❯❯ About the CANADIENS

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❯❯ About the CANADIENS

-- C David Desharnais (knee), RW Brendan Gallagher (hand), D Greg Pateryn (ankle) are out. C Andrew Shaw (concussion), D Andrei Markov (groin) and C Alex Galchenyuk (knee) are day-to-day.

-- The Habs are coming off a 4-1 home loss to the Washington Capitals after going 4-1-2 on the road.

-- D Shea Weber, a top candidate for the Norris Trophy, will join teammate Carey Price at the NHL All-star Game later this month. In 41 games, Weber has 10 goals and 26 points. He’s also a plus-16, tops on the team.

-- G Carey Price has fallen off his previous form recently, with a .904 save percentage and a 2.64 goals-against average since Dec. 1.

-- Captain Max Pacioretty has been red hot lately. He’s tied with Sidney Crosby and Jeff Carter for the NHL lead in goals since Nov. 12 with 17 after scoring only two in his first 14 regular-season games. His 38 game-winning goals over the last five-plus seasons is second only to Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin, who has 42 over that span.




31 Carey Price G

35 Al Montoya G


6 Shea Weber (A) D

8 Greg Pateryn D

14 Tomas Plekanec (A) C

15 Chris Terry LW

17 Torrey Mitchell C

20 Zach Redmond D

24 Phillip Danault LW

26 Jeff Petry D

27 Alex Galchenyuk C

28 Nathan Beaulieu D

32 Brian Flynn C

34 Michael McCarron RW

38 Nikita Scherbak RW

41 Paul Byron LW

42 Sven Andrighetto RW

43 Daniel Carr LW

44 Bobby Farnham RW

45 Mark Barberio D

47 Alexander Radulov RW

62 Artturi Lehkonen LW

65 Andrew Shaw C

67 Max Pacioretty (C) LW

74 Alexei Emelin D

79 Andrei Markov (A) D

89 Ryan Johnston D

Head coach: Michel Therrien

Associate coach: Kirk Muller

Assistant coaches: Dan Lacroix, Clement Jodoin, Jean-Jacques Dagneault

Goaltending coach: Stephan Waite




34 Michael Hutchinson G

37 Connor Hellebuyck G


4 Paul Postma D

5 Mark Stuart D

7 Ben Chiarot D

8 Jacob Trouba D

9 Andrew Copp C

12 Drew Stafford RW

16 Shawn Matthias C

17 Adam Lowry C

18 Bryan Little C

19 Nic Petan LW

22 Chris Thorburn RW

26 Blake Wheeler RW

27 Nikolaj Ehlers LW

33 Dustin Byfuglien D

39 Toby Enstrom D

40 Joel Armia RW

44 Josh Morrissey D

55 Mark Scheifele (A) C

85 Mathieu Perreault C

Head coach: Paul Maurice

Assistant coaches: Charlie Huddy, Jamie Kompon, Todd Woodcroft

Goaltending coach: Wade Flaherty

(Lineups subject to change)

— Mike Sawatzky






Mike Sawatzky

Mike Sawatzky

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