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Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning

Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning

Canadiens’ Alex Galchenuk whips the game-tying goal home in the second period Saturday night, beating Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo. It was Galchenyuk’s 20th goal of the season. Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette PAT HICKEY The Gazette The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored […]
Dinner with Max: An enlightening look at Habs sniper Pacioretty, on the ice and off

Dinner with Max: An enlightening look at Habs sniper Pacioretty, on the ice and off

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE NASHVILLE — For a guy with two hollow legs, Max Pacioretty is a terrific skater. I sat with the Canadiens’ leading scorer for dinner and a wide-ranging talk this week, the night before the Habs faced […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 26, 2015

Pacioretty gave Team USA some unfounded advice ahead of the Olympic meeting with Canada

Hey Max, a little advice please! It's not uncommon for national teams to turn to NHL teammates for tips on how to beat a particular goalie, but in this case, Max Pacioretty didn't know what to say. Here's the excerpt from Gary Lawless' article this morning Montreal Canadiens' 35-goal man Max Pacioretty tells a funny story about playing for Team USA at the Sochi Olympics last winter and having his coaches and teammates turn to him for advice on beating goalie Carey Price. "So, before the game, when we played the Czechs and they had (Ondrej) Pavelec in net and (Blake) Wheeler had to talk...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 25, 2015

What are the margins for victory for the Montreal Canadiens?

The Canadiens have been skirting disaster with the way they play for a very long time, but it's become an even worse situation late in the season. In the month of March, Carey Price has a record of just 4-4-2, essentially, four wins and six losses. He has that record in spite of stopping 94.1% of the shots on his net, allowing just 1.9 goals against per game. Of his four wins, three of them were shutouts, while the other was a 35 save performance where his shutout was broken by an errant Max Pacioretty pass to Josh Bailey in the slot with under three minutes left. Essentially, in order...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Mar 24, 2015

Tweet Salad

From the outside, looking in The PK Subban Burger: Two patties covered in barbecue sauce, always goes down easy. — Dan Ryan (@bruinshockeynow) March 24, 2015 Bruins?src=hash">#Bruins fan in Boston, not an actor, realizes it's #Habs Max Pacioretty who gave him free Max 67 burger he's eating pic.twitter.com/QHtD3dt8oJ — Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) March 24, 2015 The Bruins' version of the McDonald's commercial was shelved after a Habs fan bit his lip eating the burger and then called the police. — Dan Ryan (@bruinshockeynow) March 24, 2015 Friggin...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 19, 2015

Canadiens vs Hurricanes third period thread

A late goal by David Desharnais brought Montreal's lead to three. The fourth line has been on fire tonight, grinding their way to another goal, with a little help from David Desharnais. This might be Carey Price's easiest game of the year. Scoring Summary 1ST PERIOD 05:51 MTL Dale Weise (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Manny Malhotra (3), Brandon Prust (13) 1 - 0 MTL 08:42 MTL Brendan Gallagher (20) Backhand shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (28), Max Pacioretty(27) 2 - 0 MTL 2ND PERIOD 18:48 MTL David Desharnais (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (8), Dale Weise (18) Penalty...
Mile High Hockey Mar 17, 2015

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL March 17th, 2015

Nick Foligno scores with six-tenths of a second left in first period. [SB Nation] Is this the oldest hockey stick? [Sportsnet] Scott Hartnell writes himself a letter, telling his rookie self to keep his head up - literally.[The Hockey News] College hockey free agents set to garner attention. [NHL] Max Pacioretty getting his own McDonald's burger, seriously. [Habs Eyes on the Prize] Every single player on the Bruins will have their heads shaved for charity this year. [NHL] Martin St. Louis Will Be Sidelined For 10-14 Days. [Blueshirt Banter] What Will The Rangers Do With Cam Talbot? [Old...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 15, 2015

Max Pacioretty getting his own McDonald's burger

After Brendan Gallagher and Daniel Briere each got their own signature burgers, it's now Pacioretty's turn. Photo credit: reddit.com/r/hockey It has been a question we've all been pondering for years, what does Max Pacioretty put on his burger? Okay maybe not, but like Brendan Gallagher and Daniel Briere before him, Pacioretty is getting a burger of his own design released in Quebec McDonald's fast food joints. The burger will be available at select venues from March 18th to April 20th, and contains bacon bits, crunchy tortilla chips, red onion, a slice of tomato, a slice of cheddar,...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 14, 2015

Canadiens vs Islanders third period thread

The Habs are making the most of their opportunities and hold the lead, 2-0. After a bad first period, Les Habitants put together a good start to the second period, scoring two goals before three minutes was barely played. Tomas Plekanec scored his 20th, and Max Pacioretty scored his 34th and second shorthanded goal in  the last two games. Although the Habs scored twice to start the period, they had done so on their only 2 shots of the first five minutes of the period, while giving up 7 shot attempts to the Islanders, causing the Canadiens defenders to block 4 shots within the first 5...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 12, 2015

Canadiens vs Senators second period thread

The Habs have the jump, 2-0 heading into the second period. The Habs played a solid first period, leading the way in CF% for the first time in a while, holding the edge at 56.7. The first goal of the game came on a very good powerplay which saw the Habs unload 4 shot attempts, 3 of which hit the net including P.K. Subban's physics-defying howitzer from the point. The goal flat-lined the Senators for a few minutes, and as they gradually got back in the game and were granted a powerplay on a questionable high-sticking call, Max Pacioretty took matters into his own hand, scoring shorthanded...

Monday Habs Links: Pacioretty earns great praise from Mrs. Beliveau

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Max Pacioretty receiving amazing praise from Mrs. Beliveau, more drama from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Alexander Semin's incredible goal. Montreal Canadiens Links It's no secret that Max Pacioretty is a favourite to become the 29th captain in Habs history. The teams leading scorer continues to emerge as a star, and he has drawn great praise from many including Mrs. Beliveau. She says that he reminds her of Jean, and that she hopes he is the next captain of the team. [TVA] It seems as though every...

Canadiens vs Coyotes Game Thread, Lines, & TV schedule

Can the Habs get back on the winning track? After making their tour of California, and coming out of the Golden State with 1 of 6 points, the Habs have moved west to the Arizona desert known also as Glendale to take on a team that has been one of the worst in the NHL and even more so to be considered "a team of the future" after having exchanged most of its top players for draft picks at the trade deadline. The Habs had a chance to regroup yesterday with a practice in which Michel Therrien has shifted his lines somewhat. The familiar trio of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, and Dale Weise...

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...

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  • Manny Malhotra

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  • Greg Pateryn

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