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Game Preview: Panthers @ Canadiens

PANTHERS (34-26-14) @ CANADIENS (46-21-8)The Canadiens will try to lock up a playoff spot when the Florida Panthers visit the Bell Centre on Saturday.In fact, the Habs could punch their postseason tickets before even hitting the ice if the Boston Bruins drop their matinee game opposite the New York Rangers at TD Garden. With a Boston win however, Montreal would also need to win to clinch a

The road to the Memorial Cup

The road to the Memorial CupHere’s a Canadiens prospects focused preview of this year’s CHL playoffs.Nikita Scherbak (1st round, 26th overall in 2014)Team: Everett Silvertips (43-20-9) – 95 points – 1st place in the U.S. DivisionOpponent: Spokane Chiefs (34-34-4) – 72 points – 1st Wild Card in the Western ConferenceThe Everett Silvertips acquired Nikita Scherbak from the Saskatoon

Forever connected

MONTREAL – Max Pacioretty has come a long way since his playing days at the University of Michigan, and his former linemates couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishments.Back in 2007-08, the Canadiens’ No. 67 played his one and only season with college hockey’s winningest program, sporting the maize and blue as a freshman on a line with captain Kevin Porter and alternate captain Chad Kolarik, bo

Post-game notebook – Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – In Thursday’s post-game notebook; no shortage in the shot department, the Jets’ effort comes as no surprise, and Dustin Tokarski praises his opponent.Shots, shots and more shots: You have to give credit to Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec. He played one outstanding game on Thursday night, turning aside 39 shots to pick up his sixth straight victory between the pipes. Pavelec was partic

The Numbers Game: March 26, 2015

WINNIPEG – Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Habs and the Jets in Winnipeg.38 – Difference, in pounds, between the heaviest player on the Winnipeg Jets’ roster, Dustin Byfuglien, who weighs in at a league-leading 260 lbs., and Greg Pateryn, who leads the Canadiens at 222 lbs.199 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens’ resident iron man P.K. Subban has lac

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Jets

CANADIENS (46-20-8) @ JETS (38-24-12)The Canadiens pay the Winnipeg Jets a rare visit on Thursday in Manitoba.The Habs haven’t visited the MTS Centre since blanking the Jets 3-0 on October 15, 2013. The teams have split a pair of games in Montreal since then, with Winnipeg winning 2-1 in February 2014 and the Habs responding with a 3-0 decision last November.On Tuesday, Michel Therrien

This is the one

WINNIPEG – If Dale Weise has some extra jump in his game on Thursday night at the MTS Centre, there’s a good reason why.For the first time since joining the Canadiens last February, Weise will don the colors of the CH in front of family and friends in his hometown. It’s a game the 26-year-old lifelong Habs fan has had circled on his calendar since the NHL schedule was released last summer. Now

Getting in gear

Getting in gearNASHVILLE – While the Canadiens didn’t leave the Music City with the result they were looking for, it appears that their overall game is rounding into playoff form.On Tuesday night, Michel Therrien’s troops demonstrated plenty of grit in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, giving one of the League’s top teams all it could handle and then

The Numbers Game: March 24, 2015

NASHVILLE – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Habs and the Predators in Nashville.394 – Number of games in which Michel Therrien has been behind the Canadiens’ bench, tying Cecil Hart in that category for fourth spot in team history. Therrien now trails Scotty Bowman (634), Dick Irvin (896) and Toe Blake (914) in that department.6 – Number of NHL teams against whom Pier

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Predators

CANADIENS (46-20-7) @ PREDATORS (44-21-8)The Canadiens will try to make it four in a row on Tuesday in Nashville.Winners of their last three, the Habs have outscored their opponents 9-2 over that span, thanks in large part to the work of Carey Price, who is coming off a pair of back-to-back shutouts and hasn’t allowed a goal since the middle frame in Tampa Bay last Monday.Price will be

The final countdown

BROSSARD – Monday’s below-freezing temperatures aside, it’s beginning to feel a lot like spring in Montreal.Winners of four of their last five games, the Habs have outscored their opponents 14-7 over a week-long span, but the biggest sign of progress in the dressing room may very well be what hasn’t changed on the ice.“The past two games I think our lines have been playing so well together

Thriving on change

MONTREAL – Charles Hudon is clearly a quick study.In his rookie season with the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Sagueneens, the Alma native amassed 60 points to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honours. Three years later, after being traded to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Hudon registered 35 points in 24 regular season games and an additional 21 points in 22 postseason contests, leading his squad all the way

Payback time

MONTREAL – Carey Price gave the San Jose Sharks a taste of their own medicine on Saturday.Coming into the Bell Centre desperate for points while riding a three-game shutout streak dating back to December 1, 2011, the Sharks nevertheless had the tables turned on them in Montreal after Tomas Plekanec scored the eventual game-winner in the first, and Carey Price was, well… Carey Price.“I don’

The Numbers Game: March 21, 2015

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Sharks in Montreal.1,206 – Number of days which had passed since the Canadiens last scored a goal against the Sharks prior to Saturday night. Former Hab Erik Cole was the last Montreal player to beat a San Jose netminder back on December 1, 2011, until Tomas Plekanec snapped the three-year scoreless streak with his

