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CANADIENS HAVE JOB CUT OUT DESPITE THREE IN A ROW

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin attempted to put his team’s three game winning streak in perspective following his team’s return to the ice following a two day layoff. Martin notes that the team is still below break-even and there is still a lot of work left to put the team in playoff postition by season’s end.



HABS INJURY UPDATE-Gomez Returns/Desharnais Out

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By

Scott Gomez is ready to play, David Desharnais has suffered a ‘lower body’ injury, Lars Eller will be back to full practice next week while Andrei Markov continues to skate alone. Part of Jacques Martin’s post-practice injury update Thursday.



CAN PACIORETTY HELP RESURRECT SCOTT GOMEZ CAREER?

May 5th, 2011 | By

Along came Max Pacioretty. When he was called up from Hamilton in mid December, Pacioretty was leading the American Hockey League in goals. He was immediately fitted into the Gomez line. For 35 games, until the Pacioretty’s injury on March 8th, the line scored 29 goals. Twenty eight of the 29 goals came from Pacioretty and Gionta. Gomez had only a goal and 10 assists.



SORTING OUT CANADIENS FREE AGENT FORWARDS

May 1st, 2011 | By

Everybody seems to have an opinion about what Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier should do in order to upgrade his team’s offense. It runs the gamut from sending the unproductive Scott Gomez and the remaining three years of his contract to the Hamilton Bulldogs to signing, and then trading Andrei Kostitsyn.
Gauthier doesn’t telegraph his punches a la Brian Burke, so like everyone else, we can only guess the direction he’ll take. .



GAME #66 – Canadiens-4 Tampa Bay-2 (Mar.5/2011)

Mar 5th, 2011 | By

When the Canadiens win, for the most part the pattern is clear. Get an early lead and turn the game over to Carey Price. In the three game road trip Price dealt with 117 shots and allowed three goals. In each of the games the Canadiens had 2-0 leads.
There will be no complaining about Scott Gomez after this game. He was outstanding from start to finish along with his linemates, Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty scored twice and was a big part of Hal Gill’s second goal in two games, screening Dwayne Roloson on the 50 foot slapshot.



GAME #35 – Canadiens-3 Carolina-2 (Dec.23/2011)

Dec 24th, 2010 | By

Some thoughts on Game #35 – Canadiens-3 Carolina-2.

—–A two game losing streak comes to an end. Those who like their glass ‘half full’ will tell you that the Canadiens have won 2 of their last four. The other side will say the Canadiens won won 2 of their last seven.

—–They still lead the Northeast by two points over the Bruins, but Boston has those two games in hand.



PACIORETTY GETS HIS SHOT AS TOP SIX FORWARD

Dec 13th, 2010 | By

Yesterday in Hamilton Max Pacioretty scored a goal an assist in a win over Toronto with Canadiens coach Jacques Martin watching. Apparently Martin saw enough. Right after the game Pacioretty was called up to the Canadiens where he will not be seeing third and fourth line ice time when the team takes on the Flyers on Wednesday.
Including his big day against Toronto in Pacioretty’s last twelve games he has scored thirteen goals and five assists for eighteen points with a rating of plus-2.



GAME #16 Canadiens-3 Boston-1 (Nov.11/2010)

Nov 11th, 2010 | By

The Canadiens scored two unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Bruins 3-1 in Boston Thursday night. The Canadiens seemed to come out of a number of slumps in the game. They scored 2 power play goals against the number one penalty killing team in the NHL. Scott Gomez scored his first goal in 13 games. Brian Gionta after a long drought scored game his second goal and third point in the last three games. And P.K. Subban finally scored for the first time in an NHL regular season game.



CANADIENS’ SLUMPS MAKE IT EASY FOR OPPONENTS

Nov 3rd, 2010 | By

Today’s NHL harbours few secrets. Every game is attended by a gaggle of professional scouts. Every game is on satellite TV and analyzed top-to-bottom. So, when the Canadiens played the Blue Jackets in Columbus last night, everyone in their organization was well aware that Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta were locked in awful slumps. It meant that the Columbus coaching staff could invest 80% of their attention on shutting down Tomas Plekanec, Michael Cammalleri and Andrei Kostitsyn.



WANTED – LEFT WING FOR GOMEZ & GIONTA

Oct 26th, 2010 | By

It’s about chemistry, or in this case lack-of-chemistry as it relates to Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta and the six or seven players who have played left wing on their line this season. Against Phoenix last night Benoit Pouliot, Travis Moen and Tom Pyatt saw almost equal time on the Gomez line. Tomorrow night Jacques Martin will again start the game with Pyatt on the left side. How long it lasts is anyone’s gue



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