The CH is stunned by St Louis

The CH is stunned by St. Louis

The Canadian had a difficult game on Sunday, losing 7-2 to the St. Louis Blues and seeing two of his defenders retreat to the locker room with serious injuries.

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Since bad news never comes naturally, the CH officials announced that Martin St-Louis will have to be without striker Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, who was injured the day before, for four to six weeks.

The cases of defense attorneys Jordan Harris and Kaiden Guhle still need to be evaluated by Sainte-Flanelle's medical staff.

With Harris injured in his “upper body,” there is a possibility of a suspected concussion.

Early in the first period, Blues forward Samuel Blais missed a hard check on Harris, who was off balance behind Jake Allen's net.

Unfortunately, the young defender's head, back in the lineup on Sunday, absorbed much of the impact, trapped between the boards and his opponent's body.

Blais was chased from the game while Harris needed the help of two teammates to get off the ice on his own two feet.

Alongside Kaiden Guhle, he retreated to the locker room at the end of the third period with a grimace after receiving a not-so-serious hit from Marco Scandella.

The Habs defender is injured above the waist.

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Although goalkeeper Jake Allen didn't have his best performance, the indiscipline also dropped against CH, while the Blues defense managed to contain the Montreal attackers well.

St. Louis scored three times on five power plays. The visitors to the Bell Center scored a total of three goals in the first third, one of them after just 25 seconds of play. Additionally, they hit Allen once in the second period and three times in the third period.

The Canadian, for his part, failed to use five minutes with a majority in the first third. However, Nick Suzuki managed to beat Jordan Binnington in the following seconds.

The other CH goalscorer was Joel Armia, who directed a shot from David Savard behind the opposing goalkeeper.

The Habs will be back in action on Tuesday when the Anaheim Ducks visit Montreal.



18:58 | Johnathan Kovacevic (MTL) drops the gloves on Jake Neighbors (STL), who was a good candidate for a pair of floats for a few minutes.

18:23 | Kaiden Guhle (MTL) is hit and kneels on the ground in visible pain. Jayden Struble (MTL) then receives a game misconduct penalty.

15:32 | GOAL – Jordan Kyrou (STL) takes advantage of Jake Allen's (MTL) big heart and the score is 7:2

1:50 p.m. | Review by Michael Pezzetta (MTL) on Colton Parayko (STL).

12:00 | Mike Matheson (MTL) sends a shot to the post.

11:40 | Brayden Schenn (STL) is penalized for bringing down Cole Caufield (MTL).

10:07 | Jordan Binnington (STL) stops a shot from Tanner Pearson (MTL).

8:48 | Brandon Gignac (MTL) misses a great opportunity to score his first NHL goal.

7:14 | GOAL – Jake Neighbors (STL) is next to benefit from the presence of Jake Allen in front of the net, the score is 6-2.

6:43 | Mike Matheson (MTL) makes a good defensive move when Brandon Saad (STL) breaks away, the referee considers this a penalty for tripping.

5:55 | Tanner Pearson (MTL) hits the post.

3:05 | GOAL – Joel Armia (MTL) scores by deflecting a shot from David Savard (MTL), the score is 5-2.

0:31 | GOAL – Robert Thomas (STL) scores in front. The numbers are 5:1.

0:00 | Beginning of the third period.


7:40 p.m. | Joel Armia (MTL) is penalized for double checking, Torey Krug (STL) is penalized for slashing.

19:28 | Michael Pezzetta (MTL) is penalized for holding.

17:49 | GOAL – Nathan Walker (STL) shoots in traffic, Jake Allen (MTL) is beaten, the score is 4-1.

16:49 | Jake Allen (MTL) stops an offer from Jordan Kyrou (STL).

16:13 | Jayden Struble (MTL) shoots from the blue line, but Jordan Binnington (STL) was ready.

2:35 p.m. | Good save by Jake Allen (MTL) in front of Brandon Saad (STL).

13:13 | Juraj Slafkovsky (MTL) is penalized for holding.

12:54 | Jordan Binnington (STL) continues his good work, this time ahead of David Savard (MTL).

11:39 | Jake Allen (MTL) stands out ahead of Alexey Toropchenko (STL).

9:35 | Shot after reception by Juraj Slafkovsky (MTL), saved by Jordan Binnington (STL).

6:20 | Nick Suzuki (MTL) misses the target from the top of the slot.

6:13 | Cole Caufield (MTL) misses the target with a shot from a tight angle.

4:57 | Kaiden Guhle (MTL) is penalized for tripping. Oskar Sundqvist (STL) is penalized for simulation and stumbling.

2:41 | Solid contact between Juraj Slafkovsky (MTL) and Colton Parayko (STL).

2:03 | Jordan Binnington (STL) holds the fort ahead of Mike Matheson (MTL).

1:02 | Juraj Slafkosvky (MTL) is frustrated by Jordan Binnington (STL) at close range.

0:29 | An offering from Cole Caufield (MTL) finds its way into the glove of Jordan Binnington (STL).

0:00 | Start of the second period.


19:38 | Kevin Hayes (STL) misses a great chance in the power play.

18:12 | Nick Suzuki (MTL) is penalized for hitting him with a stick.

17:09 | Tanner Pearson (MTL) tries a shot into the opening of the net, Jordan Binnington (STL) defends himself.

3:20 p.m. | GOAL – Jordan Kyrou (STL) scores on the power play and the Blues regain a two-goal lead…the goal later credited to Brayden Schenn.

15:13 | Jayden Struble (MTL) is penalized for hanging.

15:13 | Nice save by Jake Allen (MTL) in front of Alexey Toropchenko (STL).

13:55 | Jesse Ylonen (MTL) is hit hard by Nick Leddy (STL).

11:58 | Josh Anderson (MTL) throws a good check against Colton Parayko (STL).

10:22 | GOAL – Nick Suzuki (MTL) scores after a nice pass from Juraj Slafkovsky (MTL) and reduces the deficit.

6:11 | Jordan Binnington (STL) is ahead of Mike Matheson (MTL).

5:18 | Jordan Harris was very stunned after a check by Samuel Blais (STL). The CH guard, who was already stumbling at the time of the hit, then hit his head on the ice. Blais is penalized for 5 minutes and receives a game misconduct penalty.

5:05 | GOAL – Colton Parayko (STL) shoots from the blue line and surprises Jake Allen (MTL), making it 2-0.

2:16 | Kasperi Kapanen (STL) escapes, Jake Allen (MTL) stops his shot.

2:00 | Solid review from Tanner Pearson (MTL) over Jake Neighbors (STL).

0:23 | GOAL – Alexei Toropchenko (STL) bypasses Jayden Struble (MTL) and Jake Allen (MTL) and starts the game with a very nice goal.

0:00 | Start of the meeting.

Lineups for today's game: