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[EHM 2018-10-20] Habs 3 @ Oilers 2

Armia makes his Habs debut.

The lines were altered due to injuries and giving Armia a chance. It seems likely unless Armia thrives immediately that he'll be waived and sent to the IceCaps which will then bump Bowen to the Beast. Armia has some decent deking ability but it will be an uphill battle to prove his offense adds more to the team than Reaves physicality. Injuries could change everything.

[EHM 2018-10-16 to 19] 4 days

[EHM 2018-10-16] Crunch 1 @ IceCaps 3

AHL

Tier 2

    Danault(7)-Goldobin(7)-Reway(7)
    Pezzetta(7)-Hudon(9)-D'Agostini(7)
    Loiseau(6)-Athanasiou(7)-Hyman(7)
    Paquette(9)-Coderre-Gagnon(7)-Bowen(7)
    Kulak(8)-Juulsen(9)
    Reilly(7)-Nygren(7)
    Bindulis(6)-Hicketts(6)
    Lindgren(8)
    Haugen(-)

Scratches: McNiven, Ruck, DeSimone (IRL), Muller, Perry (PTO), Broll, Chaput, Koivu, Ranger

IceCaps were 0 for 9 on the power play.

[thepuck 2018-10-15] Wings 3 @ Habs 7

    Danault(8)-Tatar(9)-Gallagher(10)
    Domi(5)-Drouin(6)-Lehkonen(7)
    Kotkaniemi(2)-Byron(9)-Armia(7)
    Plekanec(10)-Hudon(7)-Peca(9)
    Mete(6)-Petry(5)
    Reilly(5)-Juulsen(5)
    Ouellet(7)-Benn(2)
    Niemi(8)
    Price(-)

Scratches: Shaw (flu), Scherbak (healthy), Alzner (healthy), De La Rose (waived)

Ouellet and Tatar take on their former team. Plekanec plays his thousandth game in the NHL. Current coach Claude Julien was also behind the bench for Plekanec's very first NHL game in 2003.

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[EHM 2018-10-16] Crunch 1 @ IceCaps 3

AHL

Tier 2

    Danault(7)-Goldobin(7)-Reway(7)
    Pezzetta(7)-Hudon(9)-D'Agostini(7)
    Loiseau(6)-Athanasiou(7)-Hyman(7)
    Paquette(9)-Coderre-Gagnon(7)-Bowen(7)
    Kulak(8)-Juulsen(9)
    Reilly(7)-Nygren(7)
    Bindulis(6)-Hicketts(6)
    Lindgren(8)
    Haugen(-)

Scratches: McNiven, Ruck, DeSimone (IRL), Muller, Perry (PTO), Broll, Chaput, Koivu, Ranger

IceCaps were 0 for 9 on the power play.

[EHM 2018-10-15] Wings 5 @ Habs 4 OT

NHL

(Tier 1)

Third home game in a row and Zenko's first start of the year. Deslauriers is kept in considering how well he just played with Rychel but Little is taking injured Shipachyov's spot as centre of that line. Byron centre's Little's old line with Tatar and Reaves on either side. Tatar gets a chance to play against his old team and Pacioretty will be in the lineup for the Wings.

Rumoured negotiations are between the Jets and the Habs including forwards Joel Armia and Nikita Scherbak.

[EHM 2018-10-13] Bruins 2 @ Habs 7

Bruins coming off a loss and the Habs a win for game 2 of the season.

    Domi(7)-Ritchie(7)-Dadanov(8)
    Shipachyov(8)-Rychel(9)-Deslauriers(9)
    Thornton(8)-Dawes(10)-Gallagher(10)
    Little(7)-Lehkonen(8)-Reaves(8)
    Valiev(6)-Weber(9)
    Alzner(9)-Green(8)
    Sergachev(8)-Honka(7)
    Price(8)
    Zenko(-)

Scratches: Byron, Hischier, Tatar

Boston couldn't bear the onslaught in the first period which ended 5-0. Despite struggling at faceoffs, the Habs dominated on shots and boardplays.

[thepuck 2018-10-13 NHL] Pens 3 @ Habs 4 (SO)

Reality is setting in and Julien is already panicking. Recently against LA, Montreal’s strategy was nullified. The run and gun “speed” game doesn’t work on a solid teamwork based strategy like LA. LA’s system makes a team capable of beating even better teams but is a playoff style not always suited for long-term season play. It is a marvellous example of good hockey.

Anyhow, Montreal has tried this mickey mouse strategy before with Therien and it failed. Will it work now?

[EHM 2018-10-12] Last Farm Exhibitions

Tier 2 AHL

    Top 10s

Noah Juulsen is ranked #7 for Defensemen in the AHL; Goldobin is ranked #2 and Charles Hudon #9 for Left Wingers; Mikko Koivu #4 and Phillip Danault #6 for Centres; Zach Hyman #2 for Right Wings; Christopher Paquette is #1 and Brian Bowen #7 for prospects.

Final Exhibition Griffins 2 @ IceCaps 6

[2018-10-11] Iron Fist S02

...in my head, oh no, they’ve Jessica Jonesed the series and...

[EHM 2018-10-11] Opening Night - Stars 0 @ Habs 3

Opening night at the Bell Centre sees the Habs host the Dallas Stars after the Stanley Cup banner is raised to the ceiling.

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