3:45 AM EST, Wed February 10, 2016
Stanley Cup of Chowder 17 hours ago

Five years ago today, the Bruins and Canadiens combined for 182 penalty minutes

Take a look back at over three hours of total penalty minutes, a goalie "fight", 14 combined goals and a game to remember. Five years ago today, the Montreal Canadiens skated into the Garden. The Bruins were two points ahead of Montreal in the standings, with the teams sitting at #5 and #6 in the East, respectively. The previous meeting between the two sides had been a touchy one, with Zdeno Chara going after Max Pacioretty after he gave Chara a shove in the back following his OT goal at the Bell Centre. Emotions were high. People were looking forward to the game that night at the Garden...

Canadiens vs. Hurricanes third period thread

It's 1-1 heading into the second period. The Habs did not come out with a very convincing performance to start the second period, and eventually ended up giving the Hurricanes another opportunity on the powerplay. Fortunately, the Canadiens were able to kill off the disadvantage, allowing them to draw even in the game just after the eight minute mark of the second period. Max Pacioretty ripped home his 20th of the season on a set-up from the point from Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban.Markov recorded his 407th career assist on the play. Lars Eller kept it 1-1 on an amazing block as the Canes...

Canadiens vs. Sabres third period thread

The Habs have jumped to a 2-1 lead. Max Pacioretty found Dale Weise with a perfect cross-ice pass as the Habs moved the puck on the powerplay to free up Weise on the far post completely alone. Weise potted it for his 12th of the season. Dutch Gretzky's 12th goal of the year. #eastwestoffense pic.twitter.com/BO6u9tyANm — Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) February 4, 2016 The Habs took a penalty soon after the goal, but killed the penalty and picked up where they left off. In the first ten minutes of the second period, the Habs only allowed aadsfsdfa shot attempts, maintaining the majority...

Montreal Canadiens so bad in January, they won't award a player of the month

Montreal today announced that, despite having played enough games to qualify, they will not be awarding a player of the month Molson Cup (Coupe Molson, if you prefer) this month. As we all remember, they kicked off the month with a full third of their wins, setting the stage for a blistering 3-7-1 (That's bad) pace. What do the habs have to say about it? Well, they claim that it was a three-way tie, but we know the truth. Here's the excuse for when the people who called 911 on Chara decide to stage another protest, per RDS: Gallagher, Pacioretty et Eller ont reçu une première étoile...

Ten takeaways from the Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers game

The Habs fail to get off on the right foot in their first game back after the All-Star break 1. The Habs start every game with a handicap. Their coach flat-out doesn't give them the best chance at winning on any given night. By having Alex Galchenyuk on the wing, playing Max Pacioretty with David Desharnais and Dale Weise, and scratching scorers like Sven Andrighetto over replacement level players like Devante Smith-Pelly, the Habs climb uphill from the opening faceoff. Tomas Plekanec said recently that they have to work twice as hard to score a goal, and he's right. It's incredibly...

Blue Jackets beat Canadiens for 2nd night in row

Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and an assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat host Montreal 5-2 on Tuesday to sweep a home-and-home set with the Canadiens. Montreal’s leading scorer Max Pacioretty went to the dressing room midway through the second period after teammate P.K. Subban’s slap shot hit him on the side of his face. After the game, Montreal coach Michel Therrien said Pacioretty is “going to be OK.” Ducks defenseman Simon Despres returned after missing 42 games with concussion symptoms. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout as host...
Canadiens aren’t even an average team right now

Canadiens aren’t even an average team right now

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The Canadiens aren’t a good hockey time right now. In fact, they’re not even an average team. If you don’t believe me, just listen to captain Max Pacioretty. “Good teams win that game … average teams […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 16, 2016

Canadiens vs. Blues third period thread

It's 2-2 heading into the third period. P.K. Subban ripped his third goal of the season home on the powerplay to draw the Canadiens even at 3:41 of the first period. Subban scores on the power play: pic.twitter.com/1mjCOJDq9n — Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) January 17, 2016 The Habs recorded their 30th shot on net at the seven-minute mark of the second period. The game was still tied 1-1 despite the Canadiens having 40 shot attempts to the Blues 24. Max Pacioretty gave the Habs the lead on their 41st shot attempt of the game, but this would be short-lived as the Blues would score 1:07...
Canadiens captain Pacioretty pays great tribute to former teammate Tinordi

Canadiens captain Pacioretty pays great tribute to former teammate Tinordi

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty paid a very nice tribute to former teammate Jarred Tinordi after the team’s morning skate in St. Louis before facing the Blues Saturday night (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690). […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 14, 2016

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks third period thread

The Habs trail 2-1 heading into the third period. The Habs came out with a strong push to start the second period, putting up five shot attempts and three shots on net over the span of a minute between the 2:32 and 3:32 mark of the period. The Habs held the Blackhawks to just one shot attempt in the first six minutes of the first period. A couple of Habs came close to tying in midway through the second period, including Max Pacioretty who mailed in a shot over the crossbar at the end of a three-on-two, and Paul Byron who was robbed by Corey Crawford who was scrambling outside of his crease...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 14, 2016

Petry set to return, injury updates and lineup news from Canadiens morning skate

Jeff Petry is set to return to action tonight while Greg Pateryn, Jarred Tinordi and Devante Smith-Pelly look to be scratches for the game against Chicago Some news from the Montreal Canadiens coming from their optional morning skate before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. Dale Weise and Tom Gilbert both skated before their teammates took the ice. Carey Price did as well, again without equipment. Max Pacioretty, who missed yesterday's practice also returned which was a sight for sore eyes considering there is a game tonight. Optional skate for #Habs. Subban,...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 14, 2016

Thursday Habs Headlines: The pressure of playing in Montreal

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including the seriousness of domestic violence, how the Canadiens' organization should react and the milestone in reach for Quenneville. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Max Pacioretty didn't shy away from describing the immense pressure that comes with playing in hockey mad Montreal. However, he was also quick to express that he enjoyed playing under said pressure. [Hockey Inside/Out] Domestic violence is a very important issue and must be treated as such. Unfortunately, as seen in the situation involving Alex Galchenyuk,...
Captain Pacioretty faces media to deal with Galchenyuk situation

Captain Pacioretty faces media to deal with Galchenyuk situation

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE In only his first year as captain of the Canadiens, Max Pacioretty has already had to deal with two off-ice situations involving a teammate and the police. On Oct. 5, Zack Kassian was involved in a traffic […]
‘Things have gotten better,’ Canadiens captain Pacioretty says about slumping team

‘Things have gotten better,’ Canadiens captain Pacioretty says about slumping team

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Captain Max Pacioretty looked frozen when he stopped to speak with the media after Monday morning’s practice at a new outdoor refrigerated rink the club officially opened in Laval. With a temperature around minus-8C and a […]

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