Ultimately, the Canadian obtained a result ” perfect “ Saturday night in Toronto: he put on a good show for his supporters masses in front of their TV, while leaving the Queen City without adding a single point to the standings. OKAY, beating Toronto’s enemies at home remained the primary objective, but the consequences of this defeat are not very big. They are even positive if we think about the future of the organization…
There may be Cole Caufield who is still waiting for a pass from Mike Hoffman and who has not slept well since, but hey…
“Why didn’t he pass it on to me?” I was wide open! pic.twitter.com/5MaN6Qdi40
– ava (@teapottoffoIi) April 10, 2022
Brendan Gallagher (2.0) collected a fifth point in three games since his return… also posting a cumulative differential of plus-5 during this sequence.
Cole Caufield scored again. Caufield has 17 goals in 27 games since the arrival of Martin St-Louis, including one in each of his last four games. Would he have won the Calder Trophy if St. Louis had been behind the team bench from Day 1 of the season?
And Jake Allen got hurt again. We talk a lot about the injuries of Carey Price, Shea Weber, Joanthan Drouin and company, but we tend to quickly forget that Jake Allen will also have missed several games due to injuries.
Jake Allen injured his lower body (groin?) for the first time on December 14th. He returned to play for one match (January 12), then he was absent again (groin?). Nine weeks later, he returned to play… only to be injured again 11 games later (again in the groin?).
Was Jake Allen completely healed? Everything indicates yes. He waited the necessary time, he followed the different stages of his rehab and he played 10 games without feeling any discomfort.
As Jonathan Bernier suggested yesterday in the Journal de Montréal, there is reason to believe that Martin St-Louis and Éric Raymond overused the Canadian goalkeeper. Allen has gotten 11 of the team’s last 12 starts…even though the team isn’t even in a playoff race or a particular rank. Besides the race for the lottery and the last place in the general classification…
Why was Raymond stubborn? Why didn’t he think of his guardian?
Allen’s three injuries this season have come while he was trying to make a save. Should we worry about the future? #InjuryProne?
Since Allen shouldn’t have to play as much when Carey Price returns – and hopefully he’ll be healthy in 2022-23 that one – Allen’s body should be able to hold its own. There is a difference between playing once every ten days during a normal season and playing 11 games out of 12 during a season with a condensed schedule. Especially when you get 40 or more shots in 60% of your starts.
“You want an idea of Allen’s workload?” During this period, the Canadiens goaltender faced 401 shots from the opposition. Next in the list, Ville Husso, of the St. Louis Blues, with 339. We are talking about 62 fewer shots, despite one more game for Husso. – Jonathan Bernier
According to rumors around the team, Jake Allen’s season is over. Reminder: the Canadian will not play in May so it makes sense.
The Canadian is therefore preparing to start his week with a duo of goalkeepers formed by Samuel Montembeault and Cayden Primeau (recalled yesterday). When Price is fit to play, Primeau will return to Laval.
There are only three weeks and 10 games left in the regular season for the Canadiens. A week of four games and two others of three games.
And this week of four games, it will begin tonight at the Bell Centre.
Monday vs. Jets
Wednesday @ Columbus
Friday vs. Islanders
Saturday vs. Uppercase letters
Canadiens fans who were hoping to see someone (other than Chris Wideman) settle Mark Scheifele’s case will have to wait for another opportunity. Schefeile suffered an upper body injury in the second period yesterday (at Ottawa). #Shoulder?
Jets interim coach Dave Lowry said Mark Scheifele (upper body) won’t be available Monday against the Canadiens and will be evaluated when the team returns. Not a good sign; we rarely hear after an injury that a player won’t be in the lineup the next game. #wfp
—Jeff Hamilton (@jeffkhamilton) April 11, 2022
Recall that a month ago, Josh Anderson confessed after a match Canadians vs. Jets that he hadn’t liked Scheifele’s antics after his fight against Chris Wideman… and that he was happy to know that there was still a match between the two teams on the schedule. Unfortunately, Scheifele won’t take part in this meeting… and Scheifele’s charge against Jake Evans will not be completely forgotten at the start of the next campaign.
Josh Anderson made it clear the Canadians weren’t happy with Mark Scheifele’s post-fight antics with Chris Wideman. “It’s a good thing that we are playing them again this year.”
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) March 2, 2022
Let’s talk about tonight’s game for a bit…
The Jets will be tired and without Scheifele. The CH will be rested and could find his #1 goalkeeper for the first time since last July.
DSLM // Martin Leclerc believes that Carey Price will be in front of the Canadiens’ goal tonight at the Bell Centre.
Do you agree with Martin?
— 91.9 Sports (@919sports) April 11, 2022
It will be interesting to see who the six defensemen sent into the fray will be against the Jets.
Romanov, Edmundson and Savard must play. Petry too, if he’s healthy.
Chris Wideman – who is playing well these days and threw down the gloves against Scheifele last month – deserves to face the Jets…
And Kale Clague will one day have to replay, he who offered an excellent performance last week.
But Corey Schueneman deserves to play too…
Anyway, Jordan Harris (minus-2 Saturday night) and Justin Barron (still injured?) will have to be patient in my opinion. Shame…
We will have parts of answers around 10:30 a.m., when the team will hold a short morning skating in Brossard. The Jets won’t skate.
A lot of
– The Canadian ranks 31st (out of 32) in the overall standings this morning. Two points ahead of the Coyotes and one point behind the Kraken. [NHL]
– The CH broke its record of defeats in regulation time (in a single season) on Saturday evening. [JDM]
– Martin St-Louis will certainly be back behind the Habs bench next season according to Renaud Lavoie. [GHG]
– Cole Caufield agreed to signatory a cap from Canada.
—BarDown (@BarDown) April 11, 2022
– Happy Birthday Alex!
Happy birthday, Alex!
— Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) April 11, 2022
– Tim Stutzle (still) respects Brendan Gallagher.
Stützle says “I respect (Gallagher) as a player. Everyone has their own opinion. He is a veteran player. I have my opinion. That’s all I want to say about it. » #Sense
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) April 11, 2022