Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Andrei Markov appeared in the 800th game of his NHL career on Tuesday night.

He celebrated the milestone by recording his fifth goal of the 2014-15 season. Markov has generated two goals and four assists during a current five-game point streak.
Dec 24 - 11:01 AM

Brendan Gallagher potted his 10th goal in Tuesday's 3-1 victory versus the Islanders.

He has supplied the game winner for the Canadiens in two straight games. Gallagher has 19 points in 35 games this campaign.
Dec 24 - 10:54 AM

David Desharnais netted his fifth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the New York Islanders.

Desharnais has such a meager goal total because of his general reluctance to shoot the puck, but that's really not his game. In addition to his five tallies, the Montreal forward has dished out 15 assists and registered a plus-7 rating this year. He also has five points in his last five outings. Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens in the win.
Dec 23 - 9:49 PM

Carey Price was outstanding Tuesday night as he blocked 37 of 38 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Islanders.

The Habs netminder remains one of the safest bets in the fantasy game. His 19-9-1 record, 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage are all among the best marks in the league. He has now won five of his last six starts.
Dec 23 - 9:44 PM

Mike Weaver, Bryan Allen, and Michael Bournival will all sit Tuesday night on Long Island.

At this time, only Mike Weaver is a viable fantasy option as he's blocked 52 shots in 26 games so far this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 23 - 6:18 PM

Carey Price will be between the pipes Tuesday against the Islanders.

Price has more dominant against the Isles than his numbers suggest as he's allowed two goals or fewer in six of his career 13 starts. To wit, his 2.27 GAA and .924 save percentage through 28 starts this season speaks for itself.
Dec 23 - 5:38 PM

The Montreal Canadiens recalled Dustin Tokarski from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.

Tokarski has been Carey Price's backup all year, but he hadn't seen game action in a while. The Habs decided to send him to the minors on a conditioning stint, but now he's back with the club.
Dec 21 - 5:48 PM

Jiri Sekac picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over Ottawa.

The 22-year-old set up Brandon Prust's first period goal. The rookie has been a pleasant surprise for the Canadiens this season. "Man can that guy skate," said teammate David Desharnais. "He’s getting better every game and you can tell he’s gaining confidence. … A lot of young guys, it’s five games up (in the NHL) and then back down to the minors. Giving (Sekac) a chance to prove himself long term has clearly been good for him." Sekac has six goals and 13 points in 27 games this season.
Dec 21 - 8:43 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.
Dec 21 - 8:36 AM

Max Pacioretty registered two assists in Saturday's 4-1 win over Ottawa.

Pacioretty was a game-time decision after taking a hit from Clayton Stoner that sent him into the boards awkwardly on Thursday night. Not only did Pacioretty play, but he played very well. Montreal's top line of Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher just keep on producing. Pacioretty has five assists in his last three games. The 26-year-old leads the team in points with 27.
Dec 21 - 8:29 AM

Alex Galchenyuk tallied two points in the Canadiens’ 4-1 win over the Senators on Saturday night.

Galchenyuk scored and assisted. Stardom is in the offing for the 20-year-old. Galchenyuk has points in three straight games, and six over that span. He has 10 goals and 24 points in 34 games. Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec picked up the other goals. Max Pacioretty chipped in with two helpers.

Carey Price set aside 24 shots in Montreal’s 4-1 win over the Senators on Saturday night.

Things didn’t start off so promising for the Canadiens in this one as they fell behind 1-0 less than three minutes in after a shorthanded goal. Price held it together from that point forward, though. He has four wins over his last five games. Price sports a nifty 2.27 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
Dec 20 - 10:23 PM

Michael Bournival will sit against the Senators on Saturday night.

In 13 combined games between Montreal and AHL Hamilton, Bournival has four goals and nine points. However, all of the goals and eight of the points have come in Hamilton despite a near even split in games played.
Dec 20 - 6:54 PM

Bryan Allen and Mike Weaver will not play against the Senators on Saturday night.

Though neither has much fantasy value, Mike Weaver can be useful in a pinch as he's blocked 52 shots in his 26 games.
Dec 20 - 6:15 PM

Max Pacioretty will indeed play Saturday night against the Senators.

Pathches leads the team in goals with 13 and points with 25, so having him in the lineup is an clear boon for the Habs.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 20 - 6:10 PM


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