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Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Good to go
Matheson (lower body) will be ready for the beginning of training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Matheson was injured in Montreal's final contest of the 2022-23 season. In 48 games last campaign, he accounted for eight goals, a career-high 34 points, 126 shots on net and 80 blocked shots. He is projected to play on the top defense pairing in 2023-24 and could also see time on the first power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Exits Thursday's contest
Matheson sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's game against Boston and will consequently miss the rest of the contest.
Matheson recorded two shots in 12:11 of ice time before exiting the game. Montreal is playing out its season finale, so Matheson will finish the 2022-23 campaign with eight goals and 34 points in 48 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Continues to produce
Matheson had an assist, two shots on goal, one hit and three blocked shots over 29:45 of ice time in Saturday's 7-1 loss to Toronto.
Matheson picked up the primary helper on Johnny Kovacevic's goal, giving the former four assists in the last two games. Matheson has been a beast since returning from a lower-body injury in January, registering 28 points over 36 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Sets career mark in points
Matheson delivered three assists in a 6-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday.
Two of the helpers came shorthanded. With the assists, Matheson established a new career mark for points (33; eight goals, 25 assists) in just 45 games. His previous best came last season when he delivered 11 goals and 20 assists in 74 games with the Penguins.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Closes in on career high
Matheson logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two hits over 29:16 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Florida.
Matheson picked up the secondary helper on Rafael Harvey-Pinard's tally for his 11th point (four on the power play) in the last 10 games. His second-half scoring surge, during which Matheson's logged seven goals and 15 assists over 25 contests, leaves him one point shy of the career-high 31 he posted last season in Pittsburgh. What stands out is that Matheson played 74 games last season compared to just 42 in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Logs another assist
Matheson had an assist, five shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 29:05 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo.
Matheson registered his fifth assist in the last three contests and has a four-game point streak. The 29-year-old's zeroing in on the career high in points he set in 2021-22. In 40 outings this season, the defenseman has 29 points, which is two shy of the 31 he posted in 74 appearances with the Penguins last year.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Notches three assists
Matheson posted three assists and three shots, helping the Canadiens to an 8-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Matheson was a big contributor offensively Saturday, dishing out helpers on Mike Hoffman's goal and two of Rafael Harvey-Pinard's goals. Matheson has been on a roll lately, picking up points in six of his last seven games with nine points in that span. On the season, Matheson has eight goals and 28 points in 39 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Nabs power-play assist
Matheson had a power-play assist, five shots on goal, one hit, two blocked and four penalty minutes in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Boston.
Matheson found Kirby Dach at the side of the net for a goal that brought Montreal within a goal, 3-2, late in the second period. The defenseman continued a recent burst of offense and now has six points over the last six games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Nets game-winner
Matheson scored a goal on five shots over 25:31 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Matheson's seeing-eye wrist shot found its way through traffic and behind Andrei Vasilevskiy for the game-winning goal. Since Matheson returned from Montreal's bye week Feb. 11, he leads all NHL defensemen with seven goals scored (20 games). He's always been a risk taker offensively, which led to issues for Matheson when he played for Florida, but the 29-year-old developed a skill of knowing when to take risks thanks to his two years with the Penguins' coaching staff, per Arpon Basu and Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic, and Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis recognizes it. "I think he's found more consistency with it," St. Louis said. "To me, it's all about how many chips you have in the bank. You know? So if you make a bad [read] and it costs a scoring chance or a goal, I'll live with it if your chip count is high. He's built his chip count pretty well." For the season, Matheson has eight goals and 16 assists in 37 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Runs point streak to three
Matheson scored a goal on three shots and assisted on a power-play tally over 20:22 of ice time in Thursday's 9-5 loss to the Panthers.
Matheson scored just 16 seconds into the game, igniting what would be an historic first 20 minutes that saw a combined 10 goals scored in the first period. That tied an NHL record for goals in the first period of a game, something that happened twice before dating back to 1917. For Matheson, the marker extended a point streak to three contests, giving him 23 points over 35 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Scores goal Monday
Matheson found the back of the net in Montreal's 8-4 loss to Colorado on Monday.
Matheson's marker came midway through the third period and reduced Colorado's lead to 7-4. He has six goals and 20 points in 33 contests in 2022-23. Matheson was held off the scoresheet over his previous three games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Stays hot with goal
Matheson scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Matheson has gotten on the scoresheet in seven of his last eight games, racking up three goals and five helpers over that span. The 29-year-old defenseman has been as good as any blueliner lately, in part thanks to his significant role in the Canadiens' lineup. He has five goals, 19 points, 70 shots on net, 41 hits, 40 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 29 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Assists in consecutive games
Matheson produced an assist, three shots on goal, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.
Matheson has a helper in each of the last two games and 11 points (three goals, eight assists) over his last 12 outings. The defenseman set up Jonathan Drouin's first goal of the season early in the first period. Matheson continues to impress in a top-pairing role with 18 points, 67 shots on net, 40 hits, 39 blocked shots, 23 PIM and a plus-8 rating through 28 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Adds helper in loss
Matheson produced an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.
Matheson set up Denis Gurianov's third-period tally. Since the All-Star break, Matheson has been locked in on offense with three goals, six helpers and a plus-7 rating in 10 contests. The 29-year-old defenseman is playing a significant role for the Canadiens this year, and he's produced 17 points, 64 shots on net, 38 hits, 35 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating through 27 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Four-game point streak
Matheson scored a goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.
It was a surprising goal-scorer's goal. Matheson skated around Sens defender Thomas Chabot and flipped his own rebound over Mads Sogaard. He has five points (two goals, three assists) during a four-game point streak. Overall, Matheson has four goals and 16 points in 25 games with Montreal. He may be a solid waiver play to boost you during fantasy playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Nabs assist in win
Matheson had an assist, five shots on goal and one hit over 19:27 of ice time in Friday's 5-2 win over the Flyers.
The Canadiens cruised in the first of a back-to-back set, which allowed Matheson, who's averaged 23:32 TOI for the season, to reduce his workload ahead of Saturday's game against Ottawa. Montreal's top-pair defenseman extended a point streak to three games and has eight over the last eight contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Registers two-pointer in win
Matheson scored a goal and had an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Devils. He added one shot and two blocked shots over 27:27 of ice time.
Matheson assisted on Johnny Kovacevic's goal then shut the door on New Jersey with a 200-foot Hail-Mary into an empty net, the last of three goals scored by Montreal defensemen. He's had a productive stretch of offense since returning from the break, posting six points in six games, including a pair of multi-point efforts. Matheson should continue to see top-pair minutes and be part of the team's top power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Logs assist in loss
Matheson had an assist, six shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM over 23:55 of ice time in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Matheson's attempt from the blue line was tipped home by Josh Anderson. It was the fifth point in the last six games for the defenseman, who is up to 12 points in 22 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Extends point streak
Matheson had a power-play assist and two blocked shots over 24:28 of ice time in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Oilers.
Matheson, who was the hero in Saturday's win over the Islanders, was the primary helper on Rafael Harvey-Pinard's power-play tally in the second period. It was the third consecutive game with a point for Matheson, who has logged five points in nine contests since returning from a lower-body injury.... See More ... See Less
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