Andrei Markov D MON 2 months ago

Markov notched his first goal of the postseason in Thursday's Game 4 triumph over the Lightning.

With 10 goals during the regular season, it's not overly surprising that it took 10 postseason contest before Markov found twine, but his lack of consistent involvement offensively has hurt the Habs, who find themselves down 3-1 in the series even after Thursday's win. Markov has just two points and 14 shot attempts over the first two rounds of the playoffs.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov stayed hot Thursday, scoring his 10th goal and adding a power-play assist to improve his point streak to six games.

Markov's now achieved double-digit goals six times in his career, and he's just a single point shy of reaching 50 for only the third time. All in all, it's been an excellent campaign for the veteran blueliner, who's now turned in three consecutive seasons in which he's been essentially untouched by injury.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov returned to the active lineup after being rested one game. He skated a team-high 23:10 and had an assist in a 4-1 win over Florida.

The 36-year-old Markov, who added two shots on net, two blocked shots and a hit in the win, now has points in five straight starts.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov is slated to rejoin the Habs' lineup Sunday against the Panthers.

Markov, who was held out of the Habs' lineup Friday against New Jersey for rest-related reasons, is back in action Sunday, with Manny Malhotra, Mike Weaver, Sergei Gonchar and Brian Flynn set to be the team's healthy scratches for the contest.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov will be held out of the lineup Friday against the Devils for rest-related reasons, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

With the Habs' playoff spot already secure, the 36-year-old Markov will sit out with the team playing its second game in as many days. Coach Michel Therrien's decision to keep Markov out should prove beneficial in helping the blueliner feel fresh heading into the postseason. Sergei Gonchar will take his spot in the lineup Friday, but look for Markov to draw back in Sunday against the Panthers.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov recorded an assist in his third straight game in Thursday's shootout loss to the Capitals.

Markov is poised to finish his age-36 season with his best numbers since the 2008-09 campaign. With nine goals, 46 points, and a plus-19 rating over 78 games, he's been among the most valuable fantasy assets from the blue line, a pleasant surprise for a player whose performance was probably expected to decline at this stage of his career. He's made GM Marc Bergevin look wise for gifting him a three-year extension last June.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov scored a goal in Thursday night's 5-2 loss to Winnipeg.

Coming off a 12-point February, Markov has slowed to a crawl in March with just one goal and three assists in 13 games. The 36-year-old defenseman logs heavy minutes, nearly 25 per game, so a drop off is understandable. With the Habs cruising, having already clinched a playoff berth, they might want to consider easing off on Markov as they enter April.

Andrei Markov D MON 3 months ago

Markov collected an assist in Monday's loss to the Lightning.

Markov remains on track for his best season in six years, but has hit a bit of a rough spell in March. He's picked up no goals and three assists in eight contests, six of which have gone down as Habs losses. Still, there's good reason to believe he might be turning the corner, as two of his helpers have come in the last three games, with the blueliner racking up 10 shots on goal during that time.

Andrei Markov D MON 4 months ago

Markov potted a goal, assisted on another and went plus-5 in Thursday's win over Columbus.

That's five points in the last three games for Markov, as life's been good riding shotgun with P.K. Subban. Not that Markov's a bad hand himself on the offensive end, as he's easily going to clear 40 points and could quite reasonably get to 50.

Andrei Markov D MON 4 months ago

Markov recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating Tuesday in a win over the Blues.

The productivity continues for the veteran blueliner, who's been quite a consistent scoresheet presence in recent weeks. Over his last 10 contests, Markov's been credited with two goals and seven assists, not to mention eight PIM and a plus-4 rating.