Galchenyuk had an assist and one shot over 14:44 of ice time in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Vegas. Galchenyuk showed off his puck-handling wizardry to feed Nikita Scherbak for a breakaway tally that got Montreal within a goal before the Golden Knights pulled away. It was a brief flash-forward into what could be a nice future for the Canadiens, who are playing out a miserable 2017-18 season. The Wisconsin native has been creating scoring chances, delivering six assists over the last seven games, but hasn't scored his own goal since Jan. 23, a span of 10 games.
Galchenyuk had two assists, one shot and one blocked shot over 16:49 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Ducks. One of the assists came on the power play, giving Galchenyuk a team-high 14 points on the man advantage. The 23-year-old winger has 30 points in 52 games this season; however, the one-time 30-goal scorer has scored just 12 times on a career-low 9.0 shooting percentage. With the Canadiens seemingly prepared to be sellers at the trade deadline, it's not out of the question that Montreal trades the offensively gifted Galchenyuk, who has not lived up to expectations since being the third overall draft pick in 2012.
Galchenyuk had a power-play goal, an even-strength assist and finished plus-1 in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche. Galchenyuk snapped a three-game point drought with Tuesday's output, notching his seventh goal and 13th point on the power play -- both are team highs. If only that were his full-time job. Galchenyuk's offensive gifts are on par with the game's elite, but his defensive play always seems to be weak. He's top among the Habs' forwards at minus-21, with Tuesday's plus-minus just the seventh time all year he's finished in the plus.
Galchenyuk registered two assists (one on the power play), five shots and a minus-3 rating during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders. While the talented winger has now marked the scoresheet in four of his past five games for two goals, three assists and four power-play points, he's also saddled fantasy owners with a minus-5 rating during that stretch. In settings excluding the category, the recent uptick in production is encouraging for a strong second half. However, his minus-20 rating for the campaign has been crippling, and it's likely not sitting well with old-school head coach Claude Julien.
Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal and had three shots on net in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Canucks. Galchenyuk's minus-17 may give head coach Claude Julien agita, but the forward's been Montreal's most prolific player with an extra skater. He leads the Canadiens with 10 power-play points and is tied for the team lead with five goals in man-advantage situations.
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