Canadiens Weekly – Close To the End

Hello, once again Ladies and Gentleman! Today we are going to take a look at the Montreal Canadiens week in review!

Montreal had another winless week, bringing their season record to 20-48-11 with three games left in the 2021-2022 season


Tuesday, April 19th, 2022: Minnesota Wild at Montreal Canadiens

Game Recap: In Montreal, the Wild visit the Canadiens for the lone time this season and in the first period Kevin Fiala nets his 30th of the year to give Minnesota the 1-0 lead. In the third, Minnesota seals the game win after Matt Boldy scores his 15th of the year to give the Wild the 2-0 win over the Canadiens.

Areas to Focus On Going Into Next Contest: As it has been stated multiple times, the power play chances would go no where. Also, they Canadiens would turn the puck over giving the Wild more chances.

Next Contest: Thursday, April 21st, 2022 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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Thursday, April 21st, 2022: Philadelphia Flyers at Montreal Canadiens

Game Recap: In Montreal, the Flyers and Canadiens square off for the final time in the regular season. In the first period, the Flyers take the 1-0 lead when James van Riemsdyk nets his 22nd of the year and then they take the 2-0 lead when Ivan Provorov scores his ninth of the year. Mike Hoffman scores his 12th of the year to bring the Habs within a goal. In the second, Jake Evans his 12th of the year to make it a 2-2 tie game. Philadelphia takes the 3-2 lead when Oskar Lindblom scores his 12th of the year and then Travis Konecny nets his 15th of the year to give the Flyers the 4-2 lead. In the third, the Flyers take the 5-2 lead when Morgan Frost scores his fourth of the year and then they take the 6-2 lead when James van Riemsdyk scores his second of the night. Montreal’s Cole Caufield then goes on to score his 19th of the year but the Flyers go on to double up the Canadiens with the 6-3 win.

Areas to Focus On Going Into Next Contest: Maintain possession of the puck. There were too many turnovers in the contest and then it cost the Canadiens this contest.

Next Contest: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 vs. Ottawa Senators

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Saturday, April 23rd, 2022: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators

Game Recap: In Ottawa, the Canadiens visit their rivals in the Senators and look to snap their losing streak. In the first period, Ottawa takes the 1-0 lead when Mark Kastelic scores his first career NHL goal but then Rem Pitlick scores his 14th to tie the game 1-1. In the second, Austin Watson goes on to net his ninth of the year, Parker Kelly scores his seventh, Josh Norris scores his 34th, and Mark Kastelic nets his second of the night to give the Sens the commanding 5-1 lead. Then, Cole Caufield scores his 20th of the year and then Joel Edmundson nets his third to bring the the Habs within two. Alex Formenton then scores his 18th to give the Sens the three goal lead again. In the third, Rem Pitlick strikes with his second of the night but the Senators escape with the 6-4 win over the Canadiens.

Areas to Focus On Going Into Next Contest: Stay out of the penalty box and find the best way to slow down the pace. With only three games left, it is time to just play your heart out the next week.

Next Contest: Sunday, April 24th, 2022 vs. Boston Bruins

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Upcoming Contests:

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 (Final road contest of season)

Friday, April 29th, 2022 (Last game of the season)

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