All the latest Montreal Canadiens stories, news, events, and highlights from the past day.
- The Montreal Canadiens gave goaltender Cayden Primeau his fourth start of the season, and for once, it was against a team that gave him a better-than-usual chance to earn a win. [Canadiens Game 20: Cayden Primeau To Face Lowly Sharks]
- Juraj Slafkovskhy had one of his best games in a Habs uniform on Saturday. He wasn’t just leading the charge offensively, he was creating time and space for his teammates in the offensive zone. His line, along with Christian Dvorak and Cole Caufield was constantly generating good scoring chances. Speaking of which, Caufield scored his first 5v5 goal of the season in the win against San Jose. [Highlights: Slafkovsky Shines, Caufield Scores In Canadiens Win Vs. Sharks]
- To drive the point home, take a look at the post-game stats. The Caufield-Slafkovsky combo is building chemistry!
— HockeyStatCards (@hockeystatcards) November 24, 2023
- Following the game, Swiss hockey expert Thibaud Chatel joined me on Game Over to discuss David Reinbacher’s recent play, as well as all the important information we need to know about his development.
- The Habs announced that Arber Xhekaj would no longer be listed as day-to-day. The defenceman has now been placed on the injured reserve, with Joel Armia receiving the call-up from the Laval Rocket.
The Canadiens have recalled forward Joel Armia from the Laval Rocket. He will meet the team in Los Angeles Friday evening.
The Club has also placed defenseman Arber Xhekaj on IR retroactively to his last game.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 24, 2023
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- The Boston Bruins continue to prove the preseason NHL betting handicappers wrong as they’re challenging their historic 2022-23 regular season. [Boston Bruins]
- The Florida Panthers waived former Hab Mike Reilly on Friday afternoon in a move which creates the roster space needed to sign free agent Patrick Kane. With Reilly either being claimed by another team or headed to AHL Charlotte, the Panthers would be at 22 players.[Florida Panthers]
- Heading into Friday’s game with the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde was marvelling at the consistency of the Boston Bruins. “To be at this point in the season and they have one regulation loss?” Lalonde said. “It’s amazing.” Make that two regulation losses, and you know what’s truly amazing? It’s been the same team handing the Bruins both of those regulation-time setbacks. That would be the Red Wings. [Detroit Hockey Now]