Opposing strategists take notes. It's now obvious: the Montreal Canadiens' defensive brigade is a formidable arsenal.
So far in the 2019-2020 season, Blue Line soldiers have sparkled the red light 13 times in 17 games. This is 21.6% of the total goal production (60) of the workforce.
During the last three games, the statistics are disconcerting: seven of the 11 goals of the CH have been the work of his back. Statistically speaking, this proportion is 63.6%.
Victor Mete scored two goals against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Shea Weber scored two goals against the Kings Los Angeles, Saturday, after blackening the goal column two days earlier in Philadelphia.
Finally before Saturday's clash, Ben Chiarot was on a productive two-game streak.
Is Captain Weber surprised?
"Not really. Victor Mete has finally unlocked! ", He told us with humor after the 3-2 win on Saturday.
"Our defense has been effective. The entire defensive brigade has elevated its game. We will have to continue like this to be successful. "
It lacks this defense a skilled southpaw for his top 4, certainly, but we must give back to Cesar what belongs to him. When Shea Weber shook the ropes for the second time in a power play over the Kings, the Habs had the most productive defensive core of the Bettman circuit.
See the summary of the Canadiens-Kings game in the main video, above.