Kelly Bryant smiled and joked after No. 2 Clemson improved to 6-0 for a third consecutive season with a 28-14 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. Whether he” remain smiling later in the week is anyone’s guess.
Bryant sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. He tried to jog a bit on the sidelines after coming out, but with Clemson up 21-0, no one on the Tigers wanted to risk more serious damage.
Carey Price finished with 23 saves for the Canadiens, who have lost two straight after a shootout win at Buffalo in their opener.
“We felt we played well,” Montreal’s coach Claude Julien said. “We need to find ways to finish better. We spent a lot of time in the other team’s zone. Our next step is to find ways to capitalize on opportunities.”
The teams were meeting for the first time since the Rangers eliminated the Canadiens in six games in the first round of the playoffs in April.
F Filip Chytil and D Brendan Smith were both scratched for the first time this season while D Nick Holden and D Steven Kampfer made their season debuts. … F Jesper Fast traveled with the team to Toronto this past Saturday and has been a full participant in practice recently. The Swedish winger had offseason surgery on his left hip and is expected to return to the lineup before the end of October. … D Mark Streit, D Joe Morrow, F Ales Hemsky were scratched for Montreal. … Karl Alzner skated in his 543rd consecutive NHL game, the fifth longest streak among active NHL players and 17th longest in NHL Very Cheap Jerseys history. . Torrey Mitchell and Brandon Davidson made their season debuts for Cheap Youth MLB Jerseys Montreal.