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A Look Again

The Habs allowed Kyle Connor to attain twice once more however performed a robust third interval to drive time beyond regulation. The comeback was quick lived because the Habs faltered once more in time beyond regulation making that eight straight time beyond regulation/shootouts that they’ve misplaced.

Final recreation: MTL 3  WPG  4  F/OT

For an entire recreation recap: Canadiens @ Jets: Habs Fall Brief

Gamers to Watch

  • Jake Allen
    Allen has performed fairly properly however has misplaced his final 5 begins along with his final win approaching February sixth. Allen will want a robust recreation tonight mixed with some purpose assist for a win.
  • Tyler Toffoli
    Toffoli is at present third within the league in objectives and has some fairly spectacular firm on the prime. He has three objectives in his final two video games and has had a number of luck in opposition to his former staff.
  • Brett Kulak
    Kulak had his greatest recreation of the season in opposition to Winnipeg. Kulak has at all times been a participant who’s totally different when he has confidence and that was on full show final recreation, hopefully that continues tonight.

Keys to Victory

  • Get off to a very good begin
    Habs haven’t managed to attain first currently and they’re a totally totally different staff once they don’t. A fast one early will assist them a ton.
  • Shoot the puck
    Tonight ought to be an evening the Habs make Thatcher Demko work, with it being a again to again the Habs want to ensure they don’t see him twice.
  • Win particular groups
    Particular groups have been necessary in opposition to the Canucks this season and it’s anticipated that they are going to be huge once more tonight.
Statistical Matchup
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | March 19, 7:00 PM ET | TV: TSN2, TSN3, RDS, ESPN+

2020-21 statistics

32 (seventeenth) Factors (rank) 34 (14th)
15-16-2 Document 13-8-8
6-9-0 Away/House 5-5-1
7-3-0 Final 10 4-2-4
2.70 GF/G 3.21
3.15 GA/G 2.66
20.0 (nineteenth) PP% (rank) 21.5 (14th)
81.2 (tenth) PK% (rank) 76.7 (nineteenth)
46.98  CF% 55.07
Pre-game Quotes
Dominique Ducharme

  • “I like the best way we’ve progressed in our system. I like the best way we’ve progressed with out the puck. I discover that we’re missing a little bit of consistency with the puck, although. We talked quite a bit about assist, so we can provide the puck service choices. We’ve got to execute higher. I discover that we’re higher positioned with out the puck and we offer good choices. Now, now we have to make higher selections and execute higher.”
Projected Forwards, Protection and Goaltenders (topic to vary)
Hoglander – Horvat – Boeser
Vesey – Miller – Virtanen
Motte – Sutter – Hawryluk
Roussel – Gaudette – MacEwen
Drouin – Kotkaniemi – Anderson
Toffoli – Suzuki – Armia
Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
Byron – Evans – Perry
Edler – Schmidt
Hughes – Hamonic
Benn – Myers
Edmundson – Weber
Kulak – Petry
Romanov – Ouellet
Out of the lineup
Scratched: Chatfield, Beagle
Injured: Ferland, Bailey, Pettersson, Pearson
Scratched: Lehkonen, Mete
Injured: Chiarot (hand)
Thatcher Demko Jake Allen
Document: 11-10-1
GAA: – 2.69
Sv%: – .920
SO: 1
Alternate: Braden Holtby
Document: 4-3-3
GAA: – 2.28
Sv%: – .922
SO: 0
Alternate: Carey Value
 Sport Expectations
The Canucks have gained six of their final seven video games with their solely loss coming from the Habs. The Canucks are actually solely two factors again of the Habs for fourth within the division and that ultimate playoff spot.

Backside Line

The Habs do have a couple of video games in hand however a regulation win can be a giant 4 level swing for the Habs.

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