Andrighetto scored in regulation and also posted a shootout goal to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Devils on Friday night. Neither goal was particularly fancy, but he got the job done and that's really all that matters. That smooth, fundamental style is what you can expect from the Swiss winger as he works his way toward a full-time role with the Habs. Since Brendan Gallagher (hand) is expected to be out six weeks, there's probably no better time than the present for Andrighetto to show what he's got.
Andrighetto found twine for the first time this season in his second NHL game of the year Wednesday, scoring the opening goal and going plus-2 in a 5-1 win over the Rangers. He still only skated 12:34 in this one, but hey, it's more than the 10:32 he skated in Sunday's game. Andrighetto's been plenty productive in juniors and the AHL, including 15 points in 17 games for St. John's this year, and he's got a chance to work his way into consistent ice time with Brendan Gallagher (hand) out six weeks.
Andrighetto was activated and played right wing on the second line in Sunday night's 4-2 win over the Islanders. He had one shot and two hits in 10:32 in the win. Andrighetto becomes the seventh player to skate on the right wing with Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller. Head coach Michel Therrien told the Montreal Gazette that the Galchenyuk line had its best effort of the season and wondered aloud if Andrighetto made a difference.
Andrighetto was recalled from AHL St. John's after Friday's game. With Torrey Mitchell (lower-body) ailing and uncertain for Sunday, the Canadiens added Andrighetto for depth along the wing. The 22-year-old Andrighetto has recorded four goals and nine assists with a plus-6 rating in 16 games with St. John's so far this season.
Sven Andrighetto is leading the Canadiens with 12 shots on goal in four preseason games.
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