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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
18-3-0 36
13-5-5 31
11-5-4 26
12-7-1 25
10-8-3 23
11-9-1 23
9-12-0 18
7-12-1 15

Top Canadiens News

  • Canadiens' Juraj Slafkovsky: Briefly leaves Friday

    Slafkovsky briefly left Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Chicago in the third period after taking a hit from Jason Dickinson, but he eventually returned to the bench, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    The hit was high on the body, and no penalty was called. Slafkovsky returned to the bench with about a minute remaining in regulation but didn't take a shift. The Canadiens have three days off before next playing Tuesday at home against the Sharks, which gives the rookie ample time to recover.

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  • Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Logs power-play assist

    Matheson had a power-play assist, one shot on net, one blocked shot and two PIM over 24:01 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Blackhawks.

    Matheson played a game of pass with forward Nick Suzuki, who scored from the right faceoff circle to give Montreal a 2-1 lead in the second period. It was Matheson's second point (first on the power play) in four games since returning from an abdominal injury that cost him the season's first 17 contests. There don't appear to be any issues with conditioning for Matheson, who is averaging 23:48 TOI, including 2:47 on the power play.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Secures shootout win

    Dach had a shootout goal that sealed the victory in Friday's 3-2 road decision over the Blackhawks.

    Dach was quiet prior to the shootout, managing just one shot over 18:47 of ice time, but he celebrated the shootout winner in front of the Chicago crowd that booed him earlier in the game. The former Blackhawk is thriving on the Canadiens' top line with 17 points over 21 games. Both of his linemates -- Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield -- also potted goals in the shootout.

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  • Canadiens' Nick Suzuki: Logs official, unofficial goals

    Suzuki scored a power-play goal in regulation and added a shootout tally in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. He finished with three shots over 22:10 of ice time.

    Suzuki scored 21 seconds into a power play, clanging the puck off the far post for his 12th goal of the season and fourth while on the man-advantage unit. His shootout goal was the third in three tries for the Canadiens' captain. The goal ended a two-game run without a point for Suzuki, who leads Montreal with 24 points.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Edmundson: Pots first goal

    Edmundson scored a goal on two shots and blocked three shots over 21:38 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Chicago.

    Edmundson collected a clearing attempt in the neutral zone, worked a give-and-go with Sean Monahan and redirected a pass behind Arvid Soderblom for the first goal of the game. It was the first marker for Edmundson, who is known more for traditional defensive statistics like hits and blocks. The 29-year-old Manitoban has two points, 20 shots, 13 hits, 39 blocked shots and two PIM over 11 games.

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  • Canadiens' Sean Monahan: Two helpers in shootout win

    Monahan picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Chicago.

    The 28-year-old center worked a give-and-go with Joel Edmundson for the afternoon's opening tally early in the first period, then had a hand in a Nick Suzuki goal with the man advantage in the second. Monahan has an active four-game point streak and has collected eight points (three goals, five helpers) over the last eight contests, and he appears to be inching closer to the form he flashed with the Flames in 2018-19, when he set a career high by racking up 82 points in 78 games.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Hangs on for shootout win

    Montembeault stopped 30 shots in regulation and overtime and one of three shootout attempts in Friday's 3-2 win over Chicago.

    It was a tough afternoon for the goalies once the horn blew to end OT, as Montembeault's denial of a Patrick Kane rush was the only save either netminder made in the shootout. It was a bit of redemption for the 26-year-old, who had let 1-0 and 2-1 leads slip through his fingers in regulation. Montembeault is 3-1-1 in November, and his 2.48 GAA and .924 save percentage on the season are making a strong case for more playing time.

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  • Canadiens' Mike Hoffman: Remains sidelined

    Hoffman (lower body) won't play Friday against the Blackhawks, per the NHL media site.

