The Canadiens third line is expected to produce a mixture of defense and offense. It has done neither through the first ten games of the season. Head coach Michel Therrien finally pulled the plug and will sit third-line centre Lars Eller in the Vancouver press box Thursday night.
The Canadiens will attempt to bring a winning record home from their Western Canada road trip with a win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. After dropping a 3-0 decision to the Edmonton Oilers Monday night, the Canadiens bounced back with a 2-1 shootout win Tuesday in Calgary. Carey Price will against be in goal for the Canadiens. Ryan Miller for Vancouver.
I’m not sure how Michel Therrien likes to divide up his season. When he was running the team in the 1970’s , Scotty Bowman used to set team goals based on ten game segments. If Therrien is operating on the same basis, he probably is ecstatic about the overall 8-2-0 result, but not the path
The Canadiens keep doing it the hard way. Yet another come from behind victory, this one a 2-1 shootout win over the Flames in Calgary. The Canadiens are now 8-2-0 to start their season and 1-1 on their current three game trip to Western Canada which will conclude Thursday in Vancouver.
The Canadiens’ four game winning strreak came to a halt the moment the Canadiens returned to the road. Behind goaltender Ben Scrivens the Edmonton Oilers shut out the Canadiens 3-0 Monday night at Rexall Place. Former Canadien Benoit Pouliot led the Oilers with the game winning goal and an assist.
The Canadiens start their three game Western Canada swing with a game against the Edmonton Oilers Monday night at Rexall Place. Last season the teams split their season series, each team winning it’s game on the road. The season series between the clubs was over before the end of last October. Carey Price will be in goal for the Habs. Ben Scrivens for the Oilers.
Sunday was a travel day for the Canadiens. They’ll star their Western Canadian road trip in Edmonton Monday night carrying their 7-1-0 record to start their season. Both Michael Bournival and Nathan Beaulieu have joined the team on a recall from Hamilton. Meanwhile Sven Andrighetto and rookie Charles Hudon continue to lead the Bulldogs and former first round draft pick Michael McCarron is breaking out with the London Knights of the OHL
The Canadiens completed their four game home stand with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers Saturday night. Tomas Plekanec, Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens. The seventh win in eight games equals a team record for fastest start to a season.
According to the 16th annual edition of the Chicago-based Team Marketing Report, the cost of bringing a family of four to a Canadiens game carries the eighth highest price tag in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs are most expensive. The Panthers are the cheapest.
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.