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  1. Dec. 14/15, Syracuse vs Laval

    Jevpalovs and Lernout picked up goals in the third as Laval held on for an impressive 4-0 win. Quite a few firsts in this one - Lernout's first goal of the season, Sklenicka's first career AHL assist, Martineau's first career AHL point, and Marcoux's first pro shutout (he made 12 saves in total). https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1018745
  2. Dec. 14/15, Syracuse vs Laval

    Marcoux is off to a much better start this time around (he actually has made multiple saves...). 2-0 Laval after 20 minutes - Belzile and Froese with the goals.
  3. Injury news

    We're still probably a couple of weeks from that scenario but at this point, I'd have to think Hudon is the odd man out. Juulsen and Kotkaniemi are the only waiver-exempt players left on the roster and it's hard to imagine either being sent down. With the roster freeze coming quickly, I wouldn't be shocked if Hudon is dealt in the next few days.
  4. Domi > Galchenyuk

    I wouldn't necessarily say that. Their current four centres are Derek Stepan, Nick Schmaltz, Brad Richardson, and Mario Kempe. Basically, it came down to him not beating out Schmaltz (who isn't all that great down the middle which was part of the reason that Chicago gave up on him) for a top six centre spot. They may ultimately try Galchenyuk there again at some point but the same issues appear to be creeping up that prevented him from holding down a full-time centre spot with the Habs.
  5. Game#33 Dec 15 Sens vs Habs 7:00

    Before Ryan's return last night, Ottawa's forwards on IR had a higher combined cap hit than their healthy forwards. That's hard to go. Mike McKenna gets the nod between the pipes for the Sens.
  6. Dec. 14/15, Syracuse vs Laval

    7/11 for Laval in the rematch: Cale Fleury makes his anticipated return while Simon Despres is dealing with a minor injury. I'm inclined to call it 'rust-itis'.
  7. Dec. 14/15, Syracuse vs Laval

    The problem with Laval's power play is that they don't have the personnel to be all that good. Even with the d-men all getting sent down, none of them are true PP quarterbacks and it's not like there's much firepower up front. I don't see that percentage getting too much better anytime soon.
  8. Dec. 14/15, Syracuse vs Laval

    Tonight's lines: I'm going to go ahead and suggest that the listed top line is really their third line and that they're just highlighting Vejdemo's return.
  9. Dec. 14/15, Syracuse vs Laval

    It does sound like Fleury is close to returning at least.
  10. The Rocket (10-14-3) will be in tough to extend their winning streak as they host the Crunch (14-6-2) for a pair of games. Syracuse has been the top team in the league over the past few weeks and have allowed the fewest goals in the conference. Considering Laval has the lowest goals per game average in the conference, this is a tad concerning. (Lines are based on last game's +/- data and some guesses) Archambault - Conacher - Andreoff Katchouk - Verhaeghe - Barre-Boulet Yan - Colton - Volkov Bourke - Somppi - Raddysh Gaunce - Masin Foote - Valleau Labrie - Thomas Ingram (Lines are from last game with some guesses as Vejdemo is set to return) Belzile - McCarron - Alain Jevpalovs - Evans - Froese Shinkaruk - Vejdemo - Grenier Pezzetta - Audette - Waked Mete - Alzner Ouellet - Lernout Despres - Lamarche McNiven Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST on Friday and 3:00 PM EST on Saturday. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French for both games while TSN 690 has Friday's game in English.
  11. Michael Chaput has a four-game point streak. I don't think anyone saw that coming. Also, this is Game #10 for Kulak meaning that he now needs waivers to make it back to Laval as well.
  12. That's an odd comment in a game where he's a healthy scratch. I actually think he's a better skater than some give him credit for - I don't think it'd be close between him and Alzner in a race.
  13. Correct. Carolina's owner doesn't like their road whites so they asked if the Habs were okay with wearing their white jerseys. It's great - I wish they'd go back to that full-time.
  14. A decent start/finish to the period but the middle minutes weren't the greatest. The first test of the new-look power play wasn't pretty.
  15. HABS @ WILD, DEC 11, 20:00 ET

    It's worth noting that both Chaput and Peca are both signed for next year and could be in the mix as well.