Canadiens Weekly – January 31-February 6

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Welcome to the Week in Canadiens Hockey

February 1st: Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks Projected Line-up

J.T. MillerElias PetterssonBrock Boeser
Tanner PearsonBo HorvatNils Hoglander
Adam GaudetteBrandon SutterZack MacEwen
Antoine RousselJay BeagleTyler Motte
Quinn HughesJordie Benn
Nate SchmidtTyler Myers
Alexander EdlerJalen Chatfield
Braden Holtby
Thatcher Demko

Scratched:

Loui ErikssonOlli JuoleviJake Virtanen

Injuries:

Travis Hamonic (upper body)Jayce Hawryluk (undisclosed)Micheal Ferland (head)

Montreal Canadiens Line-up:

Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Jonathan DrouinNick SuzukiJosh Anderson
Tyler ToffoliJesperi KotkaniemiCorey Perry
Paul ByronJake EvansArtturi Lehkonen
Ben ChiarotShea Weber
Joel EdmundsonJeff Petry
Alexander RomanovVictor Mete
Carey Price
Jake Allen

Scratched: Brett Kulak
Injuries: Joel Armia (concussion)

Game Recap:

In Montreal, the Canucks and Canadiens resume their rivalry. In the first period, Montreal gets on the board first with a Nick Suzuki goal one minute into the game. The Canadiens take the 2-0 lead with an unassisted shorthanded goal by Artturi Lehkonen. Adam Gaudette gets the Canucks on the board with an unassisted goal of his own. Jeff Petry gives the Habs the two goal lead with his third goal of the season. In the second period, Brendan Gallagher gives Montreal a three goal lead with his fourth goal of the season. Petry gives the Canadiens the commanding 5-1 lead with his second goal of the night. Tyler Toffoli gives the Habs a 6-1 lead with his seventh goal of the season, a PPG. As the contest moves to the third period, Jay Beagle nets his first goal of the season giving the Canadiens the 6-2 lead. Montreal goes on to cruise past the Canucks with the 6-2 win.

1st Period:

Nick Suzuki strikes in the first minute to give the Habs the early 1-0. Montreal then heads to the box when Jesperi Kotkaniemi is whistled for a Tripping call. Montreal gets a shorthanded goal to give the Canadiens the 2-0 lead. Vancouver then gets on the board when Adam Gaudette gets his second goal of the season at 8:36. Tyler Motte heads to the box on a tripping minor at 10:58 and the Habs get a goal from Jeff Petry at 16:58.

MTL GoalNick Suzuki (3)Assisted byJosh Anderson (2)Jonathan Drouin (8)01:00
MTL PenaltyJesperi KotkaniemiforTripping2 min minor04:59
MTL SH GoalArtturi LehkonenUnassisted06:10
VAN GoalAdam Gaudette (2)Unassisted08:36
VAN PenaltyTyler MotteforTripping2 min minor10:54
MTL GoalJeff Petry (3)Assisted byPaul Byron (3)Artturi Lehkonen (2)16:58

1st Period Stats

Vancouver – 1Montreal – 3
Faceoffs13 of 218 of 21
Power Play0 for 10 for 1
Shots1010
Hits911

2nd Period

Montreal hits the score sheet three times, with Brendan Gallagher, Petry, and Tyler Toffoli all getting goals.

MTL GoalBrendan Gallagher (4)Assisted byNick Suzuki (6)07:15
MTL GoalJeff Petry (4)Assisted byCorey Perry (2)Jesperi Kotkaniemi (5)08:40
MTL PenaltyVictor MeteforHooking2 min minor11:03
VAN PenaltyAdam GaudetteforTripping2 min minor15:58
MTL PPGTyler Toffoli (7)Assisted byShea Weber (4)Jeff Petry (7)17:11

2nd Period Stats

Vancouver – 1Montreal – 6
Faceoffs22 of 3917 of 39
Power Play0 for 21 for 3
Shots1925
Hits1817

3rd Period

Vancouver would try the comeback but the Canadiens would go on to defeat the Canucks in this contest by the score of 6-2.

MTL PenaltyTomas TatarforSlashing2 min minor01:03
VAN GoalJay Beagle (1)Assisted byTyler Motte (1)Alexander Edler (4)11:49

3rd Period Stats

Vancouver – 2Montreal – 6
Faceoffs28 of 5729 of 57
Power Play0 for 31 for 3
Shots2940
Hits3026

Highlights:

February 2nd: Vancouver Canucks

The Canadiens captain, Shea Weber would play in his 1,000th NHL game

Vancouver Cancuks Line-ups

J.T. MillerBo HorvatBrock Boeser
Tanner PearsonElias PetterssonNils Hoglander
Antoine RousselBrandon SutterJake Virtanen
Tyler MotteJay BeagleZack MacEwen
Quinn HughesJordie Benn
Nate SchmidtTyler Myers
Alexander EdlerJalen Chatfield
Thatcher Demko
Braden Holtby

Scratched:

Loui ErikssonOlli JuoleviAdam Gaudette

Injuries:

Travis Hamonic (upper body)Jayce Hawryluk (undisclosed)Micheal Ferland (head)