Sign of respect

BROSSARD – Carey Price’s teammates think the world of him, and with good reason.The 27-year-old netminder has been nothing short of spectacular all season long, so much so that he currently leads the League with a career-high 39 wins, a .937 save percentage and a 1.89 goals-against average through 58 starts in goal. It’s hard not to be absolutely amazed with what the Anahim Lake, BC native has

Support staff

MONTREAL – When your goaltender posts a shutout and still only earns third star honors, you know you’ve got a good thing going. Carey Price stopped all 31 Hurricanes shots on Thursday night, earning his eighth shutout of the season while bolstering his already league-leading goals-against average (1.89) and save percentage (.937) in the process. Despite putting his usual heroics on display bet

The Numbers Game: March 19, 2015

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Habs and the Hurricanes in Montreal.8 – Number of Habs players who have hit double digits in goals so far this season, a list that now includes Dale Weise after the gritty forward banged home the game’s opening marker in the first period. 3 – Number of Habs players who have now hit the 20-goal benchmark in 2014-15, with Bren

The Montreal Canadiens enter a partnership with the Montreal Stars

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced thursday a partnership agreement with the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). The Canadiens organization will make its infrastructure and resources available to the Stars, along with a host of expertise in the areas of marketing, advertising and sponsorships, while assisting in merchandising and promoting the Mon

Game Preview: Hurricanes @ Canadiens

HURRICANES (26-34-9) @ CANADIENS (44-20-7)Back from their most recent three-game road trip, the Canadiens return to the Bell Centre to host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.The Hurricanes arrive in Montreal ranked 26th in the NHL with just 61 points in the standings, providing Michel Therrien’s troops with an ideal opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time this month. The

This kid's got it all

MONTREAL – It didn’t take the Everett Silvertips long to realize just how special Nikita Scherbak really is.Veteran bench boss Kevin Constantine can’t say enough good things about the 19-year-old phenom, who is in the midst of closing out another stellar WHL campaign. Scherbak boasts 27 goals and a team-leading 79 points in 63 games this season, in addition to pacing the Silvertips with a plus

Shining star

SUNRISE – The Canadiens left South Florida with their 44th win of the year and two more points in the bank, and they’ve got Dustin Tokarski to thank for it.On Tuesday night, the 25-year-old netminder made 41 stops – including 21 saves in the third period alone – to help the CH close out their three-game road swing with a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. With the victory, t

The Numbers Game: March 17, 2015

SUNRISE – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Habs and the Panthers in Florida.2 – Number of starts that Dustin Tokarski has made against the Florida Panthers this season. Tokarski made his 14th start of the year on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, a building in which he previously earned a W back on December 30.7 – Number of games in which Manny Malhotra was

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Panthers

CANADIENS (43-20-7) @ PANTHERS (31-24-14)The Canadiens wrap-up their east coast road trip in Florida on Tuesday against the Panthers.Coming off a 4-2 loss in Tampa on Monday, the Habs will play their remaining game in hand over the Lightning in Sunrise, with the opportunity to distance themselves atop the Atlantic Division standings with a win against the Panthers. Montreal and Tampa are t

Ready and willing

TAMPA – Brendan Gallagher plays his heart out every time he hits the ice. The 22-year-old did just that on Monday night, showcasing the drive, courage and spirit that has always earned him the respect of his teammates and coaches alike. Knowing that his hockey club needed some kind of spark down 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period at Amalie Arena, Gallagher elected to take matt

The Numbers Game: March 16, 2015

TAMPA – Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Habs and the Lightning in Tampa.12 – Number of games that defenseman Alexei Emelin missed before returning to the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday night. The rugged Russian rearguard hadn’t played since February 18 when he suffered an upper-body injury against the Ottawa Senators.16 – Number of fights that Brandon Prust has engaged

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Lightning

CANADIENS (43-19-7) @ LIGHTNING (42-21-7)Less than a week after hosting the Lightning at the Bell Centre, the Habs get set to take on their closest contenders atop the Atlantic Division standings once again on Monday, this time in Tampa Bay.Last Tuesday, Michel Therrien’s troops were bested 1-0 at the Bell Centre in overtime, falling for the third time in as many occasions to last year’s f

Focusing on themselves

TAMPA – There’s nothing the Canadiens would like more than to give the Lightning a taste of their own medicine on Monday night.Having dropped all three meetings with their Atlantic Division rivals so far this season, Michel Therrien’s troops enter their penultimate regular season encounter with Jon Cooper’s contingent ready as ever to turn the tables on the top scoring squad in the League.

Fully engaged

UNIONDALE – In their final regular season visit to Nassau Coliseum, Michel Therrien’s troops delivered the total team effort they were so desperately looking for. Coming off a pair of losses on home turf, the Canadiens knew full well that besting the New York Islanders in their own barn would require them to get back to playing the type of hockey that had earned them a place atop the NHL stand

The Numbers Game: March 14, 2015

UNIONDALE – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.79 – Number of times the Canadiens and the Islanders have met over the years at Nassau Coliseum. It will be the final regular season meeting between the two teams in Uniondale as the franchise will make the move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2015-16 campaign and beyond.

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Islanders

CANADIENS (42-9-7) @ ISLANDERS (43-23-4)The Canadiens will be looking to snap a two-game losing skid on Saturday night when they visit the Islanders in Long Island.After dropping a 1-0 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, the Canadiens surrendered five straight goals to the Ottawa Senators in a 5-2 loss on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.Michel Therrien’s troops have News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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