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Andrei Markov, # 79
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
54428321216
 
Tomas Plekanec, # 14
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7081725518
 
News
Plekanec scored 28 seconds into the first period of Sunday's 4-1 win over Ottawa. The goal was his eighth of the season and first in 19 games.

The Habs swept the home-and-home weekend series against their closet competitor in the Atlantic, thanks in large part to goals from secondary sources. And it doesn't get much more secondary than Plekanec, as the 33-year-old center's production has fallen off a cliff this season with just 25 points in 69 games.

Shea Weber, # 6
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
731625411636
 
Al Montoya, # 35
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
198-6-22.9122.67
 
News
Montoya took an overtime loss after stopping 34 of 36 shots against Detroit on Tuesday.

He got bailed out of a regulation loss by Artturi Lehkonen's late-third-period goal, but Anthony Mantha beat Montoya with 50 seconds left in overtime. The veteran backup has seen minimal playing time of late, and there's no reason to think that won't continue over the season's remaining games.

Carey Price, # 31
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
5533-17-53.9232.26
 
News
Price (undisclosed) will get the starting nod for Thursday's matchup with Carolina, John Bartlett of Sportsnet reports.

There were some concerns that Price would not be available for Thursday's matchup but it appears the netminder is ready to go. The 29-year-old has been fantastic of late, as he has gone 8-1-0 with a 1.42 GAA and appears primed to help his team clinch an Atlantic Division title.

Alexander Radulov, # 47
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
68153348560
 
Paul Byron, # 41
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
722017371529
 
News
Byron scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday.

Byron has been lighting the lamp with frequency lately, potting six goals over his last eight games to give him 20 on the season. He's seemingly come out of nowhere as a legitimate scoring threat, which is one of the most unlikeliest stories of the season considering he had just 28 goals in 200 career regular season NHL games heading into 2016-17.

Torrey Mitchell, # 17
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
738917638
 
Max Pacioretty, # 67
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
733327601034
 
Jeff Petry, # 26
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7182028422
 
Jordie Benn, # 8
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
6841317-328
 
Brandon Davidson, # 88
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
31022018
 
Brendan Gallagher, # 11
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
5581523339
 
Alexei Emelin, # 74
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
69279-263
 
Phillip Danault, # 24
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
73112435228
 
Andrew Shaw, # 65
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
591116275103
 
Alex Galchenyuk, # 27
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
52152540022
 
News
Galchenyuk skated on the third line as a winger during Wednesday's practice, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Twelve hours after coach Claude Julien told reporters that Galchenyuk had not played well in Tuesday's loss to Detroit, the one-time center found himself on a wing with center Andrew Shaw and winger Artturi Lehkonen. Galchenyuk won just 15 of 48 faceoffs over the last three games, and the top line produced just two goals over the last nine. Julien saw the failing chemistry between the top trio, and his natural coaching instinct was to break them up and hopefully get Galchenyuk on track in a less demanding position. We suspect he'll remain on the top power-play unit, so there's still some value in deploying Galchenyuk in fantasy lineups.

Michael McCarron, # 34
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
26145-137
 
Andreas Martinsen, # 37
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
58347-1132
 
Artturi Lehkonen, # 62
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
6413619-38
 
News
Lehkonen scored Montreal's lone goal with less than three minutes remaining in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Detroit.

Lehkonen is in uncharted territory right now, never having played as many games (64) as he has this year, but that doesn't concern coach Claude Julien. The coach respects Lehkonen's three-zone play and awarded him a season-high 17:34 of ice time Tuesday that included 2:06 on the power play. Still, the usage has been a drag on the Finn. After producing 11 goals and a plus-5 rating through the first 39 games, Lehkonen has just two goals and a minus-9 rating over the 25 games since.