All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, and information from around the National Hockey League.
- Samuel Montembeault was given the start against the Vegas Golden Knights, who had yet to lose a game in regulation heading into Monday night’s matchup with the Montreal Canadiens. [Canadiens Game 8: Montembeault Gets Start, Matheson Skated]
- The Habs did not manage to break the Golden Knights’ undefeated streak, but they did play well enough to earn a point. Kaiden Guhle looked great, as did the top line, and, of course, Sean Monahan, who has found a new gear this season. [Canadiens Push Golden Knights To Limit In Entertaining Game]
- Captain Nick Suzuki played in his 300th NHL game against the Golden Knights.
“It doesn’t seem like that many but it’s gone fast. That’s what all the older guys say, ‘your career goes fast & you just gotta enjoy it when you can.’ To hit 300 [games] tonight is pretty cool & hopefully many more to come.” – Ironman captain Nick Suzuki earlier today. pic.twitter.com/FE9lSbnmRU
— /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) October 30, 2023
- Goaltending prospect Jacob Fowler has his eyes on the prize. The 18-year-old prospect has won five of his first six starts in the NCAA and currently sports a .919 save percentage. He’s also lost almost 20 lbs since being drafted by the Habs. [FR – TVA Sports]
Jacob Fowler on his ultimate NHL motivation: to become the Habs #1 goalie of the future.
— /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) October 31, 2023
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- Have a week, Tyler Toffoli. The NHL named the former Habs forward the first star of the week. He’s joined by Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jonas Johansson and Minnesota Wild’s Ryan Hartman as one of three stars. [New Jersey Devils]
- The Pittsburgh Penguins honoured the late Adam Johnson in a ceremony before their game against Anaheim on Monday night. Johnson, who spent three years in their organization and put up one goal and three assists in 13 games was the parent club, died over the weekend after his throat was gashed by a skate blade during a professional game in the United Kingdom. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
- After a six-game benching, center Morgan Frost will return to the Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup Monday against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes. Coach John Tortorella said the benching was more about other players performing better than it was about Frost playing poorly. The 24-year-old center’s development was one of the Flyers’ best stories last season. He scored a career-high 19 goals and led the team with 40 points over the last 55 games.[Philadelphia Flyers]
- Injured Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was in Buffalo to watch his team take on the Sabres. His team didn’t really give him much to cheer about, but it’s nice to know he’s around the team a little bit.[Colorado Avalanche]