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Eyes On The Prize 1 hour ago
Habsent Minded 2.35: “Watch out! Killer coming through!”

Habsent Minded 2.35: “Watch out! Killer coming through!”

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The usual hockey talk is mixed up with boxing references after an unlikely fight takes place in Wells Fargo Center. Anton Rasegård and Patrik Bexell interact for a discussion surrounding the highs and lows of the last few games. After the win against Philadelphia Flyers, the Montreal Canadiens have now won three of their last four, taking them marginally closer to a playoff spot and further away from the possibility of winning the draft lottery. Jesperi Kotkaniemi got into his first NHL fight and performed admirably, beating the living daylights out of a...
Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights: Game preview

Canadiens vs. Golden Knights: Game preview

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The Habs welcome the Golden Knight to town trying to go into the break with back-to-back wins. Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights How to watch Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PSTIn Canada: CityTV, Sportsnet East (English), TVA Sports (French)In the Golden Knights region: ATTSN-RMStreaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live The Canadiens had one of their good games on Thursday, which at this point usually means the goaltender makes up for a lack of defensive focus to allow the team to get to work on offence. Carey Price was stopping plenty of quality...
Eyes On The Prize 5 hours ago
Links: Marc Bergevin has difficult decisions to make

Links: Marc Bergevin has difficult decisions to make

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports In today’s links, what Marc Bergevin needs to do, the possible reasons behind the Canadiens slide, and the Hurricanes suffered a significant setback. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Marc Bergevin has some tough decisions to make between now and the trade deadline. [Sportsnet] Despite the team’s last win, the Canadiens are no closer to making the post-season. [CBC] But what factors shoulder the blame for Montreal’s poor showing this season? [TSN 690] Should the Canadiens consider sending their young players back to Laval? [Radio-Canada] A young...
Montreal Gazette 19 hours ago

Hickey on hockey: Kovalchuk creates line puzzle when injured Habs return

Resurgent Russian presents a quandary for head coach Claude Julien when Brendan Gallagher and Jonathan Drouin are back in the lineup.
A Winning Habit 20 hours ago

Ilya Kovalchuk is giving the Montreal Canadiens many avenues of value

Ilya Kovalchuk looks to be one of the greatest gambles of Marc Bergevin’s tenure with the Montreal Canadiens as he continues to produce for the club. The Montreal Canadiens surprised the hockey world by being the team to give Ilya Kovalchuk a final run in the NHL. At a league-minimum deal, it was the definition […] Ilya Kovalchuk is giving the Montreal Canadiens many avenues of value - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Montreal Gazette 22 hours ago

Canadiens’ baby-faced assassin Fleury trucks Habs nemesis Lucic | HI/O Bonus

The panelists discuss: Did Milan Lucic deserve that hit?
Eyes On The Prize 23 hours ago
Tomas Tatar continues to be a wellspring of offence

Tomas Tatar continues to be a wellspring of offence

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via With three points on Thursday night, the winger further extended his team scoring lead. Tomas Tatar was a lightning rod for a lot of criticism in the early going of this season, the offence was mostly intact, but he had a nasty habit of racking up penalty minutes by the boatload. After a demotion down the lineup, and a moment to refocus, the Tatar of last year has come back to the fore. The Montreal Canadiens went down a goal late in the first period, and it ended up being Tatar who brought them right back into the game. He weaved around a defender, waited...
Broad Street Hockey Jan 17, 2020
Slap Shots: Flyers vs Canadiens

Slap Shots: Flyers vs Canadiens

Heather Barry - SB Nation NHL / Broad Street Hockey © Meh. The Philadelphia Flyers were back at the Wells Fargo Center trying time keep their winning streak alive against the Montreal Canadiens. They got out to an early lead as recently-recalled Joel Farabee ended a goal drought with just a minute left in the first period. That lead would last all but 20 seconds as the Canadiens jumped back on and tied the game. It wasn’t Alex Lyon’s best night, who was starting in place of injured Carter Hart. The Canadiens got to Lyon in a flash, capitalizing on breakdowns and scoring twice in 20...
Last Word on Hockey Jan 17, 2020
NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks

