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 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.
When the Canadiens defeated the Colorado March 18th, it was their first home ice win over the Avalanche in eight years. They will try to make it two wins in a row when the teams meet Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Minor league call-up Calvin Pickard will make this first NHL start in goal. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens.
It was expected when the Canadiens shifted Alexei Emelin to right defense that the classic confrontations between Bruins leftwinger Milan Lucic and Emelin would all-but disappear. If the first meeting of the season between the Bruins and Canadiens is an indication, the intense individual battle between the two is alive and ongoing.
Comebacks seem to be the story of the Canadiens early season. They came back twice against the Boston Bruins to record a 6-4 win in their home opener Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Brendan Gallagher led the way with two goals and an assist and was named the game’s first star. The Canadiens are now 4-1 to open the 2014-2015 season.
Carey Price will be in goal when the Canadiens face the Boston Bruins in their home opener Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens come into the game off an embarrassing 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Lightning in Tampa Bay Monday. The Bruins edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout Wednesday.
After a day off Tuesday, the Canadiens went back to work at their Brossard training facility Wednesday morning, with special attention paid to their struggling power play which has failed to produce a goal in this season’s four games. Assistant coaches Dan Lacroix and Clement Jodoin took the power play regulars over to the secondary ice surface for some extra work.