Over the summer, former Capitals Alex Semin was bought out by the Carolina Hurricanes, two seasons after signing a five-year, $35 million extension. Carolina Hurricanes President Don Waddell said that Semin “didn’t buy into the culture” of the team. Shortly after, the Russian forward signed a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Canadiens are off to a hot start, winning their first 7 games (a tie for club record). That streak continued on Tuesday with the help of Semin, who scored his first goal in a Montreal uniform.
Sasha’s goal came at 4:52 of the second period, in a play where Semin, circling, wristed the puck past goaltender Jake Allen.
Alex Semin's first goal with the Montreal Canadiens: pic.twitter.com/uB1l1S74B6
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) October 21, 2015
Looks like Semin is off to a good start with his new team. The Caps play the Canadiens for the first time on December 3. Let’s hope they cool off by then.
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