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Canadiens search for power-play success

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Being lousy on the power play didn't stop the Montreal Canadiens from finishing first in the Atlantic Division, and being even worse in the first round of NHL playoffs hasn't prevented them from taking a 3-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators. But it is an area they hope to improve as the games get tighter and the postseason tension mounts. The Canadiens' power...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

After flat effort, line shuffling could be Canadiens' cure

The Senators were the desperate team entering Wednesday night's Game 4 between Ottawa and the Montreal Canadiens. Down 3-0 in the series, Ottawa needed a win to keep its season alive, and the Senators certainly played that way.The Canadiens, meanwhile, played like a team with nothing on the line. And although they do have a three-game cushion in a best-of-seven series, the playoffs...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Montreal power play falls flat in Game 4

Montreal's power play hasn't been much of an advantage in these playoffs. Although the Canadiens looked good on the man-advantage at times, their power-play percentage is the second-worst of any team in the postseason with a 6.2 success rate. The power play certainly looked weak in Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Senators. Montreal went 0-for-3 on the man-advantage and failed to...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens opt for youth with Greg Pateryn in Game 4

The Montreal Canadiens may not have had a game on Tuesday night, but that doesn’t mean they got the day off. With Game 4 taking place on Wednesday in Ottawa, the Canadiens opted for a change in scenery and headed to Mont-Tremblant after their Game 3 overtime victory on Sunday night. Nothing like a minute […] The post Montreal Canadiens opt for youth with Greg Pateryn in Game...
Via Along the Boards
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Carey Price Continues to Carry Montreal Canadians

Ottawa Senators’ Mark Stone gets up close to Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT The Montreal Canadians are up three games to none over the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens ride third period recovery to 3-0 series lead

The Montreal Canadiens have used their strengths to their advantage in their Atlantic Division semifinal series against the Ottawa Senators so far. Those strengths take place at both ends of the ice and were a big part of the Habs success in Games 1 and 2. Coming into Game 3, the Canadiens had to deal with […] The post Montreal Canadiens ride third period recovery to 3-0 series...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Game 2 performances for the Montreal Canadiens

Game 1 of this series had every quality of what playoff hockey is said to be. It was full of back and forth action, blood, tears, misconducts, and a Canadian rivalry which grows after every season. After Game 1, it had everyone wondering if a series could simply produce anything more than it already has. […] The post Great Game 2 performances for the Montreal Canadiens appeared...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Chris Neil warns P.K. Subban to keep his head up

The Ottawa Senators will lose some talent if Mark Stone can’t go Friday night, but they’ll likely get a little bit tougher. Stone’s availability for Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series vs. the Montreal Canadiens is unknown after he suffered a microfracture in his right wrist from a P.K. Subban slash in Game 1. Subban was ejected but won’t be suspended...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: P.K. Subban won't be suspended for slash

The Montreal Canadiens will have P.K. Subban on the ice for Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Ottawa Senators. Subban was ejected Wednesday night midway through the second period of the series opener after he hit Ottawa forward Mark Stone with a two-handed chop across Stone’s arm. The slash earned Subban a 5-minute major and a game misconduct, effectively...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Cameron: Either suspend P.K Subban or Senators will get revenge

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban’s night was cut short after viciously slashing Senators rookie Mark Stone in the second period, and Ottawa coach Dave Cameron want something to be done about. If not, expect Subban to get a slashing of his own when the two teams meet Friday. GIF: another look, that’s a pretty vicious slash. and Stone is hurt. officially a game misconduct...
Via Low Brow Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: P.K. Subban ejected for controversial slash

Classic P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman known for his diving and on-ice antics (as well as, admittedly, being a really good player) committed a stupid penalty Wednesday night in his team’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Stanley Cup Playoff game. Subban blatantly wound up and slashed Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone in the second period of Wednesday’s game...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference

I know that 3.5 hour wait was rough, so without further ado, the Eastern Conference…. Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Dave’s Pick: OTT in 7. Here’s the dirty secret: Montreal isn’t that good. Brandon Prust is a top-nine forward there, and Max Pacioretty is hurt. Carey Price was super human this season, but in the Read more → The post NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Therrien Looks To Take Next Step In Montreal

In his third season as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Michel Therrien is looking to take the next and most important step by making it to the finals and ending the Canadiens almost 22 year Stanley Cup drought. The most prestigious franchise in the NHL has been knocking on the door the past few seasons only to come up short of their ultimate goal. Therrien has risen to prominence...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Thompson is still making awesome hockey videos

Montreal Canadiens 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Video from HockeyFilms on Vimeo. The hockey world mourned the news that Hockey Night in Canada would be cutting back on Tim Thompson‘s opening montages this season with the move to Rogers.  Thompson’s opening intro video packages weren’t your run-of-the-mill network promotional video.  They weren’t a semi-famous actor reading...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Carey Price the Best Goalie in the 2015 Playoffs?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carey Price for the Vezina and Hart

On Saturday, March 28, the Montreal Canadiens clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the Canadiens have been a solid team in the NHL. There have been a number of reasons for the Montreal’s success this year. For one, their General Manager, Marc Bergevin, has done a good job managing his team and turning it into a Playoff contender. The Canadiens’...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Tremblay used P.K. Subban insult during DUI arrest

Mario Tremblay is not a fan of P.K. Subban. The former Montreal Canadiens forward and coach has been critical of Subban several times when speaking to the media, but it became clearer than ever how much Tremblay dislikes the star defenseman when Tremblay was arrested earlier this year. Tremblay was arrested in January after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Max Pacioretty confuses Steven Stamkos for a teammate, makes an awful pass

It’s going to take Max Pacioretty a long time to live this one down. After exiting his own zone, he dropped the puck back to who he thought was a teammate. Instead, it was Steven Stamkos and the Lightning forward had no trouble lighting the lamp. We joke about giving an assist to the opposing team, but here it’s really deserved. Via Reddit Hockey: The post GIF: Max Pacioretty...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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