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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Sabres

CANADIENS (16-6-1) @ SABRES (6-14-2)After enjoying an extended break, the Canadiens will be back in action on Friday night when they play the first game of a home-and-home against the Buffalo Sabres.The tilt at the First Niagara Center will mark the start of a busy stretch for Michel Therrien’s troops, who will play six games over the next nine days, the majority of which will be played aw

Notebook - November 27, 2014

BROSSARD – In today’s notebook, Therrien mixes things up on the power play, Gilbert talks depth on defense, and the Canadiens get set for a home-and-home with Buffalo.Trying something different: While the Canadiens’ power play has been clicking as of late, Michel Therrien’s troops still rank 25th in the league with the man advantage, lighting the lamp just 12.7 percent of the time on the year.

IIHF WJC individual tickets on sale Nov. 29

MONTREAL, Que. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the host committee for the IIHF World Junior Championship, announced Thursday the availability of single-game tickets for Montreal games, on sale beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Nov. 29.Tickets will be available to Montreal fans online by visiting, and in person at the Bell Centre box office.“We’

A big addition

BROSSARD – Eric Tangradi is looking forward to a fresh start in Montreal.The 25-year-old winger, who was acquired by the Canadiens on October 5 in a trade that sent Peter Budaj and Patrick Holland to the Winnipeg Jets, hit the ice on Wednesday alongside the rest of Michel Therrien’s troops at the Bell Sports Complex after being recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on Tuesday evening.S

The Montreal Canadiens mourn the passing of Gilles Tremblay

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL (November 26, 2014) – It is with deep regret that the Montreal Canadiens organization learned of the passing of Mr. Gilles Tremblay, who died peacefully in Montreal in the early hours of November 26. The former player and long-time broadcaster was 75.The Montmorency native, just outside the provincial capital, was a fine two-way player throughout his career with the M

Subban, Price sit atop leaderboard

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Blackhawks occupy four of the top 10 spots in the first week of voting in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by SiriusXM. Forwards Patrick Kane (73,551) and Jonathan Toews (71,734), defenseman Duncan Keith (66,723), and goaltender Corey Crawford (51,212) ranked fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively. More than 3.2 million votes were cast in the first week of vo

A very personal gift

MONTREAL – Hundreds of fans took to the arena floor at the Bell Centre in conjunction with the Canadiens-evenko Blood Drive on Tuesday.Heeding Héma-Québec's call to make a difference by donating approximately ½ litre of blood, donors were also given the opportunity to meet and interact with Canadiens players, in addition to members of the coaching staff.Michel Therrien’s troops were please

Mano a mano

MONTREAL – A goaltender and a shooter square off. A win or a loss lying squarely on the blade of a hockey stick. That’s what shootouts are all about.Installed in the NHL back in 2005-06, shootouts have decided the outcome of hundreds of games. And, as more and more young guns enter the NHL ranks, a bevy of spectacular new moves are being put to the test night in and night out.“We’re seeing

Home for a rest

NEW YORK – The Habs had a tough night at the office on Sunday against the Rangers. Playing their eighth game in 12 nights in one of the team’s busiest stretches on the schedule, the Habs ran out of gas against a well-rested Rangers group on Sunday night. Dropping a 5-0 decision in New York, the Canadiens weren’t able to beat Henrik Lundqvist, whose team enjoyed a longer-than-planned break afte

The Numbers Game - November 23, 2014

NEW YORK - Here's a numerical look at Sunday's game between the Canadiens and the Rangers in New York.5 – Number of times so far this year that the Canadiens have played two games in as many nights, completing the tail end of their fifth back-to-back series of the campaign with a Sunday night tilt against the Rangers. 178 – Number of days since Dustin Tokarski last started a game at Madiso

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Rangers

CANADIENS (16-5-1) @ RANGERS (8-7-4)The Canadiens will try to further cement their lead atop the NHL standings on Sunday night when they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.On Saturday night, Michel Therrien’s troops posted a 2-0 win over the Bruins in Boston to secure their third straight victory over their Atlantic Division rivals this season. Carey Price made 33 stops

The Big Four?

BOSTON – Andrei Markov joined an exclusive club on Saturday night.Scoring the 100th goal of his NHL career – a power play marker in the first period against the Bruins – Markov further cemented his status as one of the best blue-liners to ever don the CH, becoming just the fourth defenseman in Canadiens history to join the Century Club for goals. Now tied with Serge Savard in career goals scor

The Numbers Game - November 22, 2014

BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and Bruins in Boston.717 – Number of games played by Bryan Allen in his NHL career since making his debut in 2000-01, playing his first as a Hab on Saturday night after being traded to Montreal on Thursday from Anaheim. 49 – Rank occupied by Michel Therrien on the NHL’s all-time games coached list, having been behin

Crash course

BOSTON – There’s no better way to learn about life as a Hab than by starting your Canadiens career with a game against the Bruins. Just a few hours after arriving at the Canadiens’ hotel in Boston, Bryan Allen hopped on the ice in a Habs jersey for the first time on Saturday morning for the pre-game skate. While he won’t have much time to put faces to names before puck drop at TD Garden, the v

Game Preview : Canadiens @ Bruins

CANADIENS (15-5-1) @ BRUINS (13-8-0) The Canadiens will face their longtime rivals for a third time this season with a stop in Boston to play the Bruins. The Habs have come out on the winning end of the first two meetings of the year, picking up a 6-4 victory in the home opener on October 16 and a 5-1 win on November 13. After a tough game against the Penguins on Tuesday night, the Canadie

