Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Joel Armia
Cole Caufield – Phillip Danault – Josh Anderson
Artturi Lehkonen – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Jake Evans
Michael Frolik – Eric Staal – Corey Perry
Brett Kulak – Ben Chiarot
Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov – Jon Merrill
Jake Allen – Cayden Primeau
Xavier Ouellet, Charlie Lindgren, Michael Pezzetta, Joel Teasdale, Alex Belzile
Brendan Gallagher (hand), Carey Value (concussion), Paul Byron (lower-body), Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed), Tomas Tatar (lower-body), Shea Weber (upper-body)
We’ve heard the joy and hype. The Canadiens had gained three video games in a row. They have been tied for third within the division. They usually have been answerable for their destiny.
With all of those elements of their favor, how did the Habs ship such a stinker of a recreation? Now some will run and conceal behind the foolish scheduling excuse. This has been a difficult season for a variety of causes together with a condensed schedule. And people challenges lengthen to different groups effectively past the Canadiens.
Working to fight the consequences of an energy-zapping schedule includes managing a roster and managing a lineup to make sure that recent legs can be found. Marc Bergevin made a troublesome scenario worse on the commerce deadline and Dominique Ducharme has not made sensible use of the few substitutes he has had at his fingertips.
However extra importantly, if a head coach (even an interim one) is worried about power ranges of his gamers, he would be certain that the group is well-prepared, and can begin every recreation robust. That method the Canadiens can be in the very best place attainable to attain first. As a result of what’s extra power draining than trailing early and chasing the sport for 3 durations?
The Canadiens haven’t had a superb begin in lots of video games. Tonight, it took 40 minutes to report two high-danger scoring probabilities ending the sport with simply high quality in whole.
The Canadiens end the week with two video games in opposition to the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
▼ Phillip Danault, Cole Caufield, Jeff Petry, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Jon Merrill, Ben Chiarot, Josh Anderson, Jake Allen
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