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Tim Thomas Just Keeps Getting Better And Better

Boston Bruins 1 Montreal Canadiens 0

Tim Thomas just keeps getting better and better and probably wishes the Habs were his opponent everynight

After tonight’s one goal, the lone goal, victory against the Habs the Boston Bruins have won nine in a row.  How did they win the game?  It was very simple:  the coaching staff decided to start Tim Thomas in nets.  Thomas did the rest.

The Bruins only managed eighteen shots on Carey Price.  Price didn’t have to play spectacular but he did come up with a few big saves.  The only one he let by was one by Andrew Ference in the first period.  Yes the same Ference who will always be remembered fo...

Game Day : Bruins @ Habs

The Boston Bruins are in La Belle Province tonight to sqaure off against the Montreal Canadiens in what could be the Bruins 9th win in a row.  

The Bruins seem to be an unstoppable force right now in the Eastern conference, but do not count the Habs out of this one just yet.  The Canadiens are leading the season series 2-,0 and goaltender Carey Price is as hot as they get, having not let in a single goal in his last two outings.  There is always a story behind every Habs and Bruins game, and tonight will be no different.  

What needs to be clear about the Bruins current 8 game winning steak is the amount of offensive production the team has come up with. &n...

Power Play Practice Pays off

The New York Rangers paid a visit to the Bell Centre in Montreal. The game featured some nice hitting on both sides and some power play opportunities. The Rangers never got on track in this contest.

Power play goals by Cole and Plekanec paved the way for the Habs dominated game. Carey Price made 17 saves to record his second shutout in as many games played. 

The young, inexperienced defenders were certainly up to the task of protecting Price and the net. Emelin once again did some hitting and sound positional play.  Crisp clean clearing passes were the order of this evening. 

This game featured two goals by the Captain and these were set up by the much-mal...

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...

Nabokov's Injury May Increase His Value

Evgeni Nabokov was excellent in the Islanders 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night and earned another start against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, but he would never make it to the end as he left in the first period with a groin injury. Rick DiPietro came in relief for the win with fans left wondering how serious the injury would be to the team's most valuable trading chip. After being re-evaluated, Nabokov has been placed on the IR retroactive to November 17th. 

Groin injuries can be tricky, especially for goaltenders. Although he is a forward, Nino Niederreiter missed near to a month of playing time after suffering a groin injury in the pre-season. ...

Islanders End Slide, Defeat Canadiens

The Islanders scored four goals in the second period and held off some late game pressure and defeated the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 4-3.   Rick DiPietro got the win in relief of Evgeni Nabokov, who left the ice just 7:55 into the first period due to an apparent lower body injury.  Nabokov is said to have a hamstring issue, and will be evaluated today.

The first shot against DiPietro came on a power play, and as has been the Islanders luck so far this season, the shot beat him.  However, in a new turn of events for the Islanders and their luck, this time the post was there to back DiPietro up, and the Islanders killed off the power play unscathed.

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Habs Stink Up Long Island; But What's The Bigger Picture?

The Montreal Canadiens are wearing me out this season. If any of the other authors on the site are reading this, they're probably going to kill me for speaking to you, the readers, in the first person while I write a game recap, but honestly, this is kind of a special case. This article, or rather blog (screw it, rant), is not meant as a straightforward game recap or analysis. There's a much bigger problem plaguing this team than what last night's horrid loss to the Isles may have even indicated, and it's about time that problem was addressed.

For 19 games now, we've been going through the motions, recapping and previewing game...

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...

Game Day : Hurricanes @ Habs

The Caroline Hurricanes (6-9-3) are in town tonight to face off against the Montreal Canadiens (7-7-3).  This will mark the first time these teams meet this season and  to make matters more interesting, this will be Erik Cole's first encounter with his former team after being aquired by the Habs during the off season.

The Habs have won two of their last three games, with both wins coming in overtime.  As character building as that may be, the Habs are still lacking consistency and the ability to close out a game.  Two nights ago they gave up a 2-0 lead against Buffalo, and ended up losing to them in the shootout.  

Carey Price shared his frustratio...

Sabres Snatch Success in Shootout

A tale of two games in one. One in which the Habs dominated and the other where the team sat back and allowed the Sabres not only back in the game but lead to the eventual loss in a shootout.

In the first two periods the Habs dominated the Sabres and the player of the game was none other than Erik Cole. He played a whale of a game in regulation, finishing checks, going to the net and scoring a rare power play goal. The Sabres had no answer to the line of Cole, Pacioretty and Desharnais in regularion. They were buzzing the net and creating chances. Spacek also played a heck of a game until he got injured in the middle of the game. Engqvist also played decently until he got injured by...