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Montreal Gazette 3 hours ago
'They deserve better,' Max Pacioretty says after fans boo Habs off ice

'They deserve better,' Max Pacioretty says after fans boo Habs off ice

Canadiens still clinging to first place in the Atlantic Division, but they are looking like a fragile team.
Habs Eyes On The Prize 15 hours ago
Offensive Expectations: Max Pacioretty ran a one-man show in the third quarter

Offensive Expectations: Max Pacioretty ran a one-man show in the third quarter

The Michel Therrien era came to a close with the Canadiens’ offensive indicators plummeting. The original plan for this project that monitors the Montreal Canadiens’ offensive numbers was to break down the results by quarters to see how the team was faring. The next report should have come after game 61, but since the Habs changed their head coach and are transitioning to a new style of play, I felt it best to cut this report short, limiting it to only games with Michel Therrien behind the bench. As a result, the season data stops at the 58th game of the season, played against the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 21, 2017
Canadiens vs Rangers Top Six Minutes: A much-needed win

Canadiens vs Rangers Top Six Minutes: A much-needed win

The Habs played better than they have recently, and were rewarded with a shootout win in New York For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. *Logs on to Twitter, sees Price left warm-ups early* Oh joy. We’re all going to die. First Period So Pacioretty has seven of the Habs’ sixteen goals lately, but he’s a bad captain, apparently. Nathan Beaulieu’s hair is so on point at all times. That’s a legit TSM comment, right? Oh...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 20, 2017
Habs lines at practice: Emelin back with Weber, Beaulieu on third pair

Habs lines at practice: Emelin back with Weber, Beaulieu on third pair

The Canadiens hit the ice this morning and were sporting a different look on the blue line The forwards remained unchanged from Sunday’s practice, with Phillip Danault centering Alex Radulov and Max Pacioretty, whereas Alex Galchenyuk practiced alongside Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher. #Habs Trios ce matinPacioretty-Danault-RadulovByron-Galchenyuk-GallagherLehkonen-Plekanec-ShawFlynn-McCarron-Mitchell— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) February 20, 2017 Sunday’s practice saw Andrei Markov line up with Shea Weber, Nathan Beaulieu beside Jeff Petry, and Emelin on the third...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 18, 2017
Canadiens vs. Jets: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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

The Canadiens are set to play their first game with Claude Julien behind the bench for begin a second stint. The Montréal Canadiens will try to show what they are truly made of as they play their first game with Claude Julien as their new (again) head coach. Directing his first practice with the team on Friday, he made his expectations clear from the get-go, as he focused plentifully on defensive-zone coverage; something that the Canadiens were having trouble with all season long. He also put Alex Galchenyuk back on the top line along with Max Pacioretty and Alex Radulov, giving the young...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 15, 2017
A Boston Adieu

A Boston Adieu

a #JulienSmearCampaign is brewing The bye week has been a boon for wags on the internet to bid Claude Julien a fond farewell. Fans are affectionately showing Claude Julien the door by posting a teasing smear campaign on Twitter. CBS Boston In all seriousness, his departure merits fanfare- as will his first return to Boston. There have been precidents set for former Boston sports heroes to return in victory. Boston Herald With a highly motivated Julien behind the bench, just watch the Canadiens protect their first place in the Atlantic Division. Max Pacioretty and Shea Weber are doubtless...
Raw Charge Feb 14, 2017
Hockey Santa, please let the Canadiens face the Bruins in the first round of playoffs

Hockey Santa, please let the Canadiens face the Bruins in the first round of playoffs

Why do we love hockey? We love hockey for its burning hatred, enmity, and eternal ire. Dear Hockey Santa, As you know, on Valentine’s Day at 5-ish PM, Michel Therrien was fired by the Montreal Canadiens, and Claude Julien was installed in his place. The reason why Therrien was fired is obvious — last season showed just how well his team could perform without the goaltender Carey-ing the team. I suppose we should have seen this coming, given that Marc Bergevin held a closed-door meeting with only Shea Weber, Max Pacioretty, and Carey Price AND NO THERRIEN right after Claude Julien was...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 12, 2017
Full Coverage: Bruins vs. Canadiens

Full Coverage: Bruins vs. Canadiens

Last game before the bye week! Let’s do it. Just the facts When: 7:30 PM Where: TD Garden - Boston, MA How to follow: NBCSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SBN site: Eyes on the Prize Team leaders Scoring: Max Pacioretty - 28G-28A-50PTS; 14G-28A-42PTS Goaltending: 24-13-5, 2.42 GAA, .918 sv% Game notes Tonight is Chinese Cultural Night at the Garden, presented by the B’s China-based sponsor, ORG Packaging. Not sure what that will entail, but expect some cool intermission displays and the like. Also, there’s another blizzard warning in effect for the Boston area. Seeing as this is a...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 12, 2017
Bruins (28-23-6) vs. Canadiens (31-18-8) Preview: Bye bye bye

