Ryder has gone scoreless in his past two games, but prior to that was one of the Canadiens' top offensive contributors since arriving via trade from the Dallas Stars on Feb. 27. Prior to the two most recent games, both losses in which the Canadiens were outscored 12-4 total, Ryder enjoyed a run in which he collected 19 points in 18 games.
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website