins must have been furious with Ryan Jones after this play. 

    Jones takes the puck on the boards and attempts a risky breakout pass through the middle of the ice. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't see Brendan Gallagher flying in from the Canadiens bench.

    Gallagher intercepts the pass and heads in on a partial breakaway, going backhand-to-forehand before finishing high over Devan Dubnyk's glove hand.  

2. Michael Bournival

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    Michael Bournival will never forget this one—and it was all made possible because of Montreal's power-play anchors. 

    P.K. Subban gets the puck and dekes around two defenders before sliding a backhand pass to his partner, Andrei Markov. The Russian veteran then passes to Bournival, who one-times the shot past Vezina-winner Sergei Bobrovski. 

    What a way to score your first NHL goal. 

1. Alex Galchenyuk

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    Montreal's Kid Line had quite the evening on November 10 and it was capped off with this beauty. 

    Brendan Gallagher starts the play by beating Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald in a foot race for the puck. He then puts on the brakes and passes all the way across the ice to Lars Eller, who feeds a one-touch pass back in front to Alex Galchenyuk and a wide open net. 

    Tic. Tac. Toe.