Canadiens Weekly: April 18th-April 24th

Welcome to another weekly review of Montreal Canadiens Hockey.

This week the Canadiens took on the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames.

Game Recaps:

Monday, April 19th: @ Edmonton Oilers

Game Line-ups:

Game Recap:

In Edmonton, the Canadiens look to strike oil over Edmonton. After a scoreless first period, Eric Staal scores his fifth goal of the season to give Montreal the 1-0 lead. In the third, Edmonton ties the game when Ethan Bear nets his first of the season. Edmonton then goes on to score another three goals in the contest when Connor McDavid nets his 24th, Jesse Puljujarvi nets his 11th, and Devin Shore nets his fifth as the Oilers get the 4-1 win over the Canadiens.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
No Goals
2nd Period
6:46MTLEric Staal (5)Corey Perry (8)
3rd Period
10:49EDMEthan Bear (1)Connor McDavid (49), Jesse Puljujarvi (7)
15:11EDMConnor McDavid (24)
17:37EDMJesse Puljujarvi (11)Connor McDavid (50)
18:21EDMENDevin Shore (5)Kailer Yamamoto (12), Kris Russell (8)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
15:15EDMDarnell NurseHigh Sticking2 min
17:58MTLPhillip DanaultInterference2 min
2nd Period
9:09MTLTomas TatarSlashing2 min
13:43EDMLeon DraisaitlHigh Sticking2 min
17:33MTLPaul ByronInterference2 min
20:00MTLTyler ToffoliCross Checking2 min
3rd Period
No Penalties

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLEDM2nd Period StatsMTLEDM3rd Period StatsMTLEDM
Faceoffs8/2113/21Faceoffs15/3924/39Faceoffs22/5735/57
Power Play0/01/1Power Play0/01/1Power Play0/11/1
Shots713Shots1221Shots2031
Hits1121Hits1928Hits2839

Game Highlights


April 21st: @ Edmonton Oilers

Game Line-ups:

Game Recap:

In Edmonton, the Canadiens look to get the win over the Oilers and in the first, Artturi Lehkonen nets his fourth to give Montreal the 1-0 lead. In the second, Connor McDavid ties the game for Edmonton and Montreal responds when Josh Anderson nets his 16th to give Montreal the 2-1 lead. In the third, Tyler Toffoli nets his 22nd and Anderson nets his second of the game to give the Habs the 4-1 lead. Edmonton responds when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins nets his 13th and McDavid nets his second of the game to bring the Oilers within a goal but the Canadiens escape with the 4-3 win over the Oilers.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
19:31MTLArtturi Lehkonen (4)Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15), Jeff Petry (20)
2nd Period
3:09EDMConnor McDavid (25)Caleb Jones (3)
3:20MTLJosh Anderson (16)Tomas Tatar (18), Jeff Petry (21)
3rd Period
8:10MTLPPTyler Toffoli (22)
15:03MTLJosh Anderson (17)Tomas Tatar (19), Alexander Romanov (5)
17:48EDMPPRyan Nugent-Hopkins (13)Connor McDavid (51), Leon Draisaitl (42)
18:49EDMJesse Puljujarvi (12)Connor McDavid (52), Tyson Barrie (32)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
2:55EDMAlex ChiassonFighting5 min
2:55MTLCorey PerryFighting5 min
2nd Period
8:23MTLJoel ArmiaTripping2 min
9:39EDMMike SmithTripping2 min
3rd Period
2:57EDMConnor McDavidRoughing2 min
5:45MTLJake AllenTripping2 min
7:35EDMLeon DraisaitlInterference2 min
15:03EDMDominik KahunDelay of Game: Unsuccessful Goal Challenge – Bench2 min
15:10MTLJonathan DrouinHigh Sticking (Dbl minor)4 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLEDM2nd Period StatsMTLCGY3rd Period StatsMTLCGY
Faceoffs9/156/15Faceoffs16/3418/34Faceoffs19/5334/53
Power Play0/00/0Power Play0/10/1Power Play1/41/4
Shots134Shots2113Shots3125
Hits2122Hits1731Hits4641

