Max Pacioretty (Photo by TVA Sports)

All Habs Headlines: Monday March 5th, 2018

On this day in hockey history

1875 — The earliest recorded ice hockey game was played, with McGill University going against the Victoria skating club, at the Victoria Rink in Montreal. The two teams played with nine men on a side, and used a flat disk as a puck. With the rules now recorded and standardized, hockey as we know it was “born.”

1920— Montreal Canadiens set an NHL record with 16 goals in one game, defeating the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3. Defenseman Harry Cameron led the way with 4 goals.

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Weekend wrap

►  Forward lines, defense pairings at practice – March 5th

Galchenyuk – Drouin – Gallagher
Scherbak / Hudon – Danault – Lehkonen
Byron – De La Rose – L. Shaw
Deslauriers / Carr – Froese – A. Shaw

Benn – Petry
Alzner – Juulsen
Reilly – Valiev


Therapy day for Antti Niemi and David Schlemko.

Injury update

Montreal Canadiens 

  • Ales Hemsky – concussion (indefinite)
  • Shea Weber – foot (out for the season)
  • Carey Price – concussion (indefinite)
  • Victor Mete – fractured finger (out six weeks)
  • Max Pacioretty – knee injury (out four to six weeks)

Laval Rocket

  • Jeremiah Addison – shoulder (late March)
  • Daniel Audette – lower-body (indefinite)
  • David Broll – upper-body (indefinite)
  • Matt Taormina – upper-body (day-to-day)
  • Yannick Veilleux – lower-body (day-to-day)

Parkland wins Florida championship

  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school boys varsity hockey team won the Florida state championship on Sunday, 11 days after 17 students and staff members were killed in a  shooting at the school.
  • Members of the team were at BB&T Center on Thursday for the Florida Panthers’ first home game since the February 14th shooting. The Panthers honored the victims of the shooting in an emotional pre-game ceremony.
  • Stoneman Douglas will play in the high school hockey national championships tournament, which will be in Wayzata, Minnesota from March 22-25th.

Molson Cup to Niemi for February

  • Goaltender Antti Niemi earned the Molson Cup for the month of February with a record of 3-1-1 in six games.
  • Niemi finished just ahead of Brendan Gallagher, Charles Hudon and Artturi Lehkonen.

Valiev excited to be in Montreal

  • Rinat Valiev arrived as part of the Tomas Plekanec trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Valiev played one game with the Laval Rocket before receiving the call when Victor Mete was sidelined with a hand injury.
  • “I’m obviously very excited to be here,” said Valiev. “I was expecting to be traded. I was talking about it, so I wasn’t so surprised.”

Poehling continues to impress

  • Habs 2017 first round selection Ryan Poehling continues to display his emerging offensive skills as seen here on yet another breakaway goal.
  • Poehling went on to score the winning goal in overtime versus North Dakota.

Juulsen continues to shine

  • Canadiens defenceman Noah Juulsen now has six NHL games under his belt averaging 19:58 in time on ice.
  • Juulsen can now boast his first NHL goal as he scored on a cannon from the point that proved to be an insurance goal in Friday’s 6-3 victory over the NY Islanders.

Byron toils away with little fanfare

  • Paul Byron scored his 16th goal of the season putting him on pace for his second straight 20 goal campaign.
  • It was Byron’s first game winning goal of the season.
  • He continues to receive little fanfare from the media, except from the All Habs Hockey Magazine team

Release the Kraken!

  • Seattle begin a ticket sales drive in their bid for NHL expansion.
  • It took all of 720 seconds for them to reach their goal of 10,000 deposits for season tickets.


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