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- The NHL’s goalie market is heating up, or so we keep hearing. According to Hockey Insider Pierre Lebrun, a few teams have discussed the possibility of trading for a Montreal Canadiens goaltender. The Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils seem to be among the most interested teams when it comes to Jake Allen. [NHL Trade Talk: Teams Reportedly Interested In Canadiens Goalie]
- It was another big night for the team’s top line. Juraj Slafkovsky, Nick Suzuki, and Cole Caufield were the driving for behind the Canadiens’ comeback win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Though, Jayden Struble deserves credit for his big save in the first period. Check out the highlights! [Habs Highlights: Slafkovsky, Caufield & Suzuki Shine Again Vs. Chicago]
- Struble didn’t just save an important goal in the first period. He also got into a fight after delivering a clean reverse hit. The fight did not go according to plan for his opponent, MacKenzie Entwistle. He chose…poorly. [GOTTA SEE IT: Canadiens Jay Struble’s Big Hit And Fight]
- Habs prospect Owen Beck got off to a great start at the 2024 World Junior Championship. The 19-year-old centre scored two goals for Team Canada in their preliminary game against Switzerland. His second goal, a shorthanded breakaway, was particularly nice. [Canadiens Prospect Owen Beck Plays Starring Role For Canada]
- Speaking of Habs’ prospects at the World Juniors, Filip Mesar was named an alternate captain for Team Slovakia. He also scored a goal in their tune-up game against Germany.
#GoHabsGo prospect Filip Mešár drives the net and scores Slovakia's third goal of the game.
At least I'm 99% certain that's him. Angle isn't great and we have no replays. pic.twitter.com/WovSA2CKlC
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 22, 2023
- Sean Farrell did not waste any time once he recovered from his injury. The former Harvard Crimson forward scored a goal and an assist on Friday for the Laval Rocket.
Sean Farrell gets in on the action with his fifth goal of the year! pic.twitter.com/c4EOYoc0df
— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) December 23, 2023
- Prospect Lane Hutson is expected to play a big role at the 2024 World Junior Championship. And Thursday’s game was any indication, he may have a chance to set a few records. Hutson had a quiet outing, relatively speaking, but still managed to register two assists.
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- Check out the view from the other side of the rink after Friday night’s game. Our sister site Chicago Hockey Now has you covered for all things Blackhawks. [Chicago Blackhawks]
- The Pittsburgh Penguins have a diverse club – future Hall of Famers, role players, young players with an upside, and a few players who are struggling. But do they have a player having a breakout season? [Pittsburgh Penguins]
- If the Boston Bruins want to acquire Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm before the March 8 NHL Trade Deadline, they are going to have some stiff competition on the NHL trade market. [Boston Bruins]