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By Matthew Macaskill (@MTLMacaskill)
The Montreal Canadiens started the 2013-14 season with what’s been described as three second lines. Without the star power of a Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, or Alexander Ovechkin among the Habs forwards, the team has fallen back on a system perfected by the Bruins on route to a Stanley Cup in 2011. The Canadiens are hoping a balanced attack from their top nine forwards can carry them through the season and deep in the playoffs.
Triumphant performances will be marked by games during the season where the top three lines each contribute to the scoreboard. However, it’s natural that production will cycle with one line outperforming the others on a game to game basis.
With Montreal’s system in mind, how does one determine the team’s first line and number one center? Is it based on ice time? On salary? On production? Maybe it doesn’t even matter as long as the team is winning, but you bet it will b...
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The Montreal Canadiens added some toughness over the summer when they signed George Parros and Douglas Murray. With these two men in the mix, the Canadiens believed they had bulked up enough to protect their skilled players and combat some of the more burly lineups in the Eastern Conference. Has this new emphasis on grit caused more harm than good? Max Pacioretty is concerned...
Today marks the first weekend of NHL hockey and the league is offering a packed slate of games. Our piece is here to help you sort through the available players and build a dominant daily game roster. Draft Street Picks: Sleepers Montreal’s young guns line lived up to the billing in the opener. Can’t afford Lars Eller? Gallagher is a great consolation. Brendan Gallagher...
The Montreal Canadiens' young stars were at their best -- at the Philadelphia Flyers' expense.
Center Lars Eller had a goal and an assist on a line with Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk that clicked twice in the Canadiens' 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old Eller has three goals and two assists in Montreal's opening two games. Gallagher...
Hockey players have to been aware of their surroundings at all points, even when they’re coming out of the penalty box. Flyers center Sean Couturier almost learned that the hard way on Saturday night.
Couturier was coming back onto the ice after serving a two-minute minor when the puck went flying by his head into the penalty box. Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges had...
The Canadiens have looked decent through two games, with a few standouts and a few question marks. The loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday was not a surprise - the Habs have a history of bombing in openers versus the Leafs, and as soon as George Parros went down, the team looked out of it. I was reminded of the Senators-Habs game in the playoffs when Lars Eller was knocked out - as...
There weren’t many positives for the Philadelphia Flyers to take away from their 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens tonight, as the offense and power play failed to show up for a second straight game. Carey Price denied 22 shots from Philly this evening for the Canadiens’ first win of the season, as Vincent Lecavalier was the only Flyer to find the back of the cage. Brendan...
All season long, you can count on The Orange Update for a live simulcast of every Flyers game. TOU will bring to you the radio stream from either 97.5 The Fanatic or 93.3 WMMR throughout the 2013-2014 campaign. Philadelphia Flyers at Montreal Canadiens LISTEN TO THE GAME LIVE HERE (Turn up that sound!) Puck Drops at 7:00 PM at [...]
After spending the previous six seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Daniel Briere signed with the Montreal Canadiens this summer.
The two-time All-Star is eager to get the first showdown against his former team out of the way.
Montreal and Philadelphia try to bounce back from season-opening losses Saturday night at Bell Centre.
Briere scored 124 goals during his time with the...
The first puck drops just after 7:00pm ET and the final horn should sound around 1:00am Sunday.
My games to keep an eye on- Detroit visits Boston, The first round of the Battle of Ontario starts in Toronto, Daniel Briere host the Flyers in Montreal and a fun game to watch may be Anaheim visiting Minnesota.
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The Flyers dropped their second in a row 4-1 to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night in Montreal. We may be only two games into the season, but the Flyers have yet to score an even strength goal.
Like many hockey games played in Canada, the referees played a crucial part in deciding the outcome of the game. A quick whistle led to a disallowed goal for the Flyers in the 1st period...
[Photo: Montreal Canadiens] Overview: Game: 2 Match-Up: Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) vs. Montreal Canadiens (0-1-0) Location: Bell Centre (Montreal, QB) Time: 7:00 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic ______________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) Last Game: 3-1 loss vs. Toronto Headlines: Powerplay –...
NEW YORK (Oct. 7, 2013) – Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 6. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"