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Canadiens try to halt California woes vs. Kings

LOS ANGELES -- The Montreal Canadiens will continue their annual trek through California when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. Though the temperatures are warmer than back home in their native Quebec, the reception from their hosts has been ice cold. Montreal (16-6-2) sits atop the Atlantic Division thanks to its superior 12-1-1 record at home...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Canadiens vs. Sharks 10 Takeaways: Habs push for 40 minutes, but can’t overcome early deficit

It was another case of a solid outing undone by a few timely errors. 1. An early deficit The Habs gave up two goals early, including a 2-on-0 situation where Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski found themselves all alone in front of Carey Price. Unsurprisingly, they made Montreal pay for the offensive-turnover that led to the chance. 2. Blenderific Michel Therrien’s patented...
Via Eyes On The Prize
8 hours ago

Canadiens as the Next John Scott?

John Scott – (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports) There’s likely never going to be another John Scott in the NHL All-Star Game. The league has made sure of that, with a new series of rules and regulations that would prevent someone playing in the American Hockey League from being voted in. So, an exact repeat of the John Scott saga? That’s not going to happen, although anything...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Tip of the Iceberg: The St. John’s IceCaps’ key moments from November

The Coles Notes for the month of November, including Scherbak’s benching and Hudon’s injury. The St. John’s IceCaps had 14 games on tap during the month of November, and managed to take home the win in just over half of them. Five of their victories came on home ice with just three on the road, to finish the month in fourth place in the North Division with 23 points (11-10...
Via Eyes On The Prize
13 hours ago

Saturday Habs Headlines: Carey Price early favourite to win second Hart Trophy

Here are your daily links, including the chances of Price earning more accolades, more love for Shea Weber, no NHLers at the Olympics and much more! Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Carey Price joins Shea Weber among candidates believed to have the best chance at obtaining individual awards this year. The Canadiens’ goaltender is the early favourite for the Hart Trophy. [NHL...
Via Eyes On The Prize
17 hours ago

Habs in ‘Win Now’ Mode

The Montreal Canadiens find themselves in different circumstances than the previous few seasons. Many different factors lead to the conclusion that the Habs need to be in win-now mode. Trading for a veteran defenceman, star players on team-friendly contracts, and the best goaltender in the world all mix together to force Marc Bergevin to go for broke. Players like Max Pacioretty...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Help Wanted: Second-Line Center

Other than Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal’s centers have not produced much offensively this season. On his own, Galchenyuk has 22 points in 22 games. Meanwhile, Tomas Plekanec, David Desharnais and Torrey Mitchell have 21 points COMBINED between the three of them. For Mitchell as the fourth-line center, he has seven points in 22 games, which is reasonable considering his role, but for...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 2-1 win over Wings

DETROIT (AP) Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:37 of overtime, and the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday night. Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal, which improved to 16-4-2. Carey Price stopped 32 shots. Justin Abdelkader scored for Detroit (10-11-1), and Petr Mrazek made 22 saves. Galchenyuk finished off a 2-on-1 by one-timing a pass from...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty breaks tie, Canadiens beat Hurricanes 2-1

MONTREAL (AP) Max Pacioretty broke a tie 14 seconds into the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday night to end the Hurricanes' winning streak at five games. Carey Price made 31 saves, and Andrew Shaw also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens improved to 15-4-2 and avenged a 3-2 loss last week in Carolina with backup Al Montoya in goal. Elias Lindholm...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Gallagher on the shootout: “I have no moves and I hate the shootout”

Brendan Gallagher isn’t a fan of the shootout. The Montreal Canadiens pest-extraordinaire appeared on TSN690, where he admitted he wasn’t a fan of the after-overtime tiebreaker. Love the honesty @BGALLY17 on #TSN690 re shootouts: "I have no moves and I hate the shootout. pic.twitter.com/DhNjjk6Yxs — Rick Moffat (@RickMoffat) November 21, 2016 Shootouts, after an initial...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL institutes 'John Scott' rule for All-Star voting

NEW YORK -- The NHL is taking steps to avoid another John Scott situation at the All-Star Game.The league on Monday announced new fan voting rules that disqualify players from being named All-Star captains if they're injured or sent to the American Hockey League. Scott, a journeyman enforcer, was voted in by fans last year when he was with the Arizona Coyotes and still served as...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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