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Eyes On The Prize Aug 10, 2020
The Canadiens have room to improve as they head to the playoffs

The Canadiens have room to improve as they head to the playoffs

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ Several key contributors haven’t yet hit their stride. Tomas Tatar. Brendan Gallagher. Phillip Danault. Max Domi. Zero goals. Three wins. Nobody would have thought that the Montreal Canadiens would move on to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with no offensive contribution from their top line or their leading scorer from a year ago entering their qualifier against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The numbers show that it will only be a matter of time until some of those players break out offensively. No player had more individual shot attempts, shots on goal,...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 9, 2020
Canadiens’ new lines are trying to develop chemistry on the fly

Canadiens’ new lines are trying to develop chemistry on the fly

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ The switches helped Montreal win their series, but the players still have a lot of new tendencies to learn. I never expected Claude Julien to move Phillip Danault away from Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar. His prized first line won him more than a few games in the past two seasons. It consistently ranked among the best lines in the league on many different metrics (Corsi-for percentage and expected goals), and on any given night the trio was just as effective at generating offence as shutting down the opposition. Usually coaches stick to the...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 7, 2020
Links: Brett Kulak — The Canadiens’ unsung hero?

Links: Brett Kulak — The Canadiens’ unsung hero?

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via In today’s links, Brett Kulak is making the most of his opportunity, a new “big three” on the blueline in the making, and has the first week of the bubble indicated that the playoffs should be altered? Montreal Canadiens news and notes Brett Kulak is Montreal’s unsung hero so far. [Sportsnet] One game away from eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Phillip Danault acknowledges some support from the hockey gods in getting to this point. [NHL.com] Despite their series lead, the Canadiens can still improve. [La Presse] Shea Weber, Jeff Petry,...
Sportsnet.ca Aug 6, 2020
Phillip Danault making such a huge impact defensively for Canadiens

Phillip Danault making such a huge impact defensively for Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens blueliner Ben Chiarot talks about the importance of Phillip Danault to the team on faceoffs and defensively, checking the opposing best players, meanwhile Danault loves the way the club is balancing offense and defense. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize Aug 4, 2020
Links: First in their Harts

Links: First in their Harts

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Carey Price has fans everywhere, including in the bubble, Reaves, Seguin, Dickinson, and Lehner join Dumba in protesting police violence and racial inequality, Svechnikov’s fireworks, and more in today’s links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Carey Price has many, many fans, including Flyers’ goalie Carter Hart, who had the chance to talk to him for the first time with both teams in the bubble. [Twitter] Phillip Danault’s three-penalty game earned him some good natured ribbing from Brendan Gallagher, but he’s not the only one taking more...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 1, 2020
Habs @ Penguins: Game 1 overtime thread

Habs @ Penguins: Game 1 overtime thread

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ Montreal survived the opening 10 minutes, and it’s been very even since. Which team gets the win? Stanley Cup Qualifiers: Game 1 Montreal Canadiens @ Pittsburgh Penguins How to watch Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDTIn Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)In the US: NBCStreaming: Sportsnet Now Carey Price will stare down Matt Murray at the opposite end tonight, and both goaltenders have been left with something to prove to their fanbases. Phillip Danault brings all the knowledge he’s gained over the past few years while...
Eyes On The Prize Aug 1, 2020
Habs @ Penguins: Game 1 thread

Habs @ Penguins: Game 1 thread

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Which team will come away with the all-important victory in the opening match? Stanley Cup Qualifiers: Game 1 Montreal Canadiens @ Pittsburgh Penguins How to watch Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDTIn Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)In the US: NBCStreaming: Sportsnet Now Carey Price will stare down Matt Murray at the opposite end tonight, and both goaltenders have been left with something to prove to their fanbases. Phillip Danault brings all the knowledge he’s gained over the past few years while developing into a top-line...
A Winning Habit Jul 25, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Ryan Poehling’s future depends on Phillip Danault

Ryan Poehling doesn’t have a robust role with the Montreal Canadiens yet, but his future with the team will depend on what happens with Phillip Danault. The Montreal Canadiens drafted Ryan Poehling at a time where their centre was non-existent. Phillip Danault was getting his feet wet in the organization while Tomas Plekanec was still […] Montreal Canadiens: Ryan Poehling’s future depends on Phillip Danault - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Jul 25, 2020
How a pair of Finns might help Montreal win the battle against Pittsburgh

How a pair of Finns might help Montreal win the battle against Pittsburgh

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The playoffs could see Artturi Lehkonen and Joel Armia shine. There is no easy way around it. The Montreal Canadiens qualifying-round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins is going to be tough, even more so if the Habs want to pull off a stunning upset. We already know just how important the trio of Brendan Gallagher, Phillip Danault and Tomas Tatar is to the success of the team, but in the post-season it takes more than just one line to make good things happen. A strength the Canadiens have is in their skilled middle-six forward options, namely in a...
A Winning Habit Jul 21, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Was Phillip Danault snubbed in the Selke nominations?

Phillip Danault has been the go-to on the Montreal Canadiens for defensive hockey, but it looks as if it still wasn’t enough to warner a Selke nomination. That trade back in 2016 gave the Montreal Canadiens their “number one centre.” It may be a delicate topic as Phillip Danault isn’t the clear-cut number one you […] Montreal Canadiens: Was Phillip Danault snubbed in the Selke nominations? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sportsnet.ca Jul 20, 2020
Canadiens’ Phillip Danault chasing perfection, Crosby and Malkin

Canadiens’ Phillip Danault chasing perfection, Crosby and Malkin

Phillip Danault has a penchant for being a perfectionist, and he also tends to always stand out as one of the most competitive players on the ice. In order to have any chance of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Montreal Canadiens are going to need this version of Danault. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize Jul 20, 2020
Canadiens lines, July 20: Five players remain separated, Domi returns

Canadiens lines, July 20: Five players remain separated, Domi returns

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The final week of training camp begins with some news The Montreal Canadiens started the final week of their Return to Play training camp after a day off on Sunday, and the group was once again split. On Friday and Saturday, a small group of five players broke off into a small group that skated before the rest of their teammates. That group was Phillip Danault, Ryan Poehling, Victor Mete, Cale Fleury, and Cayden Primeau. That continued on Monday morning. The group is out of practice for precautionary reasons, but not injury-related, according...
Eyes On The Prize Jul 17, 2020
Canadiens-Penguins Head-to-Head: The Forward Matchup

Canadiens-Penguins Head-to-Head: The Forward Matchup

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ While Phillip Danault versus Sidney Crosby gets the headlines, Evgeni Malkin versus everyone else could decide the series. When fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins think of the matchup with the Montreal Canadiens, their thoughts likely first turn to Carey Price. The goaltender is the face of the franchise, and capable of leading an upset. On the other side, the first names that come to mind for Habs fans are Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, who make up one of the greatest one-two punches at centre in the entire NHL, and a combo that has already reached the...
Eyes On The Prize Jul 16, 2020
Links: Jesperi Kotkaniemi is making his case for a key role

Links: Jesperi Kotkaniemi is making his case for a key role

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via In today’s links, Kotkaniemi is forcing the coaching staff to reconsider pre-pause roster, Danault looks forward to facing off against Crosby, Tatar is focused on hockey and healthy, not contracts, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s lineup projection for the qualifiers is rising from depth forward to key centre option. [Sportsnet] Watch him and the other Habs in action yesterday: Tomas Tatar has too much on his plate to worry about future contract negotiations right now. [TVA Sports] Phillip Danault is...

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