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PREVIEW GAME #6 Colorado @ Canadiens (October 18/2014)

When the Canadiens defeated the Colorado March 18th, it was their first home ice win over the Avalanche in eight years. They will try to make it two wins in a row when the teams meet Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Minor league call-up Calvin Pickard will make this first NHL start in goal. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens.

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LUCIC vs. EMELIN – The War Within The War

It was expected when the Canadiens shifted Alexei Emelin to right defense that the classic confrontations between Bruins leftwinger Milan Lucic and Emelin would all-but disappear. If the first meeting of the season between the Bruins and Canadiens is an indication, the intense individual battle between the two is alive and ongoing.

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GAME #5 – Canadiens-6 Boston-4 – Gallagher Stars (Oct. 16, 2014

Comebacks seem to be the story of the Canadiens early season. They came back twice against the Boston Bruins to record a 6-4 win in their home opener Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Brendan Gallagher led the way with two goals and an assist and was named the game’s first star. The Canadiens are now 4-1 to open the 2014-2015 season.

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GAME PREVIEW #5 Boston @ Canadiens (Oct. 16th, 2014)

Carey Price will be in goal when the Canadiens face the Boston Bruins in their home opener Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens come into the game off an embarrassing 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Lightning in Tampa Bay Monday. The Bruins edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout Wednesday.

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CANADIENS POWER PLAY GOES TO SCHOOL

After a day off Tuesday, the Canadiens went back to work at their Brossard training facility Wednesday morning, with special attention paid to their struggling power play which has failed to produce a goal in this season’s four games. Assistant coaches Dan Lacroix and Clement Jodoin took the power play regulars over to the secondary ice surface for some extra work.

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HABS ON THE FARM – 3-ON-3 Overtime; Scherbak Taking Off in WHL; Gregoire To Undergo Surgery

The Hamilton Bulldogs got a taste of the new American Hockey League experimental overtime rules this weekend. Both of Hamilton’s games went into overtime and the Bulldogs lost both of them in the 3-on-3 segment of the extra period.

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HAMILTON BULLDOGS SUFFER SECOND CONSECUTIVE OVERTIME LOSS – 2-1 vs. Rockford

Three-on-three hockey hasn’t been what the Hamilton Bulldogs would want.  For the second straight night, the Bulldogs were forced into overtime and lost the game when the overtime extended from the 4-on-4 stage to 3-on-3.   Rockford centre Peter Regin scored at 5:25 of the overtime to give the IceHogs a 2-1 victory before 2,250 fans

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BULLDOGS LOSE HOME OPENER TO MARLIES IN OVERTIME

The Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Marlies before 5,715 fans in their home opener Friday night in Hamilton. Under new AHL rules the teams were playing 3-on-3 hockey when the winning goal was scored at 5:29 of the overtime period.

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HAMILTON BULLDOGS WIN 6-4 IN SEASON OPENER AT ROCHESTER

Offense has been the Hamilton Bulldogs biggest problem in recent years.   On their 2014-2015 season opening night in Rochester New York Saturday night, it was hardly a problem. The Bulldogs came from behind three times and scored three times in the game’s final three minutes to beat the Americans 6-4.   Six different players

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CANADIENS SEND TIM BOZON BACK TO THE JUNIORS – Gabriel Dumont Named Hamilton Captain

The Hamilton Bulldogs will open their AHL season Saturday night in Rochester New York. On the final day of their training camp Canadiens and Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced that forward Tim Bozon, who was hospitalized with meningitis in March, while be returned to junior hockey. The Bulldogs also announced the Gabriel Dumont will be this season’s team captain.

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FORMER HAB DOUGLAS MURRAY CONDEMNS TRYOUT CONTRACTS – DECRIES LOSS OF HOCKEY’S MIDDLE CLASS

Former Canadien defenseman Douglas Murray stayed at home in Stockholm Sweden during the 2014 NHL training camps, refusing to even consider an invitation to try out with a team. He considers it a waste of time. After nine years in the league, he feels that there is no room for the hockey’s middle class in the NHL any more.

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WINNIPEG JETS ASK WAIVERS ON GOALTENDER PETER BUDAJ – 24 Hours After Acquisition From Montreal

Twenty four hours after acquiring him from the Canadiens in a trade, the Winnipeg Jets have asked waivers on goaltender Peter Budaj. If he clears, he will be assigned to the Jets’ St. John’s Newfoundland AHL affiliate.

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HAMILTON BULLDOGS SHUTOUT ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS SUNDAY – Win Mary’s Cup Competition

The Hamilton Bulldogs completed the three game Newfoundland Mary’s Cup exhibition series with a 4-0 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Sunday afternoon at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.  Hamilton won the series 2-1. Veteran Joey MacDonald made 22 saves en route to the shutout win.  Riley Brace, who is in the Bulldogs camp

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