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Game Day : Habs @ Bolts

The Montreal Canadiens are in Tampa Bay tonight to take on the Lightning.  Despite having a 14-16-7 record, the Habs actually have two more points than the Bolts (15-17-3), which may surprise a few people.  Both teams are struggling within their respective divisions and are looking to make a post holiday break splash.  

Habs coach Randy Cunneyworth came up big earlier this week collecting his first win as a head coach in the NHL, beating the Ottawa Senators 6-2.  It's a safe bet that the team we saw on the ice Tuesday night is the team fans have desperately been waiting to see.

Leading the team was Lars Eller on the top line, who scored short handed in ...

Habs Link Checks: December 28, 2011

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a win to end Randy Cunneyworth's winless streak.  The Habs sit in twelth place with 35 points.

The Checking Line:

David Collins: and the losing steak is snapped.

The Media:

Tony Marinaro on TSN on the infamy of Cunneyworth.

HabsTV on the official site of the Montreal Canadiens talks with prospect Brendan Gallagher.  The site also has discussion with Carey Price, Lars Eller, Yannick Weber and P.K. Subban.

Damien Cox of the Toronto Star tells the world that the Habs are the worst Canadian team. 

Red Fisher from the Montreal Gazette with his thoughts on Molson.

My Thoughts:

It was g...

Canadiens Snap Losing Streak in Ottawa

A short break over Christmas seems to be just what the Montreal Canadiens needed, as they bounced back in a big way with a 6-2 win over the eighth place Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. After a five game losing streak the Habs finally won a game, giving interim head coach Randy Cunneyworth his first victory as the man in charge behind the Canadiens bench.

 

The first period began with the Senators controlling the game for the most part. Just two minutes in they jumped out to an early lead with a goal from Zach Smith. The lead didn't last for long thoug...

Habs Link Checks: December 23, 2011

The Montreal Canadiens sit alone in twelth place in the Eastern conference.  The Habs have 33 points and have lost five games in a row.

The Checking Line:

Habbykins discussing yet another loss.

The Media:

Tony Marinaro with his thoughts on last night's game.

Stu Hackel actually shows a clip of Cammalleri doing something good.

Carey Price venting?

Doug Smith weighing in on the language debate.

Red Fisher in any language is good.

Pat Hickey loves Cammalleri.

My Thoughts:

Even the internet needs to have some censorship.  All my thoughs today need to be censored and sometimes saying less is more.  Less!

Blanked in Winnipeg

 

It was the fourth time this season the Habs had back to back games – their record now is an abysmal 0-4.  

It took four games for Randy Cunneyworth to make his first big decision in his tenure as coach of the Montreal Canadiens.  The healthy scratches for the game against Winnipeg were Lars Eller and the slumping PK Subban.  The result was a 4-0 game to continue a losing streak of five games.

The first period featured a four minute high-sticking penalty to Hal Gill – On the ensuing power play Blake Wheeler scored on a one timer with assists going to Byfuglien and Enstrom.  Later the Jets padded their lead on a nice passing play on a...

Game Day : Habs @ Jets

Going to have to keep this one short and sweet.  

Habs vs Jets tonight in Winnipeg.

While the Habs should be able to use the win against the Jets from earlier in the season as some fuel, they won't.  The Habs have crumbled as a team this year and the light at the end of the tunnel is nowhere to be found.  Despite the firing of both their assistant coach and their head coach and appointing a brand new head, nothing is working.

The Jets may not be the a top team in the NHL but they have done a few things right this season.  Despite a slow start and lack of production from their top six players, the Jets somehow found a way to dig their way out ...

Habs Lock Up Bournival

While the big club was losing the Chicago Blackhawks, general manager Pierre Gauthier locked up another young stud.  Michael Bournival has signed a three year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.  As per team policy, financials were not announced.  After a very controversial week, Gauthier has added to the depth of young talent in the organization.

"Michael has shown excellent hockey skills and has improved constantly since making his debut at the junior level.  Currently representing Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, he will greatly benefit from this experience on the international stage."

Bournival has fifteen goals and nine as...

Blackhawks spread holiday cheer with 5-1 win over Canadiens

 

For the second time in as many nights the Blackhawks were facing a little known opponent from the Eastern Conference. Not just any team from the east either, but the fabled Le Club de hockey Canadien or better known as the Montreal Canadiens were in the United Center.  While these are not exactly the Flying Frenchmen of old, the Canadiens still have plenty of speed to make your head dizzy.

The Blackhawks were coming off of an incredible third period against the Penguins in Pittsburgh and hoping to keep their high flying offence in gear. Cory Crawford in the nets felt like a really good get together with an old friend you haven’t seen maybe since college. &nbs...

Canadiens Fall to Blackhawks

The Montreal Canadiens were in Chicago tonight, looking to break their three-game losing streak against the Blackhawks, but were unsuccessful in doing so, losing 5-1. Not only have the Canadiens lost a fourth straight game, but Interim Head Coach Randy Cunneyworth is still without his first career win, going 0-3 since the firing of Jacques Martin.

The game opened up with a relatively quiet first. Despite some good chances for both teams early on, the period would end scoreless. It was a good, back-and-forth twenty minutes of hockey with both teams registering seven shots on goal. There wasn't much in the way of action, as the only notable statistic on the score-sheet was a hooki...

An Original Six matchup in Chicago tonight

Tonight at the United Center, the Blackhawks will host a classic Original Six matchup against the Montréal Canadiens. These teams have only met up once a year - and not even every season - over the past several years. Next season, fans will get to see them twice a season, which will be a great addition to the schedule.

In the meantime, despite a loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, the Blackhawks still sit atop the standings with 46 points. The struggling Canadiens are on the low side of the bubble for the playoffs watch (33 pts); they just fired their coach Jacques Martin last Saturday, with Randy Cunneyworth currently handling coaching duties for the team.
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