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GAME#18 Habs vs Philly 7:00pm Nov 19 2022 Matheson Debut


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Saturday, November 19
Morning skate
22 - Cole Caufield 14 - Nick Suzuki 77 - Kirby Dach
68 - Mike Hoffman 28 - Christian Dvorak 11 - Brendan Gallagher
63 - Evgenii Dadonov 91 - Sean Monahan 17 - Josh Anderson
55 - Michael Pezzetta 71 - Jake Evans 20 - Juraj Slafkovsky
21 - Kaiden Guhle 58 - David Savard 34 - Jake Allen
8 - Mike Matheson 44 - Joel Edmundson 35 - Sam Montembeault
72 - Arber Xhakaj 26 - Johnathan Kovacevic  
54 - Jordan Harris 6 - Chris Wideman  

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET at the Bell Centre.

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Hope the Habs "best" d-man helps the PP and shines.


“His skating is very efficient,” said St-Louis. “He covers a lot of ice. He’ll be able to eat a lot of minutes for us.”

In addition, Matheson is among the best defencemen in terms of puck retrieval and controlled exits, which should increase the time the Canadiens spend in the offensive zone.

“He’s one of the skaters I’ve seen on the ice,” said Edmundson. “Definitely a smart defenceman. He uses his speed to get out of sticky situations. He’s got a great shot too. We’re looking forward to him returning to the lineup.”



Tale of the Tape

Canadiens Statistics Flyers
8-8-1 Record 7-7-3
46.1& (25th) Scoring-chances-for % 40.2% (32nd)
3.00 (20th) Goals per game 2.47 (32nd)
3.47 (23rd) Goals against per game 3.06 (12th)
17.0% (28th) PP% 17.9% (27th)
80.0% (11th) PK% 74.1% (27th)
2-1-0 H2H Record (21-22) 1-0-2
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2 hours ago, Habs Fan in Edmonton said:

Habs will be pumped after losing in Columbus, Philly is falling back as expected. I see a 4-2 Habs win. 

With Harris out I’m expecting 9-2 Philly 🤔


I really want a few goals from the Suzuki line and a Slafkovsky hat trick. 

Looking forward to watching Matheson 

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Boggles my mind that some people root for 0 points.


No Konecny for Philly tonight and he‘s been producing quite well for them so that’s a good thing for the Habs.  



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Definitely interested to see Matheson in action. 

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Pretty helter-skelter period, and not really as entertaining as the score would suggest. It definitely has a whiff of “two crappy teams” about it.


Happy to see CC tie it up, though.


David Savard pinches a surprising amount. I guess he has the green light. But I doubt he’s spent this much time south of the hash marks in years.

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12 minutes ago, dlbalr said:

Well, 2 GA on his first two shifts.  That's about as bad a start as it could have been for him. 

Matheson lost the puck to Laughton on the back boards, not great ... but then none of the forwards (Suzuki, Dach, Caufield) paid attention to Sanheim, who had no trouble finding the open net.

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Oddly tactical overtime. Both teams seemed to be playing conservatively.


Owen Tippett - just a hell of a game. Looks like a future all star - he showed tremendous imagination and deadly hands. Didn’t help in OT, though!


Suzuki with another stunner of a play in OT. That guy is simply superb.



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1 minute ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

Suzuki with another stunner of a play in OT. That guy is simply superb.




Yup, he is pretty good.  It was like he had the puck on a string in the last minute of regulation. So fun to watch.  Now please sign Caulfield!!

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