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, but not their captain.Mikael Granlund scored, Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Wild defeated the Canadiens 1-0 Monday night.The Canadiens got good news about Shea Weber, who was hit in the face with the puck while blocking a shot in the first period.The Canadiens’ captain will travel with the team on a two-game trip, starting Tuesday night in Detroit.It’s a major break for the Canadiens, who have lost two games in a row and are struggling get back in a playoff position in the Eastern Conference.“He’ll go on the road trip with us,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. “The tests were positive. I assume he will play (on Tuesday) but I can’t guarantee it.”Weber blocked a shot by Granlund and the puck rode up his own stick and hit him on the left cheek.Weber winced in pain on the bench but played seven more shifts and finished the first period. He did not return for the second.The 33-year-old already missed the first 24 games of the season with foot and knee injuries dating to last season.Defensemen Petry, Victor Mete and Jordie Benn were forced to carry the load of Weber’s absence, playing 26 minutes Ryan Callahan Jersey
, 40 seconds, 21:15 and 21:12, respectively.“Obviously that’s a big loss in the first period,” said Petry. “You never want to lose a guy. It’s about guys playing in different roles and playing a little more than normal. It does shake things up a little bit.”Montreal was also without forward Kenny Agostino for most of the game. Agostino was given a game misconduct just 2:28 in because of a late hit on Minnesota’s Eric Fehr, who left the game after hitting his head on the edge of the players’ bench. Fehr did not return.The depleted roster took its toll in the third period as Granlund netted his first goal since Nov. 29.“We were in it the whole time,” Julien said. “We had better scoring chances than they did. One mistake ended up costing us the game.”Carey Price stopped 24 shots for the Canadiens, who have dropped two in a row.With the win, the Wild have won three straight games http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-ryan-mcdonagh-jersey
, all on the road.“It was a fairly sloppy game overall,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “It seemed like the ice was so fast that pucks were spinning like a curling rock every time it hit somebody’s stick. The best pass was the one they gave Granlund.”Granlund scored the game’s only goal at 6:58 of the third period after pouncing on a no-look pass giveaway by Montreal defenseman Jeff Petry deep in his own zone.Granlund scored his 12th of the season when he waited out Price, who was partially blocked by players in front of the net.The Wild have won eight consecutive games against the Canadiens dating to Nov. 8, 2014. Granlund has at least a point in each of those victories.The Canadiens failed to avenge a 7-1 loss in the teams’ last meeting. It was Montreal’s worst defeat of the season.NOTES: The Wild took a season-high 23 penalty minutes in the first period. . The Canadiens announced Monday that Price will not attend the NHL All-Star Game due to “a nagging injury.” … Montreal placed defenseman David Schlemko on waivers.UP NEXTWild: At Boston on Tuesday.Canadiens: At Detroit on Tuesday. Just over a week after firing Ron Hextall, the Philadelphia Flyers have named Chuck Fletcher as their new general manager and executive vice president.OFFICIAL: Chuck Fletcher has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. t.co/jBphjI2Vhx—
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," chairman and Comcast CEO Dave Scott said in the statement."Chuck has earned success throughout his impressive NHL career and offers the right mix of expertise, business acumen and leadership qualities that the Flyers need today as we work to achieve our ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup Championship."advertisingFletcher is the ninth GM in Flyers history, and he'll be tasked with helping the Flyers get back into championship contention. Since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 2010, they've won just two playoff series - the last one coming in 2012. via NHL.comThe Flyers have been mired in mediocrity since 2013, making the playoffs just three times over that span. Playing in a market that's never short of expectations, Fletcher will try to build around a team that is heavy in veteran and young talent, but lacking in quality goaltending.Fletcher took over a struggling Minnesota team after the 2008-09 season and built them into a contender after signing prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. He also drafted studs in Mikael Granlund Tyler Johnson Jersey
, Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba. Indeed, Fletcher has a strong track record that should have Flyer fans exited.advertisingWhat This MeansThe Flyers have too much talent to be this mediocre, so they're hoping a change in leadership at the top will change that. Fletcher has a great history when it comes to drafting, trading and free agency.His first order of business will be determining the fate of head coach Dave Hakstol, who's been on the hot seat for a while now. With Joel Quenneville and Alain Vigneault among the many big names available, Fletcher could opt for a change behind the bench very soon.