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Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 23, 2015

Replacing Brendan Gallagher: Who is ready to step up?

With Brendan Gallagher out indefinitely due to two fractures in his hand, who can step in to fill his role with the Canadiens? Brendan Gallagher had been having quite the season for the Montreal Canadiens. Tied with Dale Weise behind Max Pacioretty for second in goals, and sitting second in scoring only one point behind Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec, it would be safe to say he was well on his way to a career year. Unfortunately, he'll be shelved for an unspecified amount of time, after blocking a shot with his hand and suffering two fractures. This presents quite the conundrum for the...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 20, 2015

Friday Habs Headlines: Pacioretty defends the play, attitude of Alex Semin

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the captain's defense of Alexander Semin, P.K. Subban remaining one of the best in the game, and when Carey Price might return to action. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Max Pacioretty has only good things to say about Alexander Semin, who has been under the microscope as of late. [HIO] Off to a quietly terrific start, P.K. Subban remains among the league's best. [RDS] TSN 690 discusses when Carey Price might return to in-game action. [TSN 690] It had been a while since Torrey Mitchell last skated with a top six...
Game Day Report: Captain Pacioretty stands up for Semin

Game Day Report: Captain Pacioretty stands up for Semin

  STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch for the Canadiens when the face the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., CITYM, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Semin was benched for much of […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 18, 2015

Max Pacioretty is not going through a rough stretch at all

There has been some criticism of late surrounding Max Pacioretty. In reality, he and his line are doing extremely well. There has been a lot of talk lately about Max Pacioretty, mostly on social media, that the Canadiens captain is not producing enough. With only two goals and four assists in his last 10 games, many have claimed that he needs to be better, and that something seems off with his game. Unfortunately, these claims may pass the eye test, but are completely and utterly unsupported. That Pacioretty hasn't been scoring at a torrid pace over the last stretch is not for lack of...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 16, 2015

Canadiens vs. Canucks third period thread

The Habs dominated the second period and are back in this one, down 3-2. The Canadiens went down three goals on a missed save by Mike Condon that fooled everyone including the refs who needed video assistance to determine that the puck had deflected into an upper compartment in the net. The goal was scored after Alex Galchenyuk took a bad penalty that could have seen him stapled to the bench, if not for a short-handed goal scored five minutes later by Lars Eller to put the Habs back in the game. The Great Dane's goal sparked the Canadiens. Max Pacioretty capitalized on a Brendan Gallagher...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 14, 2015

Canadiens vs. Avalanche second period thread

The Habs trail 3-0 after putting up 18 shots on net in the first period. The Habs jumped to a quick 4-0 lead in shots-on-net before the first whistle. Avs second-stringer Reto Berra has been lights out his last two games, and appears to still be riding the wave, making a simply incredible save on Max Pacioretty moments before the Avalanche would score to take a 1-0 lead as Pacioretty unloaded a low one-timer completely alone in the slot. The Habs continued to exert the pressure, jumping to a 11-5 shot-attempt and 6-3 shot-on-net lead by the ten-minute mark of the first period. With five...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 13, 2015

Friday Habs Headlines: Canadiens' speed, offense makes them more than a one-man show

Here are your daily links, including a look at what's different about the Habs this year, Max Pacioretty growing into his role as captain, and another look at Andrei Markov's hit on Kris Letang. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Elliotte Friedman had plenty to say about the Habs in his 30 Thoughts article, and dives into detail on how this years' team is more than a one-man show, and why they've been so. [Sportsnet] Habs' captain Max Pacioretty is steadily growing into his new role. [Canadiens.com] Mike Condon has been proving all season long that he is the real deal. [TSN 690] Kerry...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 11, 2015

Dale Weise injured, returns immediately.

He may, or may not be the second coming of Max Pacioretty. Dale Weise is one of the hottest goal scorers in the NHL right now, but a scary moment during the second period against the Penguins looked to spell some bad news for the Canadiens' forward. During a second period powerplay, Weise was tied up in the corner, Ben Lovejoy fell on the back of his leg, and it was clear right away that something was wrong. He struggled mightily to get back to the Canadiens' bench, and needed help from there to get back to the room. The following GIF may be slightly disturbing if you've ever had your leg...

Friday Habs Headlines: How should Alex Semin be used by the Canadiens?

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the usage of Alexander Semin, the captain's scoring slump, and a possible outdoor game at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The TSN 690 crew discuss how Alex Semin should be used going forward. They also examine the recent goal-scoring slump of Max Pacioretty. [TSN 690 | Semin | Pacioretty] Fox Sports has gotten in on the Semin discussion as well, through Tommy Chalk's piece suggesting the Habs should insert the Russian winger back into the lineup. [Fox Sports] Jarred Tinordi believes that Greg...

Canadiens vs. Islanders third period thread

It's 1-1 heading into the 3rd period. Max Pacioretty took an early penalty to start the 2nd period and just as it expired Kyle Okposo whipped a wrist-shot that fooled Condon and glanced off his blocker before passing through his arm. The Islanders had gotten a jump from their powerplay, holdng the Habs to 1 shot attempt in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd period while themselves having recorded 7 (with 3 of those shots on net). The Islanders had built an 11-2 lead in shot attempts for the period, and then a series of penalties saw them go on a 4 on 3 powerplay. Mike Condon flashed the glove...
Winnipeg Free Press Nov 1, 2015

Game day: Jets at Canadiens

About the Habs The team's fast 10-2 start this season has been led by some excellent balance. C Tomas Plekanec leads the team with 12 points, while captain Max Pacioretty, D P.K. Subban and D Andre Markov are next with 11. Right with them with 10 points is RW Brendan Gallagher. G Carey Price,...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 31, 2015

Breaking Down Film: This is how you power play

Nathan Beaulieu's goal last night provided a great example of a dangerous power play. The Montreal Canadiens power play has been seen as a problem — and rightfully so — for some time now. While it is still early in the year, they currently sit ninth in the league with a 23.8% success rate on the man advantage. Last night, Nathan Beaulieu got his first goal of the year, on a play that illustrates quite well how dangerous the Habs power play can be when they do the right things. Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty are both involved in a puck battle down low with the Flames defense....

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