LOOKING FOR HELP – Boston-4 Canadiens-0 (Feb. 12, 2017)

Feb 12th, 2017 | By

Ask hockey people about the mandated four day mid-season break and you get a variety of opinions.  Players seem to like it.  They had better,  It was their idea and something they demanded in the last Collective Bargaining agreement.  Coaches hate it because they thing it ruins momentum.  In that group, Michel Therrien may be

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NO SIGN OF RELIEF – St. Louis-4 Canadiens-2 (Feb. 11, 2017)

Feb 11th, 2017 | By

Michel Therrien was stating the obvious in his post game news conference when said the Canadiens have to get more offense from their second and third lines. It’s been there for all to see for the last three months and again front and centre  in the 4-2 loss to St. Louis Saturday night at the

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OUT OF THE FIRE – Canadiens-5 Arizona-4 (Overtime) Feb. 9, 2017

Feb 10th, 2017 | By

An optimist could look at the Canadiens 5-4 win over Arizona Thursday night as a “character” win. After all, facing the prospect of a five game losing streak,they came back with two goals in the third period and dominated the overtime before Alex Galchenyuk scored the game winner. The pessimist might say, the Canadiens were

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BURIED & EMBARRASSED Colorado-4 Canadiens-0 (Feb. 7, 2017)

Feb 8th, 2017 | By

As we watch the Canadiens slow descent in the NHL standings, fans have to start facing the fact that their team is not as good as everyone thought they might be a month into the season. Since November 12th they have the 22nd best record in the league and their effort ….or lack of it….against Colorado

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BLANKED – Edmonton-1 Canadiens-0 (Shootout) Feb. 5, 2017

Feb 5th, 2017 | By

Let’s face it, no matter how the NHL rules like to sugar coat it, the Canadiens lost their third hockey game in a row.   They survived sixty-five minutes against a team that outplayed them for all but fifteen of them, and they got the “loser’s point” but the cruel reality is the Canadiens have

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OUTCLASSED – Washington-3 Canadiens-2 (Feb. 4, 2017)

Feb 4th, 2017 | By

Let’s start with this. Washington is a better hockey team than the Canadiens. Much better. So losing to the Capitals Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre was not the worst thing to happen to the Montreal hockey club over the last two months. Things might have been different in the 3-2 loss but for some

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AWOL CANADIENS – Philadelphia-3 Canadiens-1 (Feb. 2, 2017)

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

Where do you start to talk about a game like this one? A good place might be to mention that the Philadelphia Flyers are the team that is struggling to make the playoffs not the Canadiens. You would never know it on this night. But then again you would never know it on every night

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ENERGIZED – Canadiens-5 Buffalo-2 (Jan. 31, 2017)

Feb 1st, 2017 | By

Team’s re-act differently when their day-in day-out routine is interrupted. It was clear that the Montreal Canadiens benefited from their three days of rest through their All-Star break more than the Buffalo Sabres did. The Canadiens came out with a jump to their game unseen through most of the last month and a half. At

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ANOTHER WAY TO LOSE – NY Islanders-3 Canadiens-1 (Jan. 26, 2017)

Jan 26th, 2017 | By

“If it ain’t one thing it’s another.” The late Gilda Radner had it right. “It’s always something.” The “something” Thursday night at Brooklyn was a total lack of energy and effort in the Canadiens 3-1 loss to the Islanders something that they’ll have to digest during their four day all-star break. This is the fourth

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PRICE, PLEKANEC SHOW THE WAY – Canadiens-5 Calgary-1 (Jan. 24, 2017)

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

A couple of games do not a season make. But a couple of good games in a row from players in long term slumps can be considered a good sign and that’s what was seen from the number one and number two stars of the Canadiens 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at

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