The Montreal Canadiens have some difficult decisions to make this offseason. Not so much that the decisions are difficult, but being able to pull it off is not going to be easy. What the Canadiens clearly need to do is clear out cap space. They were the worst team in...
The Montreal Canadiens made a surprising run to the Stanley Cup Final last season and then crashed to the bottom of the NHL standings this season. From so close to the top of the mountain to falling on their face in a puddle at the base of the mountain. It takes a lot of things going wrong for that type of turnaround.
Gallagher had one assist, six shots on net, one blocked shot and two penalty minutes in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Senators. The Ottawa crowd was ready for Gallagher after the Canadiens' forward called out Senators' forward Tim Stutzle for selling calls after these two teams met earlier in April. Gallagher decided to make sure if Stutzle hit the ice this time, it would be for a legitimate reason, and he was sent off for roughing. Gallagher also picked up an assist for the second consecutive game.
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Brendan Gallagher and his Montreal Canadiens teammates won't look back on this season with any fondness. With the Habs facing a rebuild, there's speculation the 29-year-old winger might prefer joining a rising club with a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup. The Montreal Gazette's Stu Cowan wondered if the...
NHL rumors were floating around earlier this offseason that Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher would not want to stick around if the Habs are planning a rebuild under the new management team. Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports the Los Angeles Kings might have interest in Gallagher as Canadiens...
In his nearly 10 NHL seasons, Brendan Gallagher has been the rare type of player who can produce offensively while also stirring the pot out on the ice. A discount version of Boston's Brad Marchand, if you will. Naturally, Gallagher has his fair share of haters, though even the biggest...
Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher says Ottawa Senators' Tim Stutzle embellishes injuries, calls behavior 'embarrassing'
Montreal Canadiens veteran Brendan Gallagher has accused Ottawa Senators forward Tim Stützle of embellishing injuries, calling the alleged behavior "embarrassing." Gallagher spoke out about Stützle lying on the ice, seemingly injured, after Ottawa beat the Canadiens 6-3 in Montreal on Tuesday night. "When I was 10 years old,...
Gallagher had two assists, two hits and two penalty minutes while finishing plus-3 over 14:07 of ice time in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Devils. Gallagher had a secondary assist on a Joel Armia goal then was the primary assistant on Kale Clague's tally that closed out the game's scoring. He's posted two points in each of the two games back from a seven-game absence due to a lower-body injury. Gallagher was moved up from the fourth to the third line in his second game back.
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Gallagher scored a goal on two shots, assisted on a power-play tally and was assessed 12 PIM in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Senators. Gallagher was back on the ice after missing eight games due to a lower-body injury and skated a lot of fourth-line minutes in 5-on-5 situations. Montreal's spiritual leader kept his role on the power-play unit as well. He wasted little time making an impact, scoring the game's first goal a little more than two minutes into the first period. Gallagher was positioned, where else, in front of the net and pounced on a rebound of a Jake Evans shot. Prior to the goal, he was heavily involved on the forecheck to keep Ottawa bottled up in its own end. The 29-year-old forward later assisted on Cole Caufield's goal. Gallagher was eventually bounced from the game when he picked up a roughing penalty followed by a misconduct with one minute left in the third period.
As expected, Gallagher (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Senators. Gallagher is expected to return to a prominent role following his eight-game absence, skating on the third line and second power-play unit against Ottawa. The 29-year-old winger has struggled from an offensive standpoint this season, having picked up just five goals and 14 points through 43 contests.