Bruins (28-23-6) vs. Canadiens (31-18-8) Preview: Bye bye bye

Last game before the bye week! Let’s do it. Just the facts When: 7:30 PM Where: TD Garden - Boston, MA How to follow: NBCSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SBN site: Eyes on the Prize Team leaders Scoring: Max Pacioretty - 28G-28A-50PTS; 14G-28A-42PTS Goaltending: 24-13-5, 2.42 GAA, .918 sv% Game notes Tonight is Chinese Cultural Night at the Garden, presented by the B’s China-based sponsor, ORG Packaging. Not sure what that will entail, but expect some cool intermission displays and the like. Also, there’s another blizzard warning in effect for the Boston area. Seeing as this is a...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 12, 2017
Canadiens vs. Blues Recap: Bowing out to the Blues

Canadiens vs. Blues Recap: Bowing out to the Blues

The Montreal Canadiens couldn’t respond to Patrik Berglund’s hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens returned to the Bell Centre to welcome Mike Yeo and the St. Louis Blues. Al Montoya took Carey Price’s spot in net, while Nikita Nesterov, Brian Flynn and David Desharnais were made healthy scratches. Despite battling the flu, captain Max Pacioretty suited up. After observing a moment of silence for Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, the game was on. It was all St. Louis early on, as a disorganized Montreal blue line and Al Montoya’s ill-timed slip, allowed the Blues to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 11, 2017
Canadiens vs Blues Top Six Minutes: Feeling Blue

Canadiens vs Blues Top Six Minutes: Feeling Blue

The Habs play one of their best games in a while, but fall to St. Louis For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. I never know what to expect from the Habs anymore, so I’m just going to say ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. First Period Soo...how many goals is Tarasenko going to score tonight. Surprise, surprise, the most dangerous shift from the Habs is definitely the Pacioretty-Danault-Radulov line. Followed by an equally nice shift from the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 11, 2017
Eyes on the Price: Struggles in Arizona

Eyes on the Price: Struggles in Arizona

Carey Price needed all the help his teammates could muster against the Coyotes Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. Among the absolute certainties associated with being a hockey goalie, there are two that you have to accept right from the beginning. There are going to be games in which you play great and you lose, and there are going to be games when you play like crud and you win. For Carey Price, Thursday’s game in Arizona was most definitely the latter. The Canadiens, or more specifically Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov, came to Price’s rescue and pulled off a...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 11, 2017
Habs practice news & lines: Gallagher resumes full duties, Pacioretty has the flu, Montoya starts

Habs practice news & lines: Gallagher resumes full duties, Pacioretty has the flu, Montoya starts

Observations from the Canadiens’ morning skate in Brossard ahead of their matchup with the St. Louis Blues. The first bit of news to come out of the team’s morning skate in Brossard was Brendan Gallagher taking to the ice in a regular practice jersey, able to join full-contact drills with his teammates. Brendan Gallagher a un chandail régulier à l'entraînement ce matin. / @BGALLY17 is wearing a regular practice jersey this morning. pic.twitter.com/fe45z1FEjr— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 11, 2017 It doesn’t mean that he’ll be back in the lineup tonight or...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 11, 2017
Canadiens vs. Blues: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Blues: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Can the Habs win back-to-back games for the first time since January 7? A narrow victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night has given the Montreal Canadiens something to try and build upon. Finally, after the club dropped four straight contests to open the month of February they have their first win. Heading back home for the first of a weekend back-to-back before the Habs’ bye week, it will be the St. Louis Blues attempting to prevent Max Pacioretty and co. from stringing together a pair of wins for the first time in over a month. It certainly can’t be claimed that the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 11, 2017
Saturday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty stepping up his game at the right time

Saturday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty stepping up his game at the right time

Your daily links, including a look at the hot hand of Max Pacioretty, debating the status of Carey Price, the kids are alright, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Throughout team struggles and teammate injuries, the captain’s increased production couldn’t have come at a better time. [TSN] Over the last two months, in fact, Max Pacioretty is scoring at a higher pace than everyone in the NHL. [Patrick Friolet] Buteurs depuis le 1er déc :1-Max Pacioretty : 222-Jeff Carter : 193-Cam Atkinson : 1812-Sidney Crosby : 1515-Alex Ovechkin : 14#LNH— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS)...

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