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The Numbers Game - December 20, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Senators in Montreal.4 – Number of times the Canadiens and the Senators will do battle this season, with Saturday night’s tilt marking the first time the two teams clashed during the 2014-15 campaign. Michel Therrien’s troops won the season series by a 3-2 margin last year, winning the final three meetings betw

Game Preview: Senators @ Canadiens

SENATORS (14-12-6) @ CANADIENS (20-11-2)The Canadiens welcome the Ottawa Senators to the Bell Centre on Saturday night for their final home game of 2014.Michel Therrien’s troops won’t play in front of their fans until January 6, 2015. They will battle the Islanders, the Hurricanes, the Panthers, the Devils and the Penguins during that span.Max Pacioretty, who was injured on Thursday ni

24CH now available via Club 1909

MONTREAL CANADIENS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSMONTREAL – 24CH, the groundbreaking documentary series chronicling the on- and off-ice evolution of the 2014-15 Montreal Canadiens season, is now available online for the first time to all members of Club 1909.Outside of Canada, members of Club 1909, the Canadiens’ loyalty program, will have full and unlimited access to 24CH.In Canada, fans wi

The sky's the limit

MONTREAL – In Alex Galchenyuk’s case, the best really is yet to come.Already among the league’s smoothest skaters, premiere passers and most deceptive stick handlers, the 20-year-old forward has made incredible strides since debuting with the Canadiens back in 2012-13, but he’s as hungry as ever to round out his game and achieve much, much more.“I want to improve on everything, whether it’

Notebook - December 19, 2014

BROSSARD – In today’s notebook, David Desharnais switches roles, Max Pacioretty battles an injury, and McGill’s Jacob Gervais-Chouinard suits up at practice.Changing places: When the Canadiens battle the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, you can expect to see David Desharnais at a position other than center. He will begin the game playing left-wing on a line with Lars Eller

Canadiens sign third round pick Brett Lernout to a three-year contract

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced on Friday the signing of 2014 third round pick Brett Lernout to a three-year, entry level contract (2015-16 to 2017-18). Lernout is leading the defenseman of his team with eight goals and 18 points in 34 games this season with WHL’s Swift Current Broncos. The 6’4’’ and 203 lbs defenseman was assessed 36 pen

Solid effort

MONTREAL – The Canadiens put up a solid effort against the NHL’s top team on Thursday, but in the end fell just short.Outhitting, outshooting, and even outdrawing their opponents in the face-off circle, the Habs outplayed the Ducks in nearly every stat column except the one which mattered most – goals scored.“We played a good game. We competed. I liked the work ethic a lot of our guys show

The Numbers Game - December 18, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Canadiens and the Ducks in Montreal.10 – Rank Saku Koivu occupies among the Canadiens’ all-time scoring leaders. With 641 career points in Montreal, Koivu is ahead of a number of Habs legends, including Elmer Lach, Mats Naslund and Dickie Moore.70.5 – Percentage of career games Saku Koivu has played with the Canadiens, suiti

It's good to be back

MONTREAL – Saku Koivu and his family might reside in Southern California, but the longtime Habs captain insists Montreal will always be home.Hours before taking part in a pre-game ceremony being held to honor his on and off-ice achievements over the course of an 18-year NHL playing career, the recently retired Koivu reminisced about returning to a city that embraced him for well over a decade

Game Preview: Ducks @ Canadiens

DUCKS (21-7-5) @ CANADIENS (20-10-2)On Thursday night, the Canadiens will welcome the league’s top team to the Bell Centre, and celebrate the storied career of former captain, Saku Koivu.Prior to the tilt against the powerhouse Anaheim Ducks, Koivu will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. The Finnish star served as the Canadiens’ captain for 10 of his 14 seasons in Montreal. Once the pre-ga

Letter from the Béliveau family

Hello everyone.You can be certain that our grandfather, had he been with us today, wouldn’t have addressed all of you without first expressing his deepest gratitude for the many heartwarming tributes that were shared over the past few days. We would like to take this moment, first and foremost, to say a special thanks to all of you.Thank you to all his fans for their passion and kindness.

Man of heart

BROSSARD – Brandon Prust might’ve spent his fair share of time in the penalty box, but he’s a gentleman in every sense of the word, especially when it comes to performing community service.While his style of play has evolved significantly since making his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames back in 2006-07, Prust’s commitment to helping others has remained unchanged.Involved in a variety of

Celebrating a leader

BROSSARD – When Saku Koivu is presented to the Bell Centre faithful on Thursday night, the 18-year NHL veteran will undoubtedly receive a grand ovation.After announcing his retirement in early September, the Canadiens will honor Koivu’s storied career in a pre-game ceremony prior to the tilt against the Anaheim Ducks. It will be a chance for the organization and the fans to thank a man who not

The Montreal Canadiens unveil new and exclusive line of products designed by internationally acclaimed Off the Hook

MONTREAL CANADIENS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSMONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens officially launched today their new collaboration in street-wear apparel with internationally acclaimed designer and retailer, Off the Hook Boutique.The CHxOTH line offers a fresh, subtle and new way for fans to show their passion. The collaboration allows young and fashion-forward designers to interpret the CH br

If the hat fits

MONTREAL - In a week dedicated to goal-setting, Alex Galchenyuk has quickly shown a knack for goal scoring.Playing in his first game since meeting with Michel Therrien to outline some of the strides his head coach would like to see the 20-year-old forward make in his third NHL season, Galchenyuk proved he’s ready to listen.“We had a good talk this week about his objectives for this season,

