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Habs Daily: St-Louis Personal Leave, Caufield Scoring Analysis



Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St-Louis

Here are the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed during the weekend.


  • Assistant coach Trevor Letowski will take over coaching duties while St-Louis is away. As expected, the team has rallied around their head coach to offer him support during these trying times.


  • Cole Caufield may not be scoring as many goals as he usually does for the Montreal Canadiens, but there’s no need to worry about his long-term value. Caufield is taking a lot of shots from high-danger scoring areas. While we wait for his scoring to normalize, we can also appreciate the other important aspects Caufield has added to his game since joining the NHL. [Reasons Why Canadiens Fans Shouldn’t Worry About Caufield]


  • Captain Nick Suzuki explains the team is missing their head coach and is offering him their full support.


  • Caufield also touched on St-Louis’ difficult situation.



  • The Habs controlled the shots and scoring chances against the Flames, but they were let down by the play of their top pairing. Kaiden Guhle and Mike Matheson have struggled in recent weeks, giving credence to the idea that the pairing should be dismantled. [Canadiens Top Pairing Struggles In Frustrating Loss to Flames]



National Hockey Now Network

  • Since being acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of the NHL trade deadline on March 6, former Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan Johansen has not appeared in a game for the Flyers organization. Johansen was placed on waivers that same day to be assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL and officially cleared waivers on March 7. The AHL transactions page shows that Johansen was registered as a Phantoms player on March 7, but has since resurfaced on the Flyers roster and has been listed as a scratch for recent games. So, what is actually going on with Johansen? [Philadelphia Flyers]

  • Things have been good for Daniil Miromanov since being acquired by the Calgary Flames in the Noah Hanifin deal on March 6. Immediately slotted as the quarterback of the first power play, deployed in the top four next to MacKenzie Weegar, and, of course, a two-year extension ensuring a bit of job security. [Calgary Flames]

  • Jake Allen update! The Devils’ new goaltender was superb in his start against the Vegas Golden Knights and unlike his first start, it was for the full 60 minutes. However, it’s a tall order to keep the defending Stanley Cup champions off the board, and they found a way to beat Allen twice. Lacking goal support, the Devils left another two points on the table.[New Jersey Devils]