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Game Day: Winnipeg Jets Vs. Montreal Canadiens

Winnipeg Jets Vs. Montreal Canadiens

Bell Centre, 2 PM EST

Montreal, Quebec

All you have to do is look at the Eastern conference standings.  How about looking at the league standings?  Or maybe you should realize that the Montreal Canadiens haven't won a game since the all-star break.  Scott Gomez hasn't scored a goal in offically a year.  The Habs only have 47 points which means that they are the fourth worst team in the league.  And finally with only 30 games remaining they are thirteen points out of a playoff spot.  After losing yesterday, all Randy Cunneyworth could say was that at least the effort was there.  If that's ...

No Goals Means No Win

Gomez has not scored in a year, Ovechkin coming off suspension and pout. Hopefully Ovi is still in pouting mode and Gomez scores (even if open net - not proud - beggars cannot be choosers.) The healthy scratches for this afternoons game were Blunden and Weber. which means Campoli playing as 7th defenseman/12th forward. The goalies Vokoun and Budaj. Budaj playing his 250th game of his career.

First period started with a good scoring chance for the Habs and a lot of energy on both sides. Good scoring chances for bith sides. Good flow to the game. Dimitri Orlov stopped a shot from Gorges with his face about halfway through the period. Dennis Wideman shot a knucklepuck off a faceoff won...

Game Day: Capitals @ Canadiens

The Washington Capitals are in Montreal on Saturday for an early match-up against the struggling Montreal Canadiens. These two teams, while both out of a playoff position, are now in completely different situations. The Capitals, just two points out of a playoff spot, will be looking to avoid the unthinkable; missing the playoffs with a roster largely similar to the one they iced a year ago, when they finished first in the East. The Canadiens on the other hand, tied for last in the conference, are probably just waiting for this awful year to end.

 

The bad n...

A Little Emotion Too Late

Montreal Canadiens 3 New Jersey Devils 5

The Swamp Eats Up The Habs 

The Montreal Canadiens blew a two goal lead.  The Habs blew a lead going into the third period.  The Habs lost their fifth game after leading by two.  The Habs gave up four unanswered goals.  The Habs lost.  After yesterday's devastating set back to the New Jersey Devils the team sits in fourteenth place in the conference.  Truth be told, they sit in last place.

The first ten minutes of the game set the tone for what us to be an ultimate collapse.  The team got off to a great start with David Desharnais and Andrei Kostitsyn beating Martin Brodeur.  It see...

Time For the Habs To Part Ways With Hal Gill

 

When the Montreal Canadiens signed Hal Gill three years ago, everyone was wondering where the defenseman would fit into the line-up. He was big, he was slow, and he came into the organization at a time where it seemed as if the Habs had good depth on the back-end. Needless to say, the reaction wasn't entirely positive.

But over the course of the next two seasons, Gill would go on to prove everyone wrong. The road was often rocky, but the aging defenseman would often be a force to be reckoned with on the Canadiens' blue line, and definitely proved to be a valuable member of this team in more ways than one. While scoring goals a...

Canadiens Fall to Sabres 3-1

The Buffalo Sabres were in town on Tuesday night for a Northeast Division clash with the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens, just two points up from the lowly Sabres, were unable to hold off their division rivals in a game that saw the Habs lose by a score of 3-1. The Sabres, who were 14th in the Eastern Conference heading into this one, are now tied with the Habs, but thanks to having two more wins will be ahead of them in the standings.

 

Very little separated these two teams going into the match-up on Tuesday night. Both teams fans had high expectations at the beginning of the season, only ...

Game Day : Sabres @ Habs

With the All Star game in the rearview mirror, the Habs have only a few weeks left to determine what type of team they will look like after the February 27th trade deadline. Will they be gunning for an 8th place finish, or will they become sellers at deadline and begin a much needed rebuild?  I suppose only time will tell.

In their first game of the rest of their lives, the Habs are taking on the struggling Buffalo Sabres on home ice, so if there is a game to win, it's tonight's.  The Buffalo Sabres, who had what seemed to be a great off season, have been one of the biggest let down teams in the league this season.  Acquiring "big" names like Christi...

P.K. Subban Needs A Hero

 

Where have all the good veterans gone... and where are all the leaders? Where's our street-wise PK Subban, to fight the rising odds? Isn't there a white night upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what PK needs. 

He needs a hero. PK's holding out for a hero until the end of the night. He's gotta be strong, and he's gotta be fast, and he's gotta be fresh from the fight. Yes, he needs a hero, and we're holding out for him until the morning light. He's gotta be sure, and it's gotta be soon, because PK thinks he's larger than life.

Okay, that was terrible, and I apologize for it immediately. But you...

Habs Clip Wings

The unfortunate thing about this game - Nicklas Lidstrom did not play at the Bell Centre. The stalwart on defense for the Red Winds missed only his 31st game in 21 years. Unfortunate that in this unbalanced schedule he missed the only time he was to play in Montreal in a couple of seasons. Campoli and Nokelainen were the scratches for the hometown heroes on this game.

The first period began with the home side showing speed and intensity - something that has been sorely lacking on a lot of the games in the first half of this season. The first goal was scored by the Habs by Bourque on a pass from Diaz and beautiful play by Gomez who controlled the puck and entered the Red Wing te...

Raphael Diaz Will Join Carey Price at All-Star Weekend

Carey Price won't have to travel alone to Ottawa this weekend, for this year's edition of the All-Star Game Festivities.

We all expected the franchise goaltender to be named to the team as the Habs' represenatitive, and he was. But many speculated there was an outside chance that one of the Habs' several rookies would be joining him. 

As you may very well know, on top of the 42 players that will be particating in the actual All-Star Game on Sunday, the league also selects twelve rookies to join those players for the Skills Competition the night before. Adam Larsson of the New Jersey Devils has arguably been the best rookie defenseman this season, and he wa...