It’s been this way and that, while the club isn’t in the top tier of the National Hockey League, it’s not one of the worst teams in the NHL either.
The Tricolore manage to put on a good show for their fans, but they’re also capable of putting on some disheartening and rather pathetic performances.
In short, it’s night and day with the Habs, and the same goes for many of the team’s players.
Take the team’s third trio of Tanner Pearson – Sean Monahan – Brendan Gallagher.
This trio, which was one of the team’s best, if not the team’s best, night after night at the start of the season, is going through a major slump.
In fact, over the CH’s last seven games, this trio has really struggled, as was pointed out on Radio-Canada Sports’ Tellement Hockey program.
Since the game against the St. Louis Blues, the Pearson – Monahan – Gallagher trio has scored just one goal and allowed eight at five-on-five.
Pearson: 1 assist in -> last 12 games
Gallagher: 1 goal -> last 6 games
Monahan: 1 assist -> last 4 games
Entire 3rd trio: 1 goal scored, 8 allowed (5vs5) -> last 7 games.
Caufield: 1 goal 5vs5 in 16 games
Slaf-Dvorak-Caufield: 1 goal at 5vs5 in 5 games. https://t.co/VRXRKFzZJV
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) November 18, 2023
So, perhaps it’s time to break up the only trio that has remained intact since the first game of the season against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
The magic clearly isn’t working any more, which is unfortunate, but at the same time normal considering that all the other trios have been changed many times since the start of the season.
The CH’s number 22 doesn’t stand out in five-on-five situations, and his only goal in 16 games in such circumstances is testament to that.
Maybe even putting Gallagher on Nick Suzuki’s trio instead of Josh Anderson could be beneficial.
Newhook – Suzuki – Gallagher
Caufield – Monahan – Slafkovsky
Pearson – Dvorak – Anderson
In a gust
– Tomorrow is the final, starting at 6 p.m.
ALL of Quebec is behind you, boys!
The ENTIRE province of Quebec is behind you guys!
GO ALS GO!
– Montreal Alouettes (@MTLAlouettes) November 18, 2023
– Don’t miss today: the last game of the Global Series in Sweden.
Some Saturday hockey in Sweden. #NHLGlobalSeries
– NHL (@NHL) November 18, 2023
– The best and worst goaltenders in the NHL this season.
Lowest Goals Saved Above Expected – November 18 pic.twitter.com/tjq1FiZo9K
– JFresh (@JFreshHockey) November 18, 2023
– What do you know. I guess it’s the ECHL, huh.
The Kalamazoo Wings had to wear the Toledo Walleye’s practice jerseys because they forgot theirs at home
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– Missin Curfew (@MissinCurfew) November 18, 2023
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