The Canadiens and Rangers will meet for the first time since New York eliminated them in last season’s the Eastern Final. Both teams come into the game riding three game winning streaks. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens. Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Canadiens continue their winning ways with a 3-2 home ice victory over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night. The Canadiens have won five of their opening six games, their best season start in six years. P.K. Subban scored twice, including the game winner. Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Habs.
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