Cole Caufield – Sean Monahan – Rem Pitlick
Brendan Gallagher – Kirby Dach – Mike Hoffman
Juraj Slafkovsky – Christian Dvorak – Josh Anderson
Michael Pezzetta – Jake Evans – Evgenii Dadonov
Otto Leskinen – David Savard
Kaiden Guhle – Justin Barron
Arber Xhekaj – Madison Bowey
Cayden Primeau – Sam Montembeault
Jake Allen, Jonathan Drouin, Mike Matheson, Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Jesse Ylonen, Corey Schueneman, Jordan Harris, Chris Wideman
Following the sport, the Canadiens head coach was requested “Is there stress to win at the least one recreation (within the pre-season?)” With a smile Marty St. Louis answered, “We received the shootout!”
Sure, there was a pleasant shootout. The sport rating didn’t dictate one however for the sake of the followers in Gander, the gamers obliged. Rem Pitlick was the one scorer from each groups.
The reply was an apparent deflection from the coach, who needed to say “In fact!” Being winless in seven consecutive video games of the exhibition schedule is difficult to do. Given all the variables, a staff is nearly assured to win a recreation. And the Canadiens have been the house staff for 5 of the seven contests to this point.
Goaltending has been a big situation and was once more tonight. Cayden Primeau began the pre-season giving up gentle objectives and he hasn’t improved one bit. Primeau has 4 losses this Fall and a save share of .851.
However, much more so than goaltending, is the absence of chemistry within the strains, the defence pairs and the five-man models.
Marty St. Louis himself mentioned that his system requires his gamers on the ice to be in sync. And the top coach has completed nothing to make that occur.
Is that this what improvement over outcomes appears like? Effectively, that will be a stretch. As a result of it’s not obvious that the staff nor particular person gamers are shifting ahead; not but anyway.
Apart from, it’s truthful to wager that St. Louis will likely be prioritizing outcomes on Saturday. As a result of, whether or not acknowledged or not, it will be important for his staff to win one recreation, the ultimate recreation of the pre-season.
The Canadiens will proceed with their Kraft Hockeyville tour on the J.Ok. Irving Centre in Bouctouche, NB. on Saturday evening. Their opponents will as soon as once more be the Ottawa Senators in a recreation that may conclude the exhibition schedule.
▲ Kaiden Guhle, Brendan Gallagher, Juraj Slafkovsky
▼ Cayden Primeau, Rem Pitlick, Cole Caufield, Sean Monahan, David Savard