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Canadiens vs. Sabres game recap: Habs get the win despite a sloppy game

Canadiens vs. Sabres game recap: Habs get the win despite a sloppy game

The Habs turned in a rough performance, but still came away with the win thanks to some timely (and gorgeous) goals. The Montreal Canadiens started their 2017-18 with two rookies in the lineup. Charles Hudon‘s line with Artturi Lehkonen, Tomas Plekanec started the game off on the right foot with some offensive-zone pressure, while Victor Mete got his first shift in the NHL on the change. Image credit: HockeyStats,ca Evander Kane took a faceoff violation penalty less than three minutes in, and though the Habs held on to possession for almost the entire two minutes,...
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NHL Capsules

NHL Capsules

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jonathan Drouin scored the lone shootout goal in rallying the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Canadiens vs. Sabres Top Six Minutes: Starting with a bang

Canadiens vs. Sabres Top Six Minutes: Starting with a bang

The Habs bounce back to take the season opener in Buffalo. Who’s ready for some hockey? Let me rephrase that, who’s ready for some HABS HOCKEY?!!! No more pre-season. No more predictions. No more patience. The puck has dropped, the season has started, and starting now anything goes. First Period I wonder who’s going to open the scoring today? I bet it’s Pacioretty. It’s always Pacioretty. Ah yes, the refs quickly blow their whistles to stop a perpetrator in his tracks, halting a scourge on the modern NHL to call...a face-off violation. I like the NHL’s priorities. No slouches...
Canadiens vs. Sabres: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Sabres: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

A new edition of the Montreal Canadiens hits the ice in Buffalo to kick off the 2017-18 season. The Canadiens kick off their 2017-18 season on the road. It starts with a visit to Buffalo, where former Hab Nathan Beaulieu will get a chance to make a mark against his former team. He might have trouble recognizing the Canadiens, as the team he departed from after last year’s disappointing playoff defeat to the Rangers has been shaken up substantially with six new players in tonight’s lineup that were not there when the Habs hung up the skates before the start of the summer. Victor Mete...
Canadiens vs. Sabres: Game preview, start time, tale of the tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Sabres: Game preview, start time, tale of the tape, and how to watch

Faced with critics and naysayers, Montreal looks to open the 2017-18 season in Buffalo. There is no team in the National Hockey League that has a bigger magnifying glass on them than the Montreal Canadiens. Following a tumultuous off-season and a roller coaster pre-season, the pundits have come out in force to proclaim Montreal a bust for this season, but there have been many positives for the Habs lately, and they are looking to prove people wrong. Two wins in their last two pre-season games, including a huge 9-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators, showed a Habs team capable of scoring...
Montreal Canadiens acquire Nicolas Deslauriers for Zach Redmond

Montreal Canadiens acquire Nicolas Deslauriers for Zach Redmond

Rocket tweak their line-up ahead of the season opener The Montreal Canadiens announced on Wednesday that they acquired left winger Nicolas Deslauriers from the Buffalo Sabres in return of defenceman Zach Redmond. The Canadiens acquire Nicolas Deslauriers from BUF, in return for Zach Redmond. Deslauriers will report to the Laval Rocket.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 4, 2017 Redmond fell out of favour quickly with the Montreal Canadiens this season, showing very little at training camp and being one of the first ‘big name’ players sent down to the Laval Rocket. Given...

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