Player News - Canadiens

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Carey Price is Montreal's starter for Wednesday's game.

Price stopped 19 of 20 shots on Monday, but he surrendered 11 goals in his previous two contests. He has a 2.29 GAA and .922 save percentage in 33 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 18 - 1:33 PM

Greg Pateryn (ankle) skated on Tuesday.

It was his first on-ice session since he suffered a fractured ankle on Dec. 6. Pateryn was slated to miss eight weeks, so a return in February remains on target.
Jan 18 - 10:24 AM

David Desharnais (knee) skated Tuesday at Montreal's practice facility.

Desharnais has sat out 19 games due to a knee injury. He hasn't played since Dec. 6 and was given a six-to-eight week timetable for his return. If that holds then he could be back later this month or in early February.
Jan 18 - 10:19 AM

Mike McCarron has been sent to the minors.

Montreal is getting healthier up front, McCarron was scratched Monday against Detroit. He has one goal and three assists in 15 games with big club this campaign.
Jan 17 - 12:41 PM

Alex Galchenyuk has one goal in two games since returning from a knee injury.

He was held off the scoresheet in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Galchenyuk's line, with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov, combined for seven of Montreal's 18 shots in the match. Coach Michel Therrien expects Galchenyuk to keep getting better as he gets back into game shape.
Jan 17 - 10:25 AM

Max Pacioretty launched a team-high four shots in a 1-0 loss to Detroit on Monday.

The Canadiens as a team only got 18 shots on goal in this one, meaning that Pacioretty accounted for roughly 22% of their SOGs. He has 20 goals and 37 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 16 - 5:55 PM

Carey Price kicked out 19 of 20 shots in a 1-0 loss to Detroit Monday afternoon.

Price has now dropped three of his last four games, but this start can still be taken as a positive. This snapped a string of four contests where Price allowed at least three goals per game. He surrendered a total of 18 goals over that four-game span, which starkly contrasts his superb start to the 2016-17 campaign.
Jan 16 - 5:52 PM

Losing Andrei Markov (lower body) might be at the heart of the Canadiens' defensive woes.

Markov's absence probably can't fully account for Montreal's recent defensive decline, but the Canadiens were surrendering 2.13 goals per game before he was hurt and have given up 3.30 goals per game during his 13-contest absence. It's not clear when Markov will return, but he might not miss much more time.
Jan 16 - 11:42 AM

Carey Price will take on the Red Wings on Monday afternoon.

In 21 career afternoon games Price also has a sterling record. He's 12-6-3 with a .939 save percentage and a 1.84 GAA.
Jan 15 - 2:31 PM

Montreal summoned Jacob De La Rose from AHL St. John's on Sunday.

The 21-year-old already has 55 games of NHL experience, however he's posted just seven points in that time. This season with the IceCaps, he's picked up three goals and 15 points in 34 games.
Jan 15 - 1:51 PM

Chris Terry was sent to AHL St. John's after he cleared waivers on Sunday.

Through his age-27 season, Terry has posted four points along with 10 hits in 14 games. In 20 games for the IceCaps the veteran winger has 10 goals and 26 points.
Jan 15 - 1:49 PM

Phillip Danault recorded three assists in Montreal's 5-4 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

That was Danault's second multi-point game in the span of just three contests. He's up to nine goals and 24 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 15 - 5:04 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have excelled in the third period of games this season.

Montreal has outscored its opponents 53-31 in that frame of hockey. That's led to the Canadiens posting a 6-8-3 record in games where they trailed going into the third period, which is the second best record in the NHL behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. "We never give up, we still believe," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said. "Most of the games are one-goal games and even if we’re trailing, we know there’s a chance we can come back." The latest example occurred on Saturday when Montreal bounced back after falling behind the Rangers 3-2 through 40 minutes.
Jan 15 - 5:02 AM

Carey Price faced 33 shots Saturday night and let four of them get past him as the Canadiens beat the Rangers 5-4.

Price snapped a two-game losing streak, but he was less than impressive. His 4.00 GAA is the third straight game in which was gave up four or more goals including a disappointing 7-1 loss to the Wild on Thursday. Price has been trending down for a while as seven of his last eight games have all ended with save percentages below his season average of .923.
Jan 14 - 11:31 PM

Paul Byron capped off a frenetic minute of scoring in the third as the Canadiens beat the Rangers 5-4 Saturday night.

The Canadiens scored three goals in the span of a little more than a minute during the third. Alexei Emelin tied the game 3-3 at the 10:53 mark. Max Pacioretty gave them their first lead of the night 36 seconds later, with Byron scoring 26 seconds after Pacioretty. There was really not much of an opportunity to pull Henrik Lundqvist because the starting goalie Antii Raanta left the game at the end of the first with a lower body injury.


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