Montreal Canadiens Line-ups

Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Jonathan DrouinNick SuzukiJosh Anderson
Tyler ToffoliJesperi KotkaniemiCorey Perry
Paul ByronJake EvansArtturi Lehkonen
Ben ChiarotShea Weber
Joel EdmundsonJeff Petry
Brett KulakVictor Mete
Jake Allen
Carey Price

Scratched: Alexander Romanov
Injuries: Joel Armia (concussion)

Game Recap:

In Montreal, the Canadiens look to sweep the two game set after the 6-2 win last night. In the first period, Josh Anderson scores two goals to give Montreal the 2-0 lead. In the second period, Vancouver gets on the board with a Tanner Pearson goal, his first of the season. Tyler Toffoli scores two goals of his own to give the Canadiens the 4-1 lead. In the third period, Elias Pettersson scores a PPG, at 53 seconds in the period. The Canucks come within a goal when Tanner Pearson nets his third goal of the season. With just six seconds left in the contest, Jeff Petry nets his fifth goal of the season and gives the Montreal Canucks the 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

1st Period

VAN PenaltyAlexander EdlerforCross-checking2 min minor08:56
VAN PenaltyToo many menserved byAntoine Roussel2 min minor10:09
MTL GoalJosh Anderson (5)Assisted byBen Chiarot (2)Nick Suzuki (7)13:53
MTL GoalJosh Anderson (6)Assisted byBrett Kulak (3)Nick Suzuki (8)17:00

1st Period Stats

Vancouver – 0Montreal – 2
Faceoffs11 of 165 of 16
Power Play0 for 00 for 2
Shots1011
Hits88

2nd Period

VAN PenaltyAntoine RousselforKneeing2 min minor01:53
VAN GoalAntoine RousselAssisted byJay Beagle (4)Quinn Hughes (11)04:20
MTL PenaltyJonathan DrouinforTripping2 min minor07:29
VAN PenaltyTanner PearsonforHolding2 min minor08:12
MTL GoalTyler Toffoli (8)Assisted byJoel Edmundson (2)Jeff Petry (8)12:29
MTL GoalTyler Toffoli (9)Assisted byJesperi Kotkaniemi (6)Shea Weber (5)15:47
MTL PenaltyBrett KulakforSlashing2 min minor19:03

2nd Period Stats

Vancouver – 1Montreal – 4
Faceoffs21 of 4322 of 43
Power Play0 for 2*0 for 4*1:03 left on VAN PP
Shots2626
Hits1913

3rd Period

VAN PPGElias Pettersson (4)Assisted byJ.T. Miller (9)Quinn Hughes (12):53
MTL PenaltyJosh AndersonforHolding2 min minor03:59
VAN GoalTanner Pearson (3)Assisted byBrock Boeser (4)Quinn Hughes (13)19:18
MTL GoalJeff Petry (5)Assisted byTyler Toffoli (4)19:54

3rd Period Stats

Vancouver – 2Montreal – 6
Faceoffs35 of 7237 of 72
Power Play1 for 30 for 4
Shots3933
Hits2620

Game Highlights

February 4: Ottawa Senators

The Montreal Canadiens take on the Ottawa Senators and for the first time this season, the Canadiens hit the ice wearing their Reverse Retro jerseys.

Ottawa Senators Line-ups

Brady TkachukJosh NorrisEvgenii Dadanov
Nick PaulColin WhiteDrake Batherson
Tim StützleDerek StepanConnor Brown
Alex GalchenyukChris TierneyAustin Watson
Thomas ChabotNikita Zaitsev
Mike RiellyArtem Zub
Erik BrannstormErik Gudbranson
Matt Murray
Marcus Hogberg

Scratched:

Josh BrownCedric PauqetteArtem Anisimov

Injuries: Christian Wolanin (lower body)

Montreal Canadiens Line-ups

Jonathan DrouinNick SuzukiJosh Anderson
Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Tyler ToffoliJesperi KotkaniemiCorey Perry
Paul ByronJake EvansArtturi Lehkonen
Ben ChiarotShea Weber
Joel EdmundsonJeff Petry
Alexander RomanovBrett Kulak
Carey Price
Jake Allen

Scratched: Brett Kulak
Injuries: Joel Armia (concussion)

Game Recap:

In Montreal, the Canadiens would play host to the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Brendan Gallagher would strike first for the 1-0 Montreal lead, but Thomas Chabot and Tim Stutzle would score to give the Sens the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Connor Brown would score his first of the season to grow the Sens lead to two. In the third period Josh Anderson would score a shorthanded goal for the Canadiens, but the Senators would hold on to win 3-2 for their second win of the season.

