Canadiens' David Desharnais: Provides cushion with two goals in win
Desharnais found the back of the net on both of his shots despite playing only 11:57 in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.
He's only seeing about 12 minutes a game, but is also the beneficiary of regular power-play minutes (2:12 in this one). Desharnais has often been miscast as a top-six guy in Montreal, but the Habs now have the depth to use him as a third-liner and power-play specialist -- a role he's well suited to fill. It wouldn't be surprising to see him exceed last year's 29 points even while playing several fewer minutes per game.