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    Post by jedi17 Wed 08 Feb 2017, 6:55 pm

    Avalanche exact revenge by defeating Habs 4-0. McCarron & Carr Recalled
    February 8, 2017, 12:31 PM ET [155 Comments]
    Jennifer B Cutler
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    Back on December 10th of 2016, the Montreal Canadiens embarrassed the Colorado Avalanche, handily defeating them by a score of 10-1. Nearly two months later it was Colorado’s turn to exact revenge as they looked like anything but the basement dwelling team of the NHL, humiliating the Canadiens by defeating them 4-0. The Canadiens should have been motivated to face the Avalanche. They had lost three games in a row heading into Colorado and a date with the league’s worst team seemed like the perfect opportunity to break out of their slump. Instead, it was the Avalanche who came out flying scoring two goals within the first two and a half minutes of the game and taking the air out of the Canadiens sails.

    The Canadiens are now on a four game losing streak, their longest of the season. Some are ready to hit the panic button and let go of head coach Michel Therrien so that the team can gobble up the recently available Claude Julien. Others are ready to sacrifice the future so that the Canadiens can attempt to go all in and win now. However, the fact remains though that regardless of the Canadiens recent struggles, they remain in first place in the Atlantic division. They have been fortunate that their decline has coincided with the inability of the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins to take advantage of the opportunity to climb the standings. While the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers have been surging, the Canadiens remain in a strong position.

    Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was in attendance in Colorado on Tuesday night and he certainly was not happy with what he saw in the ice. The Canadiens have sent forward Jacob De La Rose back to the St John’s Ice Caps while Daniel Carr and Michael McCarron have been recalled and will join the team in Arizona.  




    De La Rose was somewhat of a penalty kill specialist while he was up with the Canadiens as his energy and aggressiveness came in handy while shorthanded. Unfortunately, he did not do enough to show that he deserves to stay with the big club. What is somewhat surprising is that the Canadiens called up two forwards with Brendan Gallagher seemingly days away from a return to the lineup. Is it indicative of other moves coming? As the Canadiens need offense, it is too bad that Charles Hudon with four points in six career NHL games was once again ignored.  

    Puck props and flops:

    Prop:

    Artturi Lehkonen
     - The Canadiens rookie was by far the Canadiens best forward against the Avalanche. He attempted to make things happen nearly every time he was on the ice. Lehkonen is deceptively aggressive on the forecheck and often comes away with the puck. He had two excellent scoring chances in the first period and was unable to find the back of the net. It seemed as though he and Galchenyuk were beginning to develop some chemistry as the game went on. Lehkonen is also earning powerplay time and played just over 16 minutes. That is three times in the last six games that Lehkonen played above 16 minutes in a game whereas his season average is 13:51. Therrien has confidence in Lehkonen and is rewarding him with the additional ice time. He may not be getting on the scoreboard consistently but it is certainly not because due to a lack of effort.

    The Colorado Avalanche - Give credit where credit is due. The Avalanche outplayed, out skated and outscored the Canadiens. They played as though the two points meant something to them even though they are already out of the playoff picture. The Avalanche played with pride. They were not about to get embarrassed by the Canadiens once again.

    Flops:

    Centers Ice Time
     - Somehow, David Desharnais who centered the fourth line against the Avalanche ended up being the centerman with the most ice time, 14:52. By the end of the game, Ice time was distributed pretty evenly as all the centermen played within the 14 to 15 minute range. There is a problem though when the fourth line center has more ice time than Galchenyuk, Phillip Danault and Tomas Plekanec. Desharnais had 3:22 minutes of powerplay time but did not create any opportunities with the man advantage. He only has four powerplay points all season while Plekanec at least has three goals and four assists. WIth McCarron back with the Canadiens, will Desharnais be a healthy scratch against the Coyotes on Thursday?

    Andrew Shaw
     - He continues to look lost as he tries to find the right balance of grit and edge to play with. Shaw is an energy player but has yet to bring that on a consistent basis to the Canadiens. Yet somehow Shaw led all forwards with 17:53 of ice time while he was a minus two on the night. The potential is there. Shaw is more than capable of contributing to the Canadiens. In fact the Canadiens need him to step and play his game in order to make the team successful and have balanced lines. They will all be better for it...  

    Jeff Petry & Nathan Beaulieu
     - When they are both on their games the duo are an impressive second pairing. When they are off, they are really off. Petry was the Canadiens best defenseman for the month of December but since early January his game has fallen. He is making poor decisions as to when to jump up and is his passing is not as crisp. Defensively, he is getting beat when previously he was able to stop the play. Beaulieu’s level of play always seems to be tied to that of his partners and as Petry’s game has faltered, so has his own. He has moments of brilliance and excellent hockey sense and then he loses focus and becomes the culprit later in the play. Last year when Petry’s game started to go wayward it turned out that he was injured. One has to wonder if there is something nagging him now?

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