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Eyes On The Prize Jan 25, 2021
Links: The backup goalie situation may finally be situated

Links: The backup goalie situation may finally be situated

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via In today’s links, Jake Allen could be the backup the Habs have been searching for, exceeding Bergevin’s expectations, Primeau’s development, Price hits another milestone, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes It’s only been two games for Jake Allen, but it looks like the Canadiens finally found a reliable backup goalie. [Montreal Gazette] Many thanks to Marc Bergevin for not trading Nick Suzuki. [Montreal Gazette] Bergevin had high expectations for the team he put together during the offseason, but even he couldn’t have...
A Winning Habit Jan 24, 2021

Montreal Canadiens: Set Up For Bad Start, But Habs Are First in NHL Standings

Montreal Canadiens transactions were fast and furious in the offseason. When most teams were sitting back and trying to find ways to cut payrolls and keep expenses to a minimum, the Habs were spending freely. They brought in Josh Anderson, Tyler Toffoli, Corey Perry, Michael Frolik, Joel Edmundson and Jake Allen to a team that […] Montreal Canadiens: Set Up For Bad Start, But Habs Are First in NHL Standings - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Montreal Gazette Jan 24, 2021

Jake Allen solves years-long problem for Canadiens | HI/O Bonus

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and former Canadiens defenceman and NHL assistant coach Rick Green — along with our new host, Julian McKenzie, talk about the importance of the No. 2 netminder gaining the confidence of the coaching staff and teammates. Have the Habs finally found a reliable back up...
A Winning Habit Jan 24, 2021

Montreal Canadiens Trade Rumour: Teams Showing Interest in Victor Mete

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin added plenty of depth and talent to the roster at every position over the offseason. He brought in Josh Anderson, Tyler Toffoli, Corey Perry, Michael Frolik, Joel Edmundson, Alexander Romanov and Jake Allen since the team lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 2020 postseason. […] Montreal Canadiens Trade Rumour: Teams Showing Interest in Victor Mete - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit Jan 23, 2021

Montreal Canadiens News: Phillip Danault Turned Down Lucrative Contract Offer

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin as the busiest GM in the league over the offseason. He traded for Josh Anderson, Jake Allen and Joel Edmundson and signed them to new contract extensions. He signed free agent Tyler Toffoli as well as Corey Perry and Michael Frolik. He was able to negotiate an entry-level contract […] Montreal Canadiens News: Phillip Danault Turned Down Lucrative Contract Offer - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit Jan 23, 2021

Montreal Canadiens: A Second Period Turning Point

The Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks wasted no time getting back on the board in what was essentially a continuation of Wednesday night’s matchup. Jake Allen had the start in goal for the Habs. The first 20 minutes of play saw both team’s score two goals apiece in a period. Tyler Toffoli continued his dominant […] Montreal Canadiens: A Second Period Turning Point - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Montreal Gazette Jan 21, 2021

Canadiens Game Day: Jake Allen expected to make second start in goal

Jake Allen is expected to make his second start in goal for the Canadiens when they face the Canucks Thursday night in Vancouver (9:30 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Coach Claude Julien didn’t confirm it when asked the question directly during a video conference Thursday morning in Vancouver, but it only makes sense. Reporters are only allowed one question each during game-day video conferences, so there was no chance for a follow-up question to confirm Allen...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 21, 2021
Recap: Habs lose a barn burner in Vancouver

Recap: Habs lose a barn burner in Vancouver

Photo by Rich Lam/ A Tyler Toffoli hat trick was enough to get the Habs through questionable officiating and into extra time, but they ultimately fell in the shootout. Off to one of their hottest starts in recent memory, the Montreal Canadiens headed to visit their westernmost division foes for the first time this season. The Vancouver Canucks had not enjoyed the same type of start, coming in at 1-3 and badly needing a win to get things going in the other direction. After getting a with with Jake Allen in Edmonton on Monday, they elected to turn back to Carey Price...
A Winning Habit Jan 20, 2021

Montreal Canadiens: Jake Allen lights out in Habs debut

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen was rock solid in his debut for the Habs Newcomer Jake Allen led the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory Monday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton. It was Allen’s first start for the Habs since being acquired from St.Louis in the offseason. The new backup produced a stellar performance, turning […] Montreal Canadiens: Jake Allen lights out in Habs debut - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Jan 20, 2021
How I learned to stop worrying and love Edmundson’s game against Edmonton

How I learned to stop worrying and love Edmundson’s game against Edmonton

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports It was just one game, but it was exactly the kind that Marc Bergevin wanted from his off-season acquisition. Through two games, most of the Montreal Canadiens’ off-season acquisitions had acquitted themselves quite well in the lineup. Josh Anderson had two goals in his debut, Alexander Romanov looks like a budding star, and Jake Allen put forth an outstanding effort in his debut against the Oilers. However, going into the Monday night clash with Edmonton, the only question mark really was what there was to make of Joel Edmundson in the...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 20, 2021
Links: Jake Allen provides insurance — and reassurance

Links: Jake Allen provides insurance — and reassurance

Photo by Codie McLachlan/ In today’s links, Jake Allen gives the Canadiens peace of mind when Carey Price is on the bench, another Jake—Evans—is gaining the head coach’s trust, and the NHL postpones another game due to COVID-19. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Jake Allen’s performance is a salve for a Canadiens team that has searched for stable backup goaltending for a long time. [La Presse | Google Translate] Two games, two Hart Trophy winners, one assist: how the Canadiens shut down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. [Montreal Gazette] An ECHL affiliate...
A Winning Habit Jan 19, 2021

Montreal Canadiens: Jakub Dobes Proving To Be USHL’s Best Goaltender

Montreal Canadiens goaltending appears to be in good hands for a very long time. Carey Price is going nowhere anytime soon as he has six years left on his contract, including this season. Jake Allen is under contract for the next three years to be his backup and he is a proven stable veteran himself. […] Montreal Canadiens: Jakub Dobes Proving To Be USHL’s Best Goaltender - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Montreal Gazette Jan 19, 2021

In the Habs' Room: Allen makes a statement in debut 3-1 win over Oilers

Claude Julien said Jake Allen made a statement in his first game as a Canadien. “There was never any question for us but the one thing you hope for is that he has a good outcome and it builds confidence for him and builds confidence for the team,” Julien said Monday after Allen backstopped the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers...
Montreal Gazette Jan 19, 2021

Jake Allen stonewalls Oilers to earn first victory with the Canadiens

The Canadiens couldn’t have asked for a better debut from backup goaltender Jake Allen. Allen, who was acquired from St. Louis during the off-season to take some of the workload off Carey Price, made 25 saves Monday night to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The victory gave the Canadiens a sweep of the two-game series against the Oilers, after they won 5-1...
Montreal Gazette Jan 18, 2021

Canadiens Game Day: Jake Allen will make his Habs debut vs. Oilers

Jake Allen will make his first start in goal for the Canadiens when they face the Edmonton Oilers Monday night at Rogers Place (9 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). “Hoping that everybody stays healthy, Carey will play more games than Jake  … I think we all know that,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien said following an optional morning skate Monday in Edmonton that Allen took part in. “But, at the same time, we want to make sure that throughout the whole season...

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