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Backup Battle

The last thing that would have been expected in New York Rangers training camp was a battle for the backup goaltending position. With Martin Biron under contract for a final season and no other goaltender in the system ready to make the jump, why would there be? Enter 40-year-old Johan Hedberg, whom the Rangers invited to [...]

Pivotal Summer For Yzerman Regime Begins

Pivotal Summer For Yzerman Regime Begins

With the 2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning season complete, it’s time to focus on the upcoming campaign as the Bolts brass begins to build the team and solidify the roster as we race towards the official start of the NHL’s Free Agency period on July 1. Tampa Bay will certainly look to improve the goaltending and [...]

GameDay: Bruins Seek First Winning Streak Since January As Sens Visit Boston

GameDay: Bruins Seek First Winning Streak Since January As Sens Visit Boston

Teams: Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins Records: Ottawa 33-23-8 (74 Points) ,Boston 37-20-3 (77 Points) Location: TD Garden , Boston, Massachusetts Time: 7:00 P.M. (EST) TV/Radio Info: NESN (Edwards, Brickley, Funayama) – 98.5 The Sports Hub (Goucher, Beers) Last Game: Bruins 5 , Senators 3 ……. New York Islanders 2 , Senators 5 Tonight’s Lineup [...]

B’s Use Third Period Rally To Edge Sens 4-3 At TD Garden

B’s Use Third Period Rally To Edge Sens 4-3 At TD Garden

The surprising Ottawa Senators have drawn fame this season from their ability to overcome early deficits and rally from behind to win games in the third period. Unfortunately for the squad from Canada’s capital, these roles were reversed on Tuesday in a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins. Recovering from a 1-0 [...]

Sour Grapes: Cherry Defends Defenceless While Backing Bruins

Sour Grapes: Cherry Defends Defenceless While Backing Bruins

Sour Grapes is a feature that will run weekly on Mondays to begin each week, offering a summary of another crazy week around the NHL from the perspective of none other than Donald S. Cherry, distilled and interpreted into plain English so NHL fans everywhere can come to appreciate the wisdom behind the ranting and [...]

Bruins win tight series, Game 7 vs. Habs 4-3 on Horton’s OT winner

Bruins win tight series, Game 7 vs. Habs 4-3 on Horton’s OT winner

After the Bruins took an early two-goal lead in game 7 five minutes into the deciding contest, with goals from Johnny Boychuk and Mark Recchi, everyone thought the Canadiens would let go and that it was going to be over early for the visitors. But the Canadiens took advantage of special teams with a power [...]

Canadiens go wild in Minnesota, PK Subban scores hat trick in 8-1 win

Canadiens go wild in Minnesota, PK Subban scores hat trick in 8-1 win

The Canadiens chased former Montreal goaltender Jose Theodore scoring five goals on only 19 shots to obtain an easy 8-1 win in Minnesota. Rookie Ryan White is first career NHL-goal 31 seconds into the game, also earning a Gordie Howe hat trick (a goal, assist and a fight), adding one helper and fighting Clayton Stoner [...]

Canadiens lose Pacioretty, Cammalleri and Halpern to injuries, lose 2-1 in OT to the Sabres ***UPDATED***

Canadiens lose Pacioretty, Cammalleri and Halpern to injuries, lose 2-1 in OT to the Sabres ***UPDATED***

After surrendering a 4-0 lead to the Calgary Flames on Monday, to finally win the game in overtime thanks to a PK Subban goal, the Montreal Canadiens visited the Buffalo Sabres yesterday evening for a 2nd game in 24 hours. Despite taking an early 4-0 lead against the lifeless Flames, the Canadiens’ back-up goaltender, Alex [...]

Canadiens set to face the Rangers in NY; Carey Price named to the NHL All-Star team

Canadiens set to face the Rangers in NY; Carey Price named to the NHL All-Star team

After a very important 3-2 comeback win on Saturday against the Boston Bruins at home, the Montreal Canadiens are set to visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight. The Canadiens will then host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow at the Bell Centre. Michael Cammalleri, who did not make the trip to New York [...]

Debunking the NHL waiver wire

Debunking the NHL waiver wire

Unlike some professional leagues, the NHL waivers do not always mean a player who clears waivers and elects free agency will be released by his team. Most NHL players will need to clear waivers before the club can assign them to a minor league team. In order to clear waivers, a player will have to [...]

