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SURVEY SAYS – CANADIENS RANK EIGHTH IN NHL TICKET COSTS – Toronto Still Most Expensive

According to the 16th annual edition of the Chicago-based Team Marketing Report, the cost of bringing a family of four to a Canadiens game carries the eighth highest price tag in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs are most expensive. The Panthers are the cheapest.

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CANADIENS FLIRT WITH TEAM HISTORY – Habs Practice Thursday; Galchenyuk Cautious About Start & More

it’s not the fastest start to a Canadiens season in history but it’s close. The Canadiens will face the New York Rangers Saturday night carrying a 6-1-0 record; twelve of a possible fourteen points. Although he’s downplaying it, Alex Galchenyuk has been one of the key ingredients to the quick start. Meanwhile, Canadiens first round draft pick Nikita Scherbak continues to pick up points in junior hockey.

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BOURNIVAL & BEAULIEU SENT TO HAMILTON BULLDOGS

With the Canadiens injury free through the first two weeks of their season, forward Michael Bournival and defenseman Nathan Beaulieu are having problems finding a place in the starting roster. The pair has been sent down to the Hamilton Bulldogs for conditioning and will return to the Canadiens on Sunday.

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GAME #7 Canadiens-2 Detroit-1 (Desharnais Scores In Overtime) Oct. 21, 2014

After a 2-1 overtime win against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens are now 6-1-0 to start their 2014-2015 season, something they haven’t done in 37 years. For the sixth time in seven games, the Canadiens successfully came from behind to win. Alext Galchenyuk tied the game late in the third period and David Desharnais won it in the overtime’s first minute.

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PREVIEW GAME #7 Detroit @ Canadiens (Oct. 21, 2014)

It’s been 37 years since the Canadiens had a chance to start a season with a 6-1 record. They have a chance to equal the mark they established in the 1977-78 season when they take on the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens. Jimmy Howard is expected to be in goal for the Wings.

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BULLDOGS DEFEAT MARLIES 4-1 IN TORONTO FRIDAY – Start Season 2-0-2

Led by two goals from Eric Tangredi, the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 4-1 Friday night in Markham Ontario. It is the first of three games for the Bulldogs this weekend in less than 72 hours. Hamilton now has a recorfd of 2-0-2 to start their 2014-2015 season.

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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.