Canadiens Game Story

STUCK ON TWO GOALS Buffalo-4 Canadiens-2 (Feb. 3, 2016)

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By
1 buff plek

Michel Therrien blamed some sloppy defense for the Wednesday night 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Granted, the first and third goals should never have happened but the reality is, the Canadiens popgun offense again left themselves with no room for mistake.. or in this case, two of them. For the 24th time in the

[continue reading…]



CANADIENS CLOSING IN ON THE LOTTERY Philadelpia 4 Canadiens-2 (Feb. 2, 2016)

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By
1 flyers check

We all get it. The Canadiens aren’t a very good hockey team. There was some hope they might get things turned around at least a little bit when they embarked on their current stretch of twelve games,  ten of which are against teams that were behind them in the standings. I guess it started out

[continue reading…]



NOT GETTING ANY BETTER Columbus-5 Canadiens-2 (Jan. 26, 2016)

Jan 27th, 2016 | By
1 columb gallagher

The hole into which the Canadiens have dug themselves appears to have no bottom. Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, they got worse. And by the boos that rained down on the Habs  through much of the second and third period, the fans have taken about enough of the lack of offensive ability,

[continue reading…]



SINKING SHIP Columbus-5 Canadiens-2 (Jan. 25, 2016)

Jan 25th, 2016 | By
1 bluejackes mitchell

Here’s a question begging for an answer. If the Columbus Blue Jackets are the worst team in the National Hockey League at this stage of the season, what does that make the Montreal Canadiens? In the 23 games since the Canadiens edged the Blue Jackets 2-1 on December first at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens

[continue reading…]



ALWAYS A STRUGGLE – Canadiens-3 Toronto-2 (shootout) Jan. 23, 2016

Jan 24th, 2016 | By
1 toronto gallagher

These days you take a Canadiens win any way you can get it.  In Toronto Saturday night they once again made it hard on themselves. They blew a 2-0 first period lead against the team with the fewest wins in the league and then found themselves down 1-0 after the first shootout round before first

[continue reading…]



SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AHEAD – Boston-4 Canadiens-1 (Jan. 19, 2016)

Jan 20th, 2016 | By
1 bruins bergeron

“You know what? I’m kind of sick of hearing that we’re a team that’s just about Carey Price.” Those words were spoken by Canadiens alternate captain Tomas Plekanec in October. Sorry Tomas, in the cold light of mid-January, we all beg to differ. The Canadiens are ALL about Carey Price. We now know that Price

[continue reading…]



WORST 20 GAMES IN SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS – Chicago-5 Canadiens-2 (Jan. 17, 2016)

Jan 17th, 2016 | By
1 HAWKS PACIORETTY

The worst team in the 98 year history of the Canadiens was the 1938-39 version. Under coach Pit Lepine, despite a strong start to their season, that team won only ten of 48 games. The current edition of the team appears to be walking down the same road. The 1938 Canadiens started it’s season 4-0-1.

[continue reading…]



ANOTHER WAY TO LOSE – St. Louis-4 Canadiens-3 (Overtime) Jan. 16, 2016

Jan 17th, 2016 | By
St. Louis Blues' Jori Lehtera, of Finland, is upended as he reaches for a loose puck between Montreal Canadiens goalie Mike Condon, right, and Alexei Emelin, left, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

It was just another way for the Canadiens to lose a hockey game. They outshot, outskated and dominated the St. Louis Blues all the way to the overtime period but could not overcome their own blunders and wound up on the short end of a 4-3 loss. Three losses in a row. The last two,

[continue reading…]



A GOOD EFFORT PRODUCES NOTHING – Chicago-2 Canadiens-1 (Jan. 14, 2016)

Jan 15th, 2016 | By
Montreal Canadiens' David Desharnais prevents Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane from taking a shot on Canadiens goalie Mike Condon during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

It’s simple Grade-Two mathematics, if you give up the first goal of a hockey game, it takes two goals in order to regain the lead. If you’re the Montreal Canadiens, who have been mostly shooting blanks over the last six weeks, scoring two goals in a game is more often than not a mountain too

[continue reading…]



PLAYING FROM BEHIND – Pittsburgh-3 Canadiens-1 (Jan. 9, 2016)

Jan 9th, 2016 | By
1 pitt pacioretty

When goals are as hard to come by as they are, the worst thing that can happen both statistically and in reality, is give up the first goal in today’s NHL. It happened to the Canadiens again Saturday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins never trailed.  Plain and simple. The Canadiens have shown signs of coming

[continue reading…]