Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Carey Price allowed just two goals on 27 shots to claim his third straight victory, a 5-2 win over Columbus.

Price has gone 8-0-1 in his past nine games and has not allowed more than two goals in that span. Since a three game losing streak at the beginning of December, Price has gone 21-3-2 and has been the best goaltender in the league. In total, the 27-year-old is 35-11-3 with a .935 save percentage and 1.92 goals against average.
Feb 26 - 11:15 PM

Jacob De La Rose scored the first two goals of his NHL career on Thursday night as the Habs beat Columbus 5-2.

The 19-year-old Swedish flash captured everyone's attention with six points in seven games during the World Juniors at the beginning of the year, and is breaking in with the Habs quite swimmingly so far. The 6'2, 190 pound winger fired four shots on goal in the victory.
Feb 26 - 11:06 PM

Christian Thomas and Mike Weaver will be scratched against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Unfortunately, Weaver has skated in five of his 30 games since Dec. 6th. Can't have value if you don't play. To wit, the son of one of the great goal scorers Steve Thomas, Christian, has just one goal and point through his first 21 career games. No production, no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 6:56 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will slated to make his Montreal debut on Thursday.

He didn't arrive in time to practice with his new teammates on Wednesday, so the morning skate will be his first sessions with the Canadiens.
Feb 26 - 11:34 AM

Carey Price will be in goal for Thursday's game against Columbus.

He will be looking to extend his team-record of nine consecutive road wins. Price leads the league with a 1.91 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.
Feb 26 - 11:30 AM

Andrei Markov contributed two helpers in Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Blues.

He combined with defense partner P.K. Subban to set up two goals by the Canadiens in a 5-2 victory. The Montreal defense duo had assists on the 17th tallies of the year of Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. Markov has 36 points this season, while Subban has 44.
Feb 25 - 11:29 AM

Brendan Gallagher potted a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-2 win versus St. Louis.

He's on pace to easily surpass the 17 goals and 35 points he generated last season. Gallagher has 17 markers and 18 assists after 60 contests.
Feb 25 - 11:25 AM

Carey Price was beaten twice on 29 shots Tuesday, but managed to earn a victory in a 5-2 defeat of the Blues in St. Louis.

The win was not only the 34th of the year for the superstar, but also extended his personal road winning streak to nine. He and Pekka Rinne have clearly distanced themselves from the pack in terms of fantasy netminder of the year.
Feb 24 - 11:14 PM

Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk was the hero Tuesday as he registered two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over the Blues.

If you were uncertain about whether we're witnessing Galchenyuk's breakout, question it no longer. With 39 points in 58 games, he's on pace for about 55, but has only scratched the surface of his potential. Brendan Gallagher also potted a pair of goals in the winning effort while Michael Bournival also found the back of the net.
Feb 24 - 11:11 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly and MIke Weaver will be scratched on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Through 54 games with the Anaheim Ducks, Smith-Pelly amassed 17 points and 147 hits, sharing the team lead with Nate Thompson. The 23 year old forward has just 14 goals and 40 points through his first 154 career games, but also has 315 hits already to hit credit. Pencil him in for more of the same north of the border once he enters the lineup on Thursday versus Columbus.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 7:28 PM

Carey Price will get the start against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

In large part to Price's otherworldly play this season, the Canadiens are leading the East. Price boasts a 33-11-3 record while leading the league in save percentage(.935) and GAA (1.91) through 47 starts. However he is 2-3-2 with 20 goals against versus the Blues in seven career starts. Start him with great confidence.
Feb 24 - 5:23 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Devante Smith-Pelly from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jiri Sekac.

Smith-Pelly has five goals and 17 points in 54 contests this season. He's got plenty of offensive upside, but he hasn't been able to bring it all together at the NHL level with the Ducks. Perhaps the change of scenery will do him some good.
Feb 24 - 10:41 AM

Sergei Gonchar (upper body) wore a no-contact jersey at Monday's practice.

He won't be back in the lineup Tuesday, but the veteran defenseman has received the green light to resume playing. Gonchar probably needs more practice time before he gets back into the fold, though.
Feb 24 - 10:13 AM

Alex Galchenyuk was back on the ice Monday at practice after missing two games with the flu.

He skated alongside Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller. Look for Galchenyuk to return to the lineup against St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Feb 24 - 10:10 AM

Max Pacioretty has been selected as the NHL's third star of the week.

Pacioretty had four goals and six points in four contests last week. With 52 points in 59 contests in 2014-15, Pacioretty might surpass his career-high of 65 points set in 2011-2012.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 23 - 1:57 PM


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