Canadiens' Gallagher, Byron honoured

It's been a rough year for the Montreal Canadiens to say the least, but on Tuesday, two of the team's brightest lights earned significant honours.

Top scorer Brendan Gallagher was named the 2017-18 recipient of the Molson Cup as Habs' player of the year, finishing ahead of Jonathan Drouin and goaltender Antti Niemi. In addition, he takes home the monthly honours for March and April.

With three games left in the season, Gallagher leads all Habs with 30 goals and 51 points.

The Molson Cup award is determined by the nightly three-star selections.

Meanwhile, Paul Byron was named the winner of the Jacques-Beauchamp-Molson award as the Hab who played a dominant role during the regular season, without earning any particular honour.

The award is voted on by members of the media covering the team.

Byron finished ahead of Nicolas Deslauriers and Antti Niemi in the voting.

It's the second time he's won the award. He also won it in 2015-16.

Like Gallagher, Byron has played in all 79 games the team has played so far, scoring 19 goals and 34 points.