The Numbers Game - December 16, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and the Hurricanes in Montreal.3 – Number of goals scored by Alex Galchenyuk as the 20-year-old center registered his first career NHL hat trick on Tuesday.1 – Number of times the Habs and Hurricanes have met so far this year, following Tuesday’s game at the Bell Centre. The two teams will meet twice more this seaso

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Hurricanes

HURRICANES (8-18-3) @ CANADIENS (19-10-2)The Canadiens will be looking for a third consecutive win on Tuesday while the Hurricanes will try to avoid a sixth straight loss when the two teams meet at the Bell Centre.The Habs are coming off a 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday in which Jiri Sekac scored a pair of goals and Carey Price made 44 saves to defeat the reigning Stanley

Top talent

MONTREAL – Jiri Sekac has been a revelation for the Canadiens this season.The 22-year-old winger has turned plenty of heads in his short time in La Belle Province, demonstrating the same skill, finesse and intensity that impressed the Habs’ brass when they came across the former KHL standout while he was plying his trade overseas for HC Lev-Praha.With six goals and 12 points in 24 games, S

As good as it gets

MONTREAL – It’s tough to put just how good a goaltender Carey Price is into words, but his teammates did a fairly good job of that on Friday night.After watching their starter turn aside a season-high 44 shots in a 6-2 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at the Bell Centre, Michel Therrien’s troops singled out the Anahim Lake, BC native’s performance as the X-factor i

The Numbers Game - December 12, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Friday's game between the Canadiens and the Kings in Montreal.0 – Number of losses the Canadiens have suffered in games held on Friday nights in Montreal in team history, including their most recent outing game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Habs boast a record of 12 wins, no losses, and four ties in 16 games held on this particular day of the week.

This Holiday Season, the Montreal Canadiens reach out to the community with different initiatives.

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – With Christmas just around the corner, the Montreal Canadiens family will once again be actively involved in several traditional initiatives in the community. Red, White and Blue Santa for ChristmasIn the spirit of the Holidays, the players and their wives and girlfriends, as well as members of the Montreal Canadiens organization, generously support the initiative

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Kings

KINGS (15-9-5) @ CANADIENS (18-10-2)The Canadiens face a tough test on Friday as the team prepares to host the defending Stanley Cup champions at the Bell Centre.Coming off an emotional 3-1 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in a game dedicated to the late Jean Béliveau, the Habs now get set to face another western opponent for the sixth time in a row since the start of the mon

Making noise

BROSSARD – Sven Andrighetto is quickly earning his stripes in Montreal.The 21-year-old forward, who was called up from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on December 5, wasted little time demonstrating his readiness to compete at the big-league level. After lighting the lamp in his first career NHL game on December 6 in Dallas, the Zurich native registered the primary assist on linemate Tomas Plekane

The ultimate farewell

MONTREAL – A national funeral to honor Mr. Jean Béliveau was held at Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon.Family members, friends, dignitaries and members of the Montreal Canadiens organization filled the basilica’s seats to bid the legendary Habs captain a final farewell. The ceremony was presided over by Monsignor Christian Lépine, the Archbishop of Montreal.Select r

In his honor

MONTREAL – On a night meant to honor the memory of one of the greatest legends in Canadiens history, Michel Therrien’s troops rode a wave of palpable emotion to an all-important victory.Tomas Plekanec’s ninth goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie with 4:16 remaining in the third period, lifting the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre on Tuesday. The win snapped th

The Numbers Game - December 9, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and the Canucks in Montreal.0 – Number of people who remained seated as the Canadiens paid tribute to Mr. Jean Béliveau prior to Tuesday night’s tilt against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre. Fans got out of their seats in unison to celebrate the memory of the hockey legend after a moment of silence was observed

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Canucks

CANUCKS (18-8-2) @ CANADIENS (17-10-2)Back home for the first time in over a week, the Canadiens will honor Jean Béliveau with a pre-game ceremony at the Bell Centre before taking on the visiting Vancouver Canucks.Looking for a spark on offense, head coach Michel Therrien has shuffled his lines ahead of Tuesday’s tilt.Monday at practice, Alex Galchenyuk was notably centering a top line

A fitting tribute

MONTREAL – For a second day in a row, thousands of Habs fans braved the cold to pay tribute to the man who spent his life warming hearts around the hockey world.It was the final day of Jean Béliveau’s public viewing ahead of Wednesday’s planned state funeral, and fans from across Canada once again poured into the Bell Centre beginning at 10:00 a.m. – although a line formed outside the main ent

Searching for a spark

BROSSARD – After dropping three straight games and six of their last seven outings, Michel Therrien elected to shake things up at practice on Monday afternoon at the Bell Sports Complex.With a tilt against the Western Conference powerhouse Vancouver Canucks on the horizon, the Canadiens bench boss changed the dynamic of his forward lines, looking to right the ship on offense to begin an extend

Bidding farewell

Tens of thousands of people visited the Bell Centre on Sunday to pay tribute to the late Mr. Jean Béliveau, who lay in wake for the first of two days of public viewing. A steady stream of fans braved the cold to offer their sincerest condonlences to the Béliveau family, and bid their hockey idol farewell for the last time. A host of sports and political figures were on site as well.Gilbert Per News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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