Alex Galchenyuk checks back into Canadiens lineup for Game 2

By Brian Stubits |

Alex Galchenyuk had three points in five playoff games last year. (Getty Images)
Alex Galchenyuk had three points in five playoff games last year. (Getty Images)

More NHL Playoffs: Schedule, TV listings | Expert Picks | Bracket | Scores | Odds

The Montreal Canadiens might have lost a very important player for Game 2 (and the rest of the Eastern Conference finals) but they also are get one back.

Alex Galchenyuk, the talented young Habs forward, will make his return to the lineup for Montreal for the first time since early April. Galchenyuk suffered a knee injury about six weeks ago against Chicago and was just cleared for contact. As a result, he'ls in the lineup for Game 2 against New York.

Galchenyuk hardly makes up for the loss of goaltender Carey Price but if the Habs are to win in this series, they're probably going to have to try and outscore the Rangers, a tough task with Henrik Lundqvist in the other net. At least Galchenyuk helps in that department with his 31 points in 65 games this season.

Any kind of lift the Canadiens can get right now they'll take and getting a player with Galchenyuk's skill set is certainly a lift.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nhl Video

August 28, 2015
Remembering Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour (2:21)
August 27, 2015
J. B. Smoove talks going to a NY Rangers game
August 25, 2015
Flames sign Giordano to big extension
August 24, 2015
Can the Penguins contend for the Stanley Cup?


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.