Eric Engels, born and raised in Montreal, is in his 16th season on the Canadiens beat. He’s a multi-platform Canadiens and NHL Insider who joined Sportsnet in the spring of 2015. In addition to his written work, Engels is featured on Sportsnet radio across the country and contributes regularly to Sportsnet’s regional and national television broadcasts.
Canadiens' Gallagher, Anderson should be motivated by Armia's recent surge
Joel Armia, after starting the season in the minors, has been playing his best hockey of late and is reaping the rewards. Brendan Gallagher and Josh Anderson — both of whom have struggled — should look to Armia for motivation and inspiration down the stretch.
Slafkovsky's drive to be difference maker for Canadiens on display vs. Capitals
Juraj Slafkovsky had just completed a game that saw him extend his franchise record-breaking point streak to eight, but after not tying the game in the final 1:10 of play, he was anything but satisfied. Talk about holding yourself to a high standard.
Canadiens' loss provides reminder defence will take more time to mature than offence
The Canadiens young defencemen are still learning how to consistently manage the game and how to consistently apply the details that limit the type of breakdowns they had against the Rangers. With time, there will be less and less of them.
Canadiens' Slafkovsky, Guhle part of group committed to accelerated development
The Canadiens have created an environment that has at least partially influenced the players to take ownership of their own development. They have a number of players taking the same approach, and that’s the way it has to be for them to keep advancing in their build.