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Brian Elliott is the Blues' Nominee For the Masterton Trophy

The award is given to those "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." This year must be the year of the goalie nominees for the Masterton. All 30 nominees have been decided upon, and the goalies from the Winnipeg Jets (Ondrej Pavelec), Minnesota Wild (Devan Dubnyk), Chicago Blackhawks (Scott Darling), Nashville Predators (Pekka Rinne), and Ottawa Senators (Andrew Hammond) have all been nominated. Oh, and Brian Elliott. For the second time, the Blues have nominated him for the award. Elliott has worked his tail off, as Jeremy Rutherford...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 26, 2015

2014-15 Game 75: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets

Looking for a bounce back win, the Canadiens face off against a desperate Jets team on the edge of the playoff picture in the West. It may have marked the end of a three game winning streak. It may come against a team in a slump. But with a solid effort against a solid team on Tuesday night, the Canadiens looked more like themselves. They went toe-to-toe with Nashville on possession and scoring chances. They challenged Pekka Rinne, and forced him to make a couple of the spectacular plays he is known to make. Tonight, they have to do it again, and against a team that is firmly in crunch...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 26, 2015

Canadiens vs Jets: Game preview, start time, & TV schedule

Can the Jets stay on pace for a first playoff berth, or will Montreal get a boost in the race for first overall? It may have marked the end of a three game winning streak. It may come against a team in a slump. But with a solid effort against a solid team on Tuesday night, the Canadiens looked more like themselves. They went toe-to-toe with Nashville on possession and scoring chances. They challenged Pekka Rinne, and forced him to make a couple of the spectacular plays he is known to make. Tonight, they have to do it again, and against a team that is firmly in crunch time. They'll have to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 25, 2015

Canadiens vs. Predators recap: Rinne wins the battle

In a game featuring the two best goaltenders in the National Hockey League right now, the Canadiens just couldn't get the bounces, and fell in overtime. These days, there is no music greater to the ears of Habs fans than the words "Carey Price starting." With those words, and he coming off two consecutive shutouts with his current exploits, you'd have to like the team's chances against almost anyone. Of course, the goaltender at the other end of the ice for the Predators would be a fellow Vezina trophy contender in the Pekka Rinne. Definitely a game to watch for any hockey fan that enjoys...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 24, 2015

Canadiens vs Predators Top Six Minutes: A very hard-earned point

As losses go, this one was quite palatable. For our new readers and members,Top Six Minutes is a lighthearted overview of the Habs game, and a continuation of the discussion threads usually happens in the comments. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. 1st period Everyone keeps talking about a 'Vezina showdown' tonight. Is Carey Price playing for the Predators as well?? I actually kind of feel bad for Pekka Rinne. He has put up great numbers, and in most seasons that would be good enough for a trophy. How many drinks do you think Caps management had the night they decided to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 24, 2015

Canadiens vs Predators second period thread

The Habs trail 1-0 heading into the second period. The Predators got off to an early advantage by putting on the pressure with 5 shot attempts and 4 successful shots on net within the first 2:18 minutes played. The Habs amped up the pressure, suddenly tallying 10 shots on net between the 3 and 9 minute mark, but they were unable to beat Pekka Rinne. Mattias Ekholm put an end to Carey Price's shutout streak, and grabbed the first goal of the game. The Preds are good at making this matter, winning 80% of the games in which they scored first, while the Habs have been able to come back for the...
On the Forecheck Mar 24, 2015

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens Preview: A Shooter's Nighmare

Two of the best goaltenders in the league square off tonight, hoping to push their teams closer to the summit of the standings. Several weeks ago, this would have been a battle of two President's Trophy contending teams and their Vezina/Hart worthy goaltenders. The first part is still technically true, even though the Predators are three points behind the Canadiens. However, while Pekka Rinne had his name squarely in NHL Awards talk, Nashville's fall back to Earth and Carey Price's continuing run of stellar play has all but ended that conversation. But there's still a score to be settled....
Die By The Blade Mar 22, 2015

Sabres at Predators recap: Rinne shuts out Buffalo 3-0

The Sabres couldn't get anything past Pekka Rinne last night and the Preds rolled to an easy 3-0 win. The story of this Buffalo Sabres season has been one of goaltenders. The Sabres have constantly faced backup netminders, while herculean efforts from their own starting goalies have given Buffalo many more wins than they actually deserve. Last night, the Predators played their starter while the Sabres finally played their backup, and the results were satisfyingly predictable. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to shut out the Sabres while the Preds received goals from Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and...

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