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A WIN THE HARD WAY Canadiens-5 Los Angeles-4 (shootout) Dec. 4, 2016

Dec 4th, 2016 | By

There was absolutely nothing to be learned from the Canadiens 5-4 win at Los Angeles Sunday afternoon. Of course the Canadiens will take the two points and at the same time quickly forget about the sloppiness of the game and move on to St. Louis. We were all very much aware that a noon hour

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PREVIEW GAME #25 Canadiens @ Los Angeles (Dec. 4/2016)

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By

The last time the Canadiens won a game at the Staples Center was 2-1 Dec. 3, 2011(Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn scored). Since then they have lost three straight in Los Angeles.

….During that three game streak the Canadiens goaltenders were Peter Budaj, Dustin Tokarski and last season Ben Scrivens.

ANOTHER STUMBLING START – San Jose-2 Canadiens-1 (Dec. 2, 2016)

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By

Over the last three weeks we kept hearing from the Canadiens coaching staff that the team was in the “process” of getting back on the right track. Whatever that process is, and for whatever reason, we can say the “process” is not working. Not even close. We are all well-aware of the personnel issues on

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PREVIEW GAME #24 Canadiens @ San Jose (Dec. 2/2016)

Dec 1st, 2016 | By

.The Canadiens have lost their last nine games (0-7-2) at San Jose dating back to a Nov. 23, 1999 3-2 Canadiens win in overtime (Canadiens goalscorers were Craig Rivet, Martin Rucinsky and Sergei Zholtok scored the goals and Jose Theodore stopped 26 of 28 shots.)

….All time the Canadiens have won four of 17 games at San Jose (4-11-2) and only once in the last seven overall meetings..

OUTMANNED. OUTMUSCLED. Anaheim-2 Canadiens-1 (Nov. 19, 2016)

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

In the end, the true test of a hockey team is written in it’s road record and quite frankly the Canadiens aren’t very good in that department, at least not recently. With Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss at Anaheim the Canadiens have lost three of their last four road games and, in Detroit Saturday they had

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GAME PREVIEW #23 Canadiens @ Anaheim (Nov. 29/2916)

Nov 29th, 2016 | By

n the last six games at Anaheim the Ducks are 4-0-2 vs. the Canadiens. Three of the games were decided in a shootout – two won by Anaheim. Overall the Ducks have won eight of the last 12 meetings with the Canadiens.

CAREY. AGAIN!! Canadiens-2 Detroit-1 (Overtime) (Nov. 26, 2016)

Nov 26th, 2016 | By

Carey Price has broken  a few hockey hearts over the last few years, none more than those of the Detroit Red Wings and their fans. Price won his 8th consecutive start against the Wings dating back to January 2014. But it’s the last six that have really played on the minds of the veteran Red

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PREVIEW GAME #22 Canadiens @ Detroit (Nov. 25/2016)

Nov 26th, 2016 | By
NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings

Over the last eleven games against Detroit the Canadiens are 9-2-0 and have outscored them 40-23. The teams split last season’s four game series.

….The Wings ended a seven game home ice losing streak against the Canadiens with a 3-2 win Dec. 12th of last season (Dustin Tokarski in goal). The Wings made it two home wins in a row over the Canadiens with a 4-3 victory against Ben Scrivens and March 24th.

MUDDLING THROUGH – Canadiens-2 Carolina-1 (Nov. 24, 2016)

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

You take your wins whenever and wherever you can get them but I’m not sure the Canadiens wanted to play their final home game before a tough five game road trip the way they did against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night. The 2-1 win was just an extension of what we had been seeing from

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PREVIEW GAME #21 Carolina @ Canadiens (Nov. 24/2016)

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

.Since the start of the 2013-14 season The Canadiens are 8-1-1 with 3 shutouts their last ten meetings with Carolina outscoring them 32-15. .

….At the Bell Centre the Canadiens are 6-1-0 with two shutouts the last 7 games vs. Carolina. The last 12 games at the Bell Centre the Canadiens are 10-2-0 vs. Carolina.
….In the only meeting in Montreal last season the Canadiens won 2-1 in a shootout (Andrighetto with the shootout winner – Pacioretty in regulation time and Skinner for Carolina)