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Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 15, 2017
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 5 Takeaways: Overtime woes

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 5 Takeaways: Overtime woes

Habs get a point in another game with more positives than negatives in 4-3 OT loss. The drama surrounding Alex Galchenyuk needs to stop Alex Galchenyuk has been singled out for struggling so far this season and there are many questions surrounding the youngster and his quality of play. Galchenyuk started the game on the fourth line alongside Jacob de la Rose and Ales Hemsky. Galchenyuk saw some time on the top line, as well as on the power play, resulting in his first goal and the Habs’ first power play goal of the season. During the first intermission, captain Max Pacioretty had some...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 15, 2017
Breakdown: How Auston Matthews uses a subtle fake and deception to score against the Canadiens

Breakdown: How Auston Matthews uses a subtle fake and deception to score against the Canadiens

He makes it look so damn easy. Auston Matthews finished his rookie season with 40 goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs. And although we know he's an elite talent, he has scored several goals that look like nothing special at best. It looks like he just skates and shoots and the puck goes in, like the defenders and goalies don't even try. His 2-1 goal against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday was a perfect example. Matthews receives a pass in the defensive zone from goaltender Frederik Andersen. He picks it up, tries to chip it past a forechecker, loses it, is lucky to get it...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 15, 2017
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs game recap: A better performance, but the same result

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs game recap: A better performance, but the same result

The winning streak against Toronto is snapped as Montreal falls 4-3 in OT. Many thought last night would be the night the Montreal Canadiens got back on track, as a Saturday night game against their long-time rival usually means a win for the Habs in recent history, as it had in the 14 previous matches against the Toronto Maple Leafs. But it was the Leafs who emerged victorious, as the long streak was snapped after some OT action. Image credit: HockeyStats.ca With some back-and-forth play early on, it was the Canadiens who drew first blood. Following a smooth zone...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 14, 2017
Leafs vs. Habs Recap: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

Leafs vs. Habs Recap: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

Toronto triumphs 4-3 in overtime over our arch-nemesis. The Leafs journeyed to Montreal tonight to take on their oldest, vilest enemy: the Montreal Canadiens. As is their wont, the Habs put on a stupid opening ceremony before the game, because no one has thus far been able to stop them. First Period Leafs push their way into the Habs zone right off the hop, but the play fizzles when Nylander gives the puck away to Brendan Gallagher. There’s a bit of back and forth that doesn’t materialize into anything dangerous; the Kadri line eventually goes offside. Habs get a nice zone shift after...
FOX Sports Oct 14, 2017
Matthews scores in OT to lift Leafs over Canadiens (Oct 14, 2017)

Matthews scores in OT to lift Leafs over Canadiens (Oct 14, 2017)

MONTREAL (AP) Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game 48 seconds into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 14, 2017
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Top Six Minutes: Habs score three, but fall in overtime

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Top Six Minutes: Habs score three, but fall in overtime

Habs drop a hard-fought game to the upstart Leafs. Fellow Habs fans, it is time to take a deep breath. Yes, yes, we all know that the Toronto Matthews Leafs are in town. And yes Montreal has had some trouble scoring goals. And yes, starting Galchenyuk on the 4th is a real head scratcher. But the Habs have been unlucky beyond belief and the season is still young. There are a lot more games to play. Who knows, maybe this will be the game that sparks the Canadiens’ winning ways. And if they lose, well - I’m just gonna have to dust off my pitchfork and torches collection. First...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 14, 2017
Maple Leafs Game Preview: Will they finally break the Canadiens’ winning streak?

Maple Leafs Game Preview: Will they finally break the Canadiens’ winning streak?

The Leafs can end a 14-game winning streak against the Habs tonight, and make a statement to the whole league that they are the real deal. MAPLE LEAFS at CANADIENS: Game 5 Time: 7:30 pm EDTLocation: Centre BellBroadcast: CBC Hockey Night in CanadaOpponent SBNation Site: Habs Eyes on the Prize It has now been almost four years since the Leafs defeated the Canadiens. The Habs have a fourteen-game win streak against them, with many of those won on nationally televised Saturday night games. Imagine if the Leafs finally break that winning streak tonight? What a statement to make to the whole...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 14, 2017
Habs lines at practice: October 14 — Tomas Plekanec out with the flu, Jacob de la Rose moves to centre

Habs lines at practice: October 14 — Tomas Plekanec out with the flu, Jacob de la Rose moves to centre

Alex Galchenyuk remains on the fourth line, while David Schlemko didn’t practise after being recalled from Laval. Before the Montreal Canadiens’ morning skate began, it was announced that David Schlemko had been recalled after a one-game conditioning stint in Laval. He didn’t make it to practice in time to participate, however. Morning skate is starting and David Schlemko is not taking part.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) October 14, 2017 It was also announced that Tomas Plekanec was suffering from the flu, with his ability to play Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Oct 14, 2017
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Will we see Montreal fix their scoring woes in a classic Saturday night matchup? Saturday night. Toronto and Montreal. Can it get any better? A 14-game winning streak against the Toronto Maple Leafs is on the line, as the Montreal Canadiens will face off against their age-old rival tonight at the Bell Centre. A high-octane game could be exactly what the Habs need to spark the offence after a rather rough start to the season. The Habs are coming off a hard-fought 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, in which they struggled to score despite putting up 42 shots on goal. The Canadiens had some...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 14, 2017
Saturday FTB: Please, Leafs, Please Finally Beat Montreal

Saturday FTB: Please, Leafs, Please Finally Beat Montreal

Don’t do it for us, don’t do it for yourselves. Do it for elseldo! January 18th, 2014. That’s 3 years, 8 months and 26 days — or 1365 total days — or 32,760 total hours. That’s how long it’s been since the Toronto Maple Leafs managed to beat the Vomit City Montreal Canadiens. For the elseldo household, that’s a long time for the Habs flag to be flying completely untouched. I heard that it actually got so worn being outside for that long they had to replace it — twice — since the last time the Leafs flag was last flying there instead. There are only FIVE players on...
FOX Sports Oct 13, 2017

Leafs looking to snap lengthy slide vs. Canadiens (Oct 14, 2017)

MONTREAL -- Maybe a visit by the Toronto Maple Leafs is just what the Montreal Canadiens need to break a three-game losing streak.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 13, 2017
FTB: Maple Leafs prepare to face Habs tomorrow, while Marlies start a 3-in-3

FTB: Maple Leafs prepare to face Habs tomorrow, while Marlies start a 3-in-3

The Maple Leafs have a day off, but the Marlies and George Parros do not. The Maple Leafs have a second day off Friday before they head to Montreal to play the Canadiens tomorrow night on Hockey Night in Canada for the first time this season. The Marlies play the first of three games in three days on the road tonight against the Hartford Wolf Pack (New Yor Rangers). It’s otherwise all quiet in Leafs land! We like quiet. Mostly. 2017-18 Season-Opening Roster - Orlando Solar Bears HockeyThe formal roster announcement includes Cal Heeter, who is noted as being on loan from the Marlies...

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