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Sports Liveblog: Habs lead 2-0 against Canucks after two periods

04:35  24 january  2021
04:35  24 january  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

'We just haven't played well enough': Canucks search for answers after tough start

  'We just haven't played well enough': Canucks search for answers after tough start VANCOUVER — Less than a week into the NHL's pandemic-condensed regular season, a sense of urgency is already swirling around the Vancouver Canucks. A disappointing swing through Alberta left the squad with a 1-3-0 record as key players struggled to perform and special teams faltered. “Even in an 82-game season you don’t want to start this way, let alone in a 56-(game season)," Canucks left-winger Tanner Pearson said on a video call Tuesday. "YouA disappointing swing through Alberta left the squad with a 1-3-0 record as key players struggled to perform and special teams faltered.

The scoreline is true: The Montreal Canadiens have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 0 in Game 4 of their play-in series. Arturri Lehkonen scored the game-winner in the third period before Shea Weber’s empty net goal extinguished whatever hopes the Penguins had left. The Habs will play the top

The Canucks have gone on a four-game losing slump after losing in Montreal on Sunday night. MONTREAL – Brendan Gallagher scored in the third period to break a tie as the Montreal Canadiens posted a second straight win with a 5- 2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.

a group of hockey players on the snow: Canucks' Tyler Motte (64) checks Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) as Vancouver forward Jay Beagle (83) looks on in the first period at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan 23, 2021, in Vancouver. © Provided by The Gazette Canucks' Tyler Motte (64) checks Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) as Vancouver forward Jay Beagle (83) looks on in the first period at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan 23, 2021, in Vancouver.
After splitting the first two contests with a 6-5 overtime loss on Wednesday and a 7-3 victory on Thursday, the Canadiens look to win the rubber match of their three-game series against the Canucks on Saturday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver (7 p.m., CBC, SN, CITY, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM).
Off-season addition Corey Perry is expected to make his season debut for the Habs, replacing Joel Armia, who suffered a concussion at the hands of a Tyler Myers hit on Thursday.

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Myers received a match penalty, but no further suspension.
Paul Byron is listed as day-to-day, but hasn’t been ruled out for tonight’s tilt.

Canadiens Game Day: Victor Mete will be in Habs lineup vs. Canucks .
Defenceman Victor Mete will be in the Canadiens lineup for the first time this season when they face the Vancouver Canucks Monday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Mete will take Brett Kulak’s spot on the third defence pairing beside rookie Alexander Romanov. Mete’s agent, Darren Ferris, made some waves on Saturday night when Salim Nadim Jalji, TSN’s Calgary bureau reporter , reported on Twitter that Mete had asked the team for a trade and quoted the agent saying he and the Canadiens “will work together in finding a trade partner.

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