The Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty was named the NHL’s second star of the week on Monday after leading all players with five goals last week, including two game-winners, as the Habs won three straight games.
The five goals give Pacioretty 7-2-9 totals in 15 games this season.
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin was named the NHL’s first star after leading all players with seven assists and eight points in four games. Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk was named the third star after posting a 2-0-0 record with a 0.50 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.
Meanwhile, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced on Monday that former Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois and current Canadiens assistant coach Gerard Gallant will be among the four new inductees into the QMJHL Hall of Fame.
Brisebois and Gallant will be joined by Jean-Luc Phaneuf and Normand Caisse at the official induction ceremony slated for April 2, 2014.
Brisebois played 208 games in the QMJHL, posting 258 points, and won the Presidents Cup twice with Laval, in 1989 and 1990. He also won two gold medals with Team Canada at the world junior championships in 1990 and 1991. Brisebois is now a player development coach with the Canadiens.
Gallant played three seasons in the QMJHL, starting in 1980-81, when he posted 41-60-101 totals in 68 games as a rookie with the Sherbrooke Castors. During his three seasons in the QMJHL, Gallant accumulated 321 points and 706 penalty minutes.
After enjoying a day off Sunday, the Canadiens stayed away from the ice for a second straight day on Monday with the players doing off-ice training in Brossard.
Rene Bourque, who has been sidelined with a lower-body injury, is skating but there was no word on when he might return to the lineup.
The Canadiens return to action Wednesday when they visit the Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The Habs will be in Washington Friday (5 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690) before facing the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
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