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MONTREAL - The Canadiens might not have a 100-point player in the lineup, but Montreal has been the perfect example of the team-first concept this season.Tasks and roles have been spread out and shared extremely well by the coaching staff, and each player is contributing in his own way.On Friday, head coach Claude Julien reminded…

MONTREAL – The Canadiens could perhaps fair not be pleased a A hundred-point player within the lineup, nonetheless Montreal has been the supreme example of the team-first notion this season.

Initiatives and roles be pleased been unfold out and shared extraordinarily smartly by the instructing workers, and every player is contributing in his own system.

On Friday, head coach Claude Julien reminded journalists that his club has been following the identical sport notion since day one.

“We be pleased been asserting it for the reason that originate of the season. To be pleased success, we need every person to chip in. We’re not a team that could perhaps estimable rely on two or three gamers to originate the work. We originate not be pleased that. We perceive it and we respect it. Nonetheless, that would not in discovering us a corrupt hockey team or a team with corrupt gamers,” outlined Julien on the annual team photo day on March 22. “Right here’s how we’re having success. Now we be pleased balance on each of our lines. That is allowed us to play solid hockey at both ends all season.”

Canadiens gamers be pleased performed their coach’s sport notion brilliantly the total season and proving the naysayers spoiled within the procedure. And or not it is all been the pause result of their team effort.

As smartly, the Canadiens are the correct NHL team to currently depend 12 gamers with 10 targets or extra, beating out League powerhouses, the Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose Sharks, for first total in that regard.

Or not it is the major time since 1993-ninety four that 12 Canadiens gamers be pleased reached or surpassed the ten-purpose imprint. Montreal also matched an former file from that identical season on Tuesday night after they enjoyed their 18th sport of scoring 5 or extra targets in a marketing campaign.

Moreover in Tuesday’s 6-1 pick over the Florida Panthers at the Bell Centre, forward Tomas Tatar hit the 25-purpose imprint with a two-purpose efficiency. With that, Tatar and Max Domi grew to develop into estimable the fourth duo in Canadiens historical previous to rating 25 targets each in their first season in Montreal. The closing two to originate so were Brian Gionta (28G) and Mike Cammalleri (26G) in 2009-10.

Video: FLA@MTL: Shaw sets up Tatar from within the encourage of the derive

Domi (sixty eight aspects) and Tatar (fifty seven aspects) could perhaps also develop into the zero.33 pair of teammates in franchise historical previous to operate first and second in team scoring in their inaugural season in Montreal. That could perhaps imprint the major time the feat has been accomplished since 1940-forty one when John Quilty (34 aspects in Forty eight games) and Joe Benoit (32 aspects in 45 games) accomplished first and second on the Habs’ scoring listing.

The Habs’ assault has been reinvigorated this season: Montreal currently ranks fourth within the League for most targets scored at 5-on-5 with 178.

The Canadiens even be pleased seven gamers with Forty aspects or extra this season, which is tied for zero.33 within the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. The Sharks lead the class with nine gamers having hit the Forty-point imprint and the Lighting are second with eight.

Taking a survey at the teams with the most 30-point gamers, Montreal is tied for second with the Calgary Flames and Sharks with 10. The Lightning are tops with eleven gamers.

That all goes to indicate how mighty each player on the Canadiens has been contributing in 2018-19.

Max Domi

The centerman is playing an distinctive first yr in Montreal. Domi hit the 20-purpose imprint for the major time in his profession, and likewise surpassed his personal bests with forty one assists and sixty eight aspects. The Winnipeg native currently boasts 27 tallies on the season.

Video: EDM@MTL: Domi finishes supreme wraparound

Tomas Tatar

The Slovakian forward shall be playing a stellar first season in Montreal; Tatar’s 32 assists and fifty seven aspects are modern profession highs.

Video: MTL@DET: Tatar fights off defender and beats Howard

Brendan Gallagher 

Gallagher is the club’s top purpose-scorer with 33, exceeding his outdated excessive imprint of 31 plan closing season. The winger is estimable two aspects away from tying the profession-excessive fifty four aspects he mute in 2017-18.

Video: BUF@MTL: Gallagher puts dwelling Danault’s diving plod

Phillip Danault 

The centerman has modified into diverse heads this season. Now not supreme is Danault aloof incredibly efficient defensively, nonetheless he’s also plan modern marks for assists (37) and aspects (forty nine). The Blackhawks’ first-round bear in 2011 is estimable one purpose away from equalling his supreme haul of Thirteen from 2016-17 with the Habs.

Video: MTL@VGK: Danault knots the sport leisurely with zero.33 purpose

Jeff Petry 

The rearguard done a huge role in Shea Weber‘s absence at the originate of the season. Petry has also managed modern personal bests with 32 assists and forty three aspects. He, too, can tie his profession excessive of 12 targets alongside with his next tally.

Video: MTL@BOS: Petry bats in OT winner with backhand

Andrew Shaw 

The winger hit the Forty-point imprint for the major time in his profession this season. Shaw has 18 targets, 24 assists, and 42 aspects in 2018-19. His 24 helpers are also a non-public supreme.

Video: MTL@DET: Shaw tallies hat trick, Domi gets fifth point

Jonathan Drouin 

The forward plan a brand modern excessive imprint with 34 assists this season. The Sainte-Agathe native is estimable one point away from matching his easiest NHL filled with Fifty three, which he earned with the Lightning in 2016-17.

Video: EDM@MTL: Drouin goes hover-to-hover for OT winner

Jordie Benn 

The defenseman overtook his profession excessive in targets with 5 this season. Benn’s 20 aspects are also tied for most he’s gotten within the NHL after reaching the plateau with the Dallas Stars in 2013-14.

Video: VAN@MTL: Benn rankings purpose from the slot

Brett Kulak 

The blue-liner has modified into out to be a correct surprise this season, having reached modern heights with 5 targets, nine assists, and 14 aspects.

Video: FLA@MTL: Kulak beats Reimer with one-time blast

Artturi Lehkonen 

The Finn reached the ten-purpose plateau for a 0.33 consecutive season, and he’s now estimable one point away from his profession excessive of 28 aspects plan as a rookie in 2016-17.

Video: BUF@MTL: Lehkonen dives to operate very perfect passing play

Joel Armia 

In his first season as a Hab, Armia is now estimable one purpose away from matching his personal-supreme 12 targets scored in 2017-18 with the Winnipeg Jets.

Video: NYI@MTL: Weal sets up Armia for PPG