Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label jake allen

NHL Rumors: Jake Allen's Performance, Rantanen Starts off Strong, Soderblom's First Goal, Matty Beniers

We are in the midst of the NHL season, here are some of the top rumors and news coming from the start of the season: Jake Allen's Spectacular Performance Habs' goaltender, Jake Allen was spectacular yesterday, when the Habs took on the Detroit Red Wings. Although, the Habs ultimately lost to the Wings, Allen was one of the best players on the ice. He was even named the third-star of the game. Allen was bombarded with shots all-throughout the game. The Red Wings started the game strong, racking up 25 shots on goal during the first period. The New Brunswick native, stopped all shots in the first period, including some desperation saves. The Habs' netminder, ended the game with a .974 save percentage and a 1.03 goals-against-average. Allen turned away, 37-out-of-38 shots on goal. Allen is expected to suit up for the majority of the Habs regular season games, after the news of Carey Price being out and potentially retiring.  Mikko Rantanen Starts off Strong The elusive, Finnish

The Key Positives from the Toronto-Montreal Game - 10/12/22

Game 1. The Leafs head over to Montreal, to battle a familiar fole, the Montreal Canadiens. Both teams are coming into the season with seasoned expectations, in the hopes of having a successful season. Leafs  Lines : F:  Michael Bunting - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner William Nylander - John Tavares - Denis Malgin Pierre Engvall - Alex Kerfoot - Calle Jarnkrok Zach Aston-Reese - David Kampf - Nicolas Aube-Kubel D: Rielly-Brodie Muzzin-Holl Giordano-Sandin G: Matt Murray Ilya Samsonov Habs  Lines : F:  Cole Caufield - Nick Suzuki - Josh Anderson Sean Monahan - Kirby Dach - Mike Hoffman Juraj Slafkovsky - Christian Dvorak - Brendan Gallagher Rem Pitlick - Jake Evans - Evgenii Dadonov D: Guhle - Savard Xhekaj - Wideman Harris - Kovacevic G: Jake Allen Samuel Montembeault Tavares to Play Captain, John Tavares is back! The Leafs have announced that it is extremely likely that the all-star forward will suit up for the season opener.  Originally, it was expected that Tavares would miss the b

The Key Points from Montreal's Preseason Game vs NJ

Yes, at last Habs hockey is back! The Montreal Canadiens took on the New Jersey Devils for their first preseason game. Unfortunately, for the Habs they would give up a late third period goal, and eventually fall, 2-1. Lineup : Skaters: Caufield, Hoffman, Matheson, Dach, Slafkovsky, Beck, Pitlick, Pezzetta, Mesar, Harvey-Pinard, Fairbrother, Guhle, Barron, Roy, Richard, Harris, Mysak, Norlinder Goaltenders: Jake Allen, Cayden Primeau Caufield Shows off Electric Shot Yes, Cole Caufield is back! The former first-round pick, showed off his electric shot once again, one-timing a power play goal to give Montreal an early lead. Caufield will be one of the most important players on a fairly young, yet talented Montreal roster. The Wisconsin native, capped off his rookie season with 23 goals and 20 assists in 67 games. Down the stretch, the Habs will look to their shooting specialist to create offense and get them on the board. Jake Allen looks sharp Jake Allen will take the reigns as the start

Jake Allen's Season Likely Decides his Fate for the Future

Jake Allen will be the starting goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens this season. The Habs will be without long-time franchise goaltender Carey Price due to injury. The Fredericton native, Allen, played in 35 games last season. Allen suffered from injuries that prevented him from playing even more games. The 32-year-old had a 3.30 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this past season.   If the Canadiens were to contend this upcoming season (they have all the tools to do so). They will need Allen to be a big part of their success. Backing up Allen will be either Samuel Montembeault or rookie, Cayden Primeau. Both of which do not have much NHL experience.   It is a make-or-break year for the Fredericton netminder. Allen is entering his final year of a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. If Allen were to not be able to perform, or suffer major injuries, it is unlikely he would receive a new NHL contract next season. He would then join the likes of Braden Holtb

It's Cayden Primeau's Time to Shine in Montreal

Cayden Primeau is regarded as the top goaltending prospect in the Montreal Canadiens organization. The American netminder spent most of the past season playing in the AHL for the Laval Rocket. But, due to the fact that Carey Price will not return this season, The Habs' net is destined for the young netminder Primeau. After making his NHL debut during the 2019-2020 season, Primeau was once regarded as the next netminder for the Montreal Canadiens. Although he has struggled at the NHL level ever since, Montreal management has been impressed by the youngster's development in the AHL.   Last season, Primeau spent the majority of the season playing in the AHL. He suited up for 33 AHL games, recording a 2.94 goals-against-average and a.909 save percentage. But, what caught most eyes was Primeau's stellar postseason performance. The Michigan native had a.936 save percentage and a 2.17 goals-against-average in 14 playoff games. Primeau will battle for playing time with fellow ne