Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- No stranger to adversity, Nikita Scherbak feels lucky to have the support of countrymen like Alexander Radulov, who offered advice to the young prospect. [NHL]
- Tonight, Carey Price will make his first start against the Tampa Bay Lightning since his team was eliminated in the second round of the 2015 playoffs.
- With his surge in ice time since his return from injury, Nathan Beaulieu could be seen on the first powerplay unit alongside Shea Weber in tonight’s game.
Nathan Beaulieu paired on #Habs first PP with Shea Weber. Barberio/Petry on second unit.— Dan Robertson (@DRTSN690) December 27, 2016
- Canadiens’ prospect Zach Fucale lead his team to victory for Canada’s first win over HC Davos in the 2016 Spengler Cup Championship.
FULL-TIME: Team Canada - HC Davos 4-3 (1-1, 1-0, 2-2). First win for the Canadians at this year's Spengler Cup! pic.twitter.com/tqdCPKhfWU— Spengler Cup (@spenglercupEN) December 27, 2016
- Need some good news to take you through to the end of the year? Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais took to the ice in Brossard for the first time since their respective injuries.
Updates: Galchenyuk and Desharnais skated for the 1st time today. Markov (groin) not with the team. Shaw continuing his rehab in Brossard.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 27, 2016
- As it was confirmed that Andrei Markov will not make the last road trip of 2016 with the team, Ryan Johnston has been recalled.
- Can’t keep up with the hustle and bustle of all these call-ups and reassignments? We’ve broken down and updated the Habs’ current waiver situation. [EOTP]
Around the league and elsewhere
- Do the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild have what it takes to truly contend for a Stanley Cup victory? [TSN]
- For many years, the Western Conference has been the home of many of the league’s powerhouse teams, but with 11 teams competing for 8 playoff spots with spotty performances to date, there’s no telling who will end up on top. [NHL]
- After getting off to his worst start in the history of his career last year, Sidney Crosby has put everyone’s doubts to rest as he is once again dominating the NHL. [CBC]
- With no shortage of talent competing in this year’s World Juniors, which of these young players already has what it takes to be competing at the highest level? [The Star]
- Nine-year-old Ruby Ningeocheak is the first girl to play on an all-boys Nunavut hockey team. [CBC]