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Habs Daily: Roy Scores First NHL Goal, Montembeault Shines



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Here’s all the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Wednesday.

Habs News

  • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Samuel Montembeault was given the opportunity to maintain his excellent numbers against the New Jersey Devils. The only other change to the lineup featured Justin Barron returning and Johnathan Kovacevic watching the game from the press box. [Canadiens Game 44: Montembeault Starts, Barron Returns]
  • Joshua Roy looked much more comfortable during his third career NHL game. He was creating chances, taking advantage of the time and space available, and he also scored his first NHL goal. Sean Monahan was crucial in setting up the play for the 20-year-old forward.[GOTTA SEE IT: Canadiens Joshua Roy Scores First NHL Goal]
  • In addition to Roy scoring his first career NHL goal, Juraj Slafkovsky and Cole Caufield found the back of the net for the Canadiens. As per usual, Montembeault was excellent, keeping his team in the game long enough for the forwards to do their part.[Roy, Slafkovsky, & Caufield Star In Big Win Over Devils]
  • Slafkovsky was rather impressed with Caufield’s fantastic pass that led to the game’s opening goal. As for Slafkovsky, he has earned 10 points in the last 15 games, an encouraging sign.



National Hockey Now Network

  • There’s a key message that Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde is delivering persistently to his players. Take care of your end of the ice and it will lead to more chances to score at the other end of the rink. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers trade wheels keep on turning, at least this time of the year. The Flyers have shown their willingness to buy low on young talent after acquiring Jamie Drysdale from the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 8. Now, it looks like another opportunity for them to do so will arise from the Western Conference once again. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Fans of the New Jersey Devils have been clamouring for general manager Tom Fitzgerald to check in with the Minnesota Wild on goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The Canadian goaltender just recently moved into second place and now only trails Devils legend Martin Brodeur for the most wins in NHL history. Fleury, 39, currently tends the net of a struggling Wild team. In the month of January, Minnesota put together a 2-5-1 record and is plummeting down the NHL standings. They currently sit eight points out of playoff position with 39 games left to play. [New Jersey Devils]