Let it grow

MONTREAL – For the past three weeks, Michel Therrien’s troops have been growing mustaches in support of a worthy cause.With 10 days remaining in the annual Movember campaign, the Canadiens have amassed over $25,000 in support of men’s health issues, including the fight against prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health concerns.While every Habs player might have a different reason f

Guests of honor

BROSSARD – The Canadiens hit the road on Friday afternoon with some very special people on board their charter flight to Boston.In conjunction with the team’s Mother & Son road trip, players and staff members were afforded the opportunity to bring loved ones along for the two-game road swing that will see the Habs battle the Bruins on Saturday night at TD Garden before traveling to New York fo

Back on track

MONTREAL – If there was any doubt that the Habs have earned their place among the NHL’s elite, the team proved so on Thursday night.Blanked 4-0 by the high-powered Penguins on Tuesday, the question on Thursday was whether Michel Therrien’s squad could bounce back against a tough St. Louis team which had not lost in Montreal in over a decade.The answer, meanwhile, couldn’t have been clearer

The Numbers Game - November 20, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Canadiens and the Blues at the Bell Centre.700 – Number of career NHL games now played by Tomas Plekanec, as the Czech centerman hit the milestone Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Drafted by the Habs 71st overall in 2001, Plekanec has spent his entire career in Montreal.3,899 – Days it took for Marc Bergevin to be reunited

Canadiens acquire defenseman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for forward Rene Bourque

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday the acquisition of defenseman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for forward Rene Bourque.Allen, 34, recorded one assist in six games thus far with the Ducks in 2014-15, averaging 18:12 of ice time per game. He recorded four shots on goal, 11 hits, 10 blocked shots and served four penalty

2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by SiriusXM opens today

NEW YORK (November 20, 2014) – When the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ presented by SiriusXM opens worldwide Thursday, Nov. 20, online at and via mobile phones, the interactive ballot will feature all 700-plus active players in the NHL. Past All-Stars Sidney Crosby, Ryan Miller, Steven Stamkos and Duncan Keith will compete with this season’s standouts and potential All-Stars Ryan Johanse

Game Preview: Blues @ Canadiens

BLUES (12-5-1) @ CANADIENS (14-5-1)After suffering their first loss in 13 days on Tuesday, the Canadiens will try to rebound on Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues at the Bell Centre.The Habs hit a veritable wall earlier in the week against Pittsburgh after winning six straight games. Marc-Andre Fleury was perfect in goal, turning aside all 27 shots he faced to lead the Penguins to

United in song

MONTREAL - The Canadiens are a worldwide phenomenon for many different reasons. Not only do they boast 24 Stanley Cup titles, an iconic logo and a storied history, but they've also got a loyal fan base that supports the team everywhere they travel. Among those devoted supporters is the Desjardins family, who came up with the rather ambitious idea of criss-crossing the globe, literally. Dad, Ch

The next test

BROSSARD – After being humbled by a streaking Pittsburgh Penguins squad, things aren’t going to get any easier for Michel Therrien’s troops come Thursday night at the Bell Centre.That’s when the Canadiens will go up against a St. Louis Blues contingent that has rattled off eight wins in their last 10 outings, and currently sits seventh in the league with 25 points through 18 games during the 2

Learning in defeat

MONTREAL – The Penguins have been almost unstoppable through the early part of the 2014-15 campaign, and Michel Therrien’s troops simply couldn’t stymie their magic on Tuesday night.After falling behind by two goals less than 10 minutes into the opening frame on tallies by Beau Bennett and Steve Downie, the Canadiens found themselves trying to claw back into a tilt that was ultimately out of r

The Numbers Game - November 18, 2014

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and the Penguins at the Bell Centre.21 – Rank defenseman Andrei Markov now occupies alongside Emile “Butch” Bouchard for the most games played in Canadiens history after the 14-year NHL veteran suited up for his 785th career game on Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. Markov will move into the Top 20 shortly, as he is now

Game Preview: Penguins @ Canadiens

PENGUINS (12-3-1) @ CANADIENS (14-4-1)On Tuesday night, the Canadiens will try to pick up a seventh straight win for the first time since 2006 when they play host to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre.Between March and April 2006, the Canadiens won eight consecutive games to secure a playoff spot.The Canadiens are coming off a perfect weekend in which they dow


MONTREAL – Pat Burns has finally been immortalized among hockey's greats.A three-time Jack Adams Award winner, a Stanley Cup Champion, and with more than 500 games under his belt over the course of a long and successful NHL coaching career, the call to the Hall came posthumously for Burns.Almost four years to the day after losing his courageous battle to cancer, the fiery head coach was fi

Lehtera, Price and Forsberg named stars of the week

NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 16.FIRST STAR – JORI LEHTERA, C, ST. LOUIS BLUESLehtera tied for the League lead in goals (four) and points (six) and posted a +5 rating as the Blues (12-4-1, 25 points) won all three games

Full throttle

DETROIT – The Motor City hasn’t been kind to visiting teams early on this season, but the Canadiens weren’t about to let Mike Babcock’s contingent stop them in their tracks.On Sunday night, Michel Therrien’s troops rattled off their sixth consecutive victory, downing the Red Wings 4-1 at Joe Louis Arena. It was the first time the Canadiens have registered six straight wins since March 2010, an News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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