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Habs Daily: Cayden Primeau Shines, PWHL At The Bell Centre



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

Habs News

  • The Montreal Canadiens got off to a great start against the Columbus Blue Jackets by scoring three first-period goals. Brendan Gallagher, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Joshua Roy scored for the Habs, but it was netminder Cayden Primeau who stole the show. He made over 40 saves to secure his second career NHL shutout. [Canadiens Goaltender Primeau Steals Show Versus Blue Jackets]


  • Primeau discussed his shutout win shortly after the game was over, stating that it was just the beginning of his time in the NHL. As we all know, goaltenders tend to develop slowly. We have a perfect example in Samuel Montembeault. If Primeau can follow in his footsteps, the goaltending situation should stabilize for the foreseeable future.


  • Prior to Tuesday’s game, defenceman Jayden Struble went out of his way to send some praise Primeau’s way.


  • The NHL is interested in expanding, but anyone holding out hope that the Quebec Nordiques could be on the docket should probably re-adjust their expectations. It’s not that Quebec City is a bad market, but rather, the NHL is clearly not interested in adding a Canadian team to the league. Their focus is almost exclusively on American expansion options.


  • The PWHL Montreal chapter will play a game at the Bell Centre. The attendance and support for the new league have been fantastic, which led to the decision to give them a chance to shine on the biggest stage in the country.

National Hockey Now Network

  • It appears that we have, at least partially, our answer as to why the Philadelphia Flyers waived Ryan Johansen immediately after acquiring him in the Sean Walker trade with the Colorado Avalanche. Johansen, 31, has not appeared for the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms since being waived. [Philadelphia Flyers]

  • The NHL trade deadline always raises plenty of questions about what teams can or cannot do contract-wise, as well as how certain moves impact different teams. This year, the most intriguing move for the Nashville Predators seemed to be the Colorado Avalanche moving former Predator Ryan Johansen to the Philadelphia Flyers, who then waived him minutes later.[Nashville Predators]

  • The anticipation leading up to Monday night’s tilt between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers was mounting. Before the puck even dropped, interim head coach Travis Green cited both Kurtis MacDermid and Matt Rempe without even saying their names. Green hasn’t forgotten what Rempe did to Devils forward Nathan Bastian. [New Jersey Devils]