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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...

Game Day : Red Wings @ Habs

The Detroit Red Wings are in town for a rare meeting against the Montreal Canadiens tonight.  Coming into this game the Wings are 33-15-1 and stand at the top of the rankings in the NHL.  Montreal, on the opposite side of the spectrum, comes into tonight's game with a bit of a weaker record of 18-21-9, putting them in 24th in the league.

The Red Wings have won 17 straight games at home, which is the longest running home game winning streak in the last 36 years, and you can bet you're sweet ass that that sort of momentum helps you on the road as well, so you can expect to see a very hyped up Red Wings squad tonight.  Let's not forget to mention that on top ...

A Win on the Road in the Hangar

The Habs once again went to the Air Canada Center to take on the Maple Leafs. Carey Price returned to take his place in the nets to face Jonas Gustafsson for the Leafs. Second game against his former team for Tomas Kaberle. The Habs healthy scratches are Petteri Nokelainen and Yannick Webber, so once again 11 forwards and 7 defensemen dressed for the Habs.

The first period was played mostly in the Montreal end of the ice however not a lot of shots. The first shot from the Habs came at nearly the halfway ppoint of the first on a short-handed breakaway by Lars Eller and it was stopped by Gustafsson. The period featured nice flow and passes. The first goal was a bizarre bounce when ple...

Canadiens Fall to Penguins Heading Into Game Day: Montreal @ Toronto

Pittsburgh Penguins 5 - 4 Montreal Canadiens (SO)

 

The Montreal Canadiens paid a visit to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a meeting with the Pittsburgh Penguins. After finding themselves up 4-2 to start the third, the Canadiens had trouble holding the lead, and ended up with a 5-4 shootout loss.

 

The first period opened up with Lars Eller scoring his ninth of the season just 34 seconds into the first period, giving the Canadiens an early lead. The rough stuff started soon after as Max Paciorett...

Game Day : Habs @ Pens

The Montreal Canadiens are in Pittsburgh tonight to take on the Penguins in an eastern conference showdown.  Always a special game, especially since the elimination of the Penguins two years ago, during Montreal's trip to the conference finals.  Will tonight be another frustrating game for Habs fans? Or will Montreal give us a rare entertaining game?  

Coming into tonight's matchup the Penguins are leading the season series 2-0, with two games remaining.  Like Montreal, the Penguins have faced a ton of adversity concerning injuries but have found ways around it, something the Habs haven't been able to master.  In order for Montreal to make this g...

The Montreal Canadiens Disaster of 2011-12

Earlier today, I asked twitter if it was too soon to compare this Habs season to the cruise ship tragedy in Italy. Consensus was that it was probably in poor taste. Obviously, not because it's too soon to give up on the Canadiens, but because of the tragedy itself.

Instead, we came up with a few other disasters that sum up what Montreal Canadiens fans are feeling right now, as their team sits in 12th place in the East, and only two points away from being the absolute worst team in the conference. You may be more used to seeing these types of things over at our sister-site, Better With Popcorn, but feel free to let us know which one you think best represents the 2011-12 se...