2:46 PM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
Eyes On The Prize 2 hours ago
The Montreal Canadiens resilience will serve them well

The Montreal Canadiens resilience will serve them well

Photo by Rich Lam/ The ability to bounce back in games is something missing from past years. The Montreal Canadiens did not win against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night, and it was a game somewhat similar to their first game of the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs one week prior. In both of those games, the team was not at their best, mainly due to discipline and power play goals against. However, both of those games also showed something we started to see more of in the bubble last summer: resilience. Far too often the Canadiens would be out of a game as...
A Winning Habit 2 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: A Tyler Toffoli Hat-Trick and Staying Out of the Box

It was late night start for the Montreal Canadiens as they went up against the Vancouver Canucks in their first game in a series of three. However, the back and forth between both teams made the affair one worth watching until the very end, even if the Canadiens had a glaring issue throughout the game. […] Montreal Canadiens: A Tyler Toffoli Hat-Trick and Staying Out of the Box - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
Laval Rocket Training Camp roster and schedule released

Laval Rocket Training Camp roster and schedule released

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The AHL team starts their camp on Friday with 32 players The unmistakable red helmet of Laval Rocket head coach Joel Bouchard is preparing to hit the ice once again, as the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens is preparing to finally take flight in the delayed and condensed 2020-21 season. The squad got a bit of an early jump as Group B during the brief Montreal Canadiens training camp, but now the team can finally prepare for real. The Laval Rocket announced today that 32 players will participate in...
Montreal Gazette 3 hours ago

Defence sets tone as Canadiens stifle McDavid’s Oilers | HI/O Show

On this week’s show, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and former Canadiens defenceman and NHL assistant coach Rick Green — along with our new host, Julian McKenzie, talk about the Canadiens’ early-season success and their two-game sweep of the Oilers in Edmonton. They also weigh in on these topics: Penalty killers and...
Montreal Gazette 6 hours ago

About Last Night: The Canadiens need to stay out of the box, or it'll cost them points

The Montreal Canadiens have played in three arenas since the 56-game National Hockey League season began last Wednesday, and they’re well acquainted with the penalty box in each of those venues. Indiscipline has cost them at least two points through those four games. They may just be two points, but they’re the only thing keeping fans and media from recognizing the Canadiens as an undefeated squad in the NHL. ...
Eyes On The Prize 6 hours ago
Canadiens’ lack of discipline cost them a winnable game in Vancouver

Canadiens’ lack of discipline cost them a winnable game in Vancouver

Photo by Devin Manky/Icon Sportswire via There were a few bad calls, but ultimately the Habs have only themselves to blame for so many penalties. Nothing can undo a solid team effort on any given night quite like taking a mountain of penalties that interrupt any sort of offensive push. Against the Edmonton Oilers, the Montreal Canadiens were flawless on the penalty kill, including seven kills during Monday’s game alone. On Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks, that lack of discipline, aided by a few questionable calls along the way, ended up being their...
Montreal Gazette 7 hours ago

In the Habs' Room: Canadiens' Tyler Toffoli would trade goals for a win

Tyler Toffoli registered his fourth NHL hat-trick against a team that let him go at the end of last season, but he would have traded all of them for a win. “I don’t care who scores the goals; I just want to win games,” Toffoli said after the Montreal Canadiens dropped a 6-5 shootout decision ...
Eyes On The Prize 8 hours ago
Recap: Habs lose a barn burner in Vancouver

Recap: Habs lose a barn burner in Vancouver

Photo by Rich Lam/ A Tyler Toffoli hat trick was enough to get the Habs through questionable officiating and into extra time, but they ultimately fell in the shootout. Off to one of their hottest starts in recent memory, the Montreal Canadiens headed to visit their westernmost division foes for the first time this season. The Vancouver Canucks had not enjoyed the same type of start, coming in at 1-3 and badly needing a win to get things going in the other direction. After getting a with with Jake Allen in Edmonton on Monday, they elected to turn back to Carey Price...
Eyes On The Prize 10 hours ago
Links: The Canadiens may have finally figured our this power play thing

Links: The Canadiens may have finally figured our this power play thing

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via In today’s links, the Canadiens are one of the league's top power-play teams, Danault receives high praise from an opponent who hates playing against him, Drouin’s strong start to the season, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Montreal has been one of the league’s top teams with respect to the power play since the start of the season. [NHL] A look at how the Canucks can expose the Canadiens and the areas where Montreal is superior. [Nucksmisconduct] Phillip Danault receives high praise from Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan...
Montreal Gazette 13 hours ago

Tyler Toffoli scores hat trick, but Canadiens lose to Canucks in shootout

Vancouver captain Bo Horvat scored the winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Canucks a 6-5 victory over the Canadiens in a wildly entertaining game Wednesday night at Rogers Arena. Horvat found the five-hole on Carey Price after J. T. Miler and Nick Suzuki traded goals. Tyler Toffoli, who finished last season with the Canucks, completed a hat trick to give the Canadiens...
Eyes On The Prize 13 hours ago
TSM: Tyler Toffoli’s hat trick earns a point

TSM: Tyler Toffoli’s hat trick earns a point

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via The Habs played...an...interesting game, took far too many penalties, and made far too many stupid mistakes, which ultimately cost them a point, but the good news is that Tyler Toffoli has arrived, and hockey is fun. 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. First Period I would love if the Habs won convincingly tonight, but I really fear that that won’t be the case. Are they...
Eyes On The Prize 14 hours ago
[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli completes the hat trick

[Highlight] Tyler Toffoli completes the hat trick

Photo by Rich Lam/ The winger is feasting on his former team. Tyler Toffoli put the Habs up 5-4 by converting a good shot-pass from Jeff Petry. HAT TRICK TYLER TOFFOLI! pic.twitter.com/rqT5Q9Kkfe— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) January 21, 2021
Eyes On The Prize 14 hours ago
[Highlight] Jesperi Kotkaniemi finds the puck in his feet and scores

[Highlight] Jesperi Kotkaniemi finds the puck in his feet and scores

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Aftr getting mauled all night, Kotkaniemi created something to smile about. A shift after being dragged to the ice by the face, Jesperi Kotkaniemi got his revenge with an even-strength goal. Jesperi Kotkaniemi with a little kick, and then fires home his first of the season! pic.twitter.com/3MN16saRdO— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) January 21, 2021
Eyes On The Prize 15 hours ago
[Highlight] Brendan Gallagher converts on a two-on-one

[Highlight] Brendan Gallagher converts on a two-on-one

Photo by Codie McLachlan/ After two posts in earlier shifts, this odd-man rush yielded results. The Habs had some chances on odd-man rushes earlier in the second period, with Paul Byron and then Brendan Gallagher banking Jake Evans passes off the post. The third time was the charm, however, as Gallagher finally got one to go for his first of the year. Tatar with the sauce, and Gallagher with his first of the season pic.twitter.com/cfj5Ob7aGb— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) January 21, 2021
Eyes On The Prize 15 hours ago
[Highlight] The floodgates have opened for Tyler Toffoli

[Highlight] The floodgates have opened for Tyler Toffoli

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via The forward is feeling it in Vancouver. Toffoli had just missed out on goals in the previous three games. Now he has two in one period, the latest thanks to an excellent pass from Nick Suzuki. Nick Suzuki with the slick pass, and Tyler Toffoli has his second of the night pic.twitter.com/ElxAwaZPak— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) January 21, 2021

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