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Lindgren a study in perfection for Canadiens

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Charlie Lindgren is unbeatable.

The Montreal Candiens goalie made 29 saves in a 3-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. He's 2-0-0 this season and improved to 5-0-0 in five career appearances.

Lindgren, who made his NHL debut last April, became the third goalie in Canadiens history to win his first five career appearances, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The other two: Wayne Thomas, who started 7-0-0 in 1973 and some guy named Ken Dryden, who was 6-0-0 in 1971. 

Lindgren has a 1.39 goals-against average, a .955 save percentage and one shutout in the five appearances.

He did give up two goals Tuesday, one of them an impressive score from Pierre-Edouard Bellemare who stickhandled through two Canadiens defenders, then beat Lindgren.


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