That has head coach Martin St. Louis shuffling bodies and tweaking lines in a quest for combinations that will break the team's slump.... See Less Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Logs power-play assist Drouin had a power-play assist, one shot on goal and two hits over 14:09 of ice time in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Carolina. Drouin had the primary helper on Arber Xhekaj's goal in the first period. The forward had been given minutes on the top two lines recently but was back on the fourth line Thursday. All the while, Drouin maintained a role on the top power-play unit. Thursday's assist snapped a five-game point-less run, and he has four power-play assists and six points overall in 20 games....
See Less Canadiens' Mike Hoffman: Helps on power play Hoffman had a power-play assist and a team-high five shots on goal over 13:42 of ice time in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Hurricanes. Hoffman set up Josh Anderson for a first-period score, snapping a three-game run without a point. Multiple Montreal forwards are slumping, as the team scored just 14 goals over the last seven outings. It's even worse for the power-play units, which remain last in the NHL at 14.
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Canada will play against Slovakia on Monday in the quarterfinals. Beck has racked up 17 goals and 40 points in 30 games with OHL Mississauga this season. He was selected in the second round (33rd overall) by the Canadiens in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.... See Less Canadiens' Nick Suzuki: Ends longest drought Suzuki had a power-play assist, two shots on goal, one blocked shot and two penalty minutes over 17:24 of ice time in Saturday's 9-2 loss to Washington. Suzuki and Kirby Dach teamed up on a 4-on-3 man advantage to set up Cole Caufield for Montreal's first goal. The helper snapped a five-game point-less streak, the longest such stretch of the season for Montreal's leading scorer. He's one of several Canadiens mired in an outage, as they have just 20 goals over the last 11 games, during which they are 2-8-1.... See Less Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Snags power-play assist Dach had a power-play assist, four shots on goal and two hits over 17:26 of ice time in Saturday's 9-2 loss to the Capitals.
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The team has lost five straight games and have been outscored 16-4 in their past two games. Allen wasn't in net for the 7-2 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night, but he hasn't won since December 12 against Calgary. Since then, he's 0-5-1 with 26 goals allowed. Avoid Allen. This season is getting out of hand.... See Less Canadiens' Cole Caufield: Two goals in loss Caufield scored twice Saturday in a 9-2 loss to Washington.
See Less Canadiens' Kaiden Guhle: Won't return Tuesday Guhle (lower body) won't play on the road against Nashville on Tuesday. Guhle will be re-evaluated after the Canadiens return to Montreal, and it remains to be seen if he'll be available for Thursday's home contest versus the Rangers. He has two goals and 14 points in 36 games this season. The 20-year-old was injured during Thursday's game against Florida and didn't play Saturday versus Washington.... See Less Canadiens' Jake Allen: Set to start Saturday Dec 31, 2022 Allen will guard the road net against Washington on Saturday.
See Less Canadiens' Josh Anderson: Pots power-play goal Anderson had a power-play goal in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Hurricanes. He added four shots on net, four hits and one blocked shot over 17:14 of ice time. Anderson halted a seven-game goal-less run with a first-period marker, the forward's second on the power play and first man-advantage goal since Nov. 17. Montreal is 26th in goals scored (98) and tallied just 14 times over its last eight contests. That kind of offense will impact the production of players like Anderson, a top-six forward with just 12 points over 34 games.... See Less Canadiens' Arber Xhekaj: Adds to power play Xhekaj had a power-play goal and assist in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Carolina.
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9 percent after pocketing two power-play goals Thursday.... See Less Canadiens' Evgenii Dadonov: Returns to ice Dadonov had a power-play assist, three shots on goal and one blocked shot over 13:38 of ice time in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Carolina. Dadonov was fresh off a two-game stint as a healthy scratch and helped on Arber Xhekaj's first-period goal. The Canadiens, which were 14-12-2 after a Dec. 12 win over Calgary, have lost seven of the last eight games.
Montreal Canadiens News, Scores, Status, Schedule - NHLTop Canadiens News Canadiens' Kaiden Guhle: Surfaces on IR Rotowire Jan 3, 2023 Guhle (lower body) was put on injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site. Guhle, who is already ruled out for Tuesday's game against Nashville, won't be eligible to play Thursday versus the Rangers. He has posted 14 points, 36 shots on goal, 65 blocks and 72 hits in 36 games this season.
The Canadiens worked a 4-on-3 man advantage with aplomb, as Dach and Nick Suzuki set up Cole Caufield's one-timer early in the second period. The helper was Dach's eighth on the power play (nine points overall) and gave him 23 points over 37 games. After a couple weeks of experimentation, Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis reunited Dach with Suzuki and Caufield this week on the top line for both even-strength and power-play situations.... See Less Canadiens' Jake Allen: Nine get past in rout Allen allowed nine goals on 40 shots Saturday in a 9-2 loss to Washington. It was yet another forget-about-it night for Allen and the Habs.