While uncertainty looms over the rest of the campaign of the national hockey League (NHL), several have already begun their balance sheet.
The Montreal canadiens had another season disappointing, it was excluded from the portrait of the playoffs when the activities of the circuit Bettman have been halted on the 12th of march last.
Here are five of the best moments of the campaign 2019-2020 of the Holy Flannel :
– The passage of Ilya Kovalchuk
On 3 January, the director general of the CH, Marc Bergevin, has performed a stroke of genius by signing a one-year contract and a value of $ 700,000 to the attacker and free agent Ilya Kovalchuk. Upon his arrival in training, the Russian 36-year-old has amassed three points in its first two parts. In total, he scored six goals and provided seven assists for 13 points in 22 games with the Habs. At the trade deadline, Bergevin has managed another good shot in, sending Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals for a selection of third round in 2020.
– A domination against the Wild
The season was not old, only six matches on the 17th of October, when the Wild of Minnesota is pointed at the Bell Centre. This evening, the Canadian has completely dominated her opponents, winning the account from 4 to 0. It is during this meeting that the attacker Nick Suzuki has threaded the needle for the first time in the NHL. For its part, the goalkeeper Carey Price made 17 saves, earning the first of his four games as white in 2019-2020.
– Three points of Suzuki
Speaking of Suzuki, the player that first year was a source of comfort for the supporters of the CH this season. Acquired in the trade sending Max Pacioretty to the Golden Knights Vegas in September 2018, the Ontario 20 years has been able to prove that he will become a dominant player in the circuit Bettman. He has enjoyed his best game statistically against the Panthers in Florida on December 29. The right-hander has provided three assists in a defeat of 6 to 5 of his own.
– Perfect against the Leafs
There is something particularly satisfying to see the Canadian defeat their biggest rivals. If the Habs had not achieved a single win in four opportunities in the face of the Boston Bruins, he has been perfect in three games against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Blue-White-Red signed of victory of 6 to 5 in penalty kicks (5 October), from 5 to 2 (26 October) and from 2 to 1 in overtime (8 February). Brendan Gallagher was the skater, the most productive during these duels with a harvest of two goals and two helpers for four points.
– The repechage 2020
Yes, this important stage of the season has not yet occurred, and we still do not know when will be the last chance the 2020 NHL. It is, however, a rare moment of celebration for supporters, since the Canadian has 14 selections. Six of these choices are in the first three rounds of the auction. Considering that the CH is far away from the playoffs, there is a high probability that he will pick a skater in the top 10. What to revive the hope for the campaign 2020-2021.