With the playoffs and regionals now finished, the NCAA has set the bracket for the upcoming Frozen Four tournament. The Habs will be well-represented at the event with a total of five prospects participating, some of which could find themselves signing NHL deals sooner than later.
After a tough road trip that ended in Tampa Bay, the Habs were back home on Tuesday to face, well, Tampa Bay again. Montreal put forth one of their better performances in recent weeks and the end result was an impressive 3-2 victory.
Cayden Primeau continued his strong play last week but with Laval’s roster decimated by injuries and recalls, scoring was at a premium and the end result was them securing only a single win and falling out of a playoff spot.
With his season in Sweden coming to an end earlier this month, the Habs have found the next place to play for winger Emil Heineman as they announced on Monday that they’ve loaned the winger to Laval.
Defence was most certainly not the name of the game for the Habs this past week. They allowed an average of more than six goals per game and somehow managed to win one of them along the way. Plus, some commentary on the Jonathan Drouin benching.
Into the top twenty we go in our annual rankings. In this group, we have a trio of players that have had a small taste of NHL action and are hoping to secure a regular role with the Canadiens in the near future.
Laval’s depth continued to be tested last week and while they did get some welcome additions, it wasn’t quite enough for them to put up the points as they managed just a single win over their three games.
With his college career coming to an end over the weekend, it’s now time for Jayden Struble to turn pro. He did just that on Wednesday as the Habs announced that they’ve signed the defenceman to a two-year, entry-level contract.
After a tough outing on Monday, the Habs were back in action on Tuesday night as they travelled to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. This one got off to a rough start but the offence battled back as the Canadiens snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory.
The Habs returned home from their trip on the West Coast but things didn’t get any easier as they had three tough matchups against the top teams in the Metropolitan. In the end, they were only able to come away with two points through a pair of shootout losses.