Perezhogin trying to move on in Montreal

Updated: October 19, 2005, 6:28 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

When does a young man step out of the shadow of his past?

When does a single, isolated moment of brutality cease being his constant companion?

Is it in the moment when he skates in alone, scoring his first NHL goal on a highlight-reel breakaway? Or does it take more for Alexander Perezhogin to free himself of the memory of defenseman Garrett Stafford convulsing on the ice in a pool of his own blood?

You look at Perezhogin, 22, a native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, ...

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