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- The Laval Rocket are yet to find their rhythm as a team this season, but two prospects in particular are showing great chemistry: Joshua Roy and Sean Farrell. Logan Mailloux is shooting a lot, which is always a good sign for the chaotic defender. That and more in the latest prospect report. [Canadiens Prospect Report: Roy and Farrell Continue To Build Chemistry]
- The Montreal Canadiens started Samuel Montembeault versus the Calgary Flames. They also decided to use Jesse Ylonen instead of Michael Pezzetta, and Jordan Harris sat to make way for Gustav Lindstrom. [Lineup Changes Ahead Of Flames Game]
- Lindstrom ended up scoring the lone Habs goal in their 2-1 loss to the Flames, though it should be noted that both Christian Dvorak and Juraj Slafkovsky played an important role in the scoring play. [Canadiens Offence Stalls In Frustrating Loss To Flames]
- ICMYI: Josh Anderson came VERY close to ending his scoring drought, but rang one of his many great scoring chances off the crossbar.
Another great play by Nick Suzuki. He sets up Josh Anderson with a perfect scoring chance, but Anderson hits the crossbar.
Came *this* close to ending his scoring drought. pic.twitter.com/VGhy2V8DbH
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) November 15, 2023
- In what can only be described as a ridiculous decision, the Quebec government decided to pay up to $7 million to host a pair of NHL preseason games at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City. [Government To Pay $7M To Host Preseason Games In Quebec City]
- If you think that’s bad, and let’s be honest, spending that much on a meaningless sports event is essentially impossible to defend, you’ll hate the Montreal Canadiens angle to this story. It turns out the Habs offered to play at the Centre Videotron. For free. But the Quebec government decided it would rather spend tax-payers money to pay foreign teams to visit. [La Presse (FR)]
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It hasn’t been an easy season for the Penguins, but their captain, Sidney Crosby, turned things around on Tuesday with a hat-trick performance. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
- Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg has scored some highlight-reel goals in his career, but the baseball-bat one he scored 1:03 into the second period of Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks certainly ranks near the top.[Nashville Predators]
- Those Philadelphia Flyers draft picks continue to impress. On Monday, Flyers prospect Denver Barkey was named the OHL’s Player of the Week. In just three games this week, the 2023 third-round pick recorded two goals, five assists, and seven points. [Philadelphia Flyers]