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Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 15, 2017
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 5 Takeaways: Overtime woes

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 5 Takeaways: Overtime woes

Habs get a point in another game with more positives than negatives in 4-3 OT loss. The drama surrounding Alex Galchenyuk needs to stop Alex Galchenyuk has been singled out for struggling so far this season and there are many questions surrounding the youngster and his quality of play. Galchenyuk started the game on the fourth line alongside Jacob de la Rose and Ales Hemsky. Galchenyuk saw some time on the top line, as well as on the power play, resulting in his first goal and the Habs’ first power play goal of the season. During the first intermission, captain Max Pacioretty had some...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 11, 2017
Canadiens lines at practice, October 11: Galchenyuk on 4th line

Canadiens lines at practice, October 11: Galchenyuk on 4th line

Claude Julien shakes up his lineup after a third straight loss Following another frustrating loss, the Montreal Canadiens returned to practice this morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard as they start their preparation for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Claude Julien changed his lines in the game on Tuesday, and those changes took hold today at practice as he looks to jumpstart his offence. #Habs: Les trios du jour…Pacioretty-Drouin-LehkonenByron-Plekanec-GallagherHudon-Danault-ShawGalchenyuk-Mitchell-Hemsky— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) October 11, 2017 Artturi...
Monday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien says getting execution from only half the team is not enough

Monday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien says getting execution from only half the team is not enough

Here are your daily links, including Julien’s comments on his team’s performance, the Canadiens partner with SAAQ, Drouin taking things one game at a time, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Coach Claude Julien expects more from some of his players stating you can’t win with half a team. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate] There were some odd officiating decisions last night, but Max Pacioretty doesn’t believe the two disallowed goals are among them: "If we disagreed with the calls then it would be frustrating, but I think they were good calls" - Max Pacioretty on...
Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game preview, start time, tale of the tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game preview, start time, tale of the tape, and how to watch

An exciting Saturday night matchup between two of the best goaltenders in the game. With both the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals coming off shootout victories Thursday evening, tonight's game at the Verizon Center should be a great matchup between two of the best goaltenders in today's game; Montreal's Carey Price and Washington's Braden Holtby. For Montreal, their first game of the season saw them claw back and inch by the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout, led by Jonathan Drouin. Captain Max Pacioretty scored in the second period, while Phillip Danault sent the game to overtime...
Canadiens vs Sabres Five Takeaways: Laying the foundation in Buffalo

Canadiens vs Sabres Five Takeaways: Laying the foundation in Buffalo

It was just game one, but the Habs can build on their season-opening 3-2 win 1. Jonathan Drouin delivered on opening night Since being acquired this summer, the spotlight in Montreal has been on Jonathan Drouin. The budding star had standout moments throughout the pre-season that showed fans and media alike just what he was capable of doing in this Canadiens lineup. Tonight against the Sabres he did that again, only this time the points mattered and he delivered in crucial situations. His set-up on Max Pacioretty’s goal was perfection as he threaded a pass right through a defender and...
Canadiens vs. Sabres Top Six Minutes: Starting with a bang

Canadiens vs. Sabres Top Six Minutes: Starting with a bang

The Habs bounce back to take the season opener in Buffalo. Who’s ready for some hockey? Let me rephrase that, who’s ready for some HABS HOCKEY?!!! No more pre-season. No more predictions. No more patience. The puck has dropped, the season has started, and starting now anything goes. First Period I wonder who’s going to open the scoring today? I bet it’s Pacioretty. It’s always Pacioretty. Ah yes, the refs quickly blow their whistles to stop a perpetrator in his tracks, halting a scourge on the modern NHL to call...a face-off violation. I like the NHL’s priorities. No slouches...
[Highlight] Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty connect for the first time this season

[Highlight] Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty connect for the first time this season

Better get used to that combination. Jonathan Drouin sets up Max Pacioretty for a goal. (I think I can make a template for this article this season.) Gallagher -> Drouin -> Pacioretty -> 1-1 #Habs pic.twitter.com/CSI1t02E9q— Jared Book (@jaredbook) October 5, 2017
Montreal Canadiens lines at practice: October 4

