Thomas Vanek LW MON 15 Hrs

The line of Thomas Vanek, David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty was dominant in Game 1 against Tampa.

This unit combined to take an impressive 17 shots on goal in the 5-4 overtime win Wednesday night and were responsible for the overtime winner scored by Vanek. If the Lighting hope to tie the series Friday, they are going to have to find a way to slow down the Vanek-Desharnais-Pacioretty line.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 2 Days

Thomas Vanek scored in Montreal's 5-4 overtime win over Tampa Bay in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

He also registered a game-high seven shots. Vanek is a streaky player and he played very well in the Canadiens' playoff opener, which could be a good sign for the Habs.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 8 Days

Thomas Vanek and the Canadiens were shut out by the Islanders by a score of 2-0 Thursday night.

Vanek has been red hot of late, netting 10 points in seven games entering the contest. While he didn't find the back of the net on this night, he did manage to direct one shot on goal and register two penalty minutes against the Isles.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 20 Days

Thomas Vanek has been excelling with the Montreal Canadiens.

Vanek spent a good chunk of his tenure with the New York Islanders playing on a great line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. He had a lot of success with them, but he's managed to succeed in a lot of different situations with a variety of linemates this season. He had a goal and an assist on Saturday, giving him six goals and 11 points in 12 games since the Canadiens acquired him.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 22 Days

Thomas Vanek was a force for the Canadiens in Thursday's wild 5-4 victory over the Red Wings.

Vanek seems to be getting more comfortable with his new set of teammates and he proved it by contributing a goal and two helpers in the win. He has now registered nine points and 42 shots on goal in 11 games with the Habs. Tomas Plekanec also enjoyed a big night with a pair of markers while Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais rounded out the scoring.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 29 Days

Thomas Vanek scored a goal for the Canadiens in a 3-2 loss to Columbus Thursday night.

After registering a hat trick in Tuesday's win over the Avalanche, Vanek has now picked up four goals in his last two outings. Brendan Gallagher scored the other Montreal goal in the losing effort.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 1 Month

Thomas Vanek recorded a hat trick for the Canadiens in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche.

Vanek had been held without a goal in his previous five games as a member of the Canadiens so we definitely didn't see this coming. The goals give him 24 on the season, which he accumulated with three different teams. Dale Weise, Travis Moen and Brandon Prust also scored goals for the Habs in the win.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 1 Month

Thomas Vanek played in his first game in Buffalo since being traded to the New York Islanders.

Vanek was later shipped to the Montreal Canadiens. For Vanek, the fact that the Sabres dealt him probably didn't come as much of a surprise, given that he had already decided to move on going into this season. "I just asked what direction this team was going in," Vanek said. "No one really had an answer. That's when I kind of made up my mind that July 1 is probably a goal of mine." Vanek stuck with his decision of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer, even when the Islanders offered him a $50 million extension. The fact that Vanek turned that contract down is what led to him being traded a second time in a single season. He didn't record a point in his return, but Montreal won 2-0.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 1 Month

Thomas Vanek is switching from left wing to right wing in order to accomodate some line shuffling in Montreal.

Vanek prefers playing on the left side so this will be a challenge for him. Although he is slated to skate on a line with the talented Max Paciorrety and David Desharnais, Vanek may struggle with the position switch. Keep that in mind if you have Vanek on your fantasy squad.

Thomas Vanek LW MON 1 Month

Thomas Vanek collected his first point as a Canadien in the Habs' 4-1 loss to Boston on Wednesday night.

Vanek assisted on David Desharnais' third period goal, finally getting his first point on his new team in his third game and first at the Bell Centre. Vanek has 21 goals and 54 points spread over three teams this season.