Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 weeks ago

Galchenyuk dished out two assists, put six shots on goal, registered two PIM and went plus-1 in Thursday's sweep-avoiding win over the Lightning.

Galchenyuk made himself a target for criticism with a streak of invisible performances recently, as Thursday's two points snapped a streak of seven playoff games without the young Russian registering on the scoresheet. He'd been particularly rough lately, registering only two shots in the last four games. A sudden and blistering Galchenyuk breakout is just the kind of miracle that the Canadiens need to complete the long and difficult comeback attempt ahead of them, but consistency has not been his strong suit.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 weeks ago

Galchenyuk took three minor penalties and missed a couple of scoring chances during Friday's double-overtime loss to Tampa Bay, the Montreal Gazette reports. The struggling young forward was removed from the power-play unit Friday and for a brief spell was demoted to fourth-line duty.

Galchenyuk, who opened the first-round series against Ottawa with points in the first two games, has been silent since. Head coach Michel Therrien continues to preach patience in the development of Galchenyuk and rejected the notion of some tough love, such as making him a healthy scratch for a game or two. Still, this is his third NHL season and the Habs are waiting to see some consistency from the 21-year-old.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 1 month ago

Galchenyuk scored the overtime-winning goal in Game 2 against Ottawa.

Galchenyuk's off to a great start in these playoffs recording two points and seven shots on goal in his first two games. Skating on the top line, the 21-year-old is likely to be a key difference maker for the Habs during their postseason run.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 months ago

Galchenyuk assisted on two goals in Thursday night's 5-4 shootout loss to Washington.

It's been a long time since Galchenyuk's registered a multi-point game -- going back to Feb. 24's three-pointer against the Blues. He has just six points in the previous 18 games. Galchenyuk's game improves each year, but the Habs are expecting more from he the 21-year-old forward.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 months ago

Galchenyuk scored his first goal in 12 games when he tallied his 20th of the season in Saturday's overtime win over the Panthers. It came on the power play.

He's been quiet in his last 16 games, recording just four points (two goals, two assists). He has been progressively improving his offensive game each season and his 43 points this year have done just that. But we'd like to see a bigger jump next season. It'll be his fourth season, so he could flirt with 60.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 months ago

Galchenyuk had an assist and one shot on goal in Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Islanders.

Points have been few and far between for Glachenyuk, who has two points in the past nine games. He's also minus-6 in that run of games. Going back to the end of January, you can see three-and four-game stretches without points. With just nine points in the past 21 games, Glachenyuk's value is more future than it is present.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 months ago

Galchenyuk, who'd missed the last two games due to an illness, returned to the lineup Tuesday with a two-goal, three-point, plus-3 effort against the Blues.

A massive game for Galchenyuk, who scored the Habs' first two goals and later helped out on Michael Bournival's tally. He's now just a single point shy of hitting 40 for the first time, and if the young Russian can really turn things on down the stretch, he has an outside chance to hit 60 points for the season.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 months ago

Galchenyuk (illness) will play Tuesday against the Blues.

Galchenyuk missed the Habs' previous two games with the flu, but appears to be fully healthy after returning to practice Monday. He'll assume a spot on the second line next to Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 months ago

Galchenyuk (illness) practiced Monday, the Canadiens' official site reports.

Galchenyuk, who had missed the last two games with the flu, thus appears to have a good chance to suit up Tuesday against the Blues after working on the right wing during Monday's practice.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 months ago

Galchenyuk will miss Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets with the flu.Galchenyuk is still dealing with the flu, and will miss his second game straight as a result. He should have a legitimate shot at returning to Montreal's lineup when they take on the Blues on Tuesday.