Montreal Canadiens lines at practice: October 4

The power play starts to take shape The Montreal Canadiens skated one last time before their season kicks off tomorrow, and there were no changes to the forward lines or defence pairings from yesterday. #Habs practice lines:Pacioretty - Drouin - GallagherHudon - Plekanec - LehkonenGalchenyuk - Danault - ShawByron - De La Rose - Hemsky— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) October 4, 2017 The power play also started to take shape, and the units are what we saw in the pre-season with a slight change. On the second unit, Jeff Petry was on one point and Victor Mete and Mark Streit split the other...
Wednesday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher fitting in on the top line

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher fitting in on the top line

In today’s links, Brendan Gallagher’s looking good with Pacioretty and Drouin, season previews abound with differing takes on the Canadiens’ fortunes, and Carey Price is still the definitive best goaltender in the league. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Brendan Gallagher is looking like a good fit on the Habs’ first line. [Montreal Gazette] “A season of ifs.” Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin chat about the Canadiens. [The Athletic] Karl Subban is hoping to inspire parents with his new book. [Montreal Gazette] “Why should I be angry at the Montreal Canadiens?” asks Karl...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 30, 2017
[Highlight] Brendan Gallagher finds the stick of Max Pacioretty and it’s a 6-1 lead

[Highlight] Brendan Gallagher finds the stick of Max Pacioretty and it’s a 6-1 lead

The goal comes seconds after Jonathan Drouin had set up Brendan Gallagher. The lines are scoring in bunches tonight. Seconds after Jonathan Drouin connected with Brendan Gallagher for a goal, Gallagher sets up Max Pacioretty for another. Pacioretty makes it 6-1 just 18 seconds after Gallagher scored pic.twitter.com/dBcWCPlYbg— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) October 1, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 29, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber — “I do not think we’re ready to start the season”

Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber — “I do not think we’re ready to start the season”

Your daily links, including unfulfilled needs on defence, Jonathan Drouin’s thoughts on the top players in the Eastern Conference, Victor Mete giving the coach a difficult decision, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Claude Julien admitted his team still needs to determine its final two defence spots. Shea Weber is thankful that there are still two pre-season games left, because the Habs need them. [TVA Sports | Google Translate] Jonathan Drouin scouts his biggest competition in the Eastern conference. [SN] Salim Valji sat down with Habs’ captain Max Pacioretty to talk...
ESPN Sep 26, 2017

Max Pacioretty pulls no punches

Max Pacioretty pulls no punches
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 26, 2017
Carey Price to start tomorrow, Zach Fucale recalled

Carey Price to start tomorrow, Zach Fucale recalled

The injury to Charlie Lindgren means that Fucale will back-up Price in Quebec City After Charlie Lindgren hurt himself before the game on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens have recalled Zach Fucale from Laval Rocket training camp. Zachary Fucale recalled from Laval.DETAILS -> https://t.co/s5MpT8JN67 #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 26, 2017 The team also announced that Carey Price will start tomorrow night in Quebec City. Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher, and Shea Weber will also be in uniform when the team takes on the Maple...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 26, 2017
Canadiens vs Leafs game recap: Montoya struggles in his second straight start

Canadiens vs Leafs game recap: Montoya struggles in his second straight start

Habs continue winless pre-season after another 5-1 loss. A few nights ago, the Montreal Canadiens iced a roster that resembled the Laval Rocket more than an NHL lineup, and struggled in a 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. The trend continued with a more experienced lineup in another 5-1 loss, this time to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The Canadiens were to roll into Ricoh Coliseum with a reinforced roster, carrying a line up with the big guns, such as Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, and Shea Weber. However, things started to go wrong even before the game began. Drouin was ruled out...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Sep 25, 2017
Jonathan Drouin day-to-day with upper body injury

Jonathan Drouin day-to-day with upper body injury

The forward will not play tonight Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin was supposed to play today alongside Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher but has been ruled out with an upper-body injury. The team is saying he is day-to-day. Habs announce Jonathan Drouin is out tonight with an upper body injury, day to day. He skated this morning.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) September 25, 2017 He did skate this morning, so either the injury happened during the morning skate, or he is being held out as a precaution. Torrey Mitchell will take his place in the lineup. No word on who will...

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