Player News - Canadiens

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Alexander Radulov registered an assist in Montreal's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 on Saturday.

That ended the Canadiens' playoff run, but Radulov looked good in the series with two goals and seven points in six games. This season marked his return to the NHL for the first time since his brief stint with the Predators in 2012. Unlike his 2012 return attempt, his 2016-17 campaign was a success. He only signed a one-year deal with Montreal, so he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he's likely to command a long-term contract.
Apr 23 - 10:16 AM

The Montreal Canadiens can sign Carey Price to an extension this summer.

Price has one season left on his six-year, $39 million contract. He'll likely get a significant raise after winning the Vezina Trophy in 2015 and being a finalist for the award again this season. After Montreal's first round exit at the hands of the New York Rangers there might be some significant changes this summer, but re-signing Price will still likely be a key item on Montreal's agenda. Price did all he could to keep the Canadiens alive in the first round as he posted a 1.86 GAA and .933 save percentage in six playoff starts.
Apr 23 - 10:13 AM

Carey Price stopped 20 of 22 shots in Montreal's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 on Saturday.

Price had a strong series, but Henrik Lundqvist ultimately won the tight goaltending duel and Montreal has been eliminated from the playoffs as a result. Price has fallen to 25-31 in 60 career playoff games.
Apr 22 - 10:58 PM

Alexei Emelin scored Montreal's only goal in a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 Saturday night.

It was Emelin's first career playoff goal in his 29th contest. Alexander Radulov and Artturi Lehkonen assisted on Emelin's marker. With that, Radulov finished the series with an impressive two goals and seven points. Unfortunately for Montreal, his efforts weren't enough to save the Canadiens as it's the Rangers that are going to the second round.
Apr 22 - 10:55 PM

Brian Flynn will make his 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game 6 against New York on Saturday night.

This will be his first game of the series. He's coming into the lineup to replace an injured Andrew Shaw (upper body). Flynn had six goals and four assists in 51 games during the regular season. He's expected center Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron. Flynn has zero fantasy appeal.
Apr 22 - 3:42 PM

Brandon Davidson will draw back into the Canadiens lineup for Game 6 on Saturday night.

Davidson has been scratched in three of the five games, but he'll replace a slumping Nathan Beaulieu tonight. He's expected to play on Montreal's third pairing with Jordie Benn. A loss in tonight's game would eliminate the Canadiens from the playoffs.
Apr 22 - 3:38 PM

Torrey Mitchell will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the Rangers on Saturday night.

Mitchell was the only Montreal Canadien to score a goal in Game 4, but that doesn't mean much to head coach Claude Julien now. Michael McCarron will take his spot on the fourth line.
Apr 22 - 3:34 PM

Michael McCarron will make his 2017 playoff debut in Game 6 against the Rangers on Saturday night.

McCarron and Brandon Davidson will come into the lineup, while Torrey Mitchell and Nathan Beaulieu will both serve as healthy scratches. McCarron isn't very fast on his skates, but he gives Montreal another big body on their fourth line. Andrew Shaw (upper body) will also miss the game. Brian Flynn will take Shaw's spot in the lineup.

Andrew Shaw (upper body) won't play in Game 6 against the Rangers on Saturday.

It's unclear when Shaw suffered the injury, but there was a moment in Game 5 where he was slammed into the boards by Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. He didn't leave the game, but the contact was pretty severe. Brian Flynn will take Shaw's spot in the lineup.
Apr 22 - 12:19 PM

Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Beaulieu found himself outside of the top six during Montreal's morning skate at MSG on Saturday. He's had his share of struggles in the opening round of the playoffs, and he didn't really look good on Jesper Fast's shorthanded goal in Thursday's loss in Game 5. Brandon Davidson will take his spot in the lineup.
Apr 22 - 11:54 AM

Andrew Shaw (upper body) isn't taking part in Saturday's morning skate.

It doesn't necessarily mean he won't play in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden tonight, but it definitely isn't good news. Brian Flynn took his spot on the third line between Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron. We'll provide an update on Shaw's status as soon as the Canadiens provide one. The Canadiens are facing elimination tonight.
Apr 22 - 11:51 AM

Andrew Shaw hasn't recorded a point in Montreal's first-round series against the Rangers.

Shaw was acquired from Chicago at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft because of his grit and playoff experience, but that hasn't translated into offensive production this postseason. The Canadiens need to win Game 6 in New York on Saturday night if they want to keep the series going.
Apr 22 - 10:17 AM

Alex Galchenyuk still hasn't scored a goal in Montreal's first-round series against the Rangers.

Galchenyuk has three assists in five games, but the fact that he hasn't scored a goal is becoming an issue. Montreal is one loss away from being eliminated, and Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty combining for zero goals is a big reason for that. The Canadiens will need big performances from those two players if they want to force Game 7 at the Bell Center on Monday.
Apr 22 - 10:13 AM

Max Pacioretty still hasn't found the back of the net in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He's managed to fire 24 shots on goal in five games, but he's been unable to beat Henrik Lundqvist. The Canadiens find themselves down 3-2 in the series, and the fact that Pacioretty still hasn't scored has become a bit of a problem. "In order to get through this, we’re going to need more from a lot of guys," said head coach Claude Julien. "It’s time for certain players to elevate their games and have that confidence and desire to be better. There’s no doubt when you lose games and you’re behind 3-2, you can’t be satisfied as a team and you know there are certain players who can give a little bit more." Pacioretty has one assist in five games.
Apr 22 - 10:09 AM

Carey Price is expected to get the start in Game 6 against the Rangers on Saturday night.

The Canadiens will need a great effort from Price if they want to keep their season alive after tonight. Price has a 1.82 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 22 - 10:04 AM


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