Subban had a goal and an assist as Montreal beat down Edmonton 5-1 on Saturday. The goal was only the fifth of the season for Subban. He has scored double digit goals in four of his five NHL seasons but unless his play picks up that will not be the case this season.
Subban had two assists but suffered the indignity of being booed by the home fans in Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets, the Montreal Gazette reports. "Our fans are passionate and I deserved to be booed. I gave them two goals and if I don't make those mistakes, it's a 2-2 game. If I were in the stands, I'd be booing me." The Montreal fans are restless as the Canadiens are 5-17-1 since Dec. 3, and they're taking it out on the team's best player. Subban, who leads Montreal with 37 points, has picked up his scoring as the slump wears on; he's had three goals and 10 assists in the last 13 games.
Subban scored a goal and assisted on another in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Monday. He ripped a slapshot past rookie netminder Joonas Korpisalo from near the red line before promptly picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty after the goal celebration for shoving Brandon Dubinsky. Subban now has four goals and 31 assists on the season, helped out by a recent hot streak where he's put up eight points in the last eight contests.
Subban will play in Monday's contest against the Blue Jackets, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Subban is seemingly over the illness that caused him to miss Monday's morning skate. He can be expected to start alongside Andrei Markov on the Canadiens' top defensive pairing as usual.
Subban missed Monday's morning skate due to an illness. The team didn't provide an update on his status following the session, leaving his status heading into the evening's game a bit uncertain. Expect another update on his status as the game closes in, but given that there's an impending All-Star break ahead, it wouldn't be surprising if the star defenseman dresses.
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