Canadiens lose 4-1 to Lightning, put Gorges on IR, recall Desharnais

Canadiens lose 4-1 to Lightning, put Gorges on IR, recall Desharnais

Another road game, another loss for the Montreal Canadiens. Playing their sixth game of a seven-game road trip, the Habs were no match for the Tampa Bay Lightning losing 4-1. After taking a quick 1-0 lead thanks to a goal by Max Pacioretty, the Canadiens returned to their hold habits and surrendered four consecutive goals [...]

Thrashers HABS-olutely Dominate 2nd Period for PRICE-less Win Over Montreal

Thrashers HABS-olutely Dominate 2nd Period for PRICE-less Win Over Montreal

Somewhat rare in these parts is the extended winning streak, especially that of the homestand variety. What’s even more rare in the hockey humble town of Thrasherville are homestand winning streaks that feature 1) lopsided shot margins, 2) dominating goaltending performances and 3) complete, 60-minute efforts. Well, that’s exactly what the Thrashers’ faithful have been [...]

Subban, Canadiens set to face Richards, Flyers in Philly

Subban, Canadiens set to face Richards, Flyers in Philly

The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers meet for the second time in less than a week tonight, after the Habs blanked the Flyers 3-0 last Tuesday at the Bell Centre on Carey Price’s 41-save shutout. At the time, Montreal snapped Philly’s ten-game unbeaten streak with the victory. But the main topic after the game was [...]

.500 weekend for the Canadiens; changes expected for tomorrow

.500 weekend for the Canadiens; changes expected for tomorrow

After beating the New York Islanders 3-1 in Long Island on goals by Tomas Plekanec, Benoit Pouliot and Tarvis Moen, as well as a great performance by goaltender Alex Auld, who made 30 saves, the Canadiens faltered Saturday at Bell Centre, losing 3-1 to the lowly Florida Panthers. Montreal swept the home-and-home series from the [...]

Alex Auld to make season debut tonight; Andrei Markov tomorrow

Alex Auld to make season debut tonight; Andrei Markov tomorrow

After having played all games nine so far this season, the most by a Montreal goaltender to start a season since Patrick Roy’s 11 straight in 1995-96, Carey Price will watch the game from the bench tonight in Long Island against the New York Islanders. This will be the second game of a home-and-away series [...]

Price blanks Senators, Kostitsyn with 2 goals in a 3-0 win

Price blanks Senators, Kostitsyn with 2 goals in a 3-0 win

When the Canadiens score the first goal of the game this season, they win. And that’s what they did yesterday against the Ottawa Senators Score first. The Canadiens have now four wins in regulation when scoring the first goal, and two losses when the opponent scores first. The only time the Habs when scoring first [...]

Brodeur blanks Canadiens (again) in snoozefest

Brodeur blanks Canadiens (again) in snoozefest

As usual, when Martin Brodeur faces the Montreal Canadiens he shines. Brodeur recorded his second shutout of the season and 122 of his illustrious career blanking the Canadiens by a score of 3-0, making 29 saves in the process. Carey Price was far less occupied, but managed to get beaten three times on only 20 [...]

Canadiens set final roster, ready to open season against Toronto

Canadiens set final roster, ready to open season against Toronto

Yesterday the Montreal Canadiens set their 22-man roster by sending goalie Curtis Sanford, forwards Ryan White and Ben Maxwell, as well as defencemen Yannick Weber and Alex Henry to their AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. With Roman Hamrlik likely to miss the season opener in Toronto tonight with a sprained right knee, and all-star rearguard [...]

Will Carey Price rebound?

Around the Canadiens training camp; the Price saga continues

Tonight the Canadiens will host the Minnesota Wild and former Hab Gullaume Latendresse at the Bell Centre in the third game in three nights for Jacques Martin’s team. The Canadiens will also host the Florida Panthers tomorrow on home ice. It is expected that the team will keep around 27-28 players for the last ten [...]

Pierre Gauthier addresses the press; Canadiens rookie training camp kicks in

Pierre Gauthier addresses the press; Canadiens rookie training camp kicks in

Earlier today Pierre Gauthier addressed the press in Montreal during a 47-minute presser, just before the opening of the rookie camp in Brossard, Quebec. Gauthier mentioned the appointment of Carey Price as the team number one goaltender and the recovery of all-star defenseman Andrei Markov, among other things. Gauthier also talked about the Canadiens deep [...]