CH: finish the trip in style

CH: finishing the trip in style

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If they win Thursday night, the Canadiens will return to Montreal with a record of .750 on their first long trip of the 2022-2023 season.

Head coach Martin St-Louis' squad enjoyed the joy of victory in the first two of its four scheduled outings on opposing rinks. The CH defeated the Buffalo Sabers last Thursday and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. He then flagged against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

“We always want to get the win, but it's always a little tougher on the road away from the Bell Center,” the forward said. Jake Evans on Wednesday, a day before facing the Jets in Winnipeg.

“We have played three good games so far and we always want to end a long journey with a victory.”

“Being good is being the enemy of excellence, philosophized St -Louis. This is another level, excellence. Before leaving [for the trip], a good trip would have been to maintain a 2-2 record. We now have the opportunity to have a great journey.”

Youth

It's no secret that the 2022-2023 edition of the Habs is made up of several very young players who are making their debut in the National League. According to Evans, his young teammates responded well to the adversity that comes with playing back-to-back away games.

“During all of our games, you could see the youngsters continuing to s 'to improve. I repeat myself, but it is much more difficult to play abroad. They [the young people] play with a lot of confidence.”

In addition, forward Evgenii Dadonov participated in the Canadiens' optional training. The Russian was absent from the last two exercises of his. The organization had indicated that he was receiving treatment both times.

In addition, it is Samuel Montembeault who will get the start in the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge net against the Jets. The Quebecer has posted a 2-1-0 record, a .931 save percentage and a 2.32 goals-against average in three games so far this season.