1st Period

MTL GoalBrendan Gallagher (5)Assisted byTomas Tatar (4)Phillip Danault (4)10:31
OTT GoalThomas ChabotAssisted byChris Tierney (2)Tim Stützle (1)19:21
MTL PenaltyJeff PetryforHolding2 min minor19:32
OTT PP GoalTim Stützle (4)Assisted byDrake Batherson (5)Thomas Chabot (4)19:40

1st Period Stats

Ottawa – 2Montreal – 1
Faceoffs8 of 168 of 16
Power Play1 for 10 for 0
Shots912
Hits1414

2nd Period

OTT GoalConnor Brown (1)Assisted byErik Brannstorm (1)Tim Stützle (2)8:12
OTT PenaltyNick PaulforRoughing2 min minor14:18
OTT PenaltyNick Paulfor Roughingserved by Brady Tkachuk2 min minor14:18
MTL PenaltyJake EvansforRoughing2 min minor14:18
OTT PenaltyConnor BrownforClosing hand on puck2 min minor15:58

2nd Period Stats

Ottawa – 3Montreal – 1
Faceoffs20 of 3919 of 39
Power Play1 for 10 for 2
Shots1720
Hits2829

3rd Period

MTL PenaltyCorey PerryforFighting5 min major7:09
OTT PenaltyErik GudbransonforFighting5 min major7:09
OTT PenaltyArtem ZubforTripping2 min minor10:01
OTT PenaltyBrady TkachukforTripping2 min minor12:22
MTL PenaltyBen ChiarotforHi-sticking4 min double minor16:25
MTL SH GoalJosh Anderson (7)Assisted byPhillip Danault (5)18:31
MTL PenaltyTomas TatarforBoarding2 min minor19:35

3rd Period Stats

Ottawa – 3Montreal – 2
Faceoffs33 of 5825 of 58
Power Play1 for 40 for 4
Shots2238
Hits3342

Game Highlights

February 6: at Ottawa Senators

After the 3-2 loss to Ottawa Thursday night, the Canadiens look to bounce back against the Sens.

In this contest, the Senators don their Reverse Retro jerseys.

Montreal Canadiens Line-ups

Jonathan DrouinNick SuzukiJosh Anderson
Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Tyler ToffoliJesperi KotkaniemiCorey Perry
Paul ByronJake EvansArtturi Lehkonen
Ben ChiarotShea Weber
Joel EdmundsonJeff Petry
Alexander RomanovBrett Kulak
Jake Allen
Carey Price
Scratched:Victor Mete
Injured:Joel Armia (concussion)

Ottawa Senators Line-ups

Brady TkachukJosh NorrisEvgenii Dadanov
Nick PaulColin WhiteDrake Batherson
Tim StützleDerek StepanConnor Brown
Alex GalchenyukChris TierneyAustin Watson
Thomas ChabotNikita Zaitsev
Mike RiellyArtem Zub
Erik BrannstormErik Gudbranson
Matt Murray
Marcus Hogberg
Scratched:Josh BrownCedric PauqetteArtem Anisimov
Injured:Christian Wolanin (lower body)

Game Recap:

In the first period, both teams would trade goals as Jeff Petry would strike first on the powerplay for the Habs, but Colin White’s powerplay tally would tie the game for the Sens. Then after a scoreless second period Josh Anderson would net his 8th of the season to give the Canadiens the 2-1 victory.

1st Period

OTT PenaltyErik BrannstromforInterference2 min minor5:37
MTL PPGJeff Petry (6)Unassisted6:10
MTL PenaltyAlexander RomanovforInterference2 min minor10:28
OTT PPGColin White (2)Assisted byDerek Stepan (3)Josh Norris (5)12:08
OTT PenaltyThomas ChabotforRoughing2 min minor16:21

1st Period Stats

Montreal – 1Ottawa – 1
Faceoffs9 of 2011 of 20
Power Play1 for 21 for 1
Shots198
Hits717

2nd Period

MTL PenaltyBrendan GallagherforHooking2 min minor7:32
MTL PenaltyJack EvansforHi-sticking2 min minor11:56
MTL PenaltyBrett KulakforHi-sticking2 min minor14:41

2nd Period Stats

Montreal – 1Ottawa – 1
Faceoffs16 of 4125 of 41
Power Play1 for 21 for 4
Shots2621
Hits1321

3rd Period

MTL GoalJosh Anderson (8)Assisted byNick Suzuki (9)Jonathan Drouin (9)1:35
MTL PenaltyBen ChiarotforHolding2 min minor15:42
OTT PenaltyThomas ChabotforHolding2 min minor16:46
MTL PenaltyBen ChiarotforCross checking2 min minor19:57

3rd Period Stats

Montreal – 1Ottawa – 1
Faceoffs27 of 6336 of 63
Power Play1 for 31 for 6
Shots3235
Hits2526

Game Highlights

Weekly Analysis

While going 3-1-0 this week, the last two contests against the Senators did show a bit of weakness. While Tyler Toffoli and Josh Anderson are playing excellent, as you can tell by the faceoffs, shots, and power plays from the game breakdowns, those are the areas where there does need some focus on in the upcoming contests. Montreal at the end of the week has a record of 8-2-2 (18 pts, .750%) and with two games coming up with Toronto and one against Edmonton, this is Montreal’s chance to take a nice lead in the division. At the time of this writing, Montreal is one point up on the Maple Leafs in the North Division.

In the games that Jake Allen has played this week, he has shown that he can be that back-up that Montreal has desperately needed to give Carey Price a bit of a break. Hopefully Allen can keep it up as well as the other key pieces on the team.

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