Game Highlights:


April 23rd: @ Calgary Flames

Game Line-ups:

Game Recap:

In Calgary the Flames would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period both team would score a pair of goals as Tyler Toffoli and Joel Armia would score for the Habs, and Dillon Dube and Andrew Mangiapane would score for the Flames to tie the game at two. After a scoreless second period, Sean Monahan nets his 10th and Elias Lindholm nets his 14th as the Flames double up the Habs 4-2.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
6:06CGYDillon Dube (8)Andrew Mangiapane (11), Derek Ryan (5)
13:19MTLTyler Toffoli (23)
18:24MTLJoel Armia (6)Phillip Danault (18)
19:24CGYPPAndrew Mangiapane (13)Noah Hanifin (11), Sean Monahan (17)
2nd Period
No Goals Scored
3rd Period
5:58CGYSean Monahan (10)Johnny Gaudreau (19), Joakim Nordstrom (2)
19:52CGYENElias Lindholm (14)Sean Monahan (18)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
18:43MTLShea WeberTripping2 min
2nd Period
1:03CGYMichael StoneRoughing2 min
3rd Period
No Penalties

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLCGY2nd Period StatsMTLCGY3rd Period StatsMTLCGY
Faceoffs8/2113/21Faceoffs15/3924/39Faceoffs22/5735/57
Power Play0/01/1Power Play0/01/1Power Play0/11/1
Shots713Shots1221Shots2031
Hits124Hits1711Hits2214

Game Highlights:


April 24th: @ Calgary Flames

Game Line-ups:

Game Recap:

In Calgary the Flames would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Nick Suzuki would strike first for the Habs, but Johnny Gaudreau would score for the Flames to tie the game at one. In the second period Tyler Toffoli would score for the Habs, but a goal from Milan Lucic and Gaudreau’s second of the game would give the Flames the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Brett Ritchie and Rasmus Andersson would score to give the Flames the 5-2 victory over the Canadiens.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
11:32MTLEVNick Suzuki (9)A: Erik Gustafsson (10)
19:29CGYEVJohnny Gaudreau (16)A: Matthew Tkachuk (21), Christopher Tanev (7)
2nd Period
2:15CGYEVMilan Lucic (9)A: Derek Ryan (6)
5:31CGYEVJohnny Gaudreau (17)
18:03MTLPPTyler Toffoli (24)A: Corey Perry (9), Erik Gustafsson (11)
3rd Period
4:41CGYBrett Ritchie (3)A: Derek Ryan (7), Joakim Nordstrom (3)
17:31CGYRasmus Andersson (4)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
8:43MTLArtturi LehkonenHolding2 min minor
2nd Period
7:12CGYDillon DubeGoaltender Interference2 min minor
13:31CGYAndrew MangiapaneTripping2 min minor
16:08CGYMikael BacklundRoughing2 min minor
3rd Period
2:20MTLBen ChiarotHolding the Stick2 min minor
8:24MTLAlexander RomanovRoughing2 min minor
8:24CGYElias LindholmRoughing2 min minor
18:51MTLJuuso ValimakiHi-sticking2 min minor

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLCGY2nd Period StatsMTLCGY3rd Period StatsMTLCGY
Faceoffs9/156/15Faceoffs23/4219/42Faceoffs32/6230/62
Power Play0/00/1Power Play1/30/1Power Play1/40/2
Shots1411Shots2320Shots3234
Hits115Hits1810Hits2216

Game Highlights:


Weekly Analysis:

The Canadiens would go 1-3-0 on the week and in the last 10 contests they are 3-7-0. Montreal has fallen into the trap of bad play. They would get good shots off but they did play tough opponents in Edmonton and Calgary. Penalties were not as much of an issue but when they were on the power play, they would not take advantage of those chances.

Coming into next week, I would love to see Montreal take advantage of those power play opportunities.


Upcoming Contests:

Monday, April 26th: @ Calgary Flames

Wednesday, April 28th: Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday, April 30th: Winnipeg Jets

Saturday, May 1st: Ottawa Senators

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