Canadiens Weekly: Week 8

Welcome to the Montreal Canadiens Weekly. This news and notes covers the events from February 28th through March 6th.

News and Notes

On March 2nd, Stephane Waite was relieved of his duties as Goaltending head coach and Sean Burke was named to the position of Director of Goaltending. After the 14-day quarantine, Burke will officially assume the new position.

Game Recaps

Tuesday, March 2nd: Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators Line-up

Brady Tkachuk — Chris Tierney — Connor Brown
Nick Paul — Colin White — Evgenii Dadonov
Tim Stutzle — Josh Norris — Drake Batherson
Micheal Haley — Artem Anisimov — Austin Watson
Thomas Chabot — Nikita Zaitsev
Mike Reilly — Artem Zub
Erik Brannstrom — Erik Gudbranson
Matt Murray
Joey Daccord

Scratched: Ryan Dzingel, Christian Wolanin, Josh Brown
Injured: Marcus Hogberg (lower body)

Montreal Canadiens Line-up

Tomas Tatar — Phillip Danault — Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin — Nick Suzuki — Tyler Toffoli
Joel Armia — Artturi Lehkonen — Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Paul Byron — Jake Evans — Corey Perry
Ben Chiarot — Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson — Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak — Alexander Romanov
Carey Price
Jake Allen

Scratched: Victor Mete
Injured: Josh Anderson (lower body)

Game Recap:

Up North in Montreal the Canadiens would host the Ottawa Senators, and after a scoreless first period Artem Zub would score for the Sens, but powerplay tallies from Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry would give the Habs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Tyler Toffoli would give the Canadiens the 3-1 victory.

1st Period

MTL PenaltyJoel ArmiaforHi-sticking2 min minor04:27

1st Period Stats

Ottawa – 0Montreal – 0
Faceoffs10 of 144 of 14
Power Play0 for 10 for 0
Shots813
Hits715
Ottawa – 0Montreal – 0
Faceoffs10 of 144 of 14
Power Play0 for 10 for 0
Shots813
Hits715

2nd Period

OTT PenaltyErik BrannstromforHi-sticking2 min minor9:01
OTT PenaltyErik GudbransonforHi-sticking4 min dbl minor09:26
MTL PPGBrendan Gallagher (7)Assisted byCorey Perry (4)Jeff Petry (14)09:26
MTL PPGJeff Petry (7)Assisted byTomas Tatar (6)Jesperi Kotkaniemi (8)11:30
MTL PenaltyJake EvansforDelay of Game – Puck over Glass2 min minor11:40
OTT GoalArtem Zub (2)Assisted byDrake Batherson (9)Mike Reilly (8)18:29

2nd Period Stats

Ottawa – 1Montreal – 2
Faceoffs23 of 4017 of 40
Power Play0 for 32 for 3
Shots2228
Hits1226


3rd Period

MTL GoalTyler Toffoli (13)Assisted byNick Suzuki (10)Brendan Gallagher (5)19:39

3rd Period Stats

Ottawa – 1Montreal – 3
Faceoffs30 of 5424 of 54
Power Play0 for 32 for 3
Shots2733
Hits1637

Game Highlights


March 4th, 2021: Winnipeg Jets

Game Recap:

In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Paul Stastny and Mathieu Perreault would score to give the Jets the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Brendan Gallagher and Tyler Toffoli would score to tie the game at two. In the third period Stastny would net his second of the game for the Jets, but a late tally from Corey Perry would tie the game and send the game to overtime that would see Pierre-Luc Dubois net the game winner for the Jets to take the 4-3 victory.

