David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

Desharnais was dropped to the third line during Saturday night's 4-1 loss to Dallas. He skated the third period with P.A. Parenteau and Brandon Prust.

The decision to shuffle lines was more about the team's effort than Desharnais', but with Montreal a loser in six of their last seven, perhaps a more permanent shakeup is in order.

David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

Desharnais assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winning goal in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. He's tied with Alex Galchenyuk for the team lead with 11 assists.

Desharnais didn't get off a shot in 15 minutes of ice time and has just 27 shots on goal through 26 games. That paucity of forays to the net could be a reason why he got less power-play time (1:02) than either Alex Galchenyuk (2:39) or Tomas Plekancec (2:45) in the win.

David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

Desharnais pocketed a goal and assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

Desharnais was one of eight multi-point scorers on the night for a well-balanced Canadiens attack. The diminutive center hasn't been truly hot at any point this season, but with 10 points and a plus-10 rating in 18 games, he certainly hasn't qualified as a disappointment for the Habs.

David Desharnais C MON 3 Months

Desharnais scored in overtime to seal Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Red Wings. It was the first goal of the season for Montreal's top-line center.

Aside from a big night against the Bruins last week, the first line has been relatively quiet to start the season. That'll change. Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher will be team scoring leaders before the season is done.

David Desharnais C MON 3 Months

Desharnais contributed a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's victory over Boston, ending a three-game streak without a point.

Desharnais hadn't been on the scoresheet over the last three games since notching an assist in the opener against Toronto, so this was a much-needed performance for his fantasy owners. He's a talented playmaker skating alongside skilled finishers in Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, so Desharnais should produce more steadily going forward.

David Desharnais C MON 4 Months

Desharnais had an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday night's win over Toronto. He won eight of 15 faceoffs and was plus-2 in 17:19 of ice time.

It was a typically smart game from Montreal's top-line center. He takes care of the puck, is a deft passer and knows when the shot is there for himself. His line, along with left winger Max Pacioretty and right winger P.A. Parenteau, accounted for four points (one goal, three assists).

David Desharnais C MON 8 Months

David Desharnais felt his season turned around after he got a shootout goal on Nov. 15 against Columbus.

"Even if it was a shootout goal, everything clicked after I scored in Columbus," said Desharnais. "I took advantage of the chance I got and I gained a lot of confidence from that play. That's when I felt I got going again." After a slow start he accounted for 51 points in the last 60 games of the regular season. He also credited his teammates for his ability to bounce back. "For sure it would have been harder to get out of it without the help of my teammates," he stated. "Just knowing that they have faith in you gave me hope even when times were rough. Max [Pacioretty] helped me a lot and so did Daniel [Briere]."

David Desharnais C MON 8 Months

David Desharnais scored a goal in a 7-4 win against the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

Desharnais also recorded two assists in Game 4 on Sunday. With the Canadiens' one loss away from elimination in the Eastern Conference Final, they need all the help they can get. Desharnais has been quiet for the most part in the playoffs, but they have to hope this is the beginning of a hot streak for him.

David Desharnais C MON 8 Months

David Desharnais collected assists on both of the Montreal Canadiens' goals in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final series in New York Sunday night.

They were his fifth and sixth assists of the post-season and they led to goals by defensemen Francis Bouillon (his second of the playoffs) and P.K. Subban (fifth). The series now returns to Montreal with the Canadiens trailing in games, 3-1.

David Desharnais C MON 9 Months

The Canadiens have not scored an even-strength goal on Boston netminder Tuukka Rask since 13:52 of the second period of Game 3.

"We're playing against a very good team; if you look at the stats it's one of the best teams at 5-on-5," Montreal center David Desharnais said. "It's tough, but we have to find a way. If we get some power plays we need to take advantage of that and create some momentum to score 5-on-5." Excluding an empty-net goal scored in Game 3, Montreal has scored six goals at even strength in the five games. Three of those have been scored by forwards, none by Desharnais, Max Pacioretty or Thomas Vanek.