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Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 17, 2015

Max Pacioretty scores in return to Habs

Pacioretty's power play goal ties it in the second period. Max Pacioretty returned to the Canadiens lineup for Game 2 in Montreal on Friday night. His impact was large and immediate, as his second period power play goal was an equalizer for the Habs in a big spot. Nearly halfway through the middle frame, Pacioretty created some space for himself on the man-advantage and received a pass from David Desharnais. That's when Pacioretty was able to channel the scoring touch we've seen so many times this season, beating Andrew Hammond through the five-hole to tie the game at 1-1. ...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 17, 2015

Canadiens vs. Senators: Game Two Thread, lines, & tale of the tape

The Canadiens are a group focused on winning Game 2. Two days removed from a slashing incident that shook the bedrock of the hockey world, the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will take to the ice tonight to play some hockey. Lineup confirmations will come as close to game time as imaginable. Key confirmations being whether or not Mark Stone's micro-fracture will keep him out of the game, or if Max Pacioretty (who was without a tinted visor at practice this morning) has recovered from his concussion and will play his first game of the playoffs. Chris Neil maybe coming into the lineup...
Pacioretty will be game-time decision for Habs; Parenteau definitely out of lineup

Pacioretty will be game-time decision for Habs; Parenteau definitely out of lineup

The Canadiens held an optional morning skate Friday in Brossard before Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690). Max Pacioretty, who has been […]
Silver Seven Apr 15, 2015

Habs down Sens 4-3 in Controversy-Filled Game 1

The Montreal Canadiens found a way to win a wild game full of controversy Tonight's game was a wild, controversial affair that could have gone either way; it was precisely the type of game that the Senators have found a way to win, somehow, some way, over the course of this incredible run. The thing about these 50-50 games is that if you play enough of them, you're eventually going to lose one. What will hurt the most about tonight's outcome, if the Habs go on to win this series, is how much of a missed opportunity this truly was. Without the services of Max Pacioretty for the whole game,...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 15, 2015

Canadiens vs Senators Game One Thread, Lines, & TV Schedule

The campaign for the Montreal Canadiens 25th Stanley Cup begins tonight. That air of playoff magic that permeates a day like today can sometimes descend into madness as we all await the drop of the puck. Winter is over, the long grind and gruel a rapidly fading memory. The atmosphere of spring and playoffs bound together lifts hope in every Canadian hockey fan that gets to see their team compete for the Stanley Cup. In Montreal, it is especially unique, a party that when it begins you savour, and hope for it not to end too soon, and can't wait to begin. Without Max Pacioretty to provide...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 15, 2015

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators playoff preview: Players to watch

As the playoffs get underway tonight, it's time to take a look at some of the players that will influence the series the most. As the playoffs get underway tonight, it's time to take a look at some of the players that will influence the series the most. We're going to use Bombay Charts for the comparisons, as it gives us a great visualization of how the players in question performed this season. The top goal-scorers from each team definitely don't match up very well, and to be perfectly fair that's because Mike Hoffman played almost six fewer shifts per game than Max Pacioretty...

By the Numbers: Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty

Thanks to his production down the stretch, the NHL world finally started paying attention to Mark Stone. Through the first few months of the season, his modest production was overshadowed by his ability to drive possession, make the players around him better and play responsibly on the other side of the puck. His positioning, ability to […]
Habs’ Pacioretty practises, but not in line drills

Habs’ Pacioretty practises, but not in line drills

The Canadiens practised Tuesday morning in Brossard as they prepare for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690). Max Pacioretty, who has […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 14, 2015

Tuesday Habs Links: Max Pacioretty a possibility for game one

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Max Pacioretty nearing a return to action, a fantastic one-on-one interview with Carey Price and the best playoff montage pump up video ever. Montreal Canadiens Links Max Pacioretty continues to make progress in his recovery from an "upper body" injury. The teams leading scorer was on the ice for the third straight day as he joined his teammates for practice on Monday. Although he hasn't been cleared for contact yet, Pacioretty spoke to the media following practice and says he's feeling...

Pacioretty, recovering from 'upper-body injury', still not cleared for contact

Just eight days after his head whiplashed into the boards in Florida, Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty was back at practice in Brossard on Monday, skating briskly alongside teammates during power-play drills. Though he’s been out of the Montreal lineup since the incident against the Panthers, which left him visibly groggy, the Canadiens will not confirm if Pacioretty is recovering from a concussion.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 13, 2015

Max Pacioretty injury update: Canadiens forward practicing in regular jersey

Max Pacioretty jumped on the ice in Brossard today in a full contact jersey, that's excellent news. For the first time since he tripped and fell backwards into the boards, Max Pacioretty is skating with his teammates on Monday morning in Brossard, and he's wearing a full contact jersey. While it's possible that he's rushing himself back a little quick for the playoffs, as any athlete would, jumping right into a contact jersey is something that wouldn't be allowed without approval from the Montreal Canadiens' medical staff. What that means, is that Pacioretty is recovering at a speedier...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 11, 2015

Saturday Habs Links: Soccer helps Subban with hockey

Here are your daily links, including the clip of Carey Price getting pie'd, P.K. Subban on playing soccer, the playoffs race getting tighter, and more. Montreal Canadiens It's the NHL policy to banning ceremonies of tribute after March 1. Dave Stubbs argues it disrespects the late Montreal Canadien stars. [Montreal Gazette] Michel Therrien points out that the Habs have scored 4 goals each time in the two games without Pacioretty. Still, would be nice to have him back though. [RDS] (French) Brandon Prust probably won't fight Colton Orr in the Leafs game this Saturday. [La Presse]...

Alex Galchenyuk faces the most pressure in Pacioretty's absence

With the Canadiens facing the possibility of not having Max Pacioretty for the first round of the playoffs, Alex Galchenyuk needs to step up in a big way. When a player the calibre of Max Pacioretty goes down, there is no replacing him. Over the last four years, only Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos have scored more goals per minute played than Max Pacioretty's 1.47 per 60 minutes. This season, Pacioretty has been involved in 34.5% of the Montreal Canadiens' 194 goals. There are very few players who can produce offense in all situations like Max Pacioretty can. Beyond offense, Pacioretty...

Thursday Habs Links: Habs hope to have Pacioretty for the playoffs

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including some more news about Pacioretty, Hudon's AHL accolades and the Oilers' decimated defense. Montreal Canadiens The Canadiens are being extremely cautious when it comes to Max Pacioretty. [Twitter] Details that I have tonight concerning Max Pacioretty status. 1-the team doesn't want to take any chance and that's why he's resting. — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 8, 2015 2-it's possible that Max Pacioretty will skate in the next few days. No date yet, but it's a possibility. — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April...

Ice Level: Canadiens must survive without Pacioretty

On this episode of Ice Level, we break down the possible playoff matchups for the Habs, and ask whether or not they can survive without Max Pacioretty. Subscribe on [iTunes] and [Soundcloud] Listen to [archived] episodes Michel Therrien broke the news on Wednesday that the Montreal Canadiens would be without Max Pacioretty for the remainder of the regular season, which is only two more games, but he could be out even longer. He will be re-evaluated next week, likely before the playoffs begin, but with the way he fell, they shouldn't be counting on him to play. Max Pacioretty has been...

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