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Eyes On The Prize Feb 23, 2021
[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli gives Montreal the lead with his 12th goal

[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli gives Montreal the lead with his 12th goal

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via The Habs are looking much better in the third period. Tyler Toffoli skated around Erik Brannstrom like he wasn’t even there, and the Habs have their first lead. Tyler Toffoli just stole Erik Brannstrom's soul before scoring his 12th of the year pic.twitter.com/S44Ws1mOJT— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 24, 2021
Eyes On The Prize Feb 20, 2021
[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli scores his 11th

[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli scores his 11th

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The winger adds to his tally late in the third. It may not have much of an impact on the game, but Tyler Toffoli extends his team goal-scoring lead. Quick hands from Tyler Toffoli gets him his 11th goal of the year. pic.twitter.com/G14ayzozmg— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 21, 2021
Montreal Gazette Feb 20, 2021

Canadiens’ MVPs at quarter mark of season | HI/O Bonus

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and former Canadiens defenceman and NHL assistant coach Rick Green — along with host Julian McKenzie talk about standouts Josh Anderson, Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Petry. Some new faces have made an immediate impact in the first part of the season. ...
Montreal Gazette Feb 16, 2021

Canadiens coach Claude Julien plans to keep rolling his four lines

Coach Claude Julien plans to continue his strategy of rolling four lines when the Canadiens return to action Saturday night at the Bell Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC, CITY, SN, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). The Canadiens went 7-1-2 in their first 10 games while scoring 44 goals. They are 2-3-0 in their last five games while scoring eight goals. Tyler Toffoli, who leads the...
Montreal Gazette Feb 16, 2021

Canadiens Notebook: Jonathan Drouin starting to shoot puck more often

Jonathan Drouin ranks 14th on the Canadiens in shots this season with only 20 in the first 15 games. That partly explains why he only has one goal, but he also has a team-leading 10 assists to rank fifth on the team in points behind Tyler Toffoli (10-5-15), Jeff Petry (6-9-15), Nick Suzuki (3-9-12) and Josh Anderson (9-2-11). Drouin is also plus-5. “I feel happy about my game,” Drouin said after practice...
Montreal Gazette Feb 16, 2021

Stu Cowan: Scoring comes naturally to Habs marksman Tyler Toffoli

Tyler Toffoli just looks like a goal-scorer. One of those guys when you’re playing against a team you’ve never seen before at any level of hockey, you look at him and say: “We better watch that guy.” It might be as simple as the way they wear their helmet, the number on their sweater or the way they skate and/or shoot during a pre-game warmup. They just have that look. ...
Montreal Gazette Feb 16, 2021

What the Puck: Time for struggling Canadiens veterans to join the fray

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was in full don’t-worry-be-happy mode Monday and who could blame him. Proudly wearing his official Canadiens track suit and sporting the coolest hair in the executive ranks of the National Hockey League, he was positively beaming as he talked about his off-season acquisitions. And how can you argue with him? Heading into Tuesday’s games, Tyler Toffoli, whom Bergevin called a “sneaky goal-scorer,” was tied for third in the NHL...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 16, 2021
Tyler Toffoli’s defence has been just as key as his offence

Tyler Toffoli’s defence has been just as key as his offence

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ So far this season, Toffoli has demonstrated his skills in various parts of his play. This off-season, Marc Bergevin knew what he was doing targeting Tyler Toffoli instead of another scorer like Mike Hoffman. Hoffman’s whole game is built around his main skill — his shooting ability. That skill is one of the most technically impressive in the NHL. It probably would have spawned a few analysis pieces over the course of the season, but Habs management were looking for more than a powerplay and occasional five-on-five weapon. They wanted to...
Montreal Gazette Feb 15, 2021

Stu Cowan: Canadiens' off-season moves set stage for strong start

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has said several times that he builds his team during the off-season and then “hopes for the best.” Bergevin did a fantastic job this off-season, adding forwards Tyler Toffoli and Josh Anderson, defenceman Joel Edmundson and backup goalie Jake Allen. He also signed veteran forwards Corey Perry and Michael Frolik, giving the Canadiens’ depth at the cheap cost of...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 13, 2021
[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli finishes off a Phillip Danault pass

[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli finishes off a Phillip Danault pass

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The Habs snap a long goalless drought. Fifteen games into the season the Canadiens have a double-digit goal-scorer, and his name is Tyler Toffoli. A great pass from Danault to Tyler Toffoli and the Habs have tied the game! pic.twitter.com/okcTBcOgTT— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 14, 2021
Montreal Gazette Feb 12, 2021

Stu Cowan: Rolling four lines is no longer working for the Canadiens

Josh Anderson is off to a great start with the Canadiens, scoring nine goals in his first 14 games. What makes Anderson’s accomplishment even more impressive is the fact he is only averaging 14:25 of ice time per game. That ranks seventh among Canadiens forwards behind Nick Suzuki (18:19), Tyler Toffoli (16:51), Phillip Danault (16:00), Brendan Gallagher (15:15), Jonathan Drouin (15:11) and Tomas Tatar (15:01). ...
Montreal Gazette Feb 12, 2021

Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Josh Anderson happy away from As The Torts Turns

While the As the Torts Turns soap opera continues in Columbus, life in Montreal as one of Bergy’s Boys must be looking pretty good to Josh Anderson. Anderson, who was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets during the off-season in exchange for Max Domi, has nine goals in his first 14 games with the Canadiens, tied for the team lead with Tyler Toffoli and only two goals behind NHL leader...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 11, 2021
Links: Jonathan Drouin is having fun after finding his groove

Links: Jonathan Drouin is having fun after finding his groove

Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports In today’s links, Drouin has turned a corner this season and is having fun while he’s at it, former assistant GM who drafted Toffoli is not surprised by his current success, the fight to the top of the North Division, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes After a disappointing first three seasons, it seems Jonathan Drouin has turned a corner this season. [Montreal Gazette] And he’s never been happier. [Journal de Montreal] Former assistant GM who drafted Tyler Toffoli back in 2010 is not at all surprised by his hot start....
Toronto Sun Feb 9, 2021

TRAIKOS: Former assistant GM who drafted Tyler Toffoli not surprised by his hot start

Mike Futa remembers the first time he watched Tyler Toffoli play hockey. And the former assistant GM of the Los Angeles Kings also remembers the first scouting report he ever filed on him. “Chunky little guy who scored goals,” said Futa, laughing. Toffoli was around 10 years old back then. And the Scarborough, Ont., native was playing on a stacked Toronto Jr. Canadiens that included former NHLer Devante...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 9, 2021
Joel Armia returns to full contact at practice

Joel Armia returns to full contact at practice

Photo by Rich Lam/ The forward has the green light and a return is on the horizon. Joel Armia returned as a full participant to Montreal Canadiens practice on Tuesday, receiving the green light from doctors for contact. Armia had been recovering from a concussion, and had flu-like symptoms as well preventing him from practicing with the team before Monday. On Monday he wore a non-contact jersey at practice. He took his spot next to Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Tyler Toffoli, rotating with Corey Perry. With two games coming up on Wednesday and Thursday, a return may be coming...

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