Cole Caufield – Nick Suzuki – Kirby Dach
Evgenii Dadonov – Christian Dvorak – Brendan Gallagher
Joel Armia – Sean Monahan – Josh Anderson
Michael Pezzetta – Jake Evans – Juraj Slafkovsky
Mike Matheson – David Savard
Joel Edmundson – Kaiden Guhle
Arber Xhekaj – Johnathan Kovacevic
Sam Montembeault – Jake Allen
Chris Wideman, Jordan Harris
Such a sport is called a low-event contest. In different phrases, it was a snooze-fest. However for the Montreal Canadiens who had been trailing early within the final two matches, boring is nice!
The cannon was quiet in Columbus as there was no scoring for the primary 40 minutes.
It was not a difficult night time for both goaltender as the sport was performed properly away from the scoring areas. The Canadiens generated simply three high-danger scoring possibilities for your complete sport. The Blue Jackets examined Sam Montembeault within the center interval, however the Canadiens backup confronted only one high-danger scoring likelihood within the first and third intervals mixed.
With Montreal’s goaltending struggling of late, limiting opposition possibilities was precisely the recipe for the fashion of sport wanted to assist Montembeault’s confidence. The Canadiens had allowed at the very least 4 objectives in every of their earlier 5 video games.
It was the primary time Montreal restricted the opposition to at least one objective this season.
Marty St. Louis continues to tinker with defensive pairs. For the primary time this season, he broke up the profitable pairing of Kaiden Guhle with David Savard. This follows the dismantling of the Habs second finest duo of Jordan Harris with Johnathan Kovacevic.
The Canadiens will proceed their quick two-game street journey in Chicago with a Black Friday matinee in opposition to the Blackhawks.
Be sure you look ahead to our Recreation Day Preview on Friday afternoon.
▲ Jake Evans, David Savard, Kirby Dach, Cole Caufield
▼ Josh Anderson, Joel Armia, Johnathan Kovacevic, Joel Edmundson, Arber Xhekaj, Evgenii Dadonov
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