11:00 PM EST, Wed December 07, 2016
Canadiens announce Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are both out for 6-8 weeks

Canadiens announce Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are both out for 6-8 weeks

STU COWAN After all the guessing and speculation last season about how long Carey Price would be out with his “lower-body” injury, the Canadiens came clean Wednesday afternoon, announcing that Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will both be sidelined for […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize 5 hours ago
Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will miss 6-8 weeks due to knee injuries

Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will miss 6-8 weeks due to knee injuries

Both centers will miss at least a month and a half of action The Canadiens announced today that both Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will miss 6-8 weeks of action with knee injuries. MEDICAL UPDATE: Alex Galchenyuk & David Desharnais (knee injuries) are expected to miss 6-8 weeks. DETAILS-> https://t.co/inFJXTdMKo pic.twitter.com/vBpzAmclls— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 7, 2016 The Canadiens will surely miss both players, but the biggest blow has to be the loss of Galchenyuk, who is their most productive skater. Galchenyuk currently leads the team in scoring...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 17 hours ago
Wednesday Habs Headlines: Some creativity is needed on Michel Therrien’s part with #1 centre out

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Some creativity is needed on Michel Therrien’s part with #1 centre out

Here are your daily links, including a need for some felxibility from the head coach, Alexander Radulov among the top 10 2017 unrestricted free agents, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes In Alex Galchenyuk's absence, it's up to head coach Michel Therrien to get creative with his lines, and he's definitely not without options for short-term solutions. [TSN690] After sustaining an injury, Michael McCarron’s recovery is nearly complete, and he took to the ice to lead a drill for his team: .@MacAttackUSA93 leads a practice drill this morning. #GoIceCapsGo...
Tuesday Habs Headlines: Who can step up during Alex Galchenyuk’s injury?

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Who can step up during Alex Galchenyuk’s injury?

Today’s headlines include conversations on Galchenyuk, debate on the concussion protocol, plaudits for the NHL’s top players, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Habs announced on Monday that Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a knee injury. We looked at the available options to step in and fill his skates. [EOTP] Bob McKenzie spoke about Alexander Radulov’s ability to play that top-line centre role. [TSN690] No matter how you look at it, life without Galchenyuk would be rough on the Canadiens. [NHL] If you told Phillip Danault one year ago that he’d play for the...
Alex Galchenyuk out indefinitely

Alex Galchenyuk out indefinitely

The Canadiens centre underwent tests in St. Louis The Montreal Canadiens provided a health update on Alex Galchenyuk, and the news wasn’t great. Medical update: Alex Galchenyuk underwent testing in St. Louis on Monday and will be out indefinitely. DETAILS: https://t.co/O2QZOw6tyt pic.twitter.com/e2g74Gukkj— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 5, 2016 He will be evaluated by doctors upon his return to Montreal. Galchenyuk left yesterday’s afternoon game against the Los Angeles Kings with a lower body injury after a collision with the Kings Anze Kopitar. In the video...
Canadiens cancel practice in St. Louis — no update on Alex Galchenyuk

Canadiens cancel practice in St. Louis — no update on Alex Galchenyuk

STU COWAN ST. LOUIS — Canadiens coach Michel Therrien cancelled a schedule practice for 1:30 p.m. Monday in St. Louis after the team’s 5-4 shootout win Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. There was also no media availability Monday, which meant […]
Monday Habs Headlines: A long term injury to Alex Galchenyuk would be major blow

Monday Habs Headlines: A long term injury to Alex Galchenyuk would be major blow

Here are your daily links including Galchenyuk’s collision, getting to know Gallagher and the missing Penguin Montreal Canadiens News and Notes After a collision with Anze Kopitar in the third period during Sunday’s game, Alex Galchenyuk hobbled to the bench and did not return for the rest of the game. [SN] Here's the Galchenyuk injury #Habs pic.twitter.com/y8HohlgFyQ— Joey Alfieri (@joeyalfieri) December 4, 2016 The Habs spunky forward, Brendan Gallagher, discusses the best and worst thing about being an NHLr and the bizarre squirrel hat. [The Hockey News] The Canadiens are in...
Canadiens vs Sharks game recap: The San Jose losing streak continues

