Niemi Gets First Win With Canadiens’ Convincing Effort

On the heels of a disappointing loss to the Boston Bruins two nights prior, the Montreal Canadiens returned with a force on Friday, beating the Washington Capitals 3-2 in the team’s most convincing performance of the season thus far. The Metropolitan division-leading Capitals were outmatched by the Canadiens on the night. At 5-on-5, Montreal led Washington in shots on goal (16-15), scoring chances (29-22), high dangerous chances (10-6) and Corsi…

January 20, 2018
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Which Canadiens Are Untouchable Beside Mete, Price?

It’s that time of the year for Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. He’s making his list and checking it twice… in the hopes of bringing in a huge haul ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. That means determining who should be available and who should be considered untouchable, even if the only Habs untouchable at this points looks like the Stanley Cup. They won’t even come close. Montreal…

January 20, 2018
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Finnish with No Finish: Lehkonen’s Sophomore Slump

So far the 2017-18 season has not been one to remember for Montreal Canadiens’ second-year forward Artturi Lehkonen. The dreaded sophomore slump has hit him badly as he has struggled to score. A lower-body injury kept him out of the lineup for over a month but since his return, the offence is still missing. However, considering how talented Lehkonen is and his previous track record, this is hopefully just a…

January 19, 2018
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Logan Shaw Brings Upside to the Canadiens

Having Phillip Danualt diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and Andrew Shaw placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed lower-body injury, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin acted quickly to bring in reinforcement. Forward Logan Shaw was claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. In 42 games this season, the 25-year-old recorded two goals and eight points. Before making his professional debut in 2013, Shaw spent five seasons in the…

January 19, 2018
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Jerabek Enjoying Transition to the NHL

After recording his first two National Hockey League points versus the New York Islanders in a 5-4 overtime loss on Monday, Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jakub Jerabek notched another personal feat against the Boston Bruins Wednesday night at TD Garden arena. Very early into the first period, 31 seconds in to be exact, Jerabek scored his first NHL goal on a redirected shot by Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, giving Montreal a…

January 18, 2018
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Bruins & Canadiens Rivalry Unmatched in NHL

For the first time since his firing 344 days ago, Claude Julien will coach a game within the confines of the TD Garden. He will do so as the head coach of the legendary Montreal Canadiens franchise, unparalleled in their mystique, aura and success. When the puck drops Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins and their fans will be facing off against the winningest coach in their franchise’s history at home…

January 17, 2018
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The Return of Canadiens Captain Pacioretty?

Just like that, Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is looking like his old self. With a goal in each of his last four games, Pacioretty has 12 on the season. He’s admittedly far off the 30-goal benchmark he’s made a habit of reaching. However, he’s now on pace for 22. That’s nothing at which to scoff. The Case for and Against Pacioretty Max Pacioretty – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) Granted,…

January 16, 2018
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Bergevin’s Depth Players Can’t Make up for Habs’ Weaknesses

While his time at the helm of the Montreal Canadiens continues to be defined by his inability to acquire a true No. 1 centre, general manager Marc Bergevin will be remembered for finding the diamonds in the rough. Having depth-players with strong character who outperform their abilities is what makes great teams elite, and they are the Bergevin guys. Those players were on display in Monday night’s 5-4 overtime loss…

January 16, 2018
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Top 10 Telltale Quotes from Canadiens GM Bergevin

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin may be hard-pressed to deliver a great trade. However, he’s always good for a great sound bite. Even as his time at the helm of the Habs hangs in the balance, as it does currently, he’s delivered. Case in point, his press conference that helped to usher in the Habs’ bye week. He made sure to give fans plenty of material to get through it,…

January 13, 2018
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3 Canadiens Struggling the Most This Season

The Montreal Canadiens, as a whole, have struggled mightily this season. For whatever reason, consistency has eluded them as they can lose to a team like Arizona one night but manage to beat a contender like Tampa Bay. There are certain players who are struggling more than others, though. Whether it’s a major slump, injuries or struggling to adjust, some Habs have yet to find their footing this season. These…

January 12, 2018
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