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Eyes On The Prize Feb 24, 2021
Recap: Canadiens fall to Senators once more

Recap: Canadiens fall to Senators once more

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via If two goals from Weber and 35 saves from Price aren’t enough to take down the Senators, what will be? After having dropped their game to the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in overtime on Sunday, the Montreal Canadiens were back in action at the Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night to try to avenge the loss and end their losing streak. Carey Price got the start in goal for the Canadiens and Matt Murray got the go for the Senators, while Brett Kulak took Victor Mete’s spot on the blue line for the rematch. It took just 1:36...
Montreal Gazette Feb 23, 2021

Canadiens Game Day: Carey Price in goal, Brett Kulak returns to lineup

Carey Price will be in goal and Brett Kulak will take Victor Mete’s spot on the blue line when the Canadiens face the Senators Tuesday night in Ottawa (7 p.m., TSN2, TSN5, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Those are the only two lineup changes coach Claude Julien will make, which means Artturi Lehkonen will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game. Price has a 5-3-2 record with a 2.87 goals-against...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 21, 2021
Recap: Habs fail to keep pace with Toronto’s power play

Recap: Habs fail to keep pace with Toronto’s power play

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The Leafs went three-for-four with the man advantage to extend their division lead. After having a week off to train and glue together new formations, the Montreal Canadiens were back in action Saturday night, once again facing their rivals from Toronto. The Habs, wearing their beautiful reverse retro jerseys, had Carey Price in net, Victor Mete playing on the third pairing with Alexander Romanov, and Tomas Tatar back in the lineup after his surprise scratch a week ago. Tatar took a spot on Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s wing, playing...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 16, 2021
Links: Words from the Boss

Links: Words from the Boss

Photo by Shafique Bakush/NHLI via Marc Bergevin had a lot to say about his team, the players he brought in before the season, the moves he’s made recently, and the future of Cole Caufield. Elsewhere in the league, Galchenyuk finds himself on yet another team, the COVID-19 impact, and more in today’s links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Marc Bergevin had a lot to say in his most recent press conference. [Montreal Gazette] One of the things Bergevin was clear on is that he has no intention of trading Victor Mete. [TSN] The Habs expect that Cole Caufield will...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 14, 2021
Victor Mete is going to be very hard to take out of the lineup

Victor Mete is going to be very hard to take out of the lineup

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The Canadiens defenceman played his best game of the season. Through the first two periods of Saturday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, there weren’t very many bright spots for the Montreal Canadiens. One of them was defenceman Victor Mete. It hasn’t been an easy road for Mete, who found himself on the outside looking into the lineup for 12 of the team’s 15 games. Many look at Mete and see low point totals to go with an undersized frame, not exactly an ideal combination. The knock on Mete is that he doesn’t produce...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 14, 2021
Recap: Habs find their game late to steal two points

Recap: Habs find their game late to steal two points

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via It wasn’t pretty, but it’s a massive win for Montreal. With a week off looming ahead of them, and a trio of underwhelming games behind them in the last seven days, the Montreal Canadiens were looking to get back on track as they tried to keep pace with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the North Division. In an attempt to do that Claude Julien made a few changes to the lineup that played on Thursday night. First it was Victor Mete re-entering the lineup in place of Brett Kulak alongside Alexander Romanov. What was unexpected, however, was...
Montreal Gazette Feb 13, 2021

Canadiens Game Day: Carey Price in goal, Victor Mete back in lineup

Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens when they face the Maple Leafs Saturday night in Toronto (7 p.m., CBC, SN, CITY, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM), while defenceman Victor Mete will take Brett Kulak’s spot in the lineup. Corey Perry was with one of the Canadiens’ power-play units during the team’s morning skate in Toronto, but coach Claude Julien said during a video conference he had yet to decide if he would make any lineup changes with his forwards. ...
Montreal Gazette Feb 12, 2021

Canadiens Notebook: Claude Julien opts for video instead of practice

Coming off a 3-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night at the Bell Centre, Canadiens coach Claude Julien decided to cancel a scheduled practice Friday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Instead, there was a team meeting and video session. The only players who went on the ice were goalies Carey Price and Charlie Lindgren, along with Corey Perry, Victor Mete and Michael Frolik. The Canadiens...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 12, 2021
Six teams that could be interested in Canadiens’ Victor Mete

Six teams that could be interested in Canadiens’ Victor Mete

It has been more than a week since Victor Mete’s agent went public with the Montreal Canadiens defenceman’s trade request. Here are six teams we feel could show interest in his services. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Montreal Gazette Feb 4, 2021

Canadiens Game Day: Alexander Romanov replaces Victor Mete in lineup

Carey Price will be back in goal and defenceman Alexander Romanov will return to the lineup when the Canadiens face the Ottawa Senators Thursday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Jake Allen made 53 saves in the Canadiens’ 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, improving his record to 3-1-0 with a 2.02 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Price has a 4-0-2 record with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .903 save...
The Hockey Writers Feb 3, 2021

Canadiens Have a Confusing Situation With Victor Mete

What’s happening with Montréal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete? Is he being traded? Is he unhappy in Montréal? Has he been overshadowed by the Canadiens’ offseason additions? Based on the events ... Read moreCanadiens Have a Confusing Situation With Victor Mete The post Canadiens Have a Confusing Situation With Victor Mete appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
Montreal Gazette Feb 2, 2021

Canadiens Game Day: Jake Allen starts in goal, Alexander Romanov gets scratched

Jake Allen will be in goal Tuesday night when the Canadiens face the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) and rookie defenceman Alexander Romanov will be a healthy scratch for the first time. Brett Kulak, who was a healthy scratch for Monday night’s 6-2 win over the Canucks, will return to the lineup, taking Romanov’s stop. Kulak will be paired with Victor Mete, who made his season debut Monday. ...
A Winning Habit Feb 2, 2021

Canadiens: Victor Mete’s Overdue Debut a Sign of Improved Depth

Victor Mete has finally made his 2020-21 debut for the Montreal Canadiens. In continuing their impressive play so far this season, the Canadiens easily dismantled the Vancouver Canucks with a 6-2 win on Monday night, led by a three-point performance from Jeff Petry, and two-point nights from Artturi Lehkonen (who played his 300th NHL game) […] Canadiens: Victor Mete’s Overdue Debut a Sign of Improved Depth - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Winning Habit Feb 2, 2021

Montreal Canadiens: Victor Mete’s Ugly Stat Line Not Due To Poor Performance

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete either asked to be traded or never considered asking his general manager such a thing, depending on who you ask. Mete’s agent Darren Ferris was quoted as saying it would be best for the player and the team if a deal was made involving his client. GM Marc Bergevin flat […] Montreal Canadiens: Victor Mete’s Ugly Stat Line Not Due To Poor Performance - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Feb 2, 2021
Links: Strength in Numbers

Links: Strength in Numbers

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Montreal’s depth is their super power, Weber’s 1,000th game approaches, Perry and Lehkonen celebrate milestones in style, Black History Month, COVID impact, and more in today’s links. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The Canadiens’ depth has become their defining characteristic and strength. [Sportsnet] The importance of depth for the Habs is the big reason Victor Mete is not available for trade. [Sportsnet] It is no surprise that the Bell Centre ranks high in the list of best arenas in the NHL. [The Athletic] Talking about...

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