Galchenyuk scored both Habs' goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Devils on Saturday night. The move to wing has energized the talented forward and his point streak now stands at five games and seven points, including five goals.
Galchenyuk was moved from second-line center to first-line right wing in the third period of Friday night's game and scored the game-tying goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils, Hockey Inside Out reports. Head coach Michel Therrien's decision to replace Devante Smith-Pelly on the top line worked out as Max Pacioretty sprung Galchenyuk, who split two defenders and beat Cory Schneider with a back-hander. Galchenyuk and the second line has played well the last five games, so we'll have to see if Therrien is willing to upset the chemistry of that unit and move Galchenyuk to the top line. We'll learn soon as the Canadiens and Devils are back at it Saturday night in Montreal.
Galchenyuk scored the game-tying goal and also potted one in the shootout Friday night, helping the Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the Devils. Galchenyuk beat Cory Schneider glove side in regulation, so he went that way again in the shootout frame and succeeded once more, making Schneider appear dizzy from tracking so much stick movement. With Brendan Gallagher out about six weeks due to a hand injury, Galchenyuk should be relied upon more heavily. The Wisconsin native now has four goals and 11 assists in 23 games this season.
Galchenyuk scored a goal for the second straight game and added a power-play assist Wednesday in a win over the Rangers. That's now four points in the last three games for Galchenyuk, who hadn't scored a goal since late October prior to Sunday's game and had just three points in the nine-game stretch preceding this little hot streak. Consistency (or lack thereof) is still an issue, but we're starting to see more nad more flashes of the stud potential Galchenyuk brings to the table.
Galchenyuk notched a power-play goal in Sunday's win over the Islanders. The tally came with just three and a half minutes remaining to break the tie and help deliver the Habs the victory. After scoring 20 goals a season ago, the mark was Galchenyuk's first since Oct. 29 and only his third goal of the season.
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