Petry scored an overtime goal and added an assist in Monday's win over the Bruins. Petry fired a shot in the first period that was clearly going wide of the net, but Brendan Gallagher redirected the puck back on target and past Tuukka Rask for the Habs first goal. Petry then played hero in overtime, swatting the puck out of midair and into the back of the net for the team's third win in the last four games. Petry is a true utility man, as he leads the team with 127 hits and ranks second with 70 blocked shots while marking the most points on the blue line (33).
Petry recorded a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. The Habs' second-best blueliner behind Shea Weber has recorded assists in consecutive contests, and for the season, now has 22 helpers to go along with nine goals. Petry, through 45 games, is averaging 0.69 points per game which is the highest mark of his career. If he continues on this pace, the 31-year-old will wind up finishing 2018-19 with career highs across the board.
Petry had six shots and four hits over a team-high 27:08 of ice time in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Wild. Petry moved up the blue-line pecking order during the first period when Shea Weber left the game after getting hit in the face by a puck. He hadn't seen this level of TOI since Nov. 24, a time when Weber was still rehabbing from knee surgery. Weber was on the team's charter to Detroit, so he could suit up for Tuesday's meeting with the Red Wings. If he's not ready to go, Petry -- even though he had a major gaffe that hung goaltender Carey Price out to dry in Monday's loss -- will once again move up to the top pair while Karl Alzner replaces Weber in the lineup.
Petry provided the game-winning goal in overtime Monday in a 3-2 win over Dallas. Petry's overtime dagger served as a complement to three hits and three blocked shots through 21:30 of ice time. He's enjoyed plenty of success in the attacking zone this season, with the 6-foot-3, 208-pound defenseman on pace for 16 goals and 43 assists through 82 games. At this rate, he'll blow away his previous career highs in the aforementioned categories.
Petry had the primary assist on a power-play goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche. He also contributed one shot, one blocked shot and four hits over 23:45 of ice time. Petry has continued to put up points since being dropped to the second pair, having registered five goals and four assists over the last nine games. He remains a cog on the power play, but with just one of those nine points coming in that special teams situation, Petry has been an even-strength offensive force.
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