GHT120 Posted October 22, 2022 Share Posted October 22, 2022 MONTREAL -- The Canadiens' homestand continues with a matchup against the Stars tonight at the Bell Centre. Here's what you need to know heading into the game: 1. Head coach Martin St-Louis' squad is coming off a memorable 6-2 win over the Coyotes on Thursday night. Josh Anderson, Cole Caufield and Brendan Gallagher blitzed the visitors with first-period goals by the time the game was just 7:17 old, and the Canadiens never looked back. That set the stage for Juraj Slafkovsky's first NHL snipe in the middle frame, which sent the crowd into a frenzy. Nick Suzuki added a spectacular penalty-shot tally, before Sean Monahan capped the scoring with an empty-netter to send the fans home happy. Goaltender Jake Allen turned aside 25 of 27 shots between the pipes. With the triumph, St-Louis' contingent improved to 3-0-0 on home ice thus far this season. Meanwhile, Slafkovsky (18 years, 204 days) became the fourth-youngest player in franchise history at the time of his first career goal behind Mario Tremblay (18 years, 75 days), Jesperi Kotkaniemi (18 years, 118 days) and Claude Lemieux (18 years, 141 days). The first-overall pick this past July also became the youngest Slovak-born player in NHL history to score his first career goal, a mark previously held by Marian Gaborik (18 years, 235 days on Oct. 6, 2000). 2. Suzuki and Caufield continue to enjoy strong starts to the year. Both players are looking to extend their respective point streaks to four games tonight. Suzuki (3 goals, 3 assists) leads the Habs in scoring with six points, while Caufield (4 goals, 1 assist) sits second with five points. Interestingly enough, Suzuki's penalty-shot marker on goaltender Connor Ingram was his second with Montreal, tying him with Jonathan Drouin, Guillaume Latendresse, Mats Naslund and Bobby Rousseau for the most in Canadiens history. 3. The Stars boasted a perfect 3-0-0 record before the Maple Leafs handed them a 3-2 overtime loss on Thursday night in Toronto. Luke Glendening and Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, but Nicholas Robertson's second goal of the contest was the game-winner in the extra frame. Goaltender Scott Wedgewood made 40 saves in his season debut, but ultimately came up short. Mason Marchment currently leads the Stars in scoring with six points (3 goals, 3 assists). Seguin (2 goals, 3 assists), Roope Hintz (2 goals, 3 assists) and Jason Robertson (1 goal, 4 assists) rank second with five points each. 4. It's FANatic Saturday at the Bell Centre. The programming features the first Molson Export Concert Series performances of the season outdoors at Canadiens Plaza. Alicia Moffet will rock the crowd at the pre-game party as well as fans at home on Twitch from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Then stick with us on Twitch to get a live look-in at our DJ spinning tunes in-bowl during warmups, as of approximately 6:30 p.m. One prize will be drawn among the fans in the chat on Twitch. After the game, Gros Big will perform a 30-minute set on the outdoor stage. 5. Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. ET. You can watch the game on Sportsnet East, Citytv, NHL Network, Bally Sports Southwest and TVA Sports, and listen on the radio on TSN 690 and 98,5 fm. Click here to buy tickets to the game. Saturday, October 22Morning skate LW C RW 22 - Cole Caufield 14 - Nick Suzuki 91 - Sean Monahan 63 - Evgenii Dadonov 28 - Christian Dvorak 11 - Brendan Gallagher 27 - Jonathan Drouin 77 - Kirby Dach 17 - Josh Anderson 32 - Rem Pitlick 71 - Jake Evans 68 - Mike Hoffman LD RD G 21 - Kaiden Guhle 58 - David Savard 34 - Jake Allen 54 - Jordan Harris 26 - Johnathan Kovacevic 35 - Sam Montembeault 72 - Arber Xhekaj 6 - Chris Wideman Michael Pezzetta and Corey Schueneman were the extras during the on-ice session. Juraj Slafkovsky didn't skate because he's day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Joel Armia and Joel Edmundson skated with the group to start the next phase of their injury rehab. They haven't been cleared to play yet. Couldn't find any Stars info 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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