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Montreal’s “kid line” is on fire early

Oct 6, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have played just two games, but their youngest line is proving to be the most productive.

Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, and Lars Eller helped spur the team to victory over Philadelphia Saturday night, but their combined efforts have them leading the team in scoring.

It all starts with the 24-year-old Eller whose two goals and three assists see him evolving as a real offensive threat. After acquiring him in the Jaroslav Halak trade in 2010, their patience is paying off.

At 19 years old, Galchenyuk, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, burst on the scene last season showing glimpses of what made him one of the top prospects in that draft. His four assists have him becoming the team’s top playmaker and the 21-year-old Gallagher is cashing in with the goals.

Should Danny Briere and Max Pacioretty (recently injured) hit their stride offensively, Montreal could be a dangerous goal-scoring team if the “kid line” continues to produce like this. Obviously it’s early in the year, but Habs faithful have to enjoy seeing this evolution.

  1. valoisvipers - Oct 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Should be called the EGG line.

  2. stinkpretty1 - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    patience thru a trade, hard working 5th round pick earning a spot, and 3rd overall pick courtesy of a bad year.
    Great mixture!!!

  3. joey4id - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Eller is by far the most improved on the habs. However, they are still weak at center, and still too small to be considered SC contenders. Flyers looked horrible last night. Could Laviolette be one loss closer to be shown the exit?

  4. smurfposse - Oct 6, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    He’s not improved. Eller has been on this path since they picked him up. They have been patient and now he’s making his big jump offensively after a good half season last year.

    Its game 2 of the season, of course they aren’t contenders…or thought to be. They have a good window to be seen as one IF all goes well with the other lines, that Price plays like his legend says he can, and that those injured come back as strong as ever… not too much to ask though in my opinion. Lots of people thought last season a fluke, I see them just breaking stride to being the team they have been built to be.

  5. Moop - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    These three guys are all great players and should do great things for Montreal in the coming years. I’m a Bruins fan and I loved watching them play against Boston last year, should be some good games this year too.

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