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Canadiens-Bruins Playoff Musings on a Rare Two-Day Break

April 20th, 2011
Doesn't it feel wrong not having a hockey game to watch tonight? Somehow, to me, it breaks the rhythm of a playoff series.I remember watching playoff hockey in the 80s and 90s, and there was always, without exception, a game every second night. That went from the beginning of the ...

NHL: Montreal Canadiens Shut Out for Third Straight Against Washington Capitals

March 27th, 2011
The Montreal Canadiens lost 2-0 to the Washington Capitals last night at the Bell Centre, getting shut out for a third game in a row. The last time Montreal was shut out three games in a row, Maurice Richard was leading the charge, and the year was 1949.If that wasn't bad ...

Canadiens-Rangers: New York Scores Six, Chases Carey Price in Big Win

March 19th, 2011
Last night's match between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers was not exactly what fans were expecting. With their three previous matchups this season being tightly contested and decided by no more than a two goal margin, you expected more of the same last night.Well, that was not ...

Quick Hits: Andrei Kostitsyn Excels, Vincent Lecavalier Should Be Suspended

March 18th, 2011
With the injury depleted Montreal Canadiens pulling out a 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, they continue to inch closer toward securing a playoff spot. Montreal's win came without the services of Andrei Markov, Josh Gorges, Jaroslav Spacek, Brent Sopel, Hal Gil, ...

Canadiens Game Day: Habs Limp into New York for Critical Match Against Rangers

March 18th, 2011
Fresh off the heels of a well-earned 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens take on the Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden. With seven points separating these two teams in the standings and the playoffs only 11 games away, this is sure to ...

Canadiens-Blues: Flat Performance in St. Louis Ends Habs Streak at Five

March 10th, 2011
The Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues faced off last night in a game that featured four players playing against their former teams. On the Habs side, you had Lars Eller, once a top prospect in a very deep Blues development system and on the other end ...

Zdeno Chara, Max Pacioretty Fallout: An NHL Backlash Is Growing

March 10th, 2011
After Zdeno Chara knocked out Max Pacioretty on Tuesday night—Pacioretty is out indefinitely with a severe concussion and a fractured cervical vertebra—the NHL saw fit to hand out exactly zero games of suspension and a zero dollar fine to the Bruins defenseman yesterday. Well, from the ...

Montreal Canadiens vs. Florida Panthers: Carey Price, Habs Declaws Panthers

March 4th, 2011
The Montreal Canadiens were back to their old tricks yesterday as they took on the Panthers in Florida. The game started with good pace, but the Habs once again fell into bad habits.Good rhythm to game? Check. Nice early scoring chance? Check. Good jump from your players? Check. Useless early-game ...

NHL Trade Deadline: Did Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier Miss the Boat?

March 1st, 2011
Another NHL trade deadline has come and gone and, once again, Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier failed to make a trade for an impact player. As such, when the 3:00 PM EST deadline came and went yesterday afternoon, the anger and hand-wringing among Habs fans started in earnest.It seems that ...

Montreal Canadiens Game Day: Habs Begin Homestretch Against Thrashers

March 1st, 2011
In Montreal, the 2011 NHL trade deadline has once again come and gone with little fanfare. And while fans are wringing their hands over another uneventful deadline by GM Pierre Gauthier, the players are surely breathing a sigh of relief as they can now focus entirely on hockey.Despite adding Brent ...