In the last three games the Habs have
St. Louis.... 61.5% corsi, 75.38% xG (5v5) and allowed just 29 shots on goal
Tampa... 55.6% corsi, 52.55% xG (5v5) and allowed just 22 shots on goal
Minnesota... 54% Corsi, 78.4% xG (5v5), and allowed just 17 shots on goal
The defensive issues that we saw in the first four games are resolving...... the trend is real. The team had issues to start the year in their first 4 games in their own end. The defence has picked it up starting in the St. Louis game (a softy goal by Price on Blais gifted them a third goal when we really should have held them to two)... The tampa game was again solid outside of a five minute stretch and the Bolts are likely the best offensive team in the league.... the Wild are a bad team, but the Habs played near perfect shutdown hockey on them. And even with the Wild being bad, you can't say that about St. Louis or Tampa.
The defense on this team has turned a corner.