Canadiens Weekly: More of the Same

Welcome to another review of the Week in Montreal Canadiens Hockey.

There were three games that took place this week.

Ready for the game recaps? Away we go….


Monday, November 29th, 2021: Vancouver Canucks at Montreal Canadiens

TXHT Game Recap: In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period Elias Petterson would score for the Canucks, but a tally from Ryan Poehling would tie the game at one for the Habs. In the second period Conor Garland would score to give the Canucks the 2-1 victory.

Period by Period Summary:

1st Period
MTL Penalty: Nick Suzuki for Tripping – 2 min minor – 07:48
VAN PP Goal: Elias Petterrsson (4) – Assisted by Quinn Hughes (14) and J.T. Miller (13) – 08:00
MTL Goal: Ryan Poehling (4) – Assisted by Jonathan Drouin (9) – 18:39

2nd Period
VAN Goal: Conor Garland (7) – Assisted by Bo Horvat (6) – 06:27

3rd Period
VAN Penalty: Nils Hoglander for Hi-sticking – 2 min minor – 00:38
MTL Penalty: Jake Evans for Tripping – 2 min minor – 05:23
VAN Penalty: Kyle Burroughs for Interference – 2 min minor – 08:20

Period by Period Statistical Summary:

1st Period StatsVAN – 1MTL – 1
Faceoffs137
Power Play1/10/0
Shots1212
Hits125
2nd Period StatsVAN – 2MTL – 1
Faceoffs2624
Power Play1/10/0
Shots3323
Hits1316
3rd Period StatsVAN – 2MTL – 1
Faceoffs3131
Power Play1/20/2
Shots4234
Hits1423

Things to Work on Going Into Next Matchup: Playing a bit of a more fluid game.

Next Matchup: Thursday, December 2nd vs. Colorado Avalanche

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021: Colorado Avalanche at Montreal Canadiens

TXHT Game Recap: In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and after a scoreless first period Ben Chiarot would score for the Habs, but goals from Valeri Nichushkin and Cale Makar would give the Avs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Andre Burakovsky and Gabriel Landeskog would score to give the Avalanche the 4-1 victory over the Canadiens.

Period by Period Summary:

1st Period
COL Penalty: Alex Newhook for Hooking – 2 min minor – 03:46
COL Penalty: Nicolas Aube-Kubel for Unsportsmanlike Conduct – 2 min minor – 13:48
MTL Penalty: Brett Kulak for Tripping – 2 min minor – 17:08

2nd Period
COL Penalty: Tyson Jost for Hi-sticking – 2 min minor – 03:00
COL SH Goal: Valeri Nichushkin (6) – Assisted by Logan O’Connor (6) – 03:11
COL Penalty: Gabriel Landeskog for Boarding – 2 min minor – 06:22
MTL PP Goal: Ben Chiarot (5) – Assisted by Cole Caufield (3) and Joel Armia (4) – 06:51
MTL Penalty: Ryan Poehling for Tripping – 2 min minor – 09:14
COL Goal: Cale Makar (10) – Assisted by Samuel Girard (9) and Nathan MacKinnon (12) – 15:49

3rd Period
COL Goal: Andre Burakovsky (7) – Assisted by Valeri Nichushkin (5) and Nazem Kadri (21) – 02:31
MTL Penalty: David Savard for Interference – 2 min minor – 07:34
COL Penalty: Gabriel Landeskog for Tripping – 2 min minor – 13:59
COL Goal: Gabriel Landeskog (7) – Assisted by Mikko Rantanen (9) and Devon Toews (8) – 17:11
COL Penalty: Tyson Jost for Goaltender Interference – 2 min minor – 17:45
MTL Penalty: Alexander Romanov for Slashing – 2 min minor – 17:45

Period by Period Statistical Summary:

1st Period StatsCOL – 0MTL – 0
Faceoffs1214
Power Play0/10/2
Shots134
Hits69
2nd Period StatsCOL – 2MTL – 1
Faceoffs2223
Power Play0/21/4
Shots2213
Hits1114
3rd Period StatsCOL – 4MTL – 1
Faceoffs2736
Power Play0/31/5
Shots3420
Hits1519

Things to Work on Going Into Next Matchup: Stop turning the puck over and allowing the opposition to score.

