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Habs Eyes On The Prize 9 hours ago
Canadiens vs Lightning Top Six Minutes: Exercise in Futility
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Canadiens vs Lightning Top Six Minutes: Exercise in Futility

A brief and sarcastic take on the Canadiens final regular season game versus the Lightning. Pregame: Depressing  pregame stat: Steve Stamkos has five goals versus Montreal this season, Montreal has scored five total goals versus Tampa. Is there a reason to get eager about a game versus Tampa besides waiting for the team to fall behind and see Subban go into "doing whatever I want" mode to try and get Montreal back into it? Habs do get a break tonight with both Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison injured, but this also gives them even less an excuse to screw it up as well. Andrei Markov is...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 10 hours ago

Canadiens vs Lightning third period thread

The Habs looked lost in the second period and now trail the Lightning 3-1. Ben Bishop sprung Steven Stamkos on a sloppy Habs' line-change and he made no mistake, feeding Vladislav Namestikov who was wide open in front of the net enough to put on a lightning fast side-to-side deke to tuck the puck past...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 11 hours ago

Canadiens vs Lightning second period thread

The Habs took 3 penalties in a row but came out of the first period unscathed. The Habs were building a the beginnings of a solid first period effort, putting up 8 shot attempts (but only 1 shot on net) before the momentum was cut short by a Torrey Mitchell...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 14 hours ago

Canadiens vs Lightning: Game Thread, Lines, & TV Schedule

Carey Price is chasing down win 42 for the season to tie Jacques Plante and Ken Dryden for the franchise record. Tonight, Carey Price will be looking to ink his name in the Montreal Canadiens record book once again this season. With a win over the Lightning, Carey...
NHL Mar 29, 2015
Video: Pregame Preview: Lightning vs Canadiens

Watch: Pregame Preview: Lightning vs Canadiens

Get the latest news and updates leading up to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens game on March 30, 2015, presented by DraftKings.

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About last night …

About last night …

Here at the Boundless Optimism In the Face of Overwhelming Evidence to the Contrary division of HIO, the staff has been tasked with putting a non-negative spin on your Montreal Canadiens’ five regular-season losses to Tampa Bay. The happy gang […]
Andrei Markov is Habs’ nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Andrei Markov is Habs’ nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov in action on Feb. 15, 2015 vs the Red Wings in Detroit. Dave Reginek/NHLI via PAT HICKEY Montreal Gazette Andrei Markov, the veteran defenceman who came back from two career-threatening injuries, is the Canadiens’ […]
Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning

Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning

Canadiens’ Alex Galchenuk whips the game-tying goal home in the second period Saturday night, beating Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo. It was Galchenyuk’s 20th goal of the season. Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette PAT HICKEY The Gazette The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored […]
About last night …

About last night …

To the surprise of no one – with the exception of some of the gloomier Guses in HIO’s Commentariat – your Montreal Canadiens are going to the playoffs. First-round opponent? Too early to tell. But a MASSIVE game Monday evening […]
Liveblog: Florida at Canadiens

Liveblog: Florida at Canadiens

Your Montreal Canadiens don’t want March to end the way it began. The first three games of the month were losses in California. The Canadiens ride a two-game losing streak into home dates with Florida, on Saturday night, and Atlantic […]
Habs home to Panthers, playoff home stretch shortens

Habs home to Panthers, playoff home stretch shortens

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Dinner with Max: An enlightening look at Habs sniper Pacioretty, on the ice and off

Dinner with Max: An enlightening look at Habs sniper Pacioretty, on the ice and off

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE NASHVILLE — For a guy with two hollow legs, Max Pacioretty is a terrific skater. I sat with the Canadiens’ leading scorer for dinner and a wide-ranging talk this week, the night before the Habs faced […]
About last night …

About last night …

T.S. Eliot notwithstanding, let’s hope April is not the cruelest month for your Montreal Canadiens. Because March hasn’t been great. After winning eight games in October, November, December and January, the Canadiens won nine in February. They will need to […]
Liveblog: Canadiens at Winnipeg

Liveblog: Canadiens at Winnipeg

Your Montreal Canadiens face a desperate team in Winnipeg Thursday night. The Jets are clinging to the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. They’re two points ahead of L.A., but the defending Stanley Cup champions have a game in hand. […]
Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets

Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets

Canadiens vs. Jets Thursday at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, 8 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Let Carey do it: One complaint about the Canadiens this season has been a tendency to rely on goaltender Carey Price, but […]
HI/O Show: Habs first team in NHL to hit 100-point mark, but are they ready for playoffs?

HI/O Show: Habs first team in NHL to hit 100-point mark, but are they ready for playoffs?

Regular HI/O Show guest Chris Nilan was a late unhealthy scratch for this week’s show, but columnist Jack Todd and Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 join Montreal Gazette sports editor/host Stu Cowan to discuss the latest Canadiens news. The Canadiens […]
About last night …

About last night …

With the losers’ point they picked up in Nashville, your Montreal Canadiens became the first team in the NHL to crack triple figures. Let’s just pause and think on that a bit. The Canadiens reached 100 points faster than their […]
Liveblog: Canadiens at Nashville

Liveblog: Canadiens at Nashville

The first of two challenging road games this week finds your Montreal Canadiens in Nashville Tuesday night. The Predators have fallen a point behind St. Louis for the Central Division lead. The Canadiens will be looking to pad their lead […]

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