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Montreal Canadiens offer up a Stinker

The much anticipated home opener for the Montreal Canadiens was this evening at the Bell Centre. The opening ceremonies were a lack-luster affair, with the highlight being the names of the players showing up on the ice. The team was introduced by the public address announcer, the Habs came out and acknowledged the capacity crowd. The Anthem was performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra - with the crowd singing. There was no ceremonial face off - then the game started. 

The Habs started with a lot of energy and pep with Andrei Kostitsyn scoring on a beautiful set up by Max Pacioretty on a two-on-one. It was a nice start for the home town heroes. Then the Habs starte...

Game 3 : Flames @ Habs

It's opening night in Habs Town.  The Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens are ready to battle in the first of two meetings this season.  To make things even more special tonight, this could be the 100th win for the Habs' 24-year-old goaltender, Carey Price. A win would put him in an elite class with Patrick Roy and Marty Brodeur. 

The Flames come into this matchup having lost their first two games this season, putting them in somewhat of a desperate situation to pick up a win.  Montreal also has a ton of pressure on their back.  After a horrible pre-season and a lackluster opening night game with the Leafs, the Habs are looking to impress their...

That Was Easy (Better Luck Next Time, Phoenix)

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Coyotes @ Sharks

 

That was almost exactly how the Sharks would have wanted to start the 2011-12 season. Sure, it would have been nice if less starters had been injured and if they could kill a freaking penalty, but all in all, a 6-3 win against the Phoenix Coyotes at the home opener is a great start to what hopes to be a great season.

 

No starting goalie? No backup goalie? No problem. Enter Thomas Greiss, who is just two years removed from backing up Evgeni Nabokov. He played...

Habs Win Impressive Victory In Winnipeg; Lose Two More To Injury

 

It was an odd night for the Montreal Canadiens. Not only were they taking part of history at the MTS Center in Winnipeg, as the first opponents of the newly reinstated Winnipeg Jets, but they were also looking for their first win of the season, after dropping a 2-0 decision in Toronto on Thursday night.

Impressions weren't exactly at their highest after that first game, but that was only one game for the Canadiens. Cobwebs were being swept away and the team was searching for chemistry after a tumultuous pre-season, which included injuries, new players, and even a couple of late acquisitions

Things didn't seem like t...

The Hype Is Over

Game DayMontreal Canadiens Vs. Winnipeg JetsMTS Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ever since the National Hockey League announced the return of the Winnipeg Jets, all anyone who is a hockey fan has been waiting for is opening day.  If the return of Jets wasn’t enough, the league decided to bring in the most storied franchise as their first opponent:  the Montreal Canadiens.  The summer of logo and sweater unveilings, new coach hirings and player signings is over and now real life in Winnipeg begins.  The hype is over and now it’s time to drop the puck.

Previous Game:

Montreal Canadiens  0 – Toronto Maple Leafs 2     ...

Chris Campoli's Injury A Matter of "Months"

It was less than two weeks ago that we were discussing the signing of defenseman Chris Campoli. Was the young defenseman, rejected no more than three months ago by the Chicago Blackhawks after an arbitration hearing, going to have a positive impact on the Canadiens' blueline. Was this a panic signing by General Manager Pierre Gauthier, after mulling over the bad Andrei Markov news coming into training camp? Or was Campoli just another Paul Mara or Brent Sopel, acquired for no other reason than to keep a seat on the bench warm?

Whatever your original opinion on the defenseman may have been, it was now been rendered irrelevant, thanks to a freak...

Game 1 Canadiens Leafs in the books

The Montreal Canadiens played their first game of the season last night, and believe me it was not pretty. It's always exciting when the Habs take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the matches are always close, even when the talent may not match up on either side. Both teams have historically brought their A game to the table. Leaving one fan base to wonder often out loud - who are these guys and why can't they play like that all the time.

Unfortunately last night was not one of those nights. In the first period, the Habs totally dominated the leafs - using their speed to draw penalties. Unfortunately, they hit a couple of posts and Reimer brought his A game to the table. The ...

Opening Night Liveblog: Habs-Leafs, Flyers-Bruins

Hockey's back! And TCL is right here with you to take it all in. It's opening night, and we'll be right here with you every step of the way. Join us as we cover the Montreal Canadiens at the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as the Philadelphia Flyers at Boston. Just enter your comments and follow along in the discussion below, or click here to open the widget in a new window!

 

 

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Game 1 : Canadiens @ Maple Leafs

It's TIME!

Original Six showdown in Leafs Town tonight.  Welcome back everyone! IT'S HOCKEY SEASON!

The Montreal Canadiens are in enemy territory tonight, opening their season in Toronto. This will be the first of six meetings between the two rivals and tonight's game will put all of the off season banter between fans to rest.  Habs, Leafs, TCL hockey!

After another let down season in Toronto you can be sure that the Leafs have something to p...

Habs Pick Up Blair Betts Off Waivers

It's convenient that today is the day TCL launches its brand new Flyers team site. Apparently, Pierre Gauthier got the memo, and decided to pick Blair Betts off of waivers, according to RDS.

Okay, that makes no sense, and it was totally a cheap plug for our new site. Moving on...

Betts comes to the Canadiens after being cut by the Philadelphia Flyers out of training camp. Before you panic and wonder why the Habs need a Flyers castaway, keep in mind that Philadelphia is incredibly deep up front, and needed to make room for several youngsters, including the recently drafted Sean Couturier, who is slated to start the season with the NHL clu...