If the Canadiens manage to make the playoffs at this point, it was be very impressive. With a 4-2 loss to Edmonton, the Canadiens are on an eight-game losing streak (0-7-1). That's pretty bad, but what's worse is its their second eight-game drought of the 2019-20 campaign.
Given that they have two losing streaks that combine to a 0-12-4 record, it's pretty amazing that they even have the 18-20-7 record they currently own. That said, if the season ended right now, they would miss the playoffs and not by a small margin. They're nine points behind in the Wild Card race, which isn't an impossible gap to overcome, but it's a very difficult one. Montreal will try to at least stop the bleeding on Saturday against the lowly Ottawa Senators.
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BOSTON 5 WINNIPEG 4
David Pastrnak led the charge with a hat trick. That gives him 35 goals and 65 points in 45 games.
Jake DeBrusk scored two goals and registered an assist for the Bruins. He has 13 markers and 24 points in 40 contests this season.
Jaroslav Halak kicked out 17 of 21 shots Thursday night. He never faced more than eight shots in a single period.
Kyle Connor scored a goal and registered an assist. The Jets forward has 22 goals and 44 points in 45 games.
Laurent Brossoit stopped 31 of 36 Bruins shots. He allowed two goals in each of the second and third periods.
EDMONTON 4 MONTREAL 2
Alex Chiasson scored the game-winning goal. It was his sixth goal and 15th point in 40 games.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net and registered an assist for the Oilers. That gives him 10 goals and 28 points in 40 contests.
Mike Smith stopped 35 of 37 Canadiens shots. He's won his last three starts.
Phillip Danault found the back of the net for the Canadiens. He's up to 11 goals and 31 points in 45 contests.
Carey Price kicked out 22 of 25 shots on Thursday. He's dropped six consecutive starts.
TAMPA BAY 4 ARIZONA 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 25 Coyotes shots. He improved to 21-9-2 with a 2.66 GAA and .913 save percentage in 32 starts.
Clayton Keller fired three shots on Vasilevskiy. He has 12 goals on 133 shots, which gives him a 9% success rate.
Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals. He's up to 17 goals and 49 points in 42 contests.
Alex Killorn netted the game-winning goal. It was his 18th goal and 37th point in 41 games.
Adin Hill stopped 30 of 34 shots last night. He has a 1-1-0 record, 2.70 GAA, and .924 save percentage in four contests.
FLORIDA 5 VANCOUVER 2
Brock Boeser scored a goal for the Canucks. He's up to 14 goals and 41 points in 44 contests.
Noel Acciari accounted for two of Florida's five goals. That gives him 17 markers and 20 points in 41 games.
Evgenii Dadonov netted the game-winning goal. He has 19 goals and 35 points in 44 games.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 of 32 Canucks shots. He has a 16-12-4 record, 3.29 GAA, and .896 save percentage in 34 contests. At the other end of the ice, Thatcher Demko saved 44 of 49 shots. He's 8-5-1 with a 3.20 GAA and .903 save percentage in 15 games.
NY RANGERS 6 NEW JERSEY 3
Tony DeAngelo had a terrific night with a hat trick and two assists. He has 11 goals and 36 points in 43 contests.
Artemi Panarin scored a goal and registered two assists. The Rangers forward is up to 24 goals and 61 points in 43 games.
Igor Shesterkin saved 46 of 49 Devils shots. He's won his first two NHL starts.
Damon Severson scored a goal and registered an assist. He has five goals and 15 points in 43 games in 2019-20.
ST. LOUIS 5 BUFFALO 1
Alexander Steen scored two goals and registered an assist. The Blues forward has two goals and 11 points in 29 contests.
Tyler Bozak scored the game-winning goal and recorded two helpers. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 44 games.
Linus Ullmark kicked out 26 of 30 Blues shots. He has a 13-12-3 record, 2.87 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 28 starts.
NASHVILLE 5 CHICAGO 2
Matt Duchene scored the game-winning goal. He's up to 10 goals and 30 points in 40 games.
Viktor Arvidsson also found the back of the net for the Predators. He has nine goals and 18 points in 30 contests.
Pekka Rinne stopped 29 of 31 shots Thursday night. He has a 15-9-3 record, 3.02 GAA, and .895 save percentage in 27 games.
Jonathan Toews assisted on both of Chicago's goals. He has 10 goals and 33 points in 45 contests.
Corey Crawford saved 25 of 28 Predators shots. He's 7-13-2 record with a 3.09 GAA and .906 save percentage in 23 games.
CALGARY 2 MINNESOTA 1
Minnesota's lone goal was scored by Mats Zuccarello. It was his 11th goal and 24th point in 40 contests.
Johnny Gaudreau scored the game-winning goal. He has 12 goals and 35 points in 45 games.
Derek Ryan also found the back of the net for the Flames. He's up to eight goals and 23 points in 46 contests.
Alex Stalock stopped 35 of 37 Flames shots. Not that this loss can be blamed on him, but it was his fourth defeat in a row.
At the other end of the ice, Cam Talbot saved 42 of 43 shots. He has a 6-7-0 record, 2.51 GAA, and .923 save percentage in 15 games.
LOS ANGELES 5 VEGAS 2
Tyler Toffoli scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He's up to 12 goals and 27 points in 45 games.
Adrian Kempe found the back of the net twice. That gives him 12 goals and 21 points in 46 contests.
Jack Campbell stopped 44 of 46 shots Thursday night. He has a 7-7-2 record, 2.86 GAA, and .901 save percentage in 16 starts. At the other end of the ice, Malcolm Subban saved 18 of 23 shots. He has a 6-7-3 record, 3.04 GAA, and .898 save percentage in 16 starts.
Reilly Smith scored a goal for Vegas. He has an 18 goals and 36 points in 47 games.
DALLAS 3 ANAHEIM 0
Ben Bishop stopped all 27 Ducks shots to earn two shutouts. He has a 15-9-3 record, 2.24 GAA, and .928 save percentage in 29 starts.
Ondrej Kase fired five shots against Bishop. He has a five goals on 105 shots, which translates to a 4.8 shooting percentage.
Roope Hintz scored a goal and registered an assist. That gives him 15 goals and 23 points in 37 games.
Denis Gurianov netted the game-winning goal. It was his 10th goal and 16th point in 39 contests.
John Gibson turned aside 24 of 26 shots Thursday night. He has a 13-17-3 record, 2.92 GAA, and .906 save percentage in 33 starts.
SAN JOSE 3 COLUMBUS 1
The Blue Jackets' goal was scored by Sonny Milano. He has five goals and 15 points in 35 games.
Kevin Labanc scored a goal and registered an assist. That gives him 10 goals and 23 points in 46 contests.
Joe Thornton netted the game-winning goal. He's up to two goals and 19 points in 46 games.
Aaron Dell saved 30 of 31 Blue Jackets shots. He has a 7-7-2 record, 2.87 GAA, and .907 save percentage in 19 contests.
At the other end of the ice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 30 of 33 shots. He's allowed three goals in three of his last four games.