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Canadiens Lineup

Ahead strains

Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Joel Armia 

Tomas Tatar – Phillip Danault – Cole Caufield

Josh Anderson – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Corey Perry

Artturi Lehkonen – Jake Evans – Eric Staal 

Defence pairings

Ben Chiarot – Shea Weber

Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry

Erik Gustafsson – Jon Merrill


Jake Allen – Cayden Primeau


Brett Kulak 

Taxi Squad

Michael Frolik, Xavier Ouellet, Charlie Lindgren, Alexander Romanov


Brendan Gallagher (hand), Carey Value (concussion), Paul Byron (lower-body), Jonathan Drouin (sickness)

Recreation Report

Properly, somebody needed to win. In a brutally performed sport between two groups who had each cause to place in an impressed effort, Montreal stumbled to a win they actually wanted. It wasn’t fairly however the Habs can exhale a little bit as the 2 factors has given them a bit extra respiration room for the ultimate playoff spot within the North division.

Offensive alternatives had been very restricted with every staff closing off scoring lanes. It was a tricky evening for Jake Allen who fought the puck and punted rebounds into the slot. However his teammates bailed him out time and time once more as they beat the Flames to unfastened pucks in their very own zone. 

The offence, for each groups, primarily got here from the respective power-plays. For Montreal it was a uncommon purpose with the person benefit as Shea Weber launched a rocket previous Jacob Markstrom. The distinction maker was Tyler Toffoli, who took benefit of some good work by Nick Suzuki and Joel Armia.

After all, all the pre-game hype centered on the NHL debut of Cole Caufield, and the roster gymnastics it took to get him on the ice. Caufield had 4 photographs on purpose in 15:40 of icetime, not wanting misplaced. Caufield’s play in all three zones continues to be a piece in progress. 

Up Subsequent

The Canadiens lead Calgary by six factors within the standings and maintain one sport in hand. The Habs now head residence for a 4 sport residence stand opening with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday evening. 


▲   Tyler Toffoli, Nick Suzuki, Joel Armia, Shea Weber


▼  Erik Gustafsson, Jon Merrill, Eric Staal

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