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Notes from practice: First look at the new Habs lineup

Where did the chips fall? Here's our first hint. Given that the Canadiens brought in three new players at the trade deadline, there was bound to be some roster modifications in the following days. With Jarred Tinordi, Greg Pateryn, and Christian Thomas having been sent back down to Hamilton, Michel Therrien has three new toys to use, in Brian Flynn, Torrey Mitchell, and Jeff Petry. Here's what the new lines looked like during practice this morning #Habs: les trois du jour. Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher Eller-Plekanec-Galchenyuk Parenteau-JDLR-Smith-Pelly Prust-Flynn-Mitchell — J-F...

Can the Canadiens find a first-line right winger from within?

Who will be the third for David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty? We look at the candidates for the Montreal Canadiens top right winger. At this year’s trade deadline Bergevin did more shopping than a teenager with their parent’s credit card. He set a franchise record for number of trades on deadline day. He acquired a defenceman, two centres and also a winger in the days leading up to the deadline. While I’m not here to dispute his wheeling and dealing skills - there was a need that was not addressed by the GM. The Montreal Canadiens are still a team with a vacancy - and it’s a big...

3 stars of the week: Quick, H. Sedin, Pacioretty

From the NHL's official release: QUICK, SEDIN AND PACIORETTY NAMED NHL ‘THREE STARS’ OF THE WEEK NEW YORK (Feb. 23, 2015) – Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin and Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 22. FIRST STAR – JONATHAN QUICK, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS Quick went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 23, 2015

Monday Habs Links: Nathan Beaulieu is key to Montreal's success

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Max Pacioretty leading both on and off the ice and Nathan Beaulieu's growing confidence. Montreal Canadiens Links Max Pacioretty continues to lead both on and off the ice. After a two goal performance that brought him to a team-leading 29 goals on the season, Pacioretty spoke about his lethal one-timer. He also praised youngsters Nathan Beaulieu and Christian Thomas for their solid play. [The Gazette] There's no doubt Pacioretty is one of the favourites to become the 29th captain in Canadiens...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 21, 2015

Canadiens vs Blue Jackets Top Six Minutes: Max Pacioretty scores when he wants to

The Blue Jackets look to take revenge but the Canadiens deny them, yet again. For our new readers and members, Top Six Minutes is a brief overview of the Habs game, and a continuation of the discussion threads usually happens in the comments. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. First Period I spy with my little eye, a Eller-Plekanec-Sekac first line. I'd forgotten what an actual first line would look like. Brendan Gallagher drew a penalty. Brendan Gallagher drew a penalty? Brendan Gallagher drew a penalty! MAX PACIORETTY WITH A PPG!...
Litter Box Cats Feb 19, 2015

Recat: Florida gets Weise to the Habs

Despite two goals from Brendan Gallagher, the Panthers earn an extra time victory in Montreal. The Panthers march out of Montreal with a two-game win streak, but it took 65 minutes plus six rounds in the dreaded shootout. The first period wouldn't see anything appear on the bottom line, as the Canadiens outshot the Panthers 11-to-6. Ex-Panther Tom Gilbert blocked three shots in just over six minutes through the frame. The second period would prove more eventful by far. Montreal took the lead at the 2:31 mark when Brendan Gallagher poked a Max Pacioretty rebound between Roberto Luongo's...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 19, 2015

Thursday Habs Links: Max Pacioretty is leading by example

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Pacioretty's growing leadership abilities, Markov's age defying consistency and the extremely close Selke race. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Max Pacioretty leads the Montreal Canadiens in scoring and is on pace to produce 70 points this season. He also leads the team in other ways, having evolved into a leader in the locker room. [Puck Daddy] Compare the production levels of the 2nd overall pick in the 2007 draft and the 22nd overall pick in the 2007 draft. Who would you declare the better player? [Sportsnet] Age does not...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 18, 2015

Canadiens vs Senators player ratings

A frustrating loss at the hands of the Senators, but hey, at least Pacioretty scored. If a player had a good game in your opinion, vote them up. If they had a bad game in your opinion, vote them down. Please try to avoid voting down players you just don't like, try to give the benefit of the doubt and give everyone a fair shake, and yes, that means the coach as well. If you're looking for some help deciding how some players performed check out the analytics, and the boxscore. Sports & Games Lists on Ranker Follow @HabsEOTP
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 18, 2015

Canadiens vs Senators third period thread

The Senators hold a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. The Habs came out of the first intermission hard, registering 8 shots within the first two minutes of play of the second period. Five minutes in, when Christian Thomas drew a penalty, the Habs had registered 12 shot attempts on net for the period, 7 less than they had registered in the entire first period. Goals! Midway through the second period, P.K. Subban was called for a hold on Erik Condra. The Habs killed the penalty, but the Senators were able to score after Subban came out of the box. Pacioretty scored to respond right off...
Rotoworld Feb 16, 2015

Max Pacioretty notches two points in shutout - Max Pacioretty (W) Montreal Canadiens

Montreal forward Max Pacioretty scored a goal and assisted on another as the Canadiens blanked the Red Wings 2-0 Monday night in Detroit.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Feb 15, 2015

Sunday Habs Links: The Criminally Underrated Tomas Plekanec

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including how Plekanec evolved his game, having the better American forward in Max Pacioretty and Norris Trophy contenders. Montreal Canadiens Tomas Plekanec has always been one of the NHL's best two-way centres, but surprisingly he wasn't always such a player. "Actually, I didn't know anything about defense. I played from the red line to the opposition's goal line." [NHL] There is a lot in common between Max Pacioretty and Phil Kessel, with both snipers playing in the most popular Canadian NHL franchises. Yet, reactions to both players'...
Boston Herald Feb 9, 2015
Weise wins another round in rivalry

Weise wins another round in rivalry

In the budding “Dale Weise vs. the Boston Bruins” rivalry, last night’s round went decisively to Weise. The Canadiens winger scored a goal and made a fantastic pass to set up the game-winner, lifting the Montreal to a 3-1 victory at the Garden.Weise opened the scoring 38 seconds into the second period after a Max Pacioretty shot rang off the post. He gained inside position on both Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara in the crease and banged home Pacioretty’s rebound to give Montreal the lead.
ESPN Fantasy Hockey Feb 7, 2015

Desharnais rejoins Pacioretty

Looks like Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien is sticking with center David Desharnais back on the top line, alongside Max Pacioretty, for Satur...

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