The CH in search of a 3rd win in a row
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking for a third consecutive victory when the San Jose Sharks arrive at the Bell Center on Tuesday.
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Two points away from a place giving access to the playoffs, Martin St-Louis’ squad won more than expected this season and even too much for the taste of some fans dreaming of Connor Bedard.
Last Friday, the CH scored a 3-2 shootout victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Wednesday.
The Sharks have lost their last three games, the most recent 4-3 in overtime against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. However, defender Erik Karlsson, who is having a great start to the season, will have to be watched closely. He takes all the necessary means to find himself in contention for the Norris Trophy, with a collection of 32 points, including 11 goals, in 24 games.
« I don’t think we have to make any adjustments because every team has dangerous players, » St-Louis said when asked about Karlsson. You just need to know when they’re on the ice. It’s impossible to ask a player to do that job. Collectively, you have to be engaged when this guy is on the ice.
During morning training, CH striker Sean Monahan was back with his teammates. The 28-year-old veteran missed Monday’s drill. In 21 games this season, the center obtained from the Calgary Flames this summer has five goals and nine assists for 14 points.
In addition, goalkeeper Jake Allen will get the start in front of the Habs net. Defenders Arber Xhekaj and Chris Wideman will skip their turn, while Jordan Harris will return to the St. Louis lineup.