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Game Day Notebook: Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher will play 600th game
Brendan Gallagher will play his 600th career NHL game with the Canadiens Thursday when the Pittsburgh Penguins are the visitors at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Gallagher has experienced many ups and downs during his 10 seasons with the Canadiens. There was the high of making it to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in his career last season, followed by the low this season with the Canadiens getting off to a 4-12-2 start and sitting in 29th place in the overall NHL standings heading into Thursday night’s game.
On this week’s show, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and former Canadiens defenceman and NHL assistant coach Rick Green — along with host Julian McKenzie talk about Canadiens owner Geoff Molson firing general manager Marc Bergevin, assistant GM Trevor Timmins and public relations director Paul Wilson, and the hiring of Jeff Gorton as the executive vice-president of hockey operations.
They also weigh in on these topics:
- New direction for the Canadiens was long overdue.
- Looking at potential first moved by new head of hockey operations Jeff Gorton
- Habs owner Geoff Molson’s new plans for diversity and off-ice help for players.
Check us out:
Stu Cowan: Canadiens try to forge first win streak of season
One game. That’s the longest winning streak the Canadiens have had this season while compiling a 5-13-2 record, which has them in 29th place in the overall NHL standings. A quarter of the way through the season, the Canadiens are on pace to finish with 49 points — about half of what it will probably take to make the playoffs. The first four times the Canadiens had an opportunity to win two in a row they lost 5-1 to the Seattle Kraken, 5-2 to the Los Angeles Kings, 6-2 to the New York Islanders and 3-2 in overtime to the Detroit Red Wings.
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Game Day Notebook: Jesse Ylönen latest player called up by Canadiens .
Jesse Ylönen, come on down! Or make that, come on up! Ylönen is the latest player to be called up from the AHL’s Laval Rocket by the Canadiens because of a growing injury list and the 22-year-old right-winger will be in the lineup Thursday at the Bell Centre against the Chicago Blackhawks (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). The Canadiens selected Ylönen in the second round (35th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft. In 17 games with the Rocket this season, Ylönen has 4-10-14 totals. He has only played one previous game in the NHL last season. Ylönen will take Christian Dvorak’s spot in the lineup.