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Stars Visit the Canadiens

The Stars arrive in Montreal to meet the Habs in a Mardi Gras edition of M├ęchant Mardi; a night where the Habs have done well. Astonishingly, Mike Ribeiro will be playing his first game back in Montreal since being traded to Dallas for Janne Niinimaa and a pick (Andrew Conboy) back in September 2006. The Stars as a franchise have not played in Montreal in a long time - hint - Laraque scored in that game. I understand the reason for the schedule being non equal but seriously. It will be the first time the Bell Centre crowd gets to see the talented Jamie Benn among others.

The Stars are a young, fast team with good goaltending. Looking forward to a good goaltending battle of the Care...

A Win on the Road in the Hangar

The Habs once again went to the Air Canada Center to take on the Maple Leafs. Carey Price returned to take his place in the nets to face Jonas Gustafsson for the Leafs. Second game against his former team for Tomas Kaberle. The Habs healthy scratches are Petteri Nokelainen and Yannick Webber, so once again 11 forwards and 7 defensemen dressed for the Habs.

The first period was played mostly in the Montreal end of the ice however not a lot of shots. The first shot from the Habs came at nearly the halfway ppoint of the first on a short-handed breakaway by Lars Eller and it was stopped by Gustafsson. The period featured nice flow and passes. The first goal was a bizarre bounce when ple...

Game Day: New York Rangers Vs. Montreal Canadiens

 

New York Rangers Vs. Montreal Canadiens

Bell Centre

Montreal, Quebec

The New York Rangers come in winners of seven in a row.  Coach John Tortorella has the team driving on all cylinders and even Sean Avery is playing, yes just playing.  Is it smoke and mirrors or is the team actually good?  Well for now, let’s just say the team is working hard.  The players who are supposed to score are scoring and Henrik Lundqvist is keeping them in every game. 

The Montreal Canadiens welcome the Rangers after visiting the other New York team on Thursday.  Coming off a less than stellar effort on the Island, the team will be encoura...

Post Game Carolina Hurricanes Into A Game Day New York Islanders

Call The Hurricanes In When You Need An Easy Win

Carolina Hurricanes 0 - Montreal Canadiens 4

Throughout the season each team circles certain games on the schedule as rivalry tilts or games that have special meaning.  On the other hand there are the games that have no extra motivation other than the points.  Well the game last night was just that. 

Over the past few years, playing the Carolina Hurricanes has become that.  I would rank a game against the Hurricanes in Montreal the hardest ticket to sell.  And then add the fact that the Habs have to fly out to Long Island to play the back end of two games in two nights, a lackluster performance would have...

Habs Escape Ottawa with Win

The Habs and the Senators played a spirited game in the nations capital. The Habs winning by the smallest of measures 2-1. 

The first period was a tight affair Plenty of blocked shots on both sides. One penalty on each team. There should have been a penalty shot awarded for the Habs when a Senator defenseman grabbed the puck with his hand, closed it then tossed it out of harms way. On the whole it was a very defensive period and the shots on goal were Habs 10 and Senators 4. 

The second period showed Cole and Kostitsyn scoring when they went to the net. The Senators did not have an answer defensively for the big bodies going to the net. After each goal the fourth lin...