After coming off a lackluster display in a loss in Anaheim, the Montreal Canadiens put in a better effort. They skated hard, they hit harder and overall they played a better game. But in the end it was the same defensive mistakes that lead to another loss.
It was all going to plan with less than two minutes left in the game. Goals from Michael Cammalleri, David Desharnais were countered by markers from Jamie McGinn and Logan Couture. Both teams showed off a free flowing style of play making me wonder if the Habs would fit the Western conference better.
The Montreal Canadiens were in Anaheim last night, and the results could not have been more dissapointing for this struggling club.
After going up early in the first period with a big goal by Andrei Kostitsyn, the Canadiens threw it all away, letting Getzlaf score his first goal in 15 games seconds before the buzzer went off to signal the players into the first intermission. Easily put, the Habs lost control in that instant.
Two of Anaheim's three power houses who were accused of under-achieving this season snapped out of their blank state of mind and each collected 3 points last night. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were easily the difference makers and it...
The Montreal Canadiens are far away from home tonight, they have arrived in California to take on the struggling Anaheim Ducks.
What makes this match up interesting is that both team are looking for a win to give them some momentum. The Ducks are looking to get out of the basement of the western conference and the Habs are looking for a win tonight to give themselves some spark to start off their road trip.
There isn't too much to say about tonight's match up other than both teams desperately need this win. The Ducks have lost seven straight leading up to tonight's game and they are not getting the production up front that they are used to. ...
The Shanhammer has officially dropped on Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.
We talked about it on Saturday night, and the general consensus was that Pacioretty would likely sit a few games, following a dangerous hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman and Quebec native Kris Letang.
Late in the third period, Letang came streaking up the ice with a Pens winger, cut across the high slot after the blueline, and wound up for a shot at the net. Pacioretty cut through in the opposite direction, looking for a hit. Unfortunately, Letang was hunched forward and looking elsewhere, and got a face-full of shoulder that would go on to break his nose...
We should probably preface all of this by declaring that, outside of Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens probably didn't deserve to win tonight (Jeez, haven't heard THAT before, eh?).
The Habs played a sloppy and inconsistent game against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre tonight, and the end result was a 4-3 overtime loss against what was obviously a better team.
That's what should have been the game story following tonight's game. Instead, we're left to sift through the wreckage of the hockey equivalent of a nuclear missile. No, the story of tonight's game wasn't Carey Price's amaz...
Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Montreal CanadiensBell Centre
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens will both play their 24th games tonight. The season is over quarter of the way over. The newness of the season, the apprehension of how the new players will fit in and the tension of how each team will start is over. Now it’s time to honestly look at the team and see exactly where each stands.
I am sure you have heard this before but to start with we must remember that the Penguins have been without the league’s best player, Sidney Crosby, for most of the season. The Habs have been without Andrei Markov and a slew of secon...
Claude Giroux scored two goals for the Philadelphia Flyers to beat the Habs on the afternoon after Thanksgiving.
The first period was a lackluster affair as both teams were looking for their legs after having their Thanksgiving dinners. Less than three minutes into the game the Habs got called for one of their infamous too many men penalties. In true Hab fashion this season it was killed off with hardly any shots recorded on Carey Price. Nokelainen scored his first goal as a member of the Canadiens near the end of the first with assists going to Hal Gill and Josh Gorges...yes it was that kind of afternoon. The shots in the first period was 10-4 in favour of the Habs-.
The last time the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens met, things didn’t play out the way the Flyers would have liked them to.
Montreal came into the game with a 1-5-2 record and had yet to win a game at home.That changed following the Flyers visit to Bell Centre.
Coming into tonight’s head-to-head with the Hurricanes, the Montreal Canadiens hadn’t put two of anything together since the Western road trip that saw them beat the Coyotes and Predators two weeks ago. And it stopped there.
In the first period of this game, a significant portion of Habs’ fans had their eyes on the Bruins/Sabres rematch, and it was difficult to blame them. Jiri Tlusty opened the scoring within the first minute of the game and Anthony Stewart made it 2-0 for the Hurricanes at the 6-minute mark. For the remainder of the opening frame, the Can...