The CH facing a team in difficulty

The CH facing a team in difficulty


The Montreal Canadiens will come up against an opponent who is having a complicated start to the season on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre: the Minnesota Wild. 

The one -ci has won only one game since the start of the season and has three points in the standings in seven games, but he is not to be taken lightly. It's full of menacing players, including Kirill Kaprizov and Matthew Boldy.

The Quebec goalkeeper of the Wild, Marc-André Fleury, however, is in serious trouble, with a goals-against average of 5.25 so far.

The CH has been surprising in the circumstances since the start of the calendar with a record of .500. The Stars, however, brought Martin St-Louis' troops back to earth last Saturday, winning 5 to 2.

Head coach Martin St-Louis has not made any changes to his lineup for the duel against the Wild. That means Juraj Slafkovsky is still plagued by injury and goaltender Jake Allen will get his fifth start in 2022-23. In the case of the Slovak, St-Louis cannot say if the absence will be prolonged. As for Allen, who will have Fleury as his counterpart, he will have a lot to do against a formation in form, offensively speaking, at least.

“Their power play works, we will have to stay outside the penalty bench and if we have to use penalties, we will have to do the job well, wished the coach of the Canadian in a press briefing, knowing full well that the Wild banking on the second-best power play in the National League. This team has not achieved the desired results so far and they will surely be starving. So, we can expect a big performance from him and we will have to be solid.”

Good news

After the meeting of the day, the Habs will play their next four games abroad and for the occasion, they will be able to count on new travellers. Indeed, St-Louis has indicated that forward Joel Armia (upper body) and defender Joel Edmundson (back) will make the trip. Both men practiced Tuesday in no-checking jerseys, but they are progressing well according to the head coach.

“It is very good to see them both again. They will be with us during the trip and we will see later,” he simply commented.

Canadians training in morning training:

Attacks :

  • Caufield – Suzuki – Monahan
  • Dadonov – Dvorak – Gallagher
  • Drouin–Dach–Anderson
  • Pitlick–Evans–Hoffman
  • Extra: Pezzetta

< p>Defenders:

  • Guhle – Savard
  • Harris – Kovacevic
  • Xhekaj – Wideman
  • Extra: Schueneman


  • Allen
  • Montembeault