With the mounting man games lost to injury this season, the Canadiens' medical staff continues to have their hands, and beds, full. With Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges lost to knee injuries early in the season, the revolving door the the Habs' dressing room continues to spin.
'A must win' -- it's an overused phrase. In Montreal, click on the radio, and you'll hear it in October. I will use a slight variation with a completely different meaning, so bear with me.
Montreal 1 St. Louis 4 (Scottrade Center) by Craig Ostrin, Special to AllHabs.net ST. LOUIS, MO.-- People will want...
MONTREAL, QC.--What would have ordinarily been just another game between two long-standing rivals took on a new twist Wednesday evening, as the Québec Remparts...
In the lead-up to this game, I heard Habs fans and some in the Montreal media pleading with Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier to call-up Alex Henry, Ian Schultz and Andrew Conboy from the Bulldogs. The fact that the trio are not remotely close to being NHL-caliber players didn't much matter. It was a knee-jerk reaction to the February 9 game where Bruins took liberties with Canadiens in the third period when they had a two-goal advantage.
After watching tonight's game, the blogger world is up in arms. It's great news that Max Pacioretty is awake and has feeling in his extremities. One can only imagine what Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was thinking. Was it revenge? We can never know. It certainly looks that way, considering the events that led to this gruesome hit.
116 shots in threegames. No, not for the Canadiens, but for their opposition. The Habs only had 77 shots on this road trip, but in taking advantage of their opportunities, they managed to survive what is normally an extremely difficult road swing down south. With their fourth win in a row, the Canadiens are slowly creeping theie way up the Eastern Conference standings.
With two wins consecutively in the dreaded Sunbelt, the last stop for the Canadiens in Tampa is ultra important to win. With the coming week are games against conference rivals the Boston Bruins, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. All three of these teams are jockeying for position in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bruins sit three points back of the top of the standings, currently held by the Philadelphia Flyers, while Pittsburgh trails their division rivals by six. Washington is a single point behind Tampa for third place in the conference, while the Habs are six back of the Bruins and the Northeast lead.
by CoachK, AllHabs.Net SAINT-LAZARE, QC -- The game was as predicted. With the Florida Panthers short three of their best defensemen, who were traded at...
Depending on which interpretation you choose to believe, Canadiens practise on Wednesday in Sunrise, Florida was an example of coach Jacques Martin encouraging an atmosphere of open communication amongst his charges or a leadership group expressing their frustration with an approach that clearly isn't working.