Canadiens Game Story

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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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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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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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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FOURTH LOSS LAST FIVE GAMES – Ottawa-4 Canadiens-3 (Nov. 22, 2016)

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

As it turned out, the Ottawa Senators were better at protecting a lead than the Canadiens were Tuesday night. On three separate occasions the Canadiens held the lead against Ottawa and gave it up. The Senators tied the game for the third time at 3:13 of the third period and took their only lead on

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RADULOV RETURNS – LOSING STREAK ENDS Canadiens-2 Toronto-1 (Nov. 19, 2016)

Nov 19th, 2016 | By

The Montreal high wire act continues. Saturday night against Toronto through a lot of hard work the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead on Toront and then sat back and let the Leafs turn the game into a nailbiter. In the end, as usual thanks in no small part to Carey Price the Canadiens came out

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ABSENTEE OFFENSE – Carolina-3 Canadiens-2 (Nov. 18, 2016)

Nov 19th, 2016 | By

This is what happens when a team is operating with key missing components. The Canadiens did enough work in the first two periods to take a 3-0 lead on the Carolina Hurricanes but were incapable of putting the game away and in the third period their frustration got the best of them. Carolina came from

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PUCK-LUCK RUNS OUT – Florida-4 Canadiens-3 (Overtime) Nov. 15, 2016

Nov 15th, 2016 | By

Call it poor puck luck or a hot goaltender, there are nights during the long NHL season when, no matter how well a team performs they find a way to lose. For the Canadiens, this was one of those nights. The hot goaltender was Roberto Luongo and and the hockey gods deserted them especially in

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HIT THE WALL Chicago-3 Canadiens-2 (Nov. 13, 2016)

Nov 13th, 2016 | By

They call games like these “statement games”. And what did we learn? Ultimately, not very much. The Chicago Blackhawks, playing with a day’s rest, beat the Canadiens who were in their second game in 24 hours separated by 1200 kilometres of travel and their fourth game in six nights. The Hawks, playing on home ice,

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13-1-1 – Canadiens-5 Detroit-0 (Nov. 12, 2016)

Nov 12th, 2016 | By

It’s a rare occasion in the NHL a goaltender fails to get either first or second star recognition after registering a shutout. Carey Price was named the game’s third star after stopping 25 shots in the Canadiens 5-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night. Carey was good when he had to be, especially

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