Canadiens Weekly: April 11-17

Welcome to another weekly review of Montreal Canadiens Hockey

Game Recaps

April 12: Toronto Maple Leafs

Montreal Canadiens Lineup:

Toronto Maple Leafs Lineup:

Game Recap

In Toronto, the Maple Leafs would take on the Calgary Flames, and in the first period Juuso Valimaki would score to give the Flames the 1-0 lead, but Zach Hyman would strike to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Elias Lindholm would reclaim the lead for the Flames, but in the third period Alexander Kerfoot would strike to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Johnny Gaudreau would score to give the Flames the 3-2 victory.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
01:17MTLTomas Tatar (9)Paul Byron (9), Phillip Danault (17)
07:53MTLPPNick Suzuki (8)Shea Weber (13), Jonathan Drouin (20)
2nd Period
09:28TORAuston Matthews (32)Mitch Marner (39), Morgan Rielly (25)
14:57TORJohn Tavares (13)Ilya Mikheyev (9), Zach Hyman (17)
16:22MTLJosh Anderson (15)Brett Kulak (5)
3rd Period
17:35MTLENTomas Tatar (10)Paul Byron (10), Jeff Petry (19)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
06:33TORZach BogosianHigh Sticking2 min
09:58TORBenchToo Many Men on the Ice2 min
2nd Period
12:04MTLPhillip DanaultTripping2 min
3rd Period
07:21MTLJonathan DrouinTripping2 min

Game Highlights:


April 14: Calgary Flames

Montreal Canadiens Lineup:

Calgary Flames Lineup:

Game Recap:

In Montreal, the Canadiens and Calgary Flames would do battle, and in the first period Noah Hanafin would strike to give the Flames the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period both teams would trade tallies as Mark Giordano would score to grow the Flames lead to two, but Brett Kulak would strike to bring the Habs back within one. In the third period Josh Leivo and Sean Monahan would score for the Flames to give them the 4-1 victory.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
03:58CGYNoah Hanifin (4)Mikael Backlund (18)
2nd Period
00:29CGYMark Giordano (8)Chris Tanev (5), Elias Lindholm (26)
10:55MTLBrett Kulak (1)Jonathan Drouin (21), Josh Anderson (7)
3rd Period
12:49CGYJosh Leivo (5)Unassisted
18:50CGYENSean Monahan (9)Chris Tanev (6), Mark Giordano (14)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
14:55CGYRasmus AnderssonSlashing2 min
2nd Period
19:00CGYRasmus AnderssonInterference2 min
3rd Period
6:50MTLPaul ByronCross Checking2 min

Game Highlights:


April 16: Calgary Flames

Game Recap:

In Montreal the Canadiens and Calgary Flames would play in an early evening matchup. After a scoreless first period Tyler Toffoli would strike for the Habs to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Elias Lindholm would strike for the Flames, but Toffoli’s second of the game would give the Canadiens the 2-1 victory.

Montreal Canadiens Lineup:

Calgary Flames Lineup:

Johnny Gaudreau – Elias Lindholm – Matthew Tkachuk
Andrew Mangiapane – Sean Monahan – Dillon Dube
Milan Lucic – Mikael Backlund – Joakim Nordstrom
Josh Leivo – Derek Ryan – Brett Ritchie
Mark Giordano – Christopher Tanev
Noah Hanifin – Rasmus Andersson
Juuso Valimaki – Michael Stone
Jacob Markstrom

Scoring Summary:

2nd Period
09:32MTLTyler Toffoli (20)Nick Suzuki (18), Brett Kulak (6)
3rd Period
06:30CGYElias Lindholm (12)Johnny Gaudreau (17), Matthew Tkachuk (20)
15:45MTLTyler Toffoli (21)Joel Armia (6), Nick Suzuki (19)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
13:41MTLJoel EdmundsonBoarding2 min
19:45CGYMatthew TkachukHooking2 min
2nd Period
02:27CGYJuuso ValimakiHolding2 min
12:49MTLNick SuzukiHigh Sticking2 min
3rd Period
07:19CGYMikael BacklundRoughing2 min
07:19MTLTyler ToffoliRoughing2 min

Game Highlights:


April 17: Ottawa Senators

Montreal Canadiens Lineup

Ottawa Senators Lineup

Brady Tkachuk — Josh Norris — Drake Batherson
Tim Stutzle — Colin White — Ryan Dzingel
Nick Paul — Chris Tierney — Evgenii Dadonov
Alex Formenton — Shane Pinto — Connor Brown
Thomas Chabot — Nikita Zaitsev
Erik Brannstrom — Artem Zub
Victor Mete — Josh Brown
Matt Murray
Anton Forsberg

Scratched: Artem Anisimov, Marcus Hogberg, Michael Amadio, Jacob Bernard-Docker
Injured: Joey Daccord (lower body), Austin Watson (hand)

Game Recap:

In Montreal the Ottawa Senators would come to town to take on the Canadiens. In the first period Artem Zub would score, and then in the second period Drake Batherson would strike to give the Sens the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Batherson would strike for his second of the game, and Nikita Zaitsev would score to give the Seantors the 4-0 victory over the Canadiens.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

OTT Goal3:03Artem Zub (3)Assisted ByDrake Batherson (13)Tim Stutzle (16)

2nd Period

OTT Goal13:12Drake Batherson (14)Assisted ByBrady Tkachuk (13)Josh Norris (14)

3rd Period

OTT PP Goal15:26Drake Batherson (15)Assisted ByBrady Tkachuk (14)Josh Norris (15)
OTT Goal15:45Nikita Zaitsev (2)Assisted ByShane Pinto (1)

Penalty Summary

1st Period
05:32MTLTyler ToffoliHolding the Stick2 min
09:44OTTBrady TkachukInterference2 min.
19:56MTLBrett KulakDelay of Game – Puck Over Glass2 min
2nd Period
02:24OTTAlex FormentonHooking2 min.
16:21OTTRyan DzingelClosing hand on Puck2 min.
3rd Period
06:18MTLTyler ToffoliCross checking2 min.
15:03MTLJosh AndersonCross checking2 min.
18:58OTTJosh BrownSlashing2 min.

Game Highlights


Weekly Analysis

This was also a very rough week for the Habs. They would go 2-2-0 on the week. There’d be another week with careless penalties and a bit of lackluster defencive efforts by Montreal. They’d get Carey Price back of the game against Ottawa on Saturday but that would also be in a shutout loss. As I have stated in the last few recaps, Montreal must get the penalties under control. The team has an upcoming West Coast swing and now would be a great opportunity to get it settled down.


Upcoming Contests:

Monday, April 19: at Vancouver Canucks

Wednesday, April 21: at Edmonton Oilers

Friday, April 23: at Calgary Flames

Saturday, April 24: at Calgary Flames

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