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Hitting the books

MONTREAL – The passion to coach hockey is alive and well in Quebec. Just ask the 700 minor hockey coaches who participated in the annual Tim Hortons Coaching Day on Saturday.For a 12th-consecutive year, coaches from all levels of hockey and all four corners of Quebec filled the Bell Centre to share their passion for the game while also learning how to pass it along to their young players on th

Game Preview: Rangers @ Canadiens

RANGERS (4-3-0) @ CANADIENS (6-1-0)After going three straight days without playing a game, Michel Therrien’s troops will be back in action on Saturday night when they play host to the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre. It marks New York’s first visit to La Belle Province since the Eastern Conference Finals last spring.Like the Canadiens, the Rangers haven’t seen game action since Tuesday

Milestone man

BROSSARD – Evolving as an NHL coach since the start of the 21st century, Michel Therrien no longer counts the days spent at the arena on the eve of his 600th game behind the bench – an impressive feat for a coach who broke into the league as a 37-year-old.“When I first started, I had Doug Gilmour as a player on our roster, and he was older than me. If we still had a player who was older than m

The Canadiens offer support to the fight against cancer

MONTREAL – As part of the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer Program, the Montreal Canadiens have undertaken several initiatives in the to emphasize the courage of those living with cancer and raise awareness and funds for a cause that affects almost one out of two persons in Quebec. Every year the Montreal Canadiens team up with all NHL member clubs and the NHLPA and participate in this annual event to pro

The Canadiens, Senators and Maple Leafs team up to pay tribute to the brave Canadian soldiers who lost their lives this past week

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – To honor the brave soldiers who lost their lives this past week in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa, and to show appreciation for the men and women whose selfless actions stopped the attackers and aided the victims, the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will stage a coordinated tribute Saturday immediately preceding the 7 p.m. ET puck drops at

Notebook - October 23, 2014

BROSSARD – In today’s notebook, the Canadiens reflect on the tragedy that struck the nation’s capital, and players gather for some team bonding. Pausing to reflect: After practice on Thursday, a few Habs shared their thoughts on the tragic events that took place in Ottawa. For some, the images on television and social media evoked painful memories. Such was the case for Mississauga native, Man

Sparkplug on D

MONTREAL – Was Alexei Emelin deliberately trying to send Milan Lucic a message when he delivered a thundering open-ice hit on the Bruins power forward just 2:06 into the Canadiens’ home opener last Thursday night?“No, no,” insisted the 28-year-old defenseman, who, some 18 months earlier, came out on the wrong side of a hit attempt on Lucic at the Bell Centre, suffering a devastating knee injur

Power performer

MONTREAL – When Alex Galchenyuk is on his game, the chances of shutting him down are slim to none. The Red Wings learned that lesson the hard way on Tuesday night.With the Canadiens down 1-0 late in the third period, the 20-year-old forward won a critical one-on-one battle with Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey down low, before beating goaltender Jimmy Howard on a wraparound to send the game to

The Numbers Game - October 21, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and the Red Wings at the Bell Centre.600 – Number of career games Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has suited up for in the NHL, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Canadiens. Kronwall debuted with the Red Wings back in 2003-04, and has played his entire career in the Motor City. The Swedish rearguard was sel

Game Preview: Red Wings @ Canadiens

RED WINGS (3-1-1) @ CANADIENS (5-1-0)Looking for a sixth win in just seven games so far this season, the Habs could repeat the feat last achieved during the start of the 1977-78 season with a win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.Riding a two-game win streak over the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche, the Canadiens are enjoying an explosive start to the season on offense, c

Leading man

MONTREAL – Winning draws is an art form few players have mastered, but Manny Malhotra is a part of that elite group.The 34-year-old centerman, who signed a one-year deal with the Canadiens back on July 1st, has been nothing short of dominant in the faceoff circle since the start of the 2014-15 campaign, having bested his opponents 66.3 percent of the time through six games – tops amongst all r

Taking control

MONTREAL – Michel Therrien’s troops couldn’t solve Calvin Pickard early on Saturday night, but P.K. Subban wasn’t about to let the rookie netminder leave La Belle Province with his first career NHL victory.The 2013 Norris Trophy winner lit the lamp twice in the second period, including a highlight-reel tally that sent the Bell Centre faithful into a frenzy, to lift the Canadiens to a 3-2 win a

The Numbers Game - October 18, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Avalanche at the Bell Centre. 2,501 – Number of games Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais has worked behind the bench, including Saturday night’s game against the Avalanche. Gervais, who hit the 2,500 game mark on Thursday night against Boston, was honored for reaching the milestone in a pre-game ceremon

Game Preview : Avalanche @ Canadiens

AVALANCHE (1-3-1) @ CANADIENS (4-1-0)The Canadiens will look to continue their impressive start to the season on Saturday night when the Colorado Avalanche stop by the Bell Centre. In their most recent game, the Habs celebrated their home opener in style on Thursday night, with a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins. In their first game in front of the home crowd, Jiri Sekac and Pierre-Alexandre

A winning combination

BROSSARD – It hasn't taken the line of Brendan Gallagher, David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty long to pick up right where it left off last season.Back together again after a brief period apart to start the year, the trio came to life on Thursday night against the Bruins, combining for three goals and eight points to help the Canadiens secure their fourth win in their last five games.For hi

Pedaling for a cause

BROSSARD – Just because the regular season is underway doesn’t mean that the Canadiens have put any of their social or community involvement initiatives on hold.Following practice on Friday, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Brendan Gallagher and Jarred Tinordi hit the stationary bike for a very good cause, taking part in a “Spin-o-don” to benefit Centraide, which will hold its inaugural relay

A real homeboy

MONTREAL – Jiri Sekac got the full Bell Centre experience during his first NHL home game. Suiting up in front of his new fans for the first time after playing his first four NHL games on the road, Sekac started his night by stepping out of the Zamboni tunnel and hoisting the iconic Canadiens torch at center ice. That wasn’t even close to the biggest ovation he would receive during the team’s

The Numbers Game - October 16, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Canadiens and the Bruins at the Bell Centre. 11 – Number of times in franchise history that the Canadiens have celebrated their home opener with a game against the Bruins, boasting an 8-1-1 record in those matchups ahead of Thursday’s opener. 4 – Number of players suiting up for their first regular season games at the Bell C

The Montreal Canadiens and FANS Entertainment partner to offer the best fan experience at Bell Centre

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens and FANS Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have finalized a long-term agreement for the implementation of a new mobile entertainment platform available for Montreal Canadiens home games. With this agreement, the Bell Centre will be equipped with the most advanced mobile platform in the industry, bringing together a set of features to

Game Preview: Bruins @ Canadiens

CANADIENS (3-1-0) @ BRUINS (2-3-0)After starting the season by picking up six of a possible eight points on the road, the Canadiens are finally back in Montreal on Thursday for an Original Six home opener opposite the Boston Bruins.Thursday's matchup marks the first between the Habs and the Bruins since Montreal eliminated Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals last spring.

The Montreal Canadiens unveil new campaign, details regarding ground-breaking fan program

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens officially launched today their new “Club 1909” fan program, an initiative aimed at uniting all faithful fans of the team around the world. The program will be supported by the largest and most expansive media campaign in franchise history, part of which was unveiled earlier on Wednesday in the first of a series of irreverent videos featuring Mon

The Last Word: Chris Jericho

As animated in the ring as he is on stage with his band, Fozzy, Chris Irvine – better known around wrestling circles as Chris Jericho – has been a multidisciplinary entertainer since his teenage years. Famous for his exploits on the ropes with the WCW and WWE for the past two decades, Jericho has made his mark on the music industry with the same intensity of his classic finisher, the Walls of Jeri

Notebook - October 15, 2014

BROSSARD – In today’s notebook, Dale Weise opens up on Milan Lucic, Max Pacioretty discusses the power play, and Michael Bournival is Hamilton-bound.Fond memories: The Canadiens are getting set for their home opener against the archrival Boston Bruins on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. After playing four straight games on the road to start the year, Michel Therrien’s troops will suit in fro

On the bright side

TAMPA BAY – A lopsided loss at the hands of the Lightning wasn’t the way the Canadiens envisioned closing out their season-opening four-game road swing, but they’re still returning to Montreal with six out of a possible eight points in the bank.Outgunned and outmanned in the opening 20 minutes of play for a fourth straight game, Michel Therrien’s troops were unable to find the magic that had e

The Numbers Game - October 13, 2014

TAMPA BAY - Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Canadiens and the Lightning in Florida.5 – Number of times the Lighting and the Canadiens will do battle during the regular season in 2014-15, with the first of those matchups coming on Monday night at Amalie Arena. The two clubs will square off just one more time in the Sunshine State, while the other three tilts will be contest

Tomas Plekanec named the First star of the week

NEW YORK – Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec, Minnesota Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 12.FIRST STAR – TOMAS PLEKANEC, C, MONTREAL CANADIENS Plekanec tied for the League lead with four goals (4-1—5), helping the Canadiens pick up a trio of road wins to open the season with a

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Lightning

CANADIENS (3-0-0) @ LIGHTNING (1-0-1)The Canadiens will do battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night for the first time since Michel Therrien’s troops eliminated Jon Cooper’s contingent in four straight games in the opening round of the playoffs last season.If the Habs manage to secure a win in Tampa Bay, not only will they sit atop the NHL standings, but they also will have swep

Up to the task

TAMPA BAY – There’s a huge learning curve that comes with assuming any backup role in the NHL, but goaltending coach Stephane Waite insists if anyone can handle the job, Dustin Tokarski can.It didn’t take the 25-year-old netminder long to prove his new instructor right. Days after cracking the Canadiens’ roster out of training camp in favor of veteran Peter Budaj, Tokarski paced Michel Therrie

Call it a comeback

PHILADELPHIA - The Canadiens exorcised their Eastern Pennsylvania demons on Saturday night in a big, big way.Down 3-0 in the third period to the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center, Michel Therrien’s troops stormed back to score three unanswered goals in a span of 7:35 before Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau beat netminder Ray Emery in the shootout to lift the Habs to a 4-3 win. It was also their third

The Numbers Game - October 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.2 – Number of franchises against which the Philadelphia Flyers have an all-time losing record, one of which is the Canadiens, while the other is the Boston Bruins. Montreal held an 81-68-30-2 record against their opponents from the City of Brotherly Love entering Saturday ni News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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