Offensive expectations: How Canadiens players stacked up at the midway point of the season

Which Habs are meeting their projections, and who are the surprises? The Montreal Canadiens dealt with a large number of injuries in the first half of the season, but came out of it with a record of 25-10-6. Last season they were 22-16-3 through 41 games. Let's take a look at the team's offensive numbers that have allowed it to get off to such a good start. GP Shots...
Via Eyes On The Prize
15 hours ago

Canadiens focus on the powerplay during practice

The Habs spent time working on their woeful powerplay this morning The first news we received this morning was that Carey Price will be facing the Penguins. Carey Price vs Penguins #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) January 18, 2017 The injured players (Andrei Markov, David Desharnais, Brendan Gallagher, and Greg Pateryn) did not take part in practice this...
Via Eyes On The Prize
16 hours ago

IceCaps vs. Comets game recap: Michael McCarron has a great game, but gets little help

Despite a strong performance from their top line, St. John’s fell to Utica on Tuesday night. After a successful start to their homestand against Hartford, the IceCaps squared off against a North Division rival, the Utica Comets, on Tuesday night. Returning to the IceCaps’ lineup were Charles Hudon, Chris Terry, and Michael McCarron, providing St. John’s with...
Via Eyes On The Prize
17 hours ago

Tape2Tape: Time to Send Andrew Shaw a Message?

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. Or at least that’s how the saying goes. Andrew Shaw’s first season with the Montreal Canadiens has been smokey at best. From a preseason hit from behind to a slew foot in October, Shaw has been in and out of the Habs lineup thanks to both injuries and supplemental discipline offences. Now, his type of play is under review again...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Video: Andrew Shaw blindsides Jesper Fast, fights J.T. Miller

Andrew Shaw’s first game back with the Montreal Canadiens was both eventful and short-lived. Shaw returned from a concussion and immediately caused some controversy in the first period, dishing out a blindside hit to Jesper Fast before fighting J.T. Miller. Shaw was ejected and it’s possible he may receive some additional discipline from the Department of Player Safety. Shaw’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens rally with 3 goals in 62 seconds to beat Rangers

MONTREAL (AP) Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in a 62-second span of the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens over the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night. Alex Galchenyuk scored in his return after injuring his knee Dec. 4, and Brian Flynn also had a goal for Montreal. Brandon Pirri, Rick Nash, J.T. Miler and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danault, Lehkonen each score twice as Canadiens top Jets 7-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Phillip Danault and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens dominated the Winnipeg Jets in a 7-4 victory Wednesday night. Tomas Plekanec and Sven Andrighetto, with his first of the season, also had goals for the Canadiens. Shea Weber had a pair of assists, and Al Montoya, playing against his former team, made 22 saves. Connor Hellebuyck...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty proves his value to first-place Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) Max Pacioretty will have to wait at least another year to get his time in the All-Star spotlight. The Montreal Canadiens' captain was left off this year's All-Star roster despite being one of the league's most consistent scoring threats. He built a strong case for this month's event in Los Angeles, right there among the league leaders with 19 goals and he's been...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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