Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense12th76.3 (31st)261.4 (6th)
Defense26th112.5 (17th)243.2 (26th)
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Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk: Two helpers, minus-3 rating in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Galchenyuk registered two assists (one on the power play), five shots and 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.

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Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers: Matches career high Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Deslauriers notched a goal and had six hits over 11:42 of ice time in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders.

Deslauriers' goal, his second in as many games, was his sixth in 24 contests this season, matching the career high he set in 70 games with the Sabres in 2015. He also earned some third-period shifts with talented top-six forwards Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin. Despite that third-period promotion, Deslauriers will remain a fourth-line staple going forward.

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Canadiens' Jakub Jerabek: Finally finds scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jerabek collected two assists, three shots and two blocked shots through 19:10 of ice time during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders.

After going without a point through his first 17 career contests, Jerabek's two-assist showing was a pleasant surprise. He's received a slight boost in ice time (19:35 per game) of late while recording 11 shots and 10 blocked shots through his past six outings, so his fantasy stock could be on the rise. It's likely still best to leave Jerabek to the waiver wire outside of cavernous settings for the time being, though.

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Islanders' Jordan Eberle: Two more helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eberle recorded a pair of assists and a plus-2 rating during Monday's 5-4 win over Montreal.

The veteran winger has now collected seven helpers through his past three games and is up to a rock-solid 14 goals and 36 points over 45 contests for the campaign. With Josh Bailey (lower body) currently out, it's been Eberle sliding out with the No. 1 power-play unit, which provides a fleeting boost in value for the duration of Bailey's absence. However, it's been Eberle's even-strength chemistry with Mathew Barzal that's driven his fantasy success, as the duo has combined for 4.16 goals per 60 minutes at five-on-five this season.

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Canadiens' Paul Byron: Fills in at center Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron scored a goal and picked up a two-minute minor penalty in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders.

Byron was asked to play out of position, centering a line between Max Pacioretty and Charles Hudon, as the Canadiens were without Andrew Shaw (lower body) and Phillip Danault (head). He was eventually moved off the dot in favor of Hudon. The 28-year-old forward now has 12 goals over 44 games, putting him on pace to meet last season's career-high 22 goals in 81 games.

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