PREVIEW GAME #7 Canadiens @ NY Islanders (Oct. 26, 2016)

Oct 26th, 2016 | By

The Canadiens have scored 20 goals. Shea Weber has been on the ice for 14 of them (including 2PPG & 1 SHG. The Canadiens have given up only one goal when he was on the ice-a power play goal vs. Boston .Weber leads the entire league at plus-10. Second is Detroit centre Darren Helm at plus-9. ….Weber also leads the Canadiens in scoring with 7 points (2g, 5a).

RADULOV ON FIRE – Game #6 Canadiens-3 Philadelphia-1 (Oct. 24, 2016)

Oct 24th, 2016 | By

One thing I’ve learned over the years of covering this game – good teams know how to take what is given them. The Canadiens faced a team in the Flyers that played as effective a road game as you will see during the regular season. Realizing this was going to be a grinder – may

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PREVIEW GAME #6 Philadelphia @ Canadiens (Oct. 24, 2016)

Oct 24th, 2016 | By

Preview Game #6 Philadelphia vs. Canadiens Bell Centre – Oct. 24, 2016 – 7:35pm – Season Records – Philadlephia (2-2-1) 5pts. Canadiens (4-0-1) 9pts. Season Series – First of three meetings. Game Two at Bell Centre November 5th. Last Time Out – Philadelphia rally from 2-0 deficit to win 6-3 vs. Carolina Saturday. Canadiens defeat

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CANADIENS SPEED DOMINATES THE BRUINS – Game #5 Canadiens-4 Boston-2 (Oct. 22, 2016)

Oct 22nd, 2016 | By

Someday I suppose some sports psychology major somewhere will explain why teams do what they do? For two periods the Canadiens had complete ownership of the Boston Bruins in their own building. They had run up a 2-0 lead and were making the Bruins look downright sluggish by comparison. Then the Canadiens defense took a

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PREVIEW GAME #5 Canadiens @ Boston (Oct. 22/2016)

Oct 22nd, 2016 | By

The Canadiens have won eight straight regular season games in Boston. The last time the Bruins beat the Canadiens at home was a 2-1 victory Jan. 12, 2012.

WEBER DOMINATION – Game #4 Canadiens-5 Phoenix-2 (Oct. 20, 2016)

Oct 21st, 2016 | By

Well, that was impressive. Yes, we’re only four games into the season and the Phoenix Coyotes aren’t the Pittsburgh Penguins but this game echoed what we were seeing at the beginning of last season before the Canadiens started their December implosion. The three stars were Shea Weber, Brendan Gallagher and Alexander Radulov. You could be

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PREVIEW GAME #4 – Phoenix @ Canadiens (Oct. 20/2016)

Oct 20th, 2016 | By
DEC 03, 2015 : Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck in front of Alexei Emelin #74 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on December 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswire)

The Coyotes swept last season’s two-game series. 3-2 at Bell Centre; 6-2 at Phoenix. It was the first season sweep in their history. They have also won two straight in Montreal and four of their last five overall and have earned points in 6 of their last 8 games (4-2-2)

MONTOYA SAVES THE HOME OPENER – Game #3 Canadiens-4 Pittsburgh-0 (Oct. 18, 2016)

Oct 19th, 2016 | By

Somewhere around the middle of the first period I asked myself “where would the Canadiens be if they hadn’t signed Al Montoya in the off-season?” To myself I said, “Probably 0-3-0 to start the season.” As was again clearly demonstrated last season, goaltending can be almost everything in the NHL, especially the way the game

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PREVIEW GAME #3 Pittsburgh @ Canadiens (Oct. 18, 2016)

Oct 18th, 2016 | By
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 9: of the Montreal Canadiens of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 9, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Nine players (39%) are on the roster for their first Canadiens home opener. Three of them, Mikhail Sergachev, Artturi Lehkonen and Daniel Carr are rookies. The others are Alexander Radulov, Andrew Shaw and Phillip Danault plus defensemen Shea Weber and goaltenders Al Montoya and Charlie Lindgren. Seven of them will be in the game.

MONTOYA & PETRY KEY AN IMPROBABLE COMEBACK – GAME #2 – Ottawa-4 Canadiens-3 (shootout)

Oct 16th, 2016 | By

And should we take out of that one? Halfway through the game the Canadiens were down 2-0, had managed only seven shots on Craig Anderson and looked like there main interest was not being late for the bus to Montreal. Two minutes into the second half of the game, Michel Therrien started to juggle his

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