It was pretty obvious when Max Pacioretty went down for 3-4 weeks after emergency surgery, but Alex Galchenyuk was informed today that he won't be riding buses around Ontario ever again.

It only took 4 games, 1 goal and 2 assists, for the Canadiens to know that Galchenyuk is ready for the show. The third line of Brandon Prust, Galchenyuk, and fellow rookie Brendan Gallagher has been exciting every time they step on the ice, and they've already developed some serious chemistry.

The line is being managed brilliantly by Michel Therrien, Each player getting between 56.3 and 61.1% offensive zone starts at even strength, creating an offensive exploitation line that Therrien uses much more often when the team is up by a goal or two.