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Montreal Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky draft day

Check out the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Tuesday.

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  • Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that Montreal Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky has arrived. The 19-year-old winger put together one of the best games of his young career against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. He scored a goal and added two assists, but more importantly, he drove the play with confidence. [Canadiens Juraj Slafkovsky Dominant In Exciting Win Over Ducks]


  • Slafkovsky’s recent uptick in results is particularly impressive given that he’s developing in the NHL as a teenager, never an easy task.


  • It was lost in all the excitement, but Primeau played very well considering he was rusty. Sure, it wasn’t the most difficult game in which to pitch a shutout, but Primeau rarely receives run support when he starts games for the Canadiens. The relatively easy first-career shutout was well-deserved.


  • The game also featured Brandon Gignac’s first career NHL goal, a fitting reward for a player who worked incredibly hard every night in the AHL to make it back to the big leagues.


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  • Seven months ago, it looked as though Cal Petersen’s time in the NHL was close to running out, having been sent to the Philadelphia Flyers as a salary cap dump in the Ivan Provorov trade. Instead, unforeseen circumstances vaulted the 29-year-old from the AHL back to the NHL. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • The New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames were in serious talks about a potential trade involving goaltender Jacob Markstrom. However, he also reported that the trade has since died. So what halted the potential Flames-Devils trade? [New Jersey Devils]

  • When Vancouver Canucks 6-foot-5, 220-pound player Nikita Zadorov delivered a blow to the head of Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond Saturday it wasn’t the first time that he angered Detroit fans. [Detroit Red Wings]