The Montreal Canadiens won’t have a chance to enjoy themselves their satisfying win yesterday a long time: they need to take control again tonight, while the dangerous Vancouver Canucks are in town.
Still, last night’s 3-2 overtime win against the Boston Bruins will help boost the team’s confidence as they head into a matchup against a British Columbia team that holds a 10-3-1 record so far in the 2023-24 season. is counting on the current top scorer of the NHL, Elias Pettersson (seven goals and 18 assists).
The Swede, however, is not the only forward for the Canucks, who are also counting on the impressive start of the campaign by JT Miller (21 points) and defenseman Quinn Hughes (22 points). Brock Boeser doesn’t look bad either, the author of 11 goals in 14 games.
Just like the Habs, they played Vancouver yesterday but suffered a 5-2 loss in Toronto instead.
CH, for its part, can be congratulated for stealing a win from the Bruins last night, after ten straight losses against them: the last win against Boston dates back to 2019!
Taking advantage of the great play of young defenseman Kaiden Guhle, the scorer of the game-winning goal in overtime, the Montreal team also saw Quebec goalkeeper Samuel Montembeault play a great game that earned him the title of first star of the game.
Montembeault will surely benefit from some rest this evening. With young goaltender Cayden Primeau playing last Thursday’s game against the Red Wings in Detroit, it may be veteran Jake Allen’s turn to take his place in the team’s net tonight.
The team will hold a modest training session for “extra players” this morning, and coach Martin St-Louis is expected to address the media around 11:45 am.