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Tomas Plekanec | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
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Tomas Plekanec produced a goal and an assist in Monday's 2-0 win over Detroit.
He scored the game-winning goal, his 17th of the year, with just 2:30 remaining in regulation. Plekanec also picked up his 23rd helper of 2014-15 on an empty-net goal by Max Pacioretty. He has a four-game point streak going, with two goals and three assists during that time. Feb 17 - 9:58 AM

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Tomas Plekanec potted his 16th goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Philadelphia.

He tied the game at the 12:38 mark of the third period. Linemates Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher assisted on the marker. Plekanec has three goals in his last three matches.
Feb 11 - 10:28 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored twice for the Canadiens in their 6-2 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

The Canadiens flat-out dominated this game from the start. Plekanec’s goals snapped a six-game skid in which he recorded only one assist. Despite the great night, he still is a bottom-tier starting forward in most leagues, with 15 goals and 35 points. Dale Weise also picked up two goals on three shots. Andrei Markov (goal, assist) and Lars Eller notched the other markers. David Desharnais and P.K. Subban registered three assists, while Max Pacioretty got two.

Tomas Plekanec registered an assist in Montreal's 1-0 overtime win over Washington on Saturday.

Plekanec entered the game on a three-game pointless streak, but the Canadiens have only scored two goals in their last two games (they won both games). The 32-year-old has been playing some good two-way hockey for the Habs, and he will have an opportunity to put up points because he's playing on the top line with sniper Max Pacioretty. Plekanec has 13 goals and 33 points in 48 games.
Feb 1 - 8:55 AM

Tomas Plekanec powered the Canadiens to a 6-4 win over the Islanders with four points Saturday night.

The 32-year-old scored twice and assisted two times. He has 13 goals and 32 points this season, one in which he’s reverted back to being an asset offensively in fantasy leagues. Plekanec is a solid depth forward now, but don’t expect him to carry you like he did tonight. Other goal scorers included: David Desharnais (goal, assist), Dale Weise, Alex Galchenyuk and P.K. Subban. Andrei Markov had three assists.

Tomas Plekanec is projected to play between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher on Wednesday night.

The Canadiens have three goals in their past two games and both of them were losses, so coach Michel Therrien has altered his lines. Alex Galchenyuk was bumped off the top line and placed between Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Brandon Prust.
Jan 14 - 11:21 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Montreal's 4-1 win over Ottawa on Saturday night.

Plekanec's power play goal gave the Habs a 3-1 lead in the third period. The 32-year-old is having another fine season for the Canadiens. Not only is he solid defensively, but he continues to contribute on the scoresheet. Plekanec has 10 goals and 23 points in 34 games this season.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:36:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec netted the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over Vancouver.

His ninth marker of the season snapped a seven-game goalless drought. On the brighter side, Plekanec has a three-game point streak now and he's picked up four points in his past five outings.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec netted his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Winnipeg.

He deposited his second shorthanded marker of the year into an empty net to snap a seven-game goalless drought. Plekanec enjoyed a great start, but points have been hard to come by since late October.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec earned the NHL's first star of the week.

Plekanec kicked off the season with a three-game goal streak. He has four goals and five points over that span. He was limited to just 43 points last season, but he certainly has the ability to do better in 2014-15.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec has scored a goal in each of his first three games and he co-leads the NHL with four goals early into the 2014-15 season.

The last time Plekanec had a three-game goal streak was Oct. 25-29, 2010. The 31-year-old center has been great out of the gate, but believing this will be a 70-point season is hasty at this point. Still, you should ride him while he's hot.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 07:59:00 AM

With Manny Malhotra healthy and contributing, Montreal coach Michel Therrien has been able to relieve Tomas Plekanec from some of his defensive duties.

What does this mean for Plekanec's fantasy value you may be asking? Quite a bit. Plekanec can be used more for offensive-zone faceoffs and does not have to be the first center option on the penalty kill. The result--the veteran center has scored three goals in the Habs' two games in a more offensive role. If Therrien continues to be comfortable with Malhotra in his current role then Plekanec could have a very good offensive season.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Thought it was so nice, he did it twice! For the second night in a row, Tomas Plekanec scored a late goal to put the Habs in position tow in.

All wrists. A classic snapshot through traffic from the slot, tying the game at one midway through the third. Plekanec had a full night aside from the goal, playing 21:33 and over four minutes in special teams with three hits, two shots and blocks.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 02:12:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored two goals, including the game winner in the final minute of regulation, to spark the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 triumph over the Maple Leafs Wednesday night in the NHL's regular-season opener in Toronto.

Plekanec's winning goal came at 19:17. The veteran center directed the puck towards the front of the Leafs' net, where it went off Toronto defenseman Stuart Percy and in behind goalie Jonathan Bernier. Plekanec, who led the game in shots on net with five, also notched a beauty of a goal on a breakaway in the second period. Max Pacioretty opened the scoring at 4:42 of the first period. P.K. Subban also scored for Montreal. Alexei Emelin and P.A. Parenteau each had two assists for the Habs. The win was Montreal's first in a lid-lifter in five years.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:04:00 PM

Plekanec came away favoring an elbow while performing the long-jump during off-ice training, according to Doug Harrison of CBC Sports.

Harrison reported Plekanec "tweaked" it but it's unclear whether he merely banged his elbow or if there's a real injury. We'll be sure to keep you posted as details come out.
Source: CBC Sports
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob de la Rose
4Brian Flynn
5Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brandon Prust
4Torrey Mitchell
5Dale Weise
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Sergei Gonchar
4Jeff Petry
5Alexei Emelin
6Tom Gilbert
7Mike Weaver
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski