– I feared for the health of Andrew Shaw heading into this season. He was suffering from concussions and it was looking very bad considering it took him from April to September to feel better. He most definitely now feels better. Shaw is playing in the same manner as he did when he was a key figure in the Hawks Cup runs. It is a fact and not an opinion to dispute that Shaw played with Jonathan Toews on one of the Hawks’ Cups runs and therefore was important. Shaw in the first period drew a penalty and then scored on that power play. Second period and it’s Shaw again in front of the net and he smartly waits it out to score his second of the night. He has been one of the better Habs players this season. I did not see that coming. As someone who feels so horribly when these players suffer concussions, I’m so pleased for this.
– Jonathan Drouin as a quarterback on the power play totally works for me. Drouin on the right side with Weber on the left is the set up that opens up all of the options. Drouin has the vision to find them all. He can also choose to fire a shot by buying some space for himself too. Now if they would put Pacioretty in the slot and Galchenyuk on the right side, they’d really be in business. The one timer on passes from Drouin to Galchenyuk . . . I am absolutely certain would be a thing. Drouin was shooting more on the point which he needs to do more of because it sets up the other options if the penalty killers actually think he will also shoot.