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Habsent Minded Episode 3.40: Previewing the Flames, and opening night in Montreal

The boys are back in town for their first home game of the season.

Montreal Canadiens v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

We are six games into the shortened season and the Canadiens finished off their first road tour in style, by collecting five out of six possible points against the Vancouver Canucks. Tyler Toffoli had a terrific time against his former teammates and scored five goals in just two games. The week ended with him being awarded NHL’s First Star of the Week – not a bad start for the former Los Angeles Kings’ forward.

Toffoli and the Canadiens will now try to keep their momentum when they, after a five night rest, face the Calgary Flames two times over the next three nights.

How does Calgary stack up if we compare them to the previous opponents? Are they in fact a deeper, more well-rounded team than several of the others in the North Division? Is there reason to worry if Montreal regresses a bit during the next few games?

Patrik Bexell also asked Anton Rasegård to give us his three stars from the road trip. Roast him in the comment section below if you don’t agree with his choices.