1st Period

WPG GoalPaul Stastny (6)Assisted ByBlake Wheeler (17)Neal Pionk (14)10:39
WPG GoalMathieu Perreault (5)15:25

1st Period Stats

Winnipeg – 2Montreal – 0
Faceoffs7/158/15
Power Play0/00/0
Shots99
Hits714

2nd Period

WPG PenaltyAndrew CoppforTripping2 min minor8:04
MTL PPGBrendan Gallagher (8)Assisted byTomas Tatar (7)Corey Perry (5)9:53
MTL PenaltyJonathan DrouinforHooking2 min minor14:27
MTL GoalTyler Toffoli (14)Assisted byNick Suzuki (11)Jonathan Drouin (12)16:53

2nd Period Stats

Winnipeg – 2Montreal – 2
Faceoffs14/3218/32
Power Play0/11/1
Shots1521
Hits1931

3rd Period

WPG GoalPaul Stastny (7)Assisted byMark Schiefele (21)3:39
MTL PenaltyShea WeberforRoughing2 min minor5:59
MTL GoalJonathan Drouin (3)Assisted byJeff Petry (14)18:36

3rd Period Stats

Winnipeg – 2Montreal – 2
Faceoffs14/3218/32
Power Play0/11/1
Shots1521
Hits1931

Overtime

WPG GoalPierre-Luc Dubois (5)Assisted byNikolaj Ehlers (12)Kyle Connor (12)4:29

Overtime Stats

Winnipeg – 4Montreal – 3
Faceoffs21/3130/51
Power Play0/21/1
Shots2736
Hits2442

Game Highlights


March 6, 2021: Winnipeg Jets

Montreal Canadiens Line-up

Winnipeg Jets Line-up:

Game Recap:

In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Josh Anderson would net his 10th of the season to give the Habs the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period the flood gates would open as Tyler Toffoli, Brendan Gallagher (two goals), and Joel Armia would all strike to give the Habs a commanding 5-0 lead. In the third period Mathieu Perreault would score to get the Jets on the board, but goals from Paul Byron and Jeff Petry would score to give the Canadiens the 7-1 victory.

1st Period

WPG PenaltyMathieu PerreaultforHi-sticking2 min minor10:45
MTL GoalJosh Anderson (10)Assisted byJesperi Kotkaniemi (9)Tyler Toffoli (6)15:29

1st Period Stats

Winnipeg – 2Montreal – 0
Faceoffs6/1812/18
Power Play0/00/1
Shots1010
Hits59

2nd Period

MTL GoalTyler Toffoli (15)Assisted byShea Weber (6)7:03
MTL GoalBrendan Gallagher (9)Assisted byPhillip Danault (9)Tomas Tatar (8)11:01
MTL GoalBrendan Gallagher (10)Assisted byPhillip Danault (10)Tomas Tatar (9)14:25
MTL GoalJoel ArmiaAssisted byJonathan Drouin (14)Nick Suzki (12)16:05

2nd Period Stats

Winnipeg – 0Montreal – 5
Faceoffs14/3521/35
Power Play0/00/1
Shots1716
Hits1716

3rd Period

MTL GoalPaul Byron (2)Assisted byJake Evans (2)4:19
MTL GoalJeff Petry (8)Assisted byTomas Tatar (10)Brendan Gallagher (6)8:20
MTL PenaltyAlexander RomanovforTripping2 min minor10:01
WPG PPGMathieu Perreault (6)Assisted byMark Schiefele (22)Neal Pionk (15)11:14
MTL PenaltyPhillip DanaultforTripping2 min minor16:51

3rd Period Stats

Winnipeg – 1Montreal – 7
Faceoffs21/4928/49
Power Play0/20/1
Shots2928
Hits2117

Game Highlights:

Weekly Analysis:

This was a better week overall for the Habs. They went 2-0-1 on the week and got a lot of great shots off. They also did stay out of the box a lot but when they were on the Power Play, they could not convert on any extra men advantage, except for the back to back power play goals in the game against the Senators. It was a tough and gritty game when they played against the Jets on Thursday with a lot of shots and scoring chances late in the game but the Jets would win that game in overtime. As the Habs had the re-match Saturday night, the first period started of slow and then as soon as the second period came, Montreal just opened up the floodgates. If the Canadiens play the same exact game as they did Saturday night into the games next week, Montreal should be set for the rest of the season.


Upcoming Contests of the Week:

Monday, March 8th: at Vancouver Canucks, 10p ET

Wednesday, March 10th: at Vancouver Canucks, 11p ET

Thursday, March 11th: at Calgary Flames, 9p ET

Saturday, March 13th: at Calgary Flames, 7p ET

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