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Eyes On The Prize Dec 7, 2019
Recap: A late push earns Habs a win

Recap: A late push earns Habs a win

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ They could have settled for one point, but the Canadiens willed themselves to two. With several players forced into higher roles than they’re used to, the Montreal Canadiens went into Friday night game on the latter half of a back-to-back, and a fifth game in seven days. The players were surely taxed from both of those situations, but they couldn’t afford to let another result slip away. It was important to avoid the defensive lapses that had plagued them all through their eight-game losing streak, and that had crept into the start of the game the previous...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 7, 2019
Links: The Canadiens need to strengthen their blue line

Links: The Canadiens need to strengthen their blue line

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via In today’s links, Canadiens need to add a number one defenseman, how much longer Marc Bergevin has with the team and Connor Hellebuyck’s Vezina odds. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Montreal Canadiens’ most pressing concern is shoring up their blue line. [Montreal Gazette] Mattias Norlinder is following in the footsteps of some pretty significant NHL stars. [La Presse] Nate Thompson will never forget playing at Madison Square Garden. [NHL] How much longer does Marc Bergevin have with the Canadiens? [TSN 690] Carey Price and Shea Weber are...
The Hockey Writers Dec 6, 2019

Thompson Scores Late in 3rd, Canadiens Beat Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK — Nate Thompson scored with less than two minutes left in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Friday night for their second victory in the last eleven games. Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 29 saves and improved to 7-2-0 in […] The post Thompson Scores Late in 3rd, Canadiens Beat Rangers 2-1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Montreal Gazette Dec 6, 2019

Nate Thompson's last-minute winner puts Canadiens over Rangers

He scored on the rebound of a shot by Nick Cousins with 1:07 to play in regulation to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Sportsnet.ca Dec 6, 2019
Thompson scores late in third period, Canadiens beat Rangers

Thompson scores late in third period, Canadiens beat Rangers

Nate Thompson scored with less than two minutes left in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Friday night for their second victory in the last eleven games The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize Dec 6, 2019
TSM: A New York win it

TSM: A New York win it

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ It was close, but the Habs scored twice and Carey Price made it enough to win. 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 don’t know what’s worse; a super long Canadiens losing streak, or the glimmer of hope that a win provides in ending said streak, only to be unceremoniously extinguished by another loss. Alright, it’s the losing streak They better start winning, otherwise I will have to record my...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 6, 2019
[Highlight] Nate Thompson puts the Habs ahead late in the third

[Highlight] Nate Thompson puts the Habs ahead late in the third

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Canadiens had gained momentum, and it resulted in a critical goal. Montreal began to take over in the latter half of the third, and the result is the game-winning goal from Nate Thompson. Nate Thompson follows the play and scores his second of the year.Great celly from Uncle Nate too! pic.twitter.com/zPr1uPDM3w— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) December 7, 2019
Eyes On The Prize Dec 6, 2019
[Highlight] Brendan Gallagher converts after a great breakout

[Highlight] Brendan Gallagher converts after a great breakout

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via A series of short passes get the Habs to their desination. From behind their own end right up to the back of the Rangers’ net, the Canadiens’ top line executed a perfect up-ice rush. What a passing play by the Habs top line, Gallagher gets the goal off a great pass by Danault. pic.twitter.com/IAULSKf6A2— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) December 7, 2019
Montreal Gazette Dec 6, 2019

Nick Suzuki moves back to centre to replace concussed Kotkaniemi

Suzuki will centre one of the bottom two lines, but Julien wasn't forthcoming about who will be on his wings.
Montreal Gazette Dec 6, 2019

Stu Cowan: Habs' Cayden Primeau hopes to make his mark with No. 30

Goalie shares something in common with former Hab Chris Nilan, who decided make something of No. 30 after it was given to him.
Montreal Gazette Dec 6, 2019

Canadiens at New York Rangers: Five things you should know

Carey Price has enjoyed success against the Rangers, with a career record of 18-8-1, a 2.21 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Montreal Gazette Dec 6, 2019

What the Puck: Harsh reality sets in for Canadiens

The Habs' defence is horrible, the goaltending is a mess, young stars are being mishandled and playoff hopes are slipping away — again.
Eyes On The Prize Dec 6, 2019
Habs @ Rangers: Game thread

Habs @ Rangers: Game thread

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via After seeing some of the defensive issues return last night after a decent run, which team will take the ice at MSG? Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers How to watch Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PSTIn the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)In the Rangers region: MSGStreaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live The Montreal Canadiens did a good job on defence on Saturday versus the Philadelphia Flyers. There were a few turnovers and it wasn’t a textbook performance by any means, but it was an encouraging display for a team...
The Hockey Writers Dec 6, 2019

NHL Rumors: Coyotes, Hall News, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that the Arizona Coyotes might have interest in the NHL biggest trade target, but they aren’t the only team. We examine a few rumors floating out there in the rumor mill. There is a report the Montreal Canadiens are looking outside the NHL for next season’s roster […] The post NHL Rumors: Coyotes, Hall News, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Eyes On The Prize Dec 6, 2019
Canadiens place David Sklenicka on unconditional waivers

Canadiens place David Sklenicka on unconditional waivers

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ After only seven games with the Laval Rocket, the young defenseman is on his way out. It was a short run for David Sklenicka with the Laval Rocket. The Canadiens farm team has pretty solid depth at the moment, so they determined that the young defenseman was expendable and placed him on unconditional waivers today, opening the door for a mutual termination once he clears. Canadiens’ David Sklenica on unconditional waivers. Has played just seven games in Laval this season.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) December 6, 2019 He had a reasonably decent run in...

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