    Hoffman will miss a third straight contest with his lower-body injury, and the Canadiens have yet to release an expected timetable for his recovery. Hoffman was on fire before suffering his injury, racking up four goals and six points through his last six games. Another update on his status should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starts second straight game

    Montembeault will tend the visiting crease against Chicago on Friday, Renaud Lavoie reports.

    Montembeault is coming off an outstanding performance Wednesday, as he stopped 30 shots in a 3-1 road win over Columbus. Montembeault is 4-2-1 this season, with a 2.57 GAA and a .922 save percentage. The Blackhawks have only found the back of the net on 48 occasions in 19 games but scored four times against Dallas on Wednesday.

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  • Canadiens' Sean Monahan: Finishes off Blue Jackets

    Monahan scored an empty-net goal, had four shots on net and blocked two shots over 18:29 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Columbus.

    Monahan scored from his own zone to give him goals in consecutive games. The 28-year-old native of Ontario has points in three straight contests and six of the last seven. Two of Monahan's five markers this season have entered empty nets.

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  • Canadiens' Cole Caufield: Logs point in third straight

    Caufield had an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Caufield and Kirby Dach helped out on David Savard's game-winning goal in the third period. It was the third consecutive game with a point for Caufield, whose 21 points rank second on the Canadiens behind captain Nick Suzuki.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Assists on game-winner

    Dach had an assist, three shots on goal and two hits over 15:38 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Dach continued his impactful play on the Canadiens' top line, taking a pass from linemate Cole Caufield and setting up David Savard's first goal of the season, which was the game-winning goal. Dach has recorded 14 points over the last 12 games.

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  • Canadiens' Juraj Slafkovsky: Back to fourth line

    Slafkovsky had an assist, one shot one goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 10:20 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Columbus.

    Slafkovsky had a hand in Arber Xhekaj's third-period, game-tying goal. It was the rookie's second assist of the season, both coming in the last four contests. After one game on the second line, Slafkovsky was back on the familiar fourth line, but he remained part of the power play.

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  • Canadiens' Jake Evans: Logs assist in win

    Evans recorded an assist and one shot on goal over 12:54 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Evans worked the puck back to the point where Arber Xhekaj's harmless looking shot eluded multiple bodies and Joonas Korpisalo to tie the game at one goal apiece. It was the second point in 20 games for Evans, the fourth-line center who snapped a 13-game pointless streak.

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  • Canadiens' Arber Xhekaj: Returns to lineup, scores

    Xhekaj scored a goal on two shots over 16:05 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Columbus.

    A scoreless game after two periods broke open in the third. Ninety seconds after the Blue Jackets opened the scoring, Xhekaj's shot from the point made it through traffic for his third goal of the season. The blueline carousel continued for Montreal; Xhekaj and Johnny Kovacevic were back in the lineup Wednesday after being healthy scratches Tuesday. They replaced Chris Wideman and Jordan Harris.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: First goal of season

    Savard scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday. It stood as the game winner.

    A goal is a goal, even if it goes in off your skate. Savard was in front of the net when Kirby Dach's centering pass redirected off Savard's foot and past by Joonas Korpisalo early in the third period. It's his first goal of the season and first since March 21, 2022. Savard has eight points in 20 games this season, including three (one goal, two assists) in his last five.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: First career win over Jackets

    Montembeault made 29 saves in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday.

    It was a scoreless goaltending duel until the third period. Mathieu Olivier intercepted a exit pass inside the Habs' blue line, took a few strides and ripped a quick wrist shot off the wrong foot that found twine above Montembeault's glove. That opened the scoring and then his teammates immediately turned up the heat with two goals in under a minute to move ahead for good. It was netminder's first career win over the Blue Jackets.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.90
(20th)
3.42
(25th)
16.4
(29th)

Injuries

Player Injury
M. Hoffman C Mike Hoffman C Lower Body
C. Price G Carey Price G Knee
J. Drouin C Jonathan Drouin C Upper Body
P. Byron C Paul Byron C Hip

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