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Max Pacioretty | Winger | #67

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (22) / MON
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Max Pacioretty hasn't registered a shot on goal in each of his last two games.
The Canadiens have lost both of those games to Colorado and Arizona. Pacioretty is having the worst season he's had in a while, as he has 16 goals and 34 points in 57 games. He had scored at least 30 goals in each of his previous four seasons. There's a good chance that all the trade rumors are taking a toll on him. Feb 17 - 9:25 AM

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Max Pacioretty had four shots on goal in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canadiens simply don't have the firepower to be considered a competitive team at this point. They didn't get their first shot on goal until the 15:00 mark of the opening period. They also failed to record a shot attempt from the 00:43 mark of the opening frame until the 9:22 mark of the same period. Things look like they'll get a whole lot worse in Montreal before they get any better. Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry also had four shots on goal in this one.
Feb 1 - 10:34 PM

Max Pacioretty produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Carolina.

Pacioretty has enjoyed a productive January with eight goals and three assists in 10 games. He is up 16 goals and 31 points in 49 games thanks to his recent hot streak.
Jan 26 - 9:43 AM

Max Pacioretty scored his 15th of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Captain Max is heating up. Pacioretty scored his seventh goal in seven games for the Canadiens, opening the scoring. However, the goal came in a losing effort. The captain now has 15 goals and 29 points in 47 games this season for the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge.
Jan 20 - 10:16 PM

Max Pacioretty scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Pacioretty opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 7:08 mark of the second period. He then gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead with an empty-netter at the 18:42 mark of the third frame (that proved to be the game-winning goal). Pacioretty also registered the primary assist on Paul Byron's tally in the third frame. After going through a long slump, the Canadiens captain has certainly come alive over the last few games. Pacioretty has now found the back of the net six times in his last six contests. He's up to 14 goals and 28 points in 46 games this season.
Jan 19 - 10:14 PM

Max Pacioretty found the back of the net in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

Pacioretty has now scored a goal in four consecutive games. The Canadiens captain tied the game at four with his power play tally at the 13:01 mark of the third period. Pacioretty finished the night with a minus-1 rating, five shots on goal and two hits in 20:44 of ice time. He has 12 goals and 25 points in 44 games this season. Nicolas Deslauriers, Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin also scored for the Canadiens in the loss.
Jan 15 - 11:00 PM

Max Pacioretty scored a goal in the Canadiens' 4-3 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Pacioretty has now found the back of the net in three straight games, which is especially good to see given how much he's struggled to score goals this season. In fact, before his current three-game goal scoring streak, he had gone 13 straight contests without a marker, so hopefully his recent stretch will mark a turning point for him. He has 11 goals and 24 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 14 - 9:45 AM

Max Pacioretty has found the back of the net in back-to-back games.

Prior to scoring those two goals, Pacioretty hadn't found the back of the net in 13 straight games. The Habs sniper had scored 30 goals or more in each of his last four seasons, but he's currently on pace to score 20 which is disappointing. Still, he's always been a streaky scorer, so there's a chance this recent run of success could continue. Pacioretty has 10 goals and 23 points in 42 games.
Jan 13 - 9:21 AM

Max Pacioretty scored a goal in a 2-1 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pacioretty has now broken his 13-game goalless drought and it's just his second goal over his last 23 games. There have been rumors circulating of a potential trade and you have to wonder if that has gotten into the head of Montreal's captain. The 29-year-old forward is up to nine goals and 22 points in 41 games this season. He has underperformed like all other Canadiens.
Jan 4 - 11:27 PM

Max Pacioretty is focused on working his way out of his current slump and not on the trade rumors.

"You just live your life and worry about your family," Pacioretty said. "If it happens, it happens. I'm very proud of the past success I've had in Montreal. I've played here for 10 years and I've never gone through something like this. I've gone through ups and downs, but never this low." He went 12 games without a goal in December and has found the back of the net once in his past 21 contests.
Jan 2 - 10:21 AM

With Max Pacioretty in one of the greatest slumps of his career, could the Canadiens be serious about trading their captain?

"You always envision the best" said Pacioretty "and maybe prepare for the worst". It's an interesting quote considering his status at the club over the years. The five-time 30-goal scorer hasn't found the back of the net over his last 12 games. The 29-year-old has one of the best cap hits at $4.5 million through 2018-19, and would fetch a hefty sum if the Canadiens thought it was best to rebuild and move on from arguably their best player. With only 20 in 39 games this season, he is an excellent buy-low candidate and he should improve his point tally over the second half of the season.
Jan 1 - 9:49 PM

Max Pacioretty's goal drought now stands at 12 games.

To make matters worse, Pacioretty has just one goal over his last 21 contests. He also has just two assists in his last eight contests, making him almost a non-factor offensively recently. That's all in stark contrast from what we've expected out of Pacioretty as he's reached or surpassed the 30-goal mark for four consecutive campaigns going into 2017-18. In fact, from 2013-14 through 2016-17, Pacioretty ranked fourth in the NHL in goals with 141 in 316 contests, so his current drought is jarring.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:38:00 AM

Max Pacioretty has only scored a single goal in his last 18 contests.

Pacioretty was limited to a single shot on Saturday as the Canadiens suffered a 4-1 loss to Edmonton. He's enjoyed four consecutive campaigns where he's reached or surpassed the 30-goal milestone, but that run is in serious jeopardy as he currently has eight goals in 35 contests this season. "He was robbed in Vancouver of pretty much a sure goal and then he scores a nice goal in Calgary and it’s called back because of an offside. He’s being challenged mentally, but he has to stick with it and, eventually, it will go in," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said of Pacioretty.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 06:20:00 AM

Max Pacioretty is projected to be back with Jonathan Drouin in Tuesday's game against Vancouver.

Pacioretty skated with Drouin and Paul Byron during Montreal's practice on Monday. They didn't have much chemistry earlier in the season, but coach Claude Julien wants to shake up his combinations. Pacioretty has one goal and six points in the last 15 games.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Max Pacioretty has scored just one goal in his last 12 games.

That's a slump of epic proportions for the Canadiens' best scorer. At the same time, Pacioretty has always been a streaky player, so expect him to start filling the net frequently in the near future. Pacioretty has eight goals and seven assists in 30 games this season.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 10:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Logan Shaw
5Byron Froese
6Ales Hemsky
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Joe Morrow
7Jakub Jerabek
8Victor Mete
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi