The Canadiens are up 3-2 on the New Jersey Devils after 40 minutes of play. Brendan Gallagher, Cale Fleury (his first in the National Hockey League), and Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal. New Jersey has goals from Nikita Gusev and Nico Hischier.
The New Jersey Devils (6-8-4) are coming off a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. The Canadiens, meanwhile, scored often in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
I’m sure there will be no comparisons between former Hab P.K. Subban (2g, 3a) and Shea Weber (6g, 10a) tonight. Absolutely none.
7h ago Habs place Drouin on IR, call up Hudon The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forward Jonathan Drouin has been placed on injured reserve and Charles Hudon has been recalled from the AHLs Laval Rocket. TSN.ca Staff
The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forward Jonathan Drouin has been placed on injured reserve and Charles Hudon has been recalled from the AHLs Laval Rocket.
Drouin sustained an upper-body injury in Fridays 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals. He took a big hit from Alexander Ovechkin in the second period. Drouin initially left the game but later returned for the third. Head coach Claude Julien says today that Drouins injury was sustained after he returned to the game and it was not related to Ovechkins hit but was serious enough that he will miss at least one week.
Ovechkin needs two power-play goals to tie Teemu Selanne (255) for third place on the NHL all-time list. He has 49 points (24 goals, 25 assists) in 48 games against the Bruins. … Holtby is 16-3-0 with a 1.80 goals-against average and .946 save percentage against Boston. … Marchand has four points (three goals, one assist) in a three-game point streak.
#Habs Julien says Drouins unspecified upper body injury was sustained after he returned to the game in last nights third period. Julien adds that Drouins injury was not related to Ovechkins hit, but was serious enough that he will miss at least a week, hence IR.
Hudon play in tonights game against the New Jersey Devils. In 17 games with the Rocket this season, Hudon has nine goals and 11 points.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi also draws back into the lineup after missing seven games with a groin injury. Paul Byron is out with an injury and Keith Kinkaid gets the start in net against his former team.