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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-12-14 82
38-16-4 80
33-16-8 74
32-20-6 70
32-23-5 69
27-27-4 58
25-28-3 53
22-28-8 52

Top Canadiens News

  • Canadiens' Jake Evans: Iffy against Arizona

    Evans (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes, Anthony Martineau of TVA sports reports.

    It's unclear when Evans sustained the injury, as he logged a healthy 14:29 of ice time during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Devils, picking up an assist and a hit in the process. If Evans is unable to go, look for Michael Pezzetta to draw into the lineup against Arizona.

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  • Canadiens' Jayden Struble: In doubt Tuesday

    Struble (lower body) remains questionable ahead of Tuesday's clash with Arizona, Anthony Martineau of TVA Sports reports.

    Considering Struble has managed just three points in his last 23 contests, few fantasy managers will be impacted if he misses a second game due to his lower-body issue. Even once cleared to play, the blueliner is far from a lock to replace Jordan Harris in the lineup.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: In goal Tuesday

    Montembeault will be between the pipes at home versus the Coyotes on Tuesday.

    Montembeault is mired in a three-game losing streak while seeing action in just three of the Habs' last eight contests. The heavy rotation with Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau continues to hurt Montembeault's fantasy value, though Allen is rumored to be available in trade talks prior to the March 8 trade deadline. If he can get more minutes, Montembeault should offer increased fantasy value as the Canadiens' No. 1 option.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Helps in loss

    Armia had an assist, three shots on net and one block in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.

    Armia redirected a loose puck to Nick Suzuki for Montreal's final tally. The assist was the fourth in 42 games for Armia, who has just one goal over the last 12 contests.

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  • Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Dives for assist

    Matheson recorded an assist, one shot on net, two blocks, one hit and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.

    As the Devils gained possession in their own zone and headed for Montreal's empty net, Matheson dove to dislodge the puck, leading to Nick Suzuki's second goal of the game. Matheson has 12 points over the last 13 games and hasn't gone longer than one game without a point during that stretch.

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  • Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Enters lineup, logs assist

    Kovacevic had an assist, two blocked shots and one hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.

    Kovacevic initiated the offense with a two-line pass to Cole Caufield, who fed Nick Suzuki for Montreal's second goal. The assist snapped an eight-game point drought for Kovacevic, who replaced Jayden Struble (lower body) after being a healthy scratch for two games. Following a steady dose of activity to start the season, Kovacevic has been a healthy scratch in 10 of the last 25 games.

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  • Canadiens' Cole Caufield: Slides assist in loss

    Caufield logged an assist and four shots on net in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.

    Caufield fired a cross-ice pass to a streaking Nick Suzuki, who beat Nico Daws short-side to put Montreal up, 2-1, midway through the second period. The assist snapped a three-game point drought for Caufield, who has a career-high 27 helpers over 58 games.

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  • Canadiens' Jake Evans: Logs assist in loss

    Evans had an assist and one hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.

    Evans was the primary helper on Brendan Gallagher's goal that put Montreal on the board early in the second period. The Canadiens' third line -- featuring Evans, Gallagher and Josh Anderson -- combined for just two shots on goal.

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  • Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Goal-less streak reaches 13

    Anderson had an assist and two blocked shots but didn't record a shot on net in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.

    Anderson logged the secondary helper on Brendan Gallagher's second-period tally. It was the second straight game without a shot on goal for Anderson, whose lack of production has been emblematic of Montreal's troubled offense. He hasn't scored in 13 consecutive games and has just seven goals (6.5 shooting percentage) over 54 contests.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Strikes in loss

    Gallagher scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.

    Gallagher put Montreal on top, 1-0, early in the second period when he one-timed a feed past Nico Daws. It was the ninth tally of the season for Gallagher, who scored for the first time since returning from a five-game suspension. The once-productive veteran has just five points over the last 22 games and 17 for the season. It should be noted that Gallagher is off the fourth line; he had 12:37 TOI on the third unit with Josh Anderson and Jake Evans.

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  • Canadiens' Nick Suzuki: Tickles twine twice in loss

    Suzuki scored two goals in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.

    The 24-year-old center scored the Habs' final two tallies of the afternoon, with the second coming inside the final two minutes of the third period as the club attempted to rally from a 4-2 deficit. Suzuki has three multi-goal performances in the last nine games, a stretch in which he's racked up nine goals and 13 points. With 22 tallies through 58 games this season, he should easily surpass his previous personal best of 26 markers from the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Jake Allen: Burned by Devils

    Allen stopped 20 shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.

    The veteran netminder kept New Jersey off the board in the first period, but things began to go sideways for Montreal early in the second after Timo Meier was left all alone to tip the puck into a wide-open cage. Allen is 0-4-1 over his last five starts with a rough .864 save percentage, but he'll likely maintain a regular spot in the Habs' three-headed goalie committee as the team attempts to move him before the trade deadline.

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  • Canadiens' Jake Allen: Tending twine Saturday

    Allen will patrol the road goal in New Jersey on Saturday, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

    It has been over a month since Allen last picked up a victory. Since Jan. 15, he has allowed 17 goals on 130 shots en route to a record of 0-3-1. Overall, Allen is 5-11-3 with a 3.66 GAA and an .894 save percentage in 19 appearances this season. He is part of a three-man goaltending group in Montreal, sharing time with Sam Montembeault and Cayden Primeau. The Devils are averaging 32.1 shots on goal per game this campaign, 10th in the NHL.

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  • Canadiens' Jayden Struble: Unavailable Saturday

    Struble (lower body) won't play Saturday against New Jersey, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

    Struble will miss at least one game after being injured in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. He has registered seven points, 39 PIM and 73 hits in 39 games this season. Johnny Kovacevic will replace Struble in the lineup versus the Devils.

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  • Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Scores lone goal in loss

    Matheson scored a goal on three shots and had one hit in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.

    Matheson gave Montreal a 1-0 lead when he pounced on a Kris Letang turnover in the Pittsburgh zone and beat Tristan Jarry midway through the first period. The tally was Matheson's eighth and snapped a 10-game goal drought. The defenseman has eight goals, 34 assists, 145 shots, 49 hits, 122 blocks and 48 PIM over 57 games.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Falls to Penguins

    Primeau allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.

    Primeau allowed a Kris Letang goal in the first period and two more tallies in the second as the 24-year-old netminder took the loss in just his second start since Jan. 20. Primeau falls to 5-6-1 with a .901 save percentage and 3.06 GAA while splitting work with Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault this season. Montreal will look to get back in the win column Saturday on the road against New Jersey.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.69 3.47 19.4

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Dach C Kirby Dach C Knee
R. Harvey-Pinard LW Rafael Harvey-Pinard LW Lower Body
C. Wideman D Chris Wideman D Back
J. Evans C Jake Evans C Undisclosed
J. Struble D Jayden Struble D Lower Body

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