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Max Pacioretty | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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There are some in the Montreal media who suggest that Max Pacioretty is playing tentatively as he is still very concerned about the concussion he sustained at the end of the regular season.
Mike Boone of the Montreal Gazette, suggests that MaxPac has become a perimiter player and that he seems hesitant to crash the net. He also believes that Pacioretty has not displayed his usual explosiveness since his return to action from the concussion. If that is the case, Montreal is going to need contributions from others who have been rather invisible in the series so far such as David Desharnais and Alex Galchenyuk. Game 6 is Sunday at 6 pm. It should be a dandy. Apr 25 - 11:34 AM

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Max Pacioretty admitted that the Ottawa Senators have three good goalies, but whoever they put in goal won't change the Canadiens' approach in game three.

The Senators are down 0-2 in the series, and some people believe that coach Dave Cameron may go with Craig Anderson in game three. "I don’t think it makes a lot of difference," said Max Pacioretty. "Goaltending is a big part of their depth. They’ve always had three good goaltenders in Ottawa and it doesn’t matter who’s in net because they’ve all had success lately. Their goalie played great last night and no matter who’s in net, they’re going to play their best and we just have to worry about our game."
Apr 19 - 8:49 AM

Max Pacioretty will indeed play in Game Two on Friday night against the Ottawa Senators.

And with that, the Montreal Canadiens have their top scorer back in the lineup. Pacioretty has five goals and 11 points in 21 career playoff games, however he's gone pointless in four games and 13 shots in the playoffs versus Ottawa.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) will take part in Friday's pregame warmups.

Although Pacioretty was originally described as a game-time decision, he's very likely to end up playing in Friday's contest against Ottawa. It would be his first game since April 5.
Apr 17 - 6:28 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) is expected to be a game-time decision on Friday.

Pacioretty missed Montreal's playoff opener because of the injury. He had 37 goals and 67 points in 80 contests in the regular season. If he can play, it might be on a line with David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly.
Apr 17 - 12:34 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) skated with David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly during Thursday's practice.

Coach Michel Therrien was encouraged by what he saw, but Pacioretty still hasn't been cleared to return to game action. An update on his status is expected to come Friday and there's a chance that he could be ready for Game 2.
Apr 16 - 2:44 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) will not be available for Wednesday's playoff opener against Ottawa.

That's a big blow to the Canadiens, as Pacioretty led the team with 37 goals and 67 points in 80 games during the regular season. Coach Michel Therrien said that Pacioretty is a possibility to play on Friday.
Apr 15 - 11:30 AM

Michel Therrien would be surprised if Max Pacioretty (upper body) was ready to play in time for Game 1.

That being said, Pacioretty hasn't been ruled out yet. He's been medically cleared for contact, but not to return to the lineup, so he obviously still has a significant hurdle ahead of him.
Apr 14 - 12:24 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) participated in Monday's practice with a tinted visor.

However, he isn't sure if he'll be ready to play on Wednesday because he hasn't been involved in contact drills yet. "That's the next step," he said. "You want to practice with full contact. Today was a special teams practice, so there's a time for that."
Apr 13 - 5:38 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) will miss the Canadiens' last two regular season games.

Pacioretty might still be able to play in Game 1 of the first round. He'll finish the regular season with 37 goals and 67 points in 80 contests. Look for Alex Galchenyuk to play alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher while Pacioretty is out.
Apr 8 - 1:19 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) won't play Thursday, according to coach Michel Therrien.

That shouldn't come as a surprise after he suffered a possible concussion on Sunday. It will mark the first game he has missed due to injury since Nov 1, 2013. We would say he's unlikely to play in Saturday's regular-season finale versus Toronto as well; however, his status beyond Thursday is still unknown.
Apr 7 - 11:36 AM

There still hasn't been an update on the status of Max Pacioretty, who suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's game against Florida.

He appeared to sustain a concussion when he slid backward into the boards. With 37 goals and 67 points in 80 games this season, Pacioretty would be a major loss for the Canadiens if he isn't available when the playoffs begin.
Apr 7 - 11:24 AM

Max Pacioretty has left Sunday's game with the Florida Panthers early after taking a rough spill following a Dmitry Kulikov check.

It was a normal enough check by Kulikov, but Pacioretty appeared to bang his head on the boards and had to be helped off the ice. He skated just 1:59 and did not contribute to the score sheet. We'll keep you updated on his condition.
Apr 5 - 6:09 PM

Max Pacioretty scored a sweet short-handed goal for his 37th tally of the season, however it wasn't enough as Montreal fell to Tampa Bay 5-3 on Monday night.

Pacioretty went old-school, pulling a page from Brett Hull's playbook as he took a long-range one-timer against the grain while down on one knee. Go find a highlight, it was special. Pacioretty continues to lead the team in goals and points, with 66 this season.
Mar 30 - 11:57 PM

Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning overtime goal for the Canadiens as they prevailed over the Panthers on Saturday night 3-2.

Pacioretty scored his 36th goal of the season 2:59 into overtime while on the power play. The goal helped him tie his career high in points (65) and it gives him a chance to at least tie his career-best goal total (39) from last year. Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk potted the other goals.
Mar 28 - 10:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob De La Rose
4Brian Flynn
5Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Dale Weise
3P. A. Parenteau
4Brandon Prust
5Torrey Mitchell
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Christian Thomas
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Sergei Gonchar
5Alexei Emelin
6Tom Gilbert
7Mike Weaver
8Nathan Beaulieu
9Brett Lernout
10Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski
3Joey MacDonald