Shea Weber once again put his powerful slap shot on display to good use during Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
With the game scoreless and nearly 5 and a half minutes into the 2nd period, Alexander Radulov of the Montreal Canadiens went after a loose puck in the Flyers end following a dump in. He was eventually able to maintain possession of the puck and sent it over to Weber, who was wide open in the slot. Weber proceeded to fire a slap shot on goal that broke the stick of Flyers forward, Brayden Schenn, on the way into the net past goalie Steve Mason. The goal, which gave Montreal a 1-0 lead, proved to be important as they went on to win the game 3-1.
Shea Weber's slapshot is so hard that it legitimately destroyed Brayden Schenn's stick on the way to the back of the net. pic.twitter.com/4P8qtza7mW
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) October 25, 2016
Weber, 31, is off to a great start into his tenure with the Canadiens, following a controversial blockbuster trade this offseason involving P.K. Subban. As of October 25, the defenceman has 2 goals, 5 assists, and 7 points in just 6 games played. While the season may still be young, Weber is showing early on to the Montreal faithful that his acquisition was the right move for the team.
With the win, the Canadiens improved their record to 5-0-1, leaving them 1st in both the Atlantic Divison and the entire league. The team has yet to lose a game in regulation and looks more solid than ever, especially with Carey Price fully healthy, as they hope to return to the playoffs following a year of absence.
Weber and the Canadiens will look to continue their hot start when they go to Brooklyn to face the New York Islanders on Wednesday, with the start time at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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