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Eyes On The Prize Mar 21, 2019
[Highlight] Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Joel Armia, and Jonathan Drouin pull off a perfect tic-tac-toe rush

[Highlight] Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Joel Armia, and Jonathan Drouin pull off a perfect tic-tac-toe rush

After an incredible save in their own end, the Canadiens go the other way with another grand display of skill. This is how you complete an offensive rush. At last our long nightmare is over, Drouin scores on a gorgeous play to make it 3-0 Habs. #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/4008hjoqbz— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 22, 2019
Eyes On The Prize Mar 21, 2019
[Highlight] Joel Armia scores from the slot on the power play

[Highlight] Joel Armia scores from the slot on the power play

Winning the special teams battle in the first period sees Montreal up 1-0. The Canadiens did well early in the period to kill off concurrent penalties. The Islanders weren’t so lucky on the ones they served in consecutive fashion, as Joel Armia netted the opening goal. Joel Armia with a last second power play goal(no really), and the #Habs head into intermission with a 1-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/oRwxSijK7m— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 22, 2019
Montreal Gazette Mar 8, 2019

Canadiens notebook: Tatar out with flu; Kotkaniemi back in lineup

Rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi moves back into the lineup and he'll centre the third line with Jordan Weal moving to left wing and Joel Armia on the right side.
Eyes On The Prize Mar 2, 2019
Price and Armia weren’t going to be handed a loss in New York

Price and Armia weren’t going to be handed a loss in New York

The Canadiens’ best player was on his game, and Joel Armia made sure it didn’t go to waste. Greetings, denizens of Eyes On The Prize. I’ve missed you. It has been a good while since I last discussed the Montreal Canadiens with this community. A great many things have changed in this world since then, but some things are as they have always been. For example: Carey Price is still one of, if not the best goaltender on the planet. He had a slow start to the year, but the past few months have been reminiscent of his Vezina season. Friday night was yet another example of that. He made a...
Eyes On The Prize Mar 2, 2019
Recap: Armia’s hat trick helps Montreal finish strong

Recap: Armia’s hat trick helps Montreal finish strong

Carey Price kept the Canadiens in the game long enough for the offence to appear. The Montreal Canadiens didn’t let a slow start get them down, as they rallied in the final 40 minutes for a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Joel Armia scored his third goal of the game into an empty net in the final minute to clinch the victory. He scored the final three goals of the game for the Canadiens, and Montreal had someone record a hat trick for the second consecutive game. Carey Price made 28 saves in the win. NaturalStatTrick.com ...
Eyes On The Prize Mar 2, 2019
Links: Carey Price playing a critical role in Canadiens’ playoff push

Links: Carey Price playing a critical role in Canadiens’ playoff push

In today’s links, Price is at it again, Armia’s first career hat trick, Montreal’s powerplay and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Price received all the praise following the win against the Rangers last night, and it was well deserved. [Montreal Gazette] More on Price, Claude Julien wasn’t surprised to see his star netminder go viral following his encounter with a fan. [Gazette] The Habs win against the Rangers was very needed, and Joel Armia was a centre point in that win. [Sportsnet] A closer look at Montreal’s sputtering power play. [The Athletic] Around the league...
CBC News Mar 1, 2019
Armia's turn for hat trick as Canadiens down Rangers

Armia's turn for hat trick as Canadiens down Rangers

Joel Armia had three goals and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Friday night.
Sportsnet.ca Mar 1, 2019
Armia scores hat trick, Canadiens hold on to beat Rangers

Armia scores hat trick, Canadiens hold on to beat Rangers

Joel Armia had three goals and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Friday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Montreal Gazette Mar 1, 2019

Calm, cool Carey Price is rock-solid in net as Canadiens beat Rangers

Joel Armia scores a hat trick to pace the offence as Montreal clings to the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Eyes On The Prize Mar 1, 2019
[Highlight] Joel Armia hits the empty net to finish his hat trick

[Highlight] Joel Armia hits the empty net to finish his hat trick

The Finn brings March in like a leijona. Already with two in the game, Joel Armia relieved all the pressure with his his hat trick goal into an empty cage. FROM DOWNTOWN! Back to back games with a hat trick for the Canadiens! pic.twitter.com/RHhkrvbCf8— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 2, 2019
Eyes On The Prize Mar 1, 2019
TSM: The Finnish Armada rolls through Broadway

TSM: The Finnish Armada rolls through Broadway

It was a big night for Joel Armia, as the Canadiens posted a second straight game with a hat trick! Pre-Game Big weekend ahead, two very winnable games for the Canadiens, and they typically play well in New York. Here’s hoping that continues tonight, otherwise the $150 I spent on beer today might immediately be dug into. Predicting a goal for Artturi Lehkonen tonight, his best games always come on Broadway it feels like. Also, a first point for Nate Thompson as well? First Period Oh good, another player making their NHL debut, good thing they almost never score against the Habs in...
Montreal Gazette Mar 1, 2019

Liveblog: Canadiens top Rangers 4-2

Joel Armia scored early and late in the third period to complete a natural hat trick and secure a crucial win. In between, Brendan Lemieux made things a bit tense late in the third. Armia had converted a weird bounce to beat Henrik Lundqvist 14:38 into the second period to give the Canadiens their first […]
Eyes On The Prize Mar 1, 2019
[Highlight] Joel Armia scores his second goal of the night

[Highlight] Joel Armia scores his second goal of the night

Armia did a good job of protecting the puck in the netrual zone, and an even better job once in the Rangers’ end. The Habs were starting to slip into protect-the-lead mode, but Joel Armia decided the extend-the-lead approach was more effective. A seven nation Armia couldn't hold him back.3-1 Habs. pic.twitter.com/ZsOEeQudsn— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 2, 2019
SNY TV Mar 1, 2019

Rangers undone by Joel Armia hat trick in 4-2 loss to Canadiens

Brendan Lemieux scored his first goal as a Ranger, but it was too little, too late in the Blueshirts' 4-2 loss to the Canadiens Friday night.
Eyes On The Prize Mar 1, 2019
[Highlight] Joel Armia capitalizes on a lucky bounce off the boards, and it’s 2-1

[Highlight] Joel Armia capitalizes on a lucky bounce off the boards, and it’s 2-1

Christian Folin now has points in both games he’s played for Montreal. Christian Folin dumped the puck into the zone, and got a friendly bounce in the enemy rink that sent it right at Lundqvist. A quick reaction from the goalie kept it out, but kicked it right in front when Joel Armia was waiting. Christian Folin bounces a dump in off the stanchion, and Joel Armia pounces on the puck for his eighth goal of the year. pic.twitter.com/Nr4o09nPlI— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 2, 2019

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