Alex Galchenyuk C MON 4 Days

Galchenyuk scored Montreal's lone regulation goal on a power play, then assisted on P.K. Subban's power-play winner in the final minute of overtime Tuesday against Nashville.

Galchenyuk has now found twine in consecutive games following a nine-game goal drought, and he's tied last year's total of 31 points in 20 fewer games. And he still doesn't turn 21 until next month.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 7 Days

Galchenyuk was moved back to the wing and scored a goal in Saturday night's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

Galchenyuk had been working as a center the past month or so and, after a promising start, his effectiveness started to wane. He was losing more faceoffs than winning, and wasn't making an impact in the middle of the ice where there were more bodies.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 12 Days

Galchenyuk was dropped to the third line at Monday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports. He was centering Brandon Prust and P.A. Parenteau.

Galchenyuk, who had been centering the top line, appears to have hit a wall. He has scored a goal in seven games and was just 46.3 percent on faceoffs during that run. Tomas Plekanec has been promoted to the first line.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 21 Days

Galchenyuk earned his 17th assist of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Penguins.

The rising 20-year-old has now been held without a goal in his last five games, but fantasy owners shouldn't get too up in arms about it. He's at least captured an assist in three of those contests, justifying his place on the Habs' top line.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 1 Month

Galchenyuk scored a goal and assisted on another in Saturday night's 4-1 win over Ottawa. He has points in three straight games.

Galchenyuk is making a home for himself, centering the Habs' top line. He has four goals and two assists in his three-game run.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 1 Month

Galchenyuk scored his seventh, eighth and ninth goals of the year for his first career hat trick in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.

In addition to the impressive scoring, the 2012 No. 3 pick continued his recent solid work in the faceoff circle, winning more than half his draws for the third straight game. His play at center is getting better and better.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 1 Month

Head coach Michel Therrien is walking a line with Galchenyuk in the young forward's transition from wing to center, the Montreal Gazette reports.

Therrien indicated Galchenyuk needs to work on his defensive zone play, but the coach doesn't want to rob him of his creativity and instincts, the things that make him a special player. Galchenyuk will center the top line, between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, Friday night against the Kings and for a few more games at least while Lars Eller (upper body) remains sidelined.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 Months

Galchenyuk had a forward-high 18:53 time on ice and won eight of 13 faceoffs in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Vancouver.

On an emotional night when the franchise paid homage to Jean Beliveau, perhaps we saw Montreal's next great center. Galchenyuk, who played center in junior hockey, was moved from wing to center for this game after the team's 1-5-1 stretch. This combination may last only as long as it takes for Lars Eller (upper body) to heal up, but on this night, the new top line showed good chemistry and puck possession. Galchenyuk won faceoffs, had a key defensive play in the third period and set up his linemates, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, who had a combined nine shots.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 Months

Galchenyuk skated at center on the top line during Monday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports.

With the Canadiens in a 1-5-1 slide in which they've scored just 13 goals, head coach Michel Therrien did more than minor tweaking Monday. Galchenyuk will center a line with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.

Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 Months

Galchenyuk started Saturday night's game against Dallas on the wing but was moved to center for the third period of a 4-1 loss.

The Canadiens were listless all night and getting outshot after two periods, 23-11, prompting another round of line changes from head coach Michel Therrien. With Lars Eller (upper body) sidelined Saturday and heading for an MRI on Monday, now is a good time to slide Galchenyuk to center in the interim. That's going to be his position eventually.