Habs Daily Recap: Feb. 24th
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The Canadiens were headed to Ottawa after their Skate with the Canadiens contest/promotion at the Bell Centre. They will go up against the Senators Monday night at 7:30pm ET. The Habs will be looking to build off their win against the Rangers and start a new winning streak. Even though the Senators are missing key people in their line up, they are still finding ways to win some crucial hockey games. They currently sit third in the division with 24 points. Montreal is leading the way with 26 points but Boston, with the same amount of points as Ottawa, have a number of games in hand on everyone in the East. The Canadiens have to keep putting up wins in hopes to stay ahead.
The Bulldogs were in action against the Milwaukee Admirals Sunday afternoon and their Skate with the Dogs event was held after the game. Unfortunately Hamilton were unable to score a single goal against their opponent as they were defeated by a score of 2-0. The second goal for the Admirals was an empty netter to clinch their victory. Dustin Tokarski was in goal again for the Dogs and was named third star of the game. Have to believe that he will carry the majority of the road for the rest of the season, especially knowing that Mayer is heading to Switzerland for at least two years. Tokarski is the guy going forward.
Per Norman, you may know him as Stormin Norman on twitter, stated that the Habs Pro scouting department have been in Montreal to have meetings as the deadline is approaching in less than 40 days. It will be interesting to see if Montreal moves anyone and if they do, who is going and for what. Rumblings of Erik Cole have been surfacing as of late and of course, Ryan O’Reilly for different players still is being talked about. With Eller producing and having chemistry with Galchenyuk, I personally would love for them to stay together and not see Eller moved just because he may have upped his value recently. Eller is becoming the player that many want him to be, let him do it in Montreal.
At the Bruins-Panthers game in Florida, where Bruins prevailed with a 4-1 victory, there were multiple Habs jerseys floating around. This just further points to the fact that Canadiens fans are everywhere. So if you didn’t believe it before, you should start.
Max Pacioretty had a phone hearing for his hit on McDonagh at 4pm ET. The NHL decided to not suspend or fine Pacioretty for the incident. When that news broke, many Habs fans let out a sigh of relief.
The Gazette has introduced a Hockey Inside/Out show. The first episode is worth taking a gander at and has a special guest, Chris ‘Knuckles’ Nilan on board. Go here for more details and where to watch it.
According to Dater, the Habs were among Eastern Conference teams that had scouts at the Avalanche-Ducks game Sunday night. Of course many will be speculating but as the deadline approaches and more teams lose players due to injury, it is best to have your eyes out there.
– Collberg remained even against AIK
– Engqvist put up one goal
– Přibyl stayed even in Sparta’s loss
– Delmas recorded a 1-0 shutout against Fort Wayne
– Archambault did not record any points against the Sea Dogs
– Vail was a -2 and notched the game-winning goal vs Plymouth
– Sullivan was even in his team’s win
For more of an in-depth look at how the prospects did this past week, check out Mitch’s article here.