Artturi Lehkonen pass on the first trio, Alex Galchenyuk regresses
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Artturi Lehkonen is dangerous on a few occasions Tuesday against the Blackhawks, but, like his teammates, except Tomas Plekanec, he has not managed to outwit the goalkeeper Corey Crawford.
In his quest for solutions to re-launch an attack completely amorphous, Claude Julien offered a promotion to Artturi Lehkonen in the mutant on the first unit offensive of the Montreal canadiens.
In his quest for solutions to re-launch an attack completely amorphous, Claude Julien offered a promotion to Artturi Lehkonen in the mutant on the first unit offensive of the Canadian, while Alex Galchenyuk will have the mandate to find his touch in the fourth trio.
As at the end of the game Tuesday against the Chicago black hawks, Lehkonen has led to the right of Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin. The three players were dangerous in the beginning of the third period, but as the rest of their teammates — except Tomas Plekanec early in the match, they were unable to break through the fortress of Corey Crawford.
In the aftermath of another evening of little inspired, Galchenyuk has skated alongside Torrey Mitchell, who has never been recognized for his talents offensive, and the right wing Ales Hemsky, another player who knows a beginning rather docile.
Julien, who has not met the journalists at the end of the long session of the Habs, has left Charles Hudon with Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw, as was the case in the third twenty against Chicago.
Paul Byron, Plekanec, and Brendan Gallagher were the other trio.
All of these players will be able to take advantage of the workout from Friday — Thursday will be a day of compulsory leave under the collective agreement — to learn to better know themselves and to prepare for the visit of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
“Obviously, these are very good players. I have to keep my style and make an effort to help our trio to produce said Lehkonen. I can complement their style of play as I settled in front of the net and going to retrieve the washers free. The important thing is to continue practicing my style, hoping that there will be a click. “
On his side, Galchenyuk has served several short answers to the journalists that the questions on the composition of the trios to the training. “My job is to introduce me to the rink, to improve myself and help the team win. This is what I am focused “, he replied, when asked about the difficulty of producing when they play on a fourth trio.
“I’m not at school, I’m not here to give me notes. I just have to introduce myself here and work on my game, ” he added later.
Drouin helps young people
In another order of ideas, the Canadian has announced the commitment of Jonathan Drouin from the cause of young people through the implementation of the program ” Jo and his champions “.
Thanks to a personal donation and an annual $ 165 000, Drouin has become the owner of a lodge at the Bell Centre specially arranged to allow hundreds of young people in need or with special needs to attend Canadiens games this season.
“I wish a night in this lodge allows young people and their families to set aside a few moments the hardships they go through,” explained Drouin.