Harvest of five points for the Canadian: the icing on the log?

DALLAS | Even if he still has one game to play before returning to Montreal, the Canadian can say mission accomplished since he will return from this three-game trip with at least three points.

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With a little luck in overtime in Colorado, we would even speak of a journey so far perfect. Obviously, the Habs owe a lot to their two goalies.

Both Samuel Montembeault in Tempe and Jake Allen in Denver helped the team finish the first 60 minutes with at least one seeding point.

“We didn’t deserve the two points on Friday night. If that had been the case, we would have committed a robbery”, had also recognized Martin St-Louis, after the game in Denver.

Friday night, facing the Stars, the Laval team will have a lot to do if they want to add the icing on the log before leaving for the three-day Christmas break.

Led by the offensive prowess of Jason Robertson (supported by Roope Hintz, Jamie Benn and good old Joe Pavelski) and the tightness of Jake Oettinger in net, the Texas team sits atop the Central Division (before the games of Thursday).

With his 24 goals, Robertson is at the heart of the race for the Maurice-Richard trophy. In addition, his 48 points place him fifth in the league.


Anthony Richard celebrated his first NHL goal on Wednesday in Colorado with teammates Arber Xhekaj and Joel Armia to the chagrin of Samuel Girard of the Avalanche.

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Anthony Richard celebrated his first NHL goal on Wednesday in Colorado with teammates Arber Xhekaj and Joel Armia to the chagrin of Samuel Girard of the Avalanche.

A loss to redeem

With only four losses suffered in regulation on the ice at American Airlines Arena, the Stars are one of the fiercest teams at home.

And since they were corrected 6-3 on Wednesday when the Oilers visited, they will definitely want to redeem themselves.

“We were messy. We missed assignments during the face-offs, we made turnovers, we offered them a power play goal, ”listed head coach Peter DeBoer, unimpressed by the performance of his players against the Oilers.

“At least we have one meeting left before the holidays to bounce back,” said Tyler Seguin.

This will be the second meeting of the season between these two teams.

At the Bell Center on October 22, Pavelski put on a show by scoring a hat trick and collecting an assist in a 5-2 win for the Stars.

Since the Canadian did not hold a training session upon his arrival in Dallas, it is impossible to know if Martin St-Louis will make any changes to his training.

The massive attack

We may possibly see Allen in net again. Unless he hasn’t had time to catch his breath yet after the bombardment of 36 pitches he received Wednesday in Colorado.

Again, at the risk of repeating itself, the Habs will increase their chances of success if their massive offense manages to produce.

Facing the Avalanche, she got only one opportunity to assert herself and she, with difficulty and misery, fired a shot.

In short, during its last nine games, the massive Montreal attack has scored only one goal in 30 occasions.

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