The Montreal Canadiens (3-3-0) battle for victory against an opponent who is having a tricky start to the season, the Minnesota Wild (1-3-1), Monday night at the Bell Center.
We are in the second period. The result is 1-0 in favor of the wild.
00:00 – period start
20:00 – end of period
18:29 – Kaiden Guhle hits the hook on Kirill Kaprizov, Powerplay Wild
17:57 – Kirby Dach and Ryan Hartman exchange punches, heading towards the dungeons for the two combatants
05:58 – MIN GOAL 1-0 The wild uses a turnover and counterattack at three against one; Joel Eriksson Ek threads the needle
03:22 – Kirby Dach rushes to Marc-André Fleury’s cage and directs Christian Dvorak’s pass straight to the metal bar
01:35 – Martin St-Louis’s men apply an aggressive forecheck, Calen Addison hooks Evgenii Dadonov; CH Powerplay
00:00 – beginning of the game
Formation of the habs in the morning workout
in front of the net
Jake Allen record: 2-2-0 / Goals vs. average: 2.77 / Savings rate: 0.913%
Marc-André Fleury Record: 1-1-1 / Goals vs. Average: 5.25 / Savings: 0.847%
Quebec Wild goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury is in serious trouble with 5.25 goals conceded so far.
Head coach Martin St-Louis has not changed his squad for the duel against the wild ones. That means Juraj Slafkovsky is still plagued by injuries and goalkeeper Jake Allen will get his fifth start in 2022-23. In the case of the Slovak, St-Louis cannot say whether the absence will be extended. As for Allen, who will have Fleury as a counterpart, he will have plenty to do at least offensively against a formation in form.
“Your power play works, we’ll have to stay outside the penalty box and if we have to use penalties, we have to do the job well,” wished the Canadian coach in a press conference, knowing full well that Wild Banking is aiming for the second-best power play in the National League . This team has not yet achieved the desired results and will surely go hungry. So we should expect a great performance from him and we have to be solid.
Press conference by Martin St-Louis ahead of the game against the Wilden (October 25, 2022) –
Some good news
After the day’s meeting, the Habs will play their next four games abroad and can count on new travelers for the occasion. In fact, St-Louis has hinted that forward Joel Armia (upper body) and defender Joel Edmundson (back) will make the trip. Both men trained in control-free jerseys on Tuesday but are making good progress, according to the head coach.
“It’s great to see you both again. They will be with us throughout the trip and we’ll see later,” he simply commented.
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