January began on a positive note, with Brendan Gallagher returning from injury and the Montreal Canadiens emerging triumphant from the Winter Classic game. But that elation was short-lived; for the second straight month, the Habs could only muster up 3 wins, and they plummeted down the NHL Standings. Their 3-7-1 record was the worst in the league, and despite regularly outshooting and out-possessing the opposition, the Canadiens and their fans began to face the reality that a playoff berth would be far from a given.
What has been perhaps the most disheartening throughout this disastrous slide, is that the Canadiens appear to be playing good hockey for the most part; they simply can’t capitalize on their chances and their defensive mistakes have proven costly. Despite all of that, some Montreal players have looked good, and their efforts have been a bright spot in what has been a very, very dark month. Habsworld would like to know which Canadiens most merit the honour of the HW 3 Stars. Make your selections from the drop-down boxes before February 6th. Please only vote once per player; multiple entries will be discarded.
Here are January’s statistics: