7:52 AM EST, Wed February 10, 2016
Habs Eyes On The Prize 9 hours ago

Canadiens vs Lightning Top Six Minutes: The Reports of Plekanec's demise have been greatly exaggerated

A short and probably sarcastic take on the Bolts visiting the Habs 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. Pregame: The Habs have won two games in a row for the first time in 2016, which is a harrowing thing to think about when it's February. On the other hand, it's interfering with Tank Nation so maybe it's even worse news in that sense. I think we all know the Habs typically fare poorly when I tackle the Top Six, so perhaps I...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 10 hours ago

Canadiens vs. Lightning third period thread

The Habs are up 3-1 heading into the third period. The Habs gave up the tying goal within a minute-played of the second period, with Valterri Filppula benefitting from some sloppy defensive play by the Canadiens and asdfasdfsdf . The Habs regained the lead six minutes later. Mark...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 11 hours ago

Canadiens vs. Lightning second period thread

The Canadiens lead 1-0 heading into the second period. The Habs were very physical to start the game. They said they were going to use their speed and physicality to win tonight, and were delivering on that promise early on. Nathan Beaulieu dropped the gloves in defense of Lars Eller who took a hit...
The Ledger 9 hours ago

Plekanec scores twice, Canadiens beat Lightning

Tomas Plekanec scored twice and added an assist, helping the Canadiens to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that extended Montreal's win streak to three games.
Habs Eyes On The Prize 1 hour ago

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Greg Pateryn remains patient despite lack of ice time

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league including, Pateryn's positive attitude, Price to represent Canada and a blockbuster trade in Ontario. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes: Is Greg Pateryn the latest victim of Montreal's defensive depth? The young defenseman has only suited up for eleven games this season, but is still patiently waiting for his next opportunity. [LaPresse] What can the Montreal Canadiens do to improve their playoff odds and does it involve rethinking how they manage their young players? [TSN 690 | Dreger | Godin | Lemay] Carey Price is...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 9 hours ago
Vote on Habs player rankings vs Lightning

Vote on Habs player rankings vs Lightning

The Canadiens are still fighting to beat the odds. Three wins in a row! The Canadiens are on fire! If a Canadiens player had a good game in your opinion, vote them up. If they had a bad game in your opinion, vote them down. Please try to avoid voting down players you just don't like, try to give the benefit of the doubt and give everyone a fair shake. Hockey Movies
Habs Eyes On The Prize 10 hours ago

Nathan Beaulieu and Brian Flynn leave the game against Tampa

The Canadiens had two players go down on the same sequence during a penalty kill. The Montreal Canadiens have found themselves in some penalty trouble so far in this game, and while on the kill for the third time of the game in the second, some bad luck would strike. Nathan Beaulieu blocked a shot by Steven Stamkos, and came up clearly in some pain. Beaulieu in some pain after blocking a Stamkos shot. Had to return to the room. pic.twitter.com/cI1DvAZQed — Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) February 10, 2016 Beaulieu had to head to the room to be checked out, and we don't know yet if he will...

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About last night …

About last night …

Ben vs. Ben turned out très bien for your Montreal Canadiens. Ben Scrivens made 37 saves – many of them as difficult as he made them look – and the Canadiens got four pucks past Ben Bishop to beat Tampa Bay […]
Lightning-Canadiens preview: Third straight start in goal for Scrivens

Lightning-Canadiens preview: Third straight start in goal for Scrivens

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette LIGHTNING AT CANADIENS Bell Centre, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., RSE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 The matchup: This rivalry has been fuelled by playoff meetings during the past two seasons. The Lightning won three out of four regular-season games in 2013-14 […]
This Date in Habs History: Feb. 9

This Date in Habs History: Feb. 9

Feb. 9, 1939: Toe Blake scored four goals, all assisted by Johnny Gagnon, in a 5-2 win over the visiting New York Americans. It was Blake’s second career hat trick. Feb. 9, 1946: Jimmy Peters had a goal and three assists in a 6-2 […]
Andrighetto hopes to make best of latest chance with Habs

Andrighetto hopes to make best of latest chance with Habs

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE If you ever need to book a flight from Montreal to St. John’s — or vice-versa — Sven Andrighetto would be a good man to help you out. Nobody has made the trip back and forth more […]
Canadiens decide to only hold optional practice

Canadiens decide to only hold optional practice

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE After winning back-to-back games on Super Bowl weekend, the Canadiens had a practice scheduled for noon Monday in Brossard. But just before 11:30 the club announced that there would only be an optional practice instead. Only […]
This Date in Habs History: Feb. 8

This Date in Habs History: Feb. 8

Feb. 8, 1934: Aurèle Joliat was honoured at the Forum for playing his 500th NHL game. The Canadiens lost 5-2 to the Montreal Maroons.   Feb. 8, 1936: Goaltender Lorne Chabot was traded to Chicago for cash.  Feb. 8, 1944: Bert Gardiner made 38 saves […]
About this afternoon …

About this afternoon …

The game’s First Star – and, on the evidence of the weekend, the Canadiens’ first-string goaltender – put the team’s perilous situation in perspective. “It’s cliché but it’s true: One game at a time,” Ben Scrivens told RDS’s Marc Denis […]
Liveblog: Carolina at Canadiens

Liveblog: Carolina at Canadiens

To slightly paraphrase the great Steely Dan, let’s go back, Jacques, and do it again. On Super Sunday afternoon, your Montreal Canadiens have a chance to do something they haven’t done since late November: win two games in a row. […]
Hurricanes-Habs preview: Carolina making playoff run

Hurricanes-Habs preview: Carolina making playoff run

Hurricanes vs. Canadiens Sunday at Bell Centre, 2:30 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE The matchup: This is the third of four meetings between these teams and they split the first two. The Canadiens were 2-1 […]
About this afternoon …

About this afternoon …

What’s your interrelation of what happened at the Bell Centre Saturday afternoon: • Tomas Plekanec’s four-point effort was the spark the Canadiens needed to ignite a run toward playoff contention; or • With no fewer than 20 NHL scouts in […]
Liveblog: Edmonton at Canadiens

Liveblog: Edmonton at Canadiens

The light dusting of snow to which we awakened  early Saturday morning reminded Montrealers that winter isn’t over. Unlike the Canadiens’ season. Too pessimistic? An unduly harsh assessment of the team that’s been the NHL’s worst since three weeks before winter […]

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