Will CH often win by the end of the month?

Will the CH often win by the end of the month?


The Montreal Canadiens return to training on Thursday to prepare for the rest of their regular season and, while the rest of February theoretically offers them some winning chances, we shouldn't worry about it. expect to see him win regularly. 

With a record of 20-27-4 earning him 27th place overall in the National Hockey League (NHL), the Habs are dealing with numerous injuries, including that of forward Cole Caufield, who will return to play. next season. Also, players who have to take on greater responsibilities will have their work cut out for them this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, as part of the Super Bowl weekend, the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge will host after noon the New York Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers. These two rivals are clearly better placed in the standings than the host club which has suffered four consecutive losses.

The “Islands” are ninth in the Eastern Conference and are battling to make the playoffs. The arrival of Bo Horvat, acquired from the Vancouver Canucks a few days ago, should help them. In fact, the effects of the trade were immediate, as the forward scored in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday.

As for the Oilers, everything has been said about the excellence of their captain Connor McDavid. If Edmonton is fighting for the top of the Pacific Division, it is mainly thanks to the performances of its star. Number 97 leads the NHL with 41 goals and 93 points. He has put his name on the score sheet in his last 13 duels.

“Easy” opponents?

The rest of this month could give some moments of rejoicing at the Canadiens, who will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. This will be an important matchup in the “race to the abacus” and securing the first pick in the upcoming draft. Head coach Luke Richardson's squad, a former Saint-Flanelle assistant, have amassed 35 points so far, one more than overall basement tenants the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Visits to the Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils could end in losses on February 16, 18 and 21 if the numbers hold true. The “Hurricanes” are seven points behind the league leaders, the Boston Bruins. As for the Leafs, they remember their two losses suffered at the Bell Center earlier in the campaign and it will be necessary to see if Auston Matthews is recovered from his sprained knee. Finally, the “Devils” continue to amaze by virtue of their 33-13-4 record.

The last three games of February will take place against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Ottawa Senators and the San Jose Sharks. The “Sens” already have three wins in as many outings against the Canadiens this season, while the “Requins” triumphed 4-0 when they visited Montreal on November 29.