Emelin picked up two assists to go along with a plus-3 rating and five hits in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Lightning. Emelin has now reached the scoresheet in two straight, a short streak that the blueliner has now only built twice this season. The 29-year-old has yet to find twine in 68 appearances, but with just 12 goals in his career, not much is expected from the Russian around the crease.
Emelin returned to Saturday's game in the third period after taking a big hit in the second period from Minnesota's David Jones. Emelin was not on Montreal's bench for the start of the third period, but eventually came out and had 20:49 of ice time.
Emelin is not on the Canadiens' bench for the start of the third period after getting hit in the second period of Saturday night's game against the Wild, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Emelin was on the receiving end of a check from Minnesota's David Jones and was crushed into the boards. We'll get more information after the game.
Emelin was in the active lineup Wednesday night after missing one game as a healthy scratch. He had four hits and blocked two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Sabres. The main benefit that Emelin provides is hitting, so in that respect, it was a good game for him. But he and his blue-line mates made some poor coverage decisions and didn't execute at times, leading to Buffalo's come-from-behind win.
Emelin had an assist, a team-high five hits in a season-high 24:04 TOI in Sunday night's 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks. Emelin was given extra TOI in the second game of a back-to-back set, as head coach Michel Therrien curbed Andrei Markov's minutes. With just five points so far this season, Emelin isn't much of an offensive threat, but he has three assists in the past seven games.
Last 7 Games
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