Player News - Canadiens

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Carey Price gave up two goals on 23 shots in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders.

Price might want to have the Islanders' first goal back, as he allowed rookie Anthony Beauvillier to beat him blocker side, but it's hard to pin this loss on him. The Canadiens have simply lost the ability to put the puck in the net with any regularity and that obviously doesn't help their goaltender. The encouraging news is that Price has looked a lot better under Claude Julien than he did at the end of Michel Therrien's tenure as head coach. Price has a 25-16-5 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage.
Feb 23 - 10:50 PM

The Montreal Canadiens couldn't muster any offense on Thursday night, as they dropped a 3-0 decision to the New York Islanders.

That's been a theme with Montreal lately. They've now been shut out four times in their last eight contests and they've managed to score just 11 goals during that span. The first line of Phillip Danault, Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov combined for three shots and a minus-5 rating in the loss. With the deadline less than a week away, the Canadiens sure look like they could use a trade to boost their confidence.
Feb 23 - 10:45 PM

Nikita Nesterov, David Desharnais and Sven Andrighetto will be scratched against the Islanders on Thursday.

Nestorov has seen just seven games of action with Montreal since coming over from Tampa Bay. He has a point with 17 hits in that time. Desharnais meanwhile has 10 points in 29 games. Andrighetto himself has eight points with 27 hits in 25 games.
Feb 23 - 6:43 PM

Carey Price will play between the pipes on Thursday.

Price is making his fourth straight start. He has a 25-15-5 record, 2.44 GAA, and .918 save percentage in 45 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 11:10 AM

Carey Price has tied Ken Dryden for third place on the Canadiens’ all-time win list.

He registered his 258th victory on Tuesday night against the Rangers. "It's cool, but I'm pretty sure he did it quicker than I did," Price said. "It's nice to reach the milestone, but tomorrow's another day." Price also plays in the shootout era, which is where he picked up Tuesday's victory, but it is still quite the accomplishment.
Feb 22 - 10:18 AM

Paul Byron gave the Canadiens a scare during the pregame warmup when he stung number one goalie Carey Price with a shot to the shoulder.

However, it all worked out in the end. Price was OK to play and Byron ended up scoring the game winner in the shootout. "He felt bad, nobody wants to hit their goalie," said Price. "I'm happy he got his redemption." Now, Byron just needs to take care of his nine-game pointless slump.
Feb 22 - 10:12 AM

Carey Price turned in a fantastic performance in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers.

Price stopped 28 shots in the win, and none of them was better than the diving save he made on Rangers forward J.T. Miller in the dying seconds of overtime. After going through a rough patch for a few weeks, Price has looked fantastic since Claude Julien took over as head coach. Price has a 25-15-5 record with a 2.44 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage.
Feb 21 - 10:30 PM

Shea Weber scored a power play goal in Montreal's 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers.

He also picked up the primary assist on Andrew Shaw's goal in the first period. Weber's blast from the point got through Henrik Lundqvist. The goal gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead early in the second period. Weber now has 14 goals and 20 assists in 60 games this season. Alexander Radulov and Paul Byron both scored in the shootout to help give the Canadiens the win.
Feb 21 - 10:20 PM

Carey Price will get indeed start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Price was shaken up after taking a shot to the shoulder from Paul Byron. Habs fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as he appears to have avoided a serious injury.
Feb 21 - 7:04 PM

Carey Price was forced to leave Tuesday's pre-game warmup after taking a shot to the shoulder from Paul Byron.

Teammate Paul Byron was the one who stung Price with a shot on the left shoulder. Price exited the warmup with about three minutes remaining. It's unclear if he'll be able to play in the game or not. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as one is made available. Al Montoya will start if Price can't go.
Feb 21 - 6:52 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

He'll come out of the lineup for Greg Pateryn. Nesterov has four goals and nine assists in 42 games this season. David Desharnais and Sven Andrighetto will also watch the game from the press box. None of these three players have any fantasy value.
Feb 21 - 6:28 PM

Carey Price will get the nod Tuesday night versus the New York Rangers.

He was much better on Saturday against Winnipeg, but still ended up losing his 15th game in regulation this season. Price has struggled along with the Canadiens of late with one victory in his last six starts.
Feb 21 - 3:15 PM

Greg Pateryn will suit up on Tuesday night.

He has been scratched for six of the past eight games. Nikita Nesterov will head to the press box to make room on the back end for Pateryn. It's being reported that the defenseman is being shopped, so this could act as a showcase for a potential trade.
Feb 21 - 3:09 PM

Montreal has acquired Keegan Lowe from Carolina for Philip Samuelsson in a minor-league deal.

He has 12 points and 53 penalty minutes in 49 games at the AHL level this campaign. Lowe appeared in two games with the Hurricanes in 2014-15, but that has been his only NHL experience so far.
Feb 21 - 1:38 PM

Alex Galchenyuk skated between Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher at practice.

His return to the top line didn't last long, but coach Claude Julien probably isn't done tinkering with his combinations. Still, you should expect Phillip Danault to start Tuesday's game on the top combination with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.
Feb 21 - 10:20 AM


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