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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are in dire need of goals, and the underlying stats suggest it’s only a matter of time

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The Habs aren’t scoring enough, and it has some people worried and others thinking the team is simply unlucky to start the year. Fans will get a pre-game celebration at Place des Canadiens, Brandon Saad dishes on Andrew Shaw and more.

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • After a tough weekend on the road, Montreal finds itself where it ended last season, in search of goals. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Chicago and Montreal find themselves on opposite ends of the PDO world right now. [Sean Tierny]
  • Habs fans are invited to the Place des Canadiens ahead of Tuesday night’s game. [Canadiens]
  • Before the Canadiens take on the Chicago Blackhawks, see what Brandon Saad has to say about his former teammate, Habs forward Andrew Shaw. [Canadiens]
  • Pierre McGuire believes the key to Montreal’s offensive success may lie in its powerplay. [TSN 690]
  • Gaston Therrien takes a look at who’s not pulling their weight, and what Montreal could address to help boost scoring. [RDS]
  • Some pundits are already beginning to worry about the Canadiens, who haven’t impressed much out of the gate. [La Presse]
  • Meanwhile, the boss, Marc Bergevin is watching the competition, perhaps scouting players too. [Athur Staple]
  • Charlie Lindgren is picking up right where he left off last year, owning the crease. [TSN 690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • To nobody’s surprise, Alex Ovechkin claimed top honours in the NHL this week. [NHL]
  • Also, Ovie is a really awesome person. [RMNB]
  • Colorado Avalanche legend Peter Forsberg had some choice words about the team’s star centre, Matt Duchene. [TSN]
  • Anthony Poulin picked up player of the week honours in the QMJHL. [JdM]