The first-line center had multiple points in his last two games prior to Tuesday's contest, and he still has a total of 23 on the season in 19 games played.... See Less Canadiens' Juraj Slafkovsky: Moves up to second line Slafkovsky had two shots on goal, one blocked shot and two penalty minutes over 14:22 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Buffalo. Slafkovsky is usually part of the fourth line but was promoted to the second line with Mike Hoffman idled by a lower-body injury.
Slafkovsky had a hand in Arber Xhekaj's third-period, game-tying goal. It was the rookie's second assist of the season, both coming in the last four contests. After one game on the second line, Slafkovsky was back on the familiar fourth line, but he remained part of the power play.... See Less Canadiens' Jake Evans: Logs assist in win Evans recorded an assist and one shot on goal over 12:54 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Evans worked the puck back to the point where Arber Xhekaj's harmless looking shot eluded multiple bodies and Joonas Korpisalo to tie the game at one goal apiece.
That opened the scoring and then his teammates immediately turned up the heat with two goals in under a minute to move ahead for good. It was netminder's first career win over the Blue Jackets.... See Less Canadiens' Mike Hoffman: Not available Wednesday Nov 23, 2022 Hoffman (lower body) will not play Wednesday versus the Blue Jackets, Guillaume Lefrancois of La Presse reports. Hoffman will miss his second straight game with the injury. His next chance to play is Friday in Chicago.... See Less Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting in Columbus Montembeault will start Wednesday's road game against Columbus.
He also was given a season-high 4:23 on the second power-play unit. The 18-year-old has three goals and one assist through 14 games but has shown offense from the lowest line with a 15. 8 shooting percentage.... See Less Canadiens' Evgenii Dadonov: Assists in loss Dadonov had an assist, one shot on goal and one hit in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Sabres. Dadonov slipped a pass to Sean Monahan in the neutral then watched his teammate take it to net for Montreal's second goal midway through the second period.
See More... See Less Canadiens' Cole Caufield: Logs point in third straight Caufield had an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Caufield and Kirby Dach helped out on David Savard's game-winning goal in the third period. It was the third consecutive game with a point for Caufield, whose 21 points rank second on the Canadiens behind captain Nick Suzuki.... See Less Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Assists on game-winner Dach had an assist, three shots on goal and two hits over 15:38 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Dach continued his impactful play on the Canadiens' top line, taking a pass from linemate Cole Caufield and setting up David Savard's first goal of the season, which was the game-winning goal. Dach has recorded 14 points over the last 12 games.... See Less Canadiens' Juraj Slafkovsky: Back to fourth line Slafkovsky had an assist, one shot one goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 10:20 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Columbus.
A 43-point forward for Vegas last season, Dadonov has just two points, 20 shots and is minus-7 through 15 games for his new team. He also allotted a season-high 2:22 TOI on the power play, which is out of the norm; Dadonov averages just 47 seconds TOI/G when Montreal is a man up.... See Less Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Returns to lineup Wideman had an assist, one shot on goal, one hit, three blocked shots and a five-minute major over 14:01 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Sabres.
It was the second point in 20 games for Evans, the fourth-line center who snapped a 13-game pointless streak.... See Less Canadiens' Arber Xhekaj: Returns to lineup, scores Xhekaj scored a goal on two shots over 16:05 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Columbus. A scoreless game after two periods broke open in the third.
Blackhawks vs. Canadiens: Live stream, TV info, time and more | November 25The Chicago Blackhawks host the Montreal Canadiens at United Center on Friday, November 25 at 2:00 PM ET. The matchup airs on ESPN+, TSN2, NBCS-CHI, and RDS. The Blackhawks have a 2-7-1 record over their last 10 games. They have totaled 17 goals while giving up 34 in that period.
Ninety seconds after the Blue Jackets opened the scoring, Xhekaj's shot from the point made it through traffic for his third goal of the season. The blueline carousel continued for Montreal; Xhekaj and Johnny Kovacevic were back in the lineup Wednesday after being healthy scratches Tuesday. They replaced Chris Wideman and Jordan Harris.... See Less Canadiens' David Savard: First goal of season Savard scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday. It stood as the game winner.
On the power play, 29 opportunities have resulted in four goals (13. 8% conversion rate). In the last 10 games, the Canadiens have put up a 5-4-1 record after scoring 32 total goals (five power-play goals on 30 power-play opportunities during that span, for a conversion rate of 16. 7%). Their opponents have scored a combined 38 goals in those games. The Blackhawks matchup with the Canadiens can be seen on ESPN+, TSN2, NBCS-CHI, and RDS, so tune in to catch the action. Blackhawks vs. Canadiens TV and Live Stream Details Game Day: Friday, November 25, 2022 Game Time: 2:00 PM ET Location: Chicago, Illinois Arena: United Center TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks, Available on fuboTV (Watch for free) Stream the NHL all season long on ESPN+, with your team’s out-of-market games, exclusive games, originals and more. Get ESPN+ now! Blackhawks vs.
A goal is a goal, even if it goes in off your skate. Savard was in front of the net when Kirby Dach's centering pass redirected off Savard's foot and past by Joonas Korpisalo early in the third period. It's his first goal of the season and first since March 21, 2022. Savard has eight points in 20 games this season, including three (one goal, two assists) in his last five.... See Less Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: First career win over Jackets Montembeault made 29 saves in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday. It was a scoreless goaltending duel until the third period. Mathieu Olivier intercepted a exit pass inside the Habs' blue line, took a few strides and ripped a quick wrist shot off the wrong foot that found twine above Montembeault's glove.
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Montembeault will get the second half of Montreal's back-to-back after Jake Allen was burned for seven goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Buffalo. The former has a 3-2-1 record this season with a 2. 83 GAA and a. 915 save percentage. Montembeault has gone 0-3-0 versus the Blue Jackets in his career, allowing 15 goals on 108 shots, in four games played.... See Less Canadiens' Nick Suzuki: Unusually quiet in loss Suzuki was held scoreless on two shots in Montreal's 7-2 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. Suzuki had one hit but failed to find the back of the twine in 21:11 of ice time.
Wideman played like someone who was a healthy scratch the previous six games. His roster spot was the casualty as Montreal's injured blueliners returned to action. First it was Joel Edmundson and then Mike Matheson. The Canadiens are still relatively young on defense but went with a veteran majority Tuesday, with Johnny Kovacevic and Arber Xhekaj taking a seat.... See Less Canadiens' David Savard: Notches assist in loss Savard earned one helper as well as three blocks in the Canadiens' 7-2 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. Savard picked up his seventh helper of the season on a slap shot by Cole Caufield at the 2:57 mark of the first period. He has struggled to make any significant impact throughout the last four years of his career, but could occasionally be a surprising asset to managers in deeper leagues....
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