6:11 PM EDT, Tue September 17, 2019
6 hours ago
Canadiens news from practice: Injury updates and Wednesday’s lineup

Canadiens news from practice: Injury updates and Wednesday’s lineup

Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Update on two Canadiens first-round picks, plus the lineup travelling to New Brunswick. The Montreal Canadiens issued an update on the injuries of Noah Juulsen, who has been out since Saturday, and Michael McCarron who missed his first practice on Tuesday. Medical Update:With both player and agent approval, defenseman Noah Juulsen will consult a specialist for a second opinion regarding his headaches.Forward Michael McCarron is day-to-day with a groin injury.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 17, 2019 Juulsen...
8 hours ago
Pre-season Stock Report: Uncle Nate and Nick Cousins impress

Pre-season Stock Report: Uncle Nate and Nick Cousins impress

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The fourth line competitors were among those who stood out. After every Montreal Canadiens game this pre-season, we will look at a few players whose stock goes up or down. This doesn’t mean that they are favoured to make the opening night roster or not, but simply that their outlook is on the rise, or not. Stock Up Nate Thompson Entering the season, I struggled with the Canadiens depth and made Thompson my defacto 13th forward. I just didn’t think he had enough in him to earn a regular spot. Against the Devils on Monday, and even in the Red...
10 hours ago
Could Max Domi maintain his offensive impact in a move back to the wing?

Could Max Domi maintain his offensive impact in a move back to the wing?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Breaking down how Domi found success last season, and how much his position had to do with it. Last year, before the start of training camp, I analyzed the possibility of moving Max Domi to center for the coming season. The article may have been somewhat prophetic, but it also very much undersold the converted winger’s ability to generate offence from the middle. In his first season as a pivot, a position that he only played for half a season in Major Junior, Domi thrived. He led the team in production and set career highs in both assists and goals,...
12 hours ago
Recap: A primo pre-season performance

Recap: A primo pre-season performance

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Young stars came to play as the Canadiens withstood a resilient Devils squad. Training camp is in full swing and that means one thing: the return of actual hockey to the masses of fans around the world. Just a day after their annual Red vs. White Scrimmage, an NHL-heavy lineup took to the ice at the Bell Centre for the Montreal Canadiens. With names like Max Domi, Shea Weber and Carey Price dressing, Montreal was not waiting to jump into their pre-season schedule. Price was tapped to only play part of the game, but he was facing a much thinner New Jersey side...
14 hours ago
Links: A Minty Fresh Start

Links: A Minty Fresh Start

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via A fresh new pre-season is underway, the Habs youngsters are looking to impress, Mitch Marner's thoughts on offersheets, Laine training in Europe, Robin Lehner continues to speak out about mental illness, and more in today's links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Here's a minty fresh pump-up video for the new season! [Youtube] The Canadiens started off the preseason in style with a win over the New Jersey Devils. [Canadiens] For Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the up-and-commers on the Habs, there's a Finnish word that sums up their potential. [The...
20 hours ago
TSM: How about that Cayden Primeau?

TSM: How about that Cayden Primeau?

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Yes, it’s pre-season, but this could be a pretty fun year. 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. Pre-game: Preseason! We’re one step closer folks! It’s been about five months since we’ve done a TSM. How does this go again? Oh, yeah...GO HABS! 1st period: We have a mixture of players on the ice tonight fighting for a spot. Call me crazy, but I’m pretty confident Price is going to crack...
20 hours ago
[Highlight] Jake Evans steals the puck and scores a short-handed goal

[Highlight] Jake Evans steals the puck and scores a short-handed goal

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The Canadiens’ prospects are making big impressions in the opening game of the pre-season. Jake Evans fought off his man and broke away for the go-ahead goal on the penalty kill. What a shorthanded goal by Jake Evans to make it 3-2 Habs! pic.twitter.com/sZwxu6zNMC— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) September 17, 2019
21 hours ago
[Highlight] Primeau’s first save in a Canadiens jersey is an incredible one

