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Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Goal-less streak reaches 13
Anderson had an assist and two blocked shots but didn't record a shot on net in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.
Anderson logged the secondary helper on Brendan Gallagher's second-period tally. It was the second straight game without a shot on goal for Anderson, whose lack of production has been emblematic of Montreal's troubled offense. He hasn't scored in 13 consecutive games and has just seven goals (6.5 shooting percentage) over 54 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Logs assist in loss
Anderson had an assist, three shots, one block and two hits over 14:50 of ice time in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
Anderson's attempt was stopped by Jonathan Quick, but the Rangers left Jake Evans all alone in front, and he backhanded the rebound past the goalie to give Montreal a 1-0 lead. It was Anderson's second assist in as many games, both on tallies by Evans. With just seven goals and 15 points through 50 games, Anderson is seriously underperforming this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Helps in win
Anderson had an assist, one shot on net and two hits over 13:28 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Anaheim.
Anderson had the secondary helper on Jake Evans' tally early in the second period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead. It was just the second point in eight games for Anderson since returning from a lower-body injury. He's back on the second line following a brief spell on the top line. The Canadiens desperately need depth scoring, and Anderson was expected to provide it. The 29-year-old forward has just seven goals and seven assists through 49 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Back on top line
Anderson had an assist, two shots, one block and five hits over 12:38 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.
Following a three-game losing streak, Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis flipped the line assignments for Anderson and Juraj Slafkovsky. Anderson's assist on the Sean Monahan's game-winning goal was just his second point in the last 10 games. He opened the game on the top line with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield and took several even-strength shifts with his new linemates. The officials called a tight game, which resulted in eight power-play opportunities for New York and five for Montreal, which served to cap Anderson's TOI.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Ready to rock
Anderson (lower body) will return to the lineup versus Boston on Saturday.
Anderson was out of action for four games. He has seven goals and 12 points in 41 games this season. Look for Anderson to see action on the second line and second power-play unit. Jesse Ylonen will be scratched due to the return of Anderson.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Practicing Saturday
Anderson (lower body) is participating at morning practice Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Anderson has missed the last four games. He has seven goals and 12 points in 41 games this season, which is a significant drop from the pace he set in 2022-23 en route to 21 goals and 32 points over 69 appearances. Anderson, who will likely be a game-time decision in Boston on Saturday, could play alongside Brendan Gallagher and Jake Evans on the second line in his potential return.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Unavailable vs. Ottawa
Anderson (lower body) won't play Thursday versus Ottawa, per Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal.
Anderson, who also missed Montreal's previous three contests, has seven goals, 12 points, 44 PIM, 72 hits and 16 blocks in 41 appearances in 2023-24. When the 29-year-old returns, he will likely serve in a middle-six capacity.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Unavailable Wednesday
Anderson (lower body) will not be available Wednesday against New Jersey, per the NHL's media site.
Anderson will miss his third consecutive game Wednesday, though he could return during Montreal's three-game road trip. The Canadiens will be back in action Thursday in Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Expected to join team on road
Anderson (lower body) is expected to link up with the Canadiens on the road once he's given the green light to return, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Montreal will begin a three-game road trip Wednesday in New Jersey and it sounds like Anderson could be ready to return at some point during the trip. He's picked up just 12 points through 41 contests this campaign, leaving him off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Not playing Monday
Anderson (lower body) is not in Monday's lineup against Colorado, per the NHL's media site.
Anderson will miss his second straight game Monday as he deals with a lower-body issue. The 29-year-old has just 12 points in 41 games this season. Montreal's next game is Wednesday against the Devils.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Not playing Saturday
Anderson (lower body) will not be in the lineup versus Edmonton on Saturday. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
It's been a tough offensive season for Anderson, who has only seven goals and 12 points in 41 outings, after a 21-goal performance in 2022-23. Consider him day-to-day for now. Joshua Roy is expected to make his NHL debut in Saturday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Avoids injury
Anderson (knee) will be in the lineup against the Sabres on Thursday, Stu Cowen of The Montreal Gazette reports.