Another day, another Last Word on Hockey article covering your latest NHL Rumours. Every day, our team breaks down a selection of the latest rumblings from around the National Hockey League. As the trade deadline draws nearer, teams begin to turn their eyes to more specific targets in preparation for this season and next. Today, we’ll look at NHL Rumours from the Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, and Chicago Blackhawks. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens Rumour: We start NHL Rumours with Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and 31 Thoughts, where he talks about the Montreal Canadiens. Friedman...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 17, 2020
Recap: There is a Russian sniper in the house

Recap: There is a Russian sniper in the house

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Carey Price and Ilya Kovalchuk continue their hot streaks as Montreal bounces back. ‘Could the third time really be the charm?” the Canadiens asked themselves on Thursday night, entering the City of Brotherly Love for this season’s final battle against the Philadelphia Flyers with two previous overtime losses in mind. Coming into the game, the Flyers had the best home record of any NHL team, a tough thing for Montreal to overcome. There were three changes to the lineup in comparison to the team that got hammered by Chicago the night before. Cale Fleury...
Eyes On The Prize Jan 17, 2020
Links: Julien needs to share the blame for the Chicago debacle

Links: Julien needs to share the blame for the Chicago debacle

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via In today’s links, why Claude Julien’s hands aren’t clean in the Canadiens listless loss to the Blackhawks, Cam Hillis is having a rebound year, and discussing the impact of the recent rash of coaching turnover around the league. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Claude Julien should share some blame for the listless loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, writes Eric Engels. [Sportsnet] Even if the price is similar to the one fetched by Jake Muzzin, should the Habs trade Jeff Petry? [La Presse] Cam Hillis is having a bounce back season with the Guelph...
The Hockey Writers Jan 16, 2020

Kovalchuk, Price Lead Canadiens past Flyers 4-1

PHILADELPHIA — Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice and Carey Price recorded 40 saves as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a season series sweep with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Tomas Tatar scored his 17th goal of the season and Artturi Lehkonen added his 11th for the Canadiens, who find themselves six points […] The post Kovalchuk, Price Lead Canadiens past Flyers 4-1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Montreal Gazette Jan 16, 2020

Carey Price turns aside 40 shots, Kovalchuk scores twice in Habs win

The win moved the Canadiens seven points back of the Flyers, who hold the second wild-card position in the Eastern Conference.
CBC News Jan 16, 2020
Canadiens rebound from rough loss to soar past Flyers as Kovalchuk pots pair

Canadiens rebound from rough loss to soar past Flyers as Kovalchuk pots pair

Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice and Carey Price recorded 40 saves as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a season series sweep with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Eyes On The Prize Jan 16, 2020
TSM: Kovalchuk scores, Kotkaniemi cracks

TSM: Kovalchuk scores, Kotkaniemi cracks

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Ilya Kovalchuk did what he’s known for, while Jesperi Kotkaniemi did something he absolutely isn’t known for. For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. I have First Period I’m setting the over/under on how long it takes for a freak bounce or a missed pass causes a brutal goal against the Habs at five minutes. Less than two minutes in there’s nearly one. Okay we made it five minutes without...

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  • 1 Carey Price

    Carey Price

    Canadiens vs. Golden Knights: Game preview

  • 1 Brendan Gallagher

    Brendan Gallagher

    Hickey on hockey: Kovalchuk creates line puzzle when injured Habs return

  • 1 Tomas Tatar

    Tomas Tatar

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  • 1 Jesperi Kotkaniemi

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi

    Habsent Minded 2.35: “Watch out! Killer coming through!”

  • 1 Jonathan Drouin

    Jonathan Drouin

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