Canadiens vs Sharks game recap: The San Jose losing streak continues

Habs fall 2-1, and the winless streak in San Jose continues. It’s been over a decade since their last win in San Jose, and the Habs hoped to end the streak. They did not get off to an altogether auspicious start. The Sharks poured on the pressure in the opening four minutes, and the Habs took a very, very delayed penalty. Brent Burns absolutely blasted one past Carey Price on the power play, opening the scoring 5:22 into the period. The Canadiens finally got some push-back just under halfway through the first, but Martin Jones absolutely robbed Alex Galchenyuk at the side of the...
HI/O Show bonus: Todd and Nilan’s tips on making Galchenyuk a better centre

HI/O Show bonus: Todd and Nilan’s tips on making Galchenyuk a better centre

Special guest Jack Todd joins Chris Nilan, Andie Bennett and Adam Susser in this week’s show. Here’s a bonus clip of the panel discussing what Canadiens’ Alex Galchenyuk needs to do to become a better centre. Photo: John Mahoney/MONTREAL GAZETTE Check it […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 29, 2016

Canadiens vs. Ducks Game thread, rosters, lines and how to watch

The Canadiens start their west coast tour with a visit to Anaheim. The Habs landed in sunny Anaheim, California on Sunday after putting in an excruciating effort in Detroit the night before that saw them squeak away a 2-1 overtime win. Despite the agonizing nature of the win, the Canadiens came away with the two points due to another stellar performance from Carey Price, and some overtime heroics from Alex Radulov and Alex Galchenyuk. No, this team isn’t perfect, but they are winning. Saturday’s win was their league-leading 16th win of the season. Also of note, Alex Galchenyuk sits 7th...
About last night … Canadiens lose 4-3 to Ottawa

About last night … Canadiens lose 4-3 to Ottawa

Hey, wouldn’t it be great if Shea Weber, Andrei Markov, Alex Galchenyuk, Alexander Radulov and (insert name of competent left winger) could play the full 60 minutes? The Canadiens might never lose a game. But hockey is not baseball. No […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 22, 2016

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher hates the shootout

Here are your daily headlines, including Gallagher’s shootout frustration, Markov’s leadership, Galchenyuk’s emergence, and more Montreal Canadiens news and notes Brendan Gallagher is not a big fan of how games are decided after 65 minutes. In his own words: “I have no moves and I hate shootout.” [TSN 690] Andrei Markov’s teammates look to him for quiet leadership. [La Presse] Alex Galchenyuk is finally emerging as the number one center the Canadiens need. Question remains whether or not they trust him with number one duties. [Sportsnet] In case you missed it, the ref cam made...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 18, 2016

Friday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk is headed for a big pay raise

Charles Hudon is called up from the AHL, Plekanec shares some thoughts around a dry spell in a long season, Byron is enjoying success in Montreal, and more Montreal Canadiens news and notes Andrei Markov opens up about fatherhood, his career, and social media. [NHL] Thomas Plekanec waxes philosophical about his offensive dry spell [Canadiens] Alex Galchenyuk is quickly becoming Montreal’s best forward, and Marc Bergevin knows he’s in for a big raise. [JdM] In case you missed it, Charles Hudon has been called up from the Ice Caps [EOTP] Michel Therrien provided a hopeful update on...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 16, 2016

Canadiens vs. Panthers 10 Takeaways: Paul Byron’s emergence

The Habs didn’t get the bounces in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers 1. The line-up With Alex Radulov sick and sidelined, it was time for Michel Therrien to get creative with his lineup. Brendan Gallagher was shuffled into Radulov’s spot on the first line alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron, while the only line in tact from Sunday’s game in Chicago was Max Pacioretty, Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw. No matter how ugly it looks on paper, it seems like Michel Therrien is pressing the right buttons on his blender. Last night his makeshift changes yielded...

Canadiens improve home mark to 10-0

Shaw scored and added two assists to lead the Canadiens to a 5-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday to extend their winning streak to four games. The victory was Montreal’s 10th at the Bell Centre this season, a club record for consecutive home wins to start a season. Shaw made it 4-0 in the second period when Alex Galchenyuk’s slap shot from the point went off Shaw’s left skate and into the net. Brayden Schenn scored the tie-breaking goal at 8:43 of the third period as host Philadelphia snapped a three-game skid. Jonathan Marchessault tied the game with 13.6 seconds...

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