Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin's patience comes to an end. His team lost their last six games and they won only three of 14 games since their starting goalie, 2014 Vezina trophy winner Carey Price reinjured his kneeon November 25 2015. Price will probably not return for at least mid-January.

Goaltenders Dustin Tokarski and Mike Condon shared the work during Price's absence, but their performances were not convincing at all.They allowed 39 goals and posted a .860 save percentage during that span. The Habs are falling in the standing and they do not seem to play in order to change that. Well, the team that debuted their season with nine straigth wins and that was first overall in the league before Price's reinjured himself seems like a time long gone.

Bergevin certainly does not want to continue to lose games at that pace. He decided to make a move in order to upgrade his goalie position during the time Price is injured. Monday morning, he acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens in exchange of forward Zack Kassian.

29 years old Ben Scrivens does not play the best hockey of his career. He lost his starting spot (the battle to youngster Anders Nilsson for the backup spot) and lost the battle for the starting goaltender with Edmonton's affiliate AHL club, the Bakersfield Condors.

Well, Habs fan, Marc Bergevin acquired a backup goaltender of the AHL.Last season, he played his first season as a number one goalie with the Oilers and, well, as you might know, the season was long, very long, in Edmonton.

Scrivens performances illustrated well the struggle of the Oilers last season. Finishing death last in goals against average (3.16) and saves percentage (.890) for goalies who played more than 30 games and finishing with only 15 wins, he was struggling to get good performances.

Statistically speaking, it is tough to convince Habs fan that Scrivens will get the Canadiens back to a winning road.

However, Scrivens performances were not all of his fault. We can assume that the team he had in front of him last season was not great, either. They finished 28th in the league rankings, finished last in goals against and 25th in goals scored. Playing for a good team, just like the one he played on at the beginning of the 2013-2014, the Los Angeles Kings, would certainly help his play.

In 19 games with the Kings that season, the Kings, the Stanley Cup winner of that season, Scrivens posted a 1.97 GAA and a .931 save percentage.

Will the acquisition of Ben Scrivens help the Canadiens to get back on a winning road?

I don't think Scrivens will be the MAIN cause to help the Montreal Canadiens to get out of their struggle. Stastically, Scrivens is a good goaltender when his team plays well. In addition, the NHL experience he has will help him to be a better candidate during a losing streak than rookie goaltender Mike Condon and inexperienced goalie Dustin Tokarski.

He is not the type of goaltender that would steal a game all alone on a constant basis, like Carey Price get used to the past two seasons.

If the Canadiens players finally play well, like they showed us at the beginning of the season, Scrivens will help the team to win some games in Price's absence. I think the players in front of him are the main cause that would, eventually, get out the Canadiens of their struggles. They do not have to play perfect games like they did at the beginning of the season.

I think they have the resources that, when they simply play a good game, not a perfect one, can allow them to score three plus goals per game. If they continue to play like they did the past weeks, Scrivens will not be capable to help the Canadiens to get back on a winning road. A good try from GM Marc Bergevin to change things around by acquiring Scrivens, who is a better goalie to have in the wait of Price's return, but the players need to elevate their play before getting back on the winning road.

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