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Montreal Canadiens offensive expectations : Week 10

Checking in with how the Montreal Canadiens are faring with their pre-season offensive projections

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Thankfully, the Canadiens ended their slump last week in a dominant fashion, controlling the majority of the shots and scoring chances versus the Senators.

The only game of the week that saw the Habs get outshot was versus the Red Wings. Montreal played solid from a defensive perspective, but a few lapses in concentration cost them two games.

Things where headed in the right direction, and it culminated against the Ottawa Senators. It seems exaggerated when looking at the 3-1 scoreline, but the Habs dominated the first two periods, and the scoring chances.

Let's take a look at the numbers:

Shots

Goals

Average before

31.3

3.36

Average this week

33.3

2

Average now

31.5

3.23

82-game pace

2583

265

Here are the numbers for the entire roster. You can click a column's heading to sort it. (S = shots; G = goals; P = points)

Player

Position

GP

Exp. S

Actual S

Pace S

Exp. G

Actual G

Pace G

Exp. P

Actual P

Pace P

Sh%

Andrighetto, Sven

F

10

110

15

123

10

4

33

25

4

33

26.7

Beaulieu, Nathan

D

30

144

34

93

6

2

5

20

10

27

5.9

Byron, Paul

F

19

131

13

56

12

4

17

25

6

26

30.8

Carr, Daniel

F

4

110

9

185

8

1

21

20

2

41

11.1

Desharnais, David

F

31

109

43

114

10

7

19

45

18

48

16.3

Eller, Lars

F

31

108

51

135

12

7

19

27

11

29

13.7

Emelin, Alexei

D

24

74

16

55

3

0

0

14

2

7

0.0

Fleischmann, Tomas

F

31

131

59

156

12

8

21

25

16

42

13.6

Flynn, Brian

F

31

99

43

114

6

4

11

20

8

21

9.3

Galchenyuk, Alex

F

31

225

59

156

25

7

19

50

21

56

11.9

Gallagher, Brendan

F

22

208

70

261

25

9

34

50

19

71

12.9

Gilbert, Tom

D

31

49

28

74

2

0

0

12

1

3

0.0

Holloway, George

F

1

88

1

82

8

0

0

22

0

0

0.0

Hudon, Charles

F

2

78

1

41

7

0

0

30

2

82

0.0

Markov, Andrei

D

31

140

43

114

8

2

5

40

19

50

4.7

Mitchell, Torrey

F

20

66

23

94

4

5

21

12

10

41

21.7

Pacioretty, Max

F

31

308

127

336

37

14

37

60

26

69

11.0

Pateryn, Greg

D

8

49

8

82

2

0

0

8

0

0

0.0

Petry, Jeff

D

31

192

64

169

8

4

11

25

12

32

6.3

Plekanec, Tomas

F

31

167

69

183

20

7

19

50

27

71

10.1

Smith-Pelly, Devante

F

26

115

30

95

7

3

9

19

8

25

10.0

Subban, P.K.

D

31

211

77

204

12

1

3

50

21

56

1.3

Thomas, Christian

F

5

110

6

98

8

0

0

20

2

33

0.0

Weise, Dale

F

31

88

69

183

8

9

24

18

17

45

13.0

Tinordi, Jarred

D

0

49

2

9

The Alexander Semin experiment is now officially over. Marc Bergevin seems to favor the youth, who have earned their share of points again this week.

Charles Hudon played well, collecting two points in two games. There's plenty of time for him to adapt, but he does need to shoot more, something that Daniel Carr understood.

Carr has more than two shots per games, and collected an assist. Sven Andrighetto continued his hot start, adding another goal to his tally.

That covers the rookies, which mean it's time to talk about the veterans. After a strong showing last week, Galchenyuk was contained to a meager point, after a short experiment with Max Pacioretty, who scored once he was reunited with Tomas Plekanec.

Speaking of Plekanec, he hasn't found the back of the net in a month, but still leads the team in points.

Now the Habs will enter the toughest part of their schedule, one that might redefine their contender status. They'll face the Sharks and the Kings, before starting a stretch of eight consecutive games on the road.

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