Had points in two straight with PPA Oct. 22 at CBJ & 1st point with NJ with 1a Oct. 19 vs. NYR; was first point in NHL since Feb. 16, 2011 vs. Phi. (g)...DND Oct. 17 at Ott; had played in three straight...Made Devils' debut Oct. 8 at Van; was 1st NHL appearance since Nov. 13, 2011 vs. Edm...DND in three straight Oct. 4-7...Bought out by Chi. on June 27, 2013; signed free-agent contract with NJ just 8 days later…2012-13: Spent 8th season in N. America with Rochester (AHL); knee injury limited playing time to 14 games…Assigned to IceHogs by Chi. Mar. 14; made season debut Mar. 22 at Abb…Totaled 7g-12a-19pts overall; helped club to 3rd-place finish in AHL’s Midwest Div…Opened campaign with 5-game point-scoring streak through Mar. 30 (2g-4a-6pts)…Notched 5 multiple-point games, including 2g-1a-3pts Apr. 6 at Peo. & Apr. 5 at Mil.; was named AHL Player of the Week…Also had 3a Apr. 19 at SA.
Missed majority of 2008-09 due to groin injury and resulting sports hernia surgery. Traded to Chicago by Florida for Brian Campbell, June 25, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to knee surgery, January 19, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round