Zach was live and in person at the Bell Centre on Thursday night as the Rick Nash-less, Henrik Lundqvist-less, Ryan McDonaugh-less New York Rangers were in town to face-off against the Carey Price-less, Shea Weber-less Montreal Canadiens. Habs prospect Noah Juulsen made his NHL debut in a game that could well have been the last in Bleu, Blanc et Rouge for a few members of the current Montreal Canadiens. Wins aren’t ideal for a team in a race to the bottom, but sometimes they’re still nice.
You gotta have variety, so it was nice to see your Montreal Canadiens find a different way to lose on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Philip Danault made his return in this one, which means he’s likely the only person not beat over the head with all this losing yet.
It was mostly a no show in the desert as the Canadiens became the first team the last-place-in-the-entire-NHL Arizona Coyotes managed to beat twice this season. The lone bright spot of this one was Gallagher continuing his career season as he notched his 21st. But hey, losing is good now, right?
The Habs headed to the Mile High City on Wednesday night for a Valentine’s Day dance with the Avalanche. While the Canadiens out shot the home team by a considerable margin, they couldn’t get one past Varlamov in a mostly meh encounter in Colorado.
PK Subban was back at the Bell Centre on Saturday night, which means we needed to fire up the big show to talk through all things Gallgher v. Subban, Bergevin and the trade deadline, and the future of the Montreal Canadiens.
The Habs haven’t won in Philadelphia since 2010 and things were no different on a Super Bowl parade day in the City of Brotherly Love. Lehkonen is giving some hope that he’s found his scoring touch once more and Brendan Gallagher remains the lone true bright spot for the Canadiens this season, but the results remain the same for Montreal on the road.