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The Canadiens win their last game with Christmas

Tonight was the Canadiens’ last game before the holiday break.

For the occasion, it faced the Blackhawks and Connor Bedard.

Here is Martin St-Louis’ line-up:

And the visitors’ :

The Canadiens got off to a poor start.

Despite the brilliance of Cayden Primeau (and Jayden Struble), the Hawks scored twice to take a two-goal lead.

In the first period, Ryan Donato gave the hosts the lead.

And in the second, Jason Dickinson doubled the lead.

But Montreal came back into the game. The unexpected Mitchell Stephens scored his first goal in a Tricolore uniform.

It was his first NHL goal since March 2020. Back then, he found the back of the net with the Lightning.

Josh Anderson, who finally seems to have broken the deadlock, scored his fifth goal of the season.


Juraj Slafkovsky is on a roll.

Yesterday, he picked up two points and tonight, he also collected a goal and an assist.

First, he gave the Habs the lead.

And he fed his captain late in the third period.

Final score: 5-2 Montreal.

Jake Evans thought he had given the fans wings, but the goal was disallowed due to offside.

Instead, it was David Savard, in an empty net, who scored his team’s fifth goal.

This is the Tricolore’s seventh regulation-time win of the season. They are now tied with the Sharks in that regard.

The team goes on vacation until December 28. A well-deserved break.

They’ll then face the Carolina Hurricanes and try to extend their streak of games with at least one point to six.


– At one point in the game, Cole Caufield left the game. Fortunately, he returned. He’s the one with the primary assist on Suzuki’s insurance goal.

– Jayden Struble continued to make a name for himself.

– Another strong game from Mike Matheson.

– What can we say about Cayden Primeau? Again tonight, even though he wasn’t very busy, he was solid. He turned aside 19 of 21 shots.

– They’ve been on fire for a few games now. A true first trio!

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