1:24 PM EST, Sat December 16, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 26, 2017
Canadiens vs. Sabres game recap: Steady Price guides Montreal to a win

Canadiens vs. Sabres game recap: Steady Price guides Montreal to a win

A long awaited return was a shot in the arm for an ailing Montreal side. Coming into Saturday night, the Bell Centre was abuzz with hype for the first time in several weeks. That buzz was due to the franchise star Carey Price finally suiting back up after missing 10 games with an undisclosed lower-body injury. While Charlie Lindgren, Al Montoya and Antti Niemi all did their best between the pipes, specifically the rookie Lindgren, it’s hard to hold a candle to Price when he is locked in, and, unfortunately for the Sabres, that’s exactly what he was last night. It wouldn’t take long...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 24, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Failing the grade at the quarter mark

Friday Habs Headlines: Failing the grade at the quarter mark

In today’s links, the Habs aren’t meeting expectations, the blame is falling squarely on Marc Bergevin, and the NHL is looking at eSports. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Eric Engels grades the Habs at the quarter mark of the season ... and it ain’t pretty. [Sportsnet] Antti Niemi defied the critics with his performance against the Nashville Predators. [Sportsnet] The Canadiens could be preparing for a rebuild. [Hockey I/O (Video)] Is Victor Mete going to be returned to the London Knights? [London Free Press] Marc Bergevin had all the tools. This season is the result of the...
Defending Big D Nov 21, 2017
Gameday Thread: Dallas Stars vs. Montreal Canadiens (7:30 CST)

Gameday Thread: Dallas Stars vs. Montreal Canadiens (7:30 CST)

The Benn Brothers Are Back Together The Stars and Canadiens are finally meeting up for the first time since this summer. Jordie and Jamie Benn’s parents will be watching. Charlie Lindgren will be playing goalie. Antti Niemi will be on the bench, to begin things. Joe Morrow and David Schlemko (injured) could be rounding out the half of the Montreal blue line that passed through Dallas at one point in their career. Could you have imagined, four years ago, that Joe Morrow and Maxime Lagace would be playing NHL hockey today while Val Nichushkin and Jack Campbell are not? Man, things are crazy...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 18, 2017
Rocket vs. Phantoms game recap: Laval unravels in loss on home ice

Rocket vs. Phantoms game recap: Laval unravels in loss on home ice

An ugly game from Laval spoils their recent run of form. A busy week continued on Friday night as the Laval Rocket took the ice at home against a stout Lehigh Valley side. The Rocket were coming off back-to-back wins over the Hartford Wolf Pack and Utica Comets, while the Phantoms had dropped a pair of games to Hershey and Belleville. Both the Rocket and the Phantoms sported nearly identical records, with nine wins, five losses, and a pair of overtime/shootout losses on the season. Starting in net was Zachary Fucale who had been returned to Laval after Montreal added Antti Niemi to the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 17, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Antti Niemi gets a chance to turn his career around

Friday Habs Headlines: Antti Niemi gets a chance to turn his career around

In today’s links, Stephane Waite might be able to help Antti Niemi find his game, Phillip Danault is cementing a place in the top six, and John Tavares headlines the potential UFA Class of 2018. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Working with Stephane Waite might prove beneficial for Antti Niemi. [RDS | Google Translate] Phillip Danault fits in the top six for Montreal. [Last Word on Hockey] Claude Julien wants his fourth line to have a certain identity. But he might just have to settle for any identity first. [The Athletic] The Habs bench boss is under some heat for his personnel...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 16, 2017
“Hab At It” Podcast Episode 5 - In defence of Max Pacioretty

“Hab At It” Podcast Episode 5 - In defence of Max Pacioretty

This is a podcast, brought to you by Eyes on the Prize Eyes on the Prize is proud to present Hab At It, a weekly podcast, bringing together two EOTP contributors: Kyle Medeiros and Andrew Zadarnowski. You can subscribe to the series on iTunes, or download to listen on your own time. After taking a two week break due to life getting in the way, the podcast is back with a brand new installment. Kyle and Andrew talk about the Alex Galchenyuk trade rumours that seem to have fizzled out, rallied against all the criticism faced by Max Pacioretty, and looked at the addition of Antti Niemi to the...

Antti Niemi Photos

Canadiens Player News

  • Carey Price

    Scrappy Devils fall in overtime in Montreal

  • Tomas Plekanec

    Plekanec, Canadiens top Devils 2-1 in OT to end 3-game slide (Dec 14, 2017)

  • Brendan Gallagher

    Breaking down Brendan Gallagher’s offensive resurgence

  • Paul Byron

    [Highlight] Paul Byron completes the hat trick

  • Jonathan Drouin

    Canadiens hope to have Drouin in lineup vs. Flames (Dec 07, 2017)

  • Andrew Shaw

    Scrappy Devils fall in overtime in Montreal

  • Alex Galchenyuk

    Byron hat trick fuels Canadiens over Red Wings 10-1 (Dec 02, 2017)