Anderson had an assist, five shots, two hits and a two-minute minor penalty in Saturday's 5-2 win over Vancouver. Anderson's breakup along Montreal's blue line led to a breakaway for Jonathan Drouin, who expertly deked Braden Holtby for Montreal's fourth goal. An offseason acquisition, Anderson skates on a potentially explosive line with Drouin (1-4-5) and young center Nick Suzuki (2-4-6). He's second on the team with 21 shots and has three goals and an assist over six games.
Anderson scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Canucks. Anderson began a stretch of three goals in 1:34 for the Canadiens toward the end of the second period. It was his third tally of the year to go with 16 shots on net, six PIM and 11 hits through five outings. The 26-year-old winger has adjusted fairly well to being the shooter on a line with Nick Suzuki and Jonathan Drouin, who both assisted on his goal Thursday.
Anderson had one shot, four hits and four PIM over 16:53 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Canucks. Anderson, who busted out with two goals and seven shots in the season-opening loss to Toronto, missed shifts in each of the next two games but was back to normal Wednesday. Montreal head coach Claude Julien said there's no reason for concern, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. The decision to skip shifts may have been the coach taking it easy on the forward, who was limited to 26 games last season due to shoulder surgery. If there's any hint of a health risk to Anderson, the Canadiens have veterans Corey Perry and Michael Frolik on the taxi squad.
Anderson scored two goals in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs. He fired pucks past Frederik Andersen late in the first period and early in the third, and in one night Anderson doubled his goal haul from 26 games last season with Columbus. The 26-year-old winger has had some trouble avoiding injuries in his career, but on a line with Nick Suzuki and Jonathan Drouin, Anderson could prove to be very productive when he's healthy.
Anderson skated on the second power play unit during practice Tuesday and Wednesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. Anderson has been practicing on the second line with Nick Suzuki and Jonathan Drouin in addition to the power play. He's coming off a shoulder injury that limited him to one goal and three assists in a season shortened to 26 games due to a shoulder injury. He reports the shoulder is fully healed, and Anderson is looking to regain the form he had in 2019 when he scored 27 goals with 20 assists.
Last 7 Games
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