Player News - Canadiens

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After a disappointing season in Colorado last year, P.A. Parenteau is off to a nice start with the Montreal Canadiens.

Parenteau was traded to the Habs last summer, because the Avs didn't believe he was a top-six forward on their team. The 31-year-old started the season on the Canadiens' top line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, but he's really taken a step forward since he was placed on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk. Parenteau has two goals and three assists in six games this season.
Oct 19 - 9:01 AM

The Canadiens scored two power play goals in their 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

The Habs power play went one-for-three on the night and it seems like the concern about the man-advantage has disappeared. The Canadiens didn't score a power play goal in their first four games of the season, but now have three PP goals in their last two games. This is great news for PK Subban fantasy owners.
Oct 19 - 8:52 AM

P.K. Subban lit the lamp twice for the Canadiens in their 3-2 win against the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Subban scored Montreal’s first goal of the night on the power play to tie the game at 1, then had one at even strength later in the second period. He has three goals and four points on the season. For a guy who gets a lot of shots on net, Subban has just 43 goals in his career, due to a 5.7 scoring percentage. A 15-20 goal season isn’t out of the realm of possibility this season. Alex Galchenyuk also had a goal, and added an assist. Brandon Prust, Andrei Markov and Lars Eller picked up the helpers.
Oct 18 - 10:28 PM

Carey Price blocked 32 shots in Montreal’s 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Price gave up one early in the first and one late in the second. It’s a step in the right direction for the 27-year-old, as he had given up three or more goals in all four outings entering this game. He has a 3.38 goals-against average and .890 save percentage this season.
Oct 18 - 10:27 PM

Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Avalanche.

The fine play of Jared Tinordi is keeping Beaulieu in the press box. He will sit there with Dale Weise Saturday evening.
Oct 18 - 10:47 AM

Montreal forward P.A. Parenteau will be plenty motivated to play well Saturday night against his former club, the Avalanche.

Parenteau may be a little miffed at some statements Patrick Roy made after he traded him to Montreal for Daniel Briere. Roy said Patenteau was expendable because he could not play as a top-six forward on the Avs. Parenteau plays on one of the Habs' top lines and will no doubt want to show Roy he was wrong. We would make sure Parenteau is in your starting lineup Saturday night.
Oct 18 - 10:39 AM

Look for Carey Price to start in goal against the Avalanche Saturday night.

Price's numbers don't look to good right now (3.75 GAA and .874 SP) but that's more a function of sloppy defense in front of him as opposed to poor play on his part. We would make sure Price is active Saturday evening.
Oct 18 - 10:31 AM

Jared Tinordi has been a bright spot on the Canadiens' blueline thus far.

The Habs are winning but their defensive-zone play has been a bit sloppy. Tinordi, however, has played very well in the regular season after a shaky preseason effort and has been perhaps the most solid of all Montreal blueliners. Although he won't get you a ton of points, Tinordi could be a good source of penalty minutes if he continues to play well and stay in the Habs' lineup.
Oct 18 - 10:28 AM

David Desharnais earned two assists in Thursday's 6-4 victory over Boston.

He didn't have a point in his previous three matches. Desharnais has three helpers and a plus-6 rating in five games. He picked up an assist on Max Pacioretty's power-play marker and he helped set up Brendan Gallagher in the second period.
Oct 17 - 11:20 AM

P. A. Parenteau netted a pair of goals in Montreal's 6-4 win versus Boston Thursday.

He gave Montreal a 4-3 lead going into the third period and sealed the game with an empty-net, power-play marker with 20 seconds to go in regulation. The goals were his first as a member of the Canadiens.
Oct 17 - 11:17 AM

Max Pacioretty produced a goal and two assists in Montreal's 6-4 victory over Boston on Thursday.

The power-play marker was his first tally since Montreal's season opener. Pacioretty had been pointless in his previous three outings. We are still very early into the year, so he should develop some consistency soon.
Oct 17 - 11:14 AM

Dale Weise was a healthy scratch Thursday against Boston.

That was a good way to negate any possible confrontation with Bruins winger Milan Lucic. However, Lucic wasn't looking to make good on his promise from the handshake line from the 2014 playoffs anyway in Thursday's game. Weise has been scratched in two of Montreal's five contests this season.
Oct 17 - 10:57 AM

Jiri Sekac recorded his first NHL goal in Thursday's 6-4 win over Boston.

His parents, Jiri and Jana, his sister Nikola and his girlfriend, Dominika Korpova, were in attendance to watch. He tied the game at 3-3 during the last two minutes of the second period. The 22-year-old forward has three shots and a minus-3 rating in five games this year.
Oct 17 - 10:53 AM

Carey Price allowed four goals on 29 shots, but it was good enough to notch a win against the struggling Bruins on Thursday night.

Price improves to 3-1 on the season, but his stats tell a different story. With a 3.75 goals against average and .874 save percentage, the 27-year-old has left plenty of room for improvement as the season bears onwards.
Oct 17 - 12:17 AM

Brendan Gallagher led the charge as the Habs bested the Bruins once again, this time by a 6-4 score in the teams' first meeting since a gruelling seven game series last spring.

Gallagher notched two goals and an assist to extend his points streak to three games where he has five points in total. Gallagher is a candidate to improve on his 41 point season from a year ago.
Oct 17 - 12:00 AM

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