[Highlight] Primeau’s first save in a Canadiens jersey is an incredible one

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via How’s that for a first impression? Cayden Primeau faced his first NHL two-on-one, and came away with a highlight-reel save. Cayden Primeau with a big save, and he gets some love from Max Domi afterwards. pic.twitter.com/v2Eryl5Fl8— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) September 17, 2019 The Bell Centre faithful weren’t the only ones impressed with the save. Even Carey Price is impressed by that save by Primeau pic.twitter.com/aVUZAtcD9h— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) September 17, 2019
22 hours ago
[Highlight] Nate Thompson capitalizes on a rebound

[Highlight] Nate Thompson capitalizes on a rebound

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The Canadiens are giving the home fans plenty to cheer about in the first pre-season game. A poor rebound from Mackenzie Blackwood is a great one for Nate Thompson. Great carry by Cale Fleury allows Nick Cousins to set up Nate Thompson for his first of the preseason.2-0 Habs pic.twitter.com/uWYxVxelD4— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) September 16, 2019
22 hours ago
[Highlight] Lehkonen gets the Canadiens’ first goal of the pre-season

[Highlight] Lehkonen gets the Canadiens’ first goal of the pre-season

Lehkonen gets mostly out of the way of an incoming Shea Weber slapshot. Minutes into their first tuneup game, the Canadiens get themselves on the board as Artturi Lehkonen tips Shea Weber’s point shot. Lehkonen braves the front of the net and tips in a Shea Weber blast.1-0 Habs! pic.twitter.com/Ar7VmyuAEI— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) September 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Canadiens vs. Devils: Game thread

Canadiens vs. Devils: Game thread

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via As they did a year ago, Montreal kicks off the pre-season versus New Jersey. Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils How to watch Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDTIn the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)Elsewhere: NHL.tv / NHL Live It’s been a while, but tonight we finally get to see some competitive hockey between two NHL teams. That may be a bit of a generous decription of the split squad the New Jersey Devils have sent to Montreal. Outside of the top line and defence pairing, that lineup is mostly made...
Sep 16, 2019
Pre-Season Game 1: Habs vs. Devils

Pre-Season Game 1: Habs vs. Devils

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Hockey season returns!
Sep 16, 2019
Canadiens lineup vs. Devils: Shea Weber, Max Domi to play tonight

Canadiens lineup vs. Devils: Shea Weber, Max Domi to play tonight

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Hockey is back, as the New Jersey Devils come to the Bell Centre. A day after their scrimmage at the Bell Centre, the Montreal Canadiens are right back to action tonight as they host the New Jersey Devils. The Devils will have a split squad lineup, with P.K. Subban and Jack Hughes playing in Newark while Nico Hischier is among those making the trip to Montreal. For the Canadiens, Cayden Primeau and Carey Price will be the goaltenders. Jake Evans will make his NHL pre-season debut after missing all of last year’s camp. Among the regulars for...
Sep 16, 2019
EPR: Jesse Ylönen gets to work on offence

EPR: Jesse Ylönen gets to work on offence

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The winger is scoring goals, Frederik Dichow is making saves, and Alexander Romanov is still being eased into the professional game. Frederik Dichow, SuperElite, Malmö U20, Sweden Readers of the site knew that Coach Blomqvist had some great comments regarding the latest goaltending prospect in the Montreal Canadiens’ system, and eyebrows were raised when Dichow didn’t get the first start of the weekend on Friday night. However, with two more games to play, he was sure to see some action. “The Gnome” got to play the second game against...
Sep 16, 2019
Links: Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling get props during scrimmage

Links: Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling get props during scrimmage

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via In today’s links, Suzuki and Poehling turn heads at camp, who can replace Shaw’s presence, Domi’s new look, the Leafs training camp gets interesting, and more. Montreal News and Notes Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki get props from Jonathan Drouin during training camp and are ready for the challenge in front of them. [Sportsnet] Team Red won the intra-squad game on Sunday in a 5-4 shootout proving that everyone is ready to get the season started. [RDS] Over 15,000 fans came out to cheer on the Habs in the Red vs. White Scrimmage Most...