Next Matchup: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at Nashville Predatosrs


Satruday, December 4th, 2021: Montreal Canadiens at Nashville Predators

THXT Game Recap: In Nashville the Predators would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Eeli Tolvanen would score to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. In the second period Nick Suzuki and Christian Dvorak would score for the Habs to take the lead, but Tanner Jeannot would score to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Brett Kulak would score for the Habs, but Luke Kunin would score to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Filip Forsberg would score to give the Predators the 4-3 victory over the Canadiens.

Period by Period Summary:

1st Period:
MTL Penalty: Mike Hoffman for Tripping – 2 min minor – 00:28
NSH Goal: Eeli Tolvanen (2) – Assisted by Mattias Ekholm (4) and Luke Kunin (5) – 04:52
MTL Penalty: David Savard for Interference – 2 min minor – 07:27
NSH Penalty: Ryan Johansen for Hi-sticking – 2 min minor – 12:21
MTL Penalty: Nick Suzuki for Hooking – 2 min minor – 18:50

2nd Period:
NSH Penalty: Mark Borowiecki for Fighting – 5 min major – 01:59
MTL Penalty: Michael Pezzetta for Fighting – 5 min major – 01:59
NSH Penalty: Alexandre Carrier for Holding the Stick – 2 min minor – 04:11
MTL PP Goal: Nick Suzuki (5) – Assisted by Chris Wideman (7) and Cole Caufield – 04:48
MTL Goal: Christian Dvorak (5) – Assisted by David Savard (5) and Tyler Toffoli (11) – 10:01
NSH Penalty: Delay of Game-Unsuccessful Coaches Challenge – Served by Nick Cousins – 2 min minor – 10:01
NSH Penalty: Alexandre Carrier for Hi-sticking – 2 min minor – 10:57
NSH Goal: Tanner Jeannot (6) – Assisted by Mattias Ekholm (5) and Alexandre Carrier (6) – 17:24
MTL Penalty: Mike Hoffman for Hooking – 2 min minor – 19:57

3rd Period:
MTL Goal: Brett Kulak (1) – Assisted by Cole Caufield (5) and Tyler Toffoli (12) – 03:10
MTL Penalty: Brett Kulak for Fighting – 5 min major – 03:39
NSH Penalty: Luke Kunin for Fighting – 5 min major – 03:39
NSH Goal: Luke Kunin (4) – Assisted by Ryan Johansen (13) and Matt Benning (3) – 10:12
MTL Penalty: Too Many Men – Served by Jonathan Drouin – 2 min minor – 12:47

Overtime:
NSH Goal: Filip Forsberg (11) – Assisted by Mikael Granlund (21) and Roman Josi (14) – 04:48

Period by Period Statistical Summary:

1st Period StatsMTL – 0NSH – 1
Faceoffs1111
Power Play0/10/3* (:50 left on PP)
Shots812
Hits14
2nd Period StatsMTL – 2NSH – 2
Faceoffs2022
Power Play1/40/4* (1:57 left on PP)
Shots1824
Hits56
3rd Period StatsVAN – 3NSH – 3
Faceoffs2832
Power Play1/40/5
Shots2041
Hits1111
Overtime StatsMTL – 3NSH – 4
Faceoffs3134
Power Play1/40/5
Shots2344
Hits1111

Things to Work on Going Into Next Matchup: Cleaning up the penalties. Way too may penalties were doled out in this contest.

Next Contest: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning


Upcoming Contests:

Tuesday, December 7th: vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thursday, December 9th: vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Saturday, December 11th: at St. Louis Blues

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