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Fun Fact Friday – Why are the Montreal Canadiens Called “The Habs”?

By Michael Weber. Right now the Montreal Canadiens are locked in an inter-province battle with the Ottawa Senators during this first round of the 2015 NHL playoffs.  Montreal is enjoying a 3 – 1 game lead with chance to close out the series tonight at home.   If you’ve watched any of the games, or are just a hockey fan, you would know that the Montreal Canadiens are often...
Via Beyond The Spread
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Sabres transition seamlessly into key positions for Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have three more chances to end Ottawa's storybook season, and the team website identified five keys to finishing the job for the Canadiens. Among the typical notes about goaltending and timely scoring stood a somewhat surprising aspect of the team: the players Montreal acquired from last-place Buffalo at the trade deadline.Former Sabres Torrey Mitchell and...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens might want to unleash secret weapon Gonchar in Game 5

Sergei Gonchar might be a few years past his prime, but he has fresh legs, and considering the beating the Canadiens defense has taken throughout this series, fresh legs are a great thing to have ahead of Friday's Game 5. Gonchar also boasts some offensive skill, as he posted 14 points in 45 games this season.According to The Hockey Writers, Gonchar could fit in as a Game 5 replacement...
Via Fox Sports
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Montreal Canadiens opt for youth with Greg Pateryn in Game 4

The Montreal Canadiens may not have had a game on Tuesday night, but that doesn’t mean they got the day off. With Game 4 taking place on Wednesday in Ottawa, the Canadiens opted for a change in scenery and headed to Mont-Tremblant after their Game 3 overtime victory on Sunday night. Nothing like a minute […] The post Montreal Canadiens opt for youth with Greg Pateryn in Game...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price Continues to Carry Montreal Canadians

Ottawa Senators’ Mark Stone gets up close to Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT The Montreal Canadians are up three games to none over the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens ride third period recovery to 3-0 series lead

The Montreal Canadiens have used their strengths to their advantage in their Atlantic Division semifinal series against the Ottawa Senators so far. Those strengths take place at both ends of the ice and were a big part of the Habs success in Games 1 and 2. Coming into Game 3, the Canadiens had to deal with […] The post Montreal Canadiens ride third period recovery to 3-0 series...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Game 2 performances for the Montreal Canadiens

Game 1 of this series had every quality of what playoff hockey is said to be. It was full of back and forth action, blood, tears, misconducts, and a Canadian rivalry which grows after every season. After Game 1, it had everyone wondering if a series could simply produce anything more than it already has. […] The post Great Game 2 performances for the Montreal Canadiens appeared...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Chris Neil warns P.K. Subban to keep his head up

The Ottawa Senators will lose some talent if Mark Stone can’t go Friday night, but they’ll likely get a little bit tougher. Stone’s availability for Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series vs. the Montreal Canadiens is unknown after he suffered a microfracture in his right wrist from a P.K. Subban slash in Game 1. Subban was ejected but won’t be suspended...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: P.K. Subban won't be suspended for slash

The Montreal Canadiens will have P.K. Subban on the ice for Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Ottawa Senators. Subban was ejected Wednesday night midway through the second period of the series opener after he hit Ottawa forward Mark Stone with a two-handed chop across Stone’s arm. The slash earned Subban a 5-minute major and a game misconduct, effectively...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Cameron: Either suspend P.K Subban or Senators will get revenge

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban’s night was cut short after viciously slashing Senators rookie Mark Stone in the second period, and Ottawa coach Dave Cameron want something to be done about. If not, expect Subban to get a slashing of his own when the two teams meet Friday. GIF: another look, that’s a pretty vicious slash. and Stone is hurt. officially a game misconduct...
Via Low Brow Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: P.K. Subban ejected for controversial slash

Classic P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman known for his diving and on-ice antics (as well as, admittedly, being a really good player) committed a stupid penalty Wednesday night in his team’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Stanley Cup Playoff game. Subban blatantly wound up and slashed Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone in the second period of Wednesday’s game...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference

I know that 3.5 hour wait was rough, so without further ado, the Eastern Conference…. Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Dave’s Pick: OTT in 7. Here’s the dirty secret: Montreal isn’t that good. Brandon Prust is a top-nine forward there, and Max Pacioretty is hurt. Carey Price was super human this season, but in the Read more → The post NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Therrien Looks To Take Next Step In Montreal

In his third season as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Michel Therrien is looking to take the next and most important step by making it to the finals and ending the Canadiens almost 22 year Stanley Cup drought. The most prestigious franchise in the NHL has been knocking on the door the past few seasons only to come up short of their ultimate goal. Therrien has risen to prominence...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Thompson is still making awesome hockey videos

Montreal Canadiens 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Video from HockeyFilms on Vimeo. The hockey world mourned the news that Hockey Night in Canada would be cutting back on Tim Thompson‘s opening montages this season with the move to Rogers.  Thompson’s opening intro video packages weren’t your run-of-the-mill network promotional video.  They weren’t a semi-famous actor reading...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Max Pacioretty might return for series vs. Senators

  Max Pacioretty took part in the Montreal Canadiens practice on Monday. But the forward still isn't sure if he'll be ready to play in the opening game of their playoff series against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. The Canadiens scoring leader with 37 goals said he needs a practice with some bumps and battles in it before he'll know if he is fully recovered from an ''upper body...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Carey Price the Best Goalie in the 2015 Playoffs?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price for the Vezina and Hart

On Saturday, March 28, the Montreal Canadiens clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the Canadiens have been a solid team in the NHL. There have been a number of reasons for the Montreal’s success this year. For one, their General Manager, Marc Bergevin, has done a good job managing his team and turning it into a Playoff contender. The Canadiens’...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Tremblay used P.K. Subban insult during DUI arrest

Mario Tremblay is not a fan of P.K. Subban. The former Montreal Canadiens forward and coach has been critical of Subban several times when speaking to the media, but it became clearer than ever how much Tremblay dislikes the star defenseman when Tremblay was arrested earlier this year. Tremblay was arrested in January after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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