Anderson told reporters he initially feared he had suffered a more severe injury after having to leave the game versus Dallas on Tuesday, but he felt fine following Thursday's game-day skate. Avoiding the loss of Anderson will be a boost to the Canadiens, as they will be without Christian Dvorak (pectoral) for the remainder of the season. After starting the 2023-24 campaign in a 24-game goal drought, the 29-year-old Anderson has put up six goals in his last 13 contests along with a pair of helpers.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Makes late exit from Tuesday's game
Anderson (leg) did not finish Tuesday's game versus the Stars, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Anderson couldn't put any weight on his right leg when he exited the ice late in the third period. It's unclear how much time he might miss with the injury. The Canadiens are dealing with a number of injured forwards, so a potential replacement in the lineup isn't obvious at this time.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Stays hot in Thursday's loss
Anderson scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
He jumped on a loose puck for a breakaway and beat Antti Raanta through the five-hole just 25 seconds into the third period. Anderson had only one goal and five points through his first 29 games this season, but the 29-year-old has suddenly flipped the switch and racked up five goals and a helper over the last five contests. He's been streaky throughout his career, but Anderson will likely need multiple hot stretches the rest of the way if he's going to record his third career 20-goal campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Continues hot play
Anderson scored a goal on three shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. He added two blocked shots and one hit to his line over 18:32 of ice time.
Anderson scored the game-tying goal after Chicago jumped out to a 2-0 lead. He notoriously went 24 games without a goal to start the season and had one empty-net tally over the first 29 contests. However, the power forward has buried five goals over the last four games. The Canadiens have lit the lamp 16 times and have three victories during Anderson's heater. The offensively-starved Habs need Anderson, who has a 13.0 shooting percentage over his previous three seasons in Montreal, to reclaim his scoring touch.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Provides two points vs. Winnipeg
Anderson recorded a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win over Winnipeg on Monday.
Anderson earned his second straight multi-point game, giving him three goals and four points during that stretch. He's up to four markers and nine points in 31 contests in 2023-24. Although Anderson is serving in a top-six role while getting some power-play ice time, the 29-year-old hasn't reached the 40-point milestone since 2018-19 and isn't on pace to hit it this season either.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Two goals help lead way
Anderson scored twice Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Islanders.
Anderson pushed the score to 2-0 at the midway point of the second frame when he spun around and scored on a screen after a point shot hit him and fell at his feet. Anderson drove the net in the last minute of the period and slid a backhand between Semyon Varlamov's legs. The winger has scuffled this season, producing just seven points (three goals, four assists) in 30 contests. Anderson's shooting percentage is an abysmal 4.3, which is less than half of his career mark of 10.9. Puck luck hasn't been on his side, but at some point his run is bound to revert to the mean. Maybe this is the moment that starts.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Finally, a goal
Anderson scored a goal on three shots and assisted on another over 16:46 of ice time in Monday's 4-2 win over Seattle.
With the Kraken pressing for the tying goal late, Anderson corralled a loose puck after a scramble and sent it 200 feet into Seattle's empty net. It took 25 games and nearly two months, but Anderson finally potted his first goal of the season. The snake-bitten power forward, who had 21 tallies in 69 games last season, joined Tanner Pearson (first goal in 20 games) and Sean Monahan (first in 15) in knocking off the Kraken. Anderson also assisted on one of Monahan's two goals in the first period. The slow start was not just about goals; Anderson had just two points over the first 23 games before notching a goal and two assists over the last two contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Snaps another drought
Anderson had an assist, two shots on net, one blocked shot, one hit and two PIM over 14:00 of ice time in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Anderson was part of the crew that worked hard to set up the game-tying goal, which led to overtime. He battled behind the net to win possession then fed Gustav Lindstrom for the equalizer. The assist snapped Anderson's eight-game point drought, which isn't even his longest drought. Earlier this season, Anderson went 12 games without a point. The forward was expected to be an important part of the offense, but Anderson has just three assists and is still seeking his first goal through 24 games.... See More ... See Less
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