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A Look Again

The curse of the blue jersey is over because the Habs gained the ultimate sport in opposition to the Canucks for this season. It was a forwards and backwards sport that the place the Habs had extra possibilities however have been abysmal in their very own zone. They should be higher in opposition to the Oilers.

Final sport: MTL 5  VAN  4  F/SO

For a whole sport recap: Canucks @ Canadiens: Tatar, Worth Shootout Heroes

Gamers to Watch

  • Carey Worth 
    Worth, together with Tomas Tatar, delivered the Canadiens first win past regulation on Saturday evening. Dominique Ducharme must get his squad again to enjoying accountable defensive hockey particularly this week in opposition to Edmonton.
  • Artturi Lehkonen
    With Tyler Toffoli out this week, Lehkonen will certainly solidify his place within the lineup. Lehkonen had his typical sturdy sport on Saturday and displayed why it was a mistake to have him sitting on the sidelines.
  • Tomas Tatar
    Tatar had a great sport in what has been a really inconsistent season for him and his lineups. Tatar and Phillip Danault have to point out that the efficiency was greater than only a one sport blip on the radar.

Keys to Victory

  • Play a accountable defensive sport
    The Habs haven’t performed properly defensively this season apart from just a few video games after the teaching change. As Ducharme has carried out extra elements of his system, the defensive tasks have as soon as once more taken a again seat. A give attention to defence is important as the 2 hottest scorers within the league will put them to the check.
  • Make sensible selections
    The choice making was off for the Habs and so they can’t afford to repeat that once more and anticipate to win.
  • Win particular groups
    The Habs energy play continues to be sizzling with each items performing. Habs must do every part they will to attract penalties and play to their strengths. 
Statistical Matchup
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | March 22, 7:00 PM ET | TV: CBC, SN1, CITY, TVAS | GAME POSTPONED because of NHL COVID protocol

2020-21 statistics

42 (eighth) Factors (rank) 37 (thirteenth)
21-13-0 Report 14-8-9
9-5-0 Away/Residence 6-5-2
7-3-0 Final 10 4-2-4
3.41 GF/G 3.19
2.85 GA/G 2.71
27.0 (fifth) PP% (rank) 23.8 (thirteenth)
76.0 (twenty second) PK% (rank) 76.4 (nineteenth)
42.46  CF% 54.74
Pre-game Quotes
Dominique Ducharme

  • “[Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl] are undoubtedly an enormous a part of their group’s offense. There’s little doubt about it. We all the time have to verify to remain lively and take away their time and house.”
Projected Forwards, Protection and Goaltenders (topic to vary)
Draisaitl – McDavid – Puljujarvi
Kahun – Nugent-Hopkins – Archibald
Ennis – Haas – Kassian
Shore – Khaira – Chiasson
Drouin – Suzuki – Anderson
Lehkonen – Kotkaniemi – Armia
Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
Byron – Evans – Perry
Nurse – Barrie
Lagesson – Larsson
Russell – Bear
Edmundson – Weber
Kulak – Petry
Romanov – Mete
Out of the lineup
Scratched: Turris, Jones, Neal
Injured: Yamamoto, Koekkoek
Scratched: Ouellet
Injured: Chiarot (hand), Toffoli (lower-body)
Mike Smith Carey Worth
Report: 11-3-0
GAA: – 2.34
Sv%: – .922
SO: 0
Alternate: Mikko Koskinen
Report: 10-5-5
GAA: – 2.71
Sv%: – .903
SO: 0
Alternate: Jake Allen
 Sport Expectations
The Habs and Oilers play a 3 sport collection over the following few days. To date the Habs have gained two and misplaced one to the Oilers. Its been awhile since they’ve performed and the Oilers are on a 3 sport win streak.

Backside Line

Habs should be sharp early and utilizing their depth will as soon as once more be key.

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