Gallagher had an assist and two shots on net in Friday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets. The assist was Gallagher's 10th of the season, giving him points in three straight games and five of the last six. After leading Montreal with 54 points last season, Gallagher ranks sixth in 2018-19 with 29 points, but he remains the team's goal leader with 19.
Gallagher scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Panthers. Gallagher went eight games without scoring before going on a binge that's seen him log goals in four of the last five games. The recent scoring run puts him back on pace to reach 30 goals for a second straight season.
Gallagher scored a power-play goal and had six shots on net in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. The goal was Gallagher's 17th overall and snapped Montreal's 0-for-13 slide on the power play. The Canadiens' power play has been abysmal this season as it sits last in the league at 12.6 percent, which has impacted Gallagher's scoring. Last season, he scored nearly a third of his points on the power play (17 of 54 points, 31.5 percent), but he's under 20 percent this year (five out of 26, 19.2 percent).
Gallagher scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings. Gallagher got the proverbial monkey off his back, scoring for the first time since Dec. 19. The 26-year-old now has 16 goals and 25 points in 44 games this season. He's averaging 0.57 points per game, so as streaky as he's been this year, we wouldn't recommend benching him. He and the Habs face the Blues next, with Gallagher having scored in the teams' one and only matchup this season.
Gallagher took a therapy day and did not practice Friday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. Coach Claude Julien said Gallagher was "banged up like he always is" and did not attribute the maintenance day to the forward taking a shot off his hand during Thursday's win over the Canucks. When asked if there is any concern, the coach confirmed Gallagher will play Saturday against the Predators.
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