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Mid-way through the New York Islanders-Montreal Canadiens game, Islanders forward Casey Cizikas delivered this booming hit to Canadiens rookie Alex Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk was far enough away from the boards that he went head over heels into the Islanders’ bench. No one was hurt, but this was definitely a “Welcome to the NHL” moment for Galchenyuk. The Islanders went on to win the game 6-3.
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New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas played the role of extremely hospitable host by escorting Canadiens rookie Alex Galchenyuk to the bench Tuesday night during the Isles’ 6-3 win.
Cizikas was credited for an assist for this nice “how do ya do?” that is brought to you en Francais! Hourra!
He is almost as soft spoken and difficult to interview as he was when he first arrived on the Islanders and the only word in English he knew well was "Stick."
Radek has a far better command of the English language now, but he's still a man of few words. He just wants to contribute to the team, and do it without fanfare.
While he was not only interviewed on the...
Matt Moulson is the New York Islanders reining "Iron Man," having played every game since he first made the roster. He has had to play on a line with other team mates while John Tavares was kept out of the line up for minor injuries from time to time.
So while John is 'under the weather' and the cold has 'traveled to his kidneys' yesterday as was reported...
BOSTON — The Montreal Canadiens haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1993, which is basically the equivalent of two lifetimes when you’re talking about hockey’s most successful franchises. While they may not be quite ready to end that drought this year, it’s clear that they’re certainly going in the right direction.
It would appear that there is a bit of a change in philosophy...
The Montreal Canadiens lead the East Conference with 32 points. They have a 14-9 record with four regulation tie points. This is a big step forward from last year's team who finished in last place in the East Conference.
Montreal is not your typical last place team. They only allowed 14 more goals than they scored in the season. Most last place teams do worse than that...
After the game last night, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julian wasn't happy with the Montreal Canadian in general and he said they were embellishing on the ice.
I included the check that Boston Bruin's tough guy Shawn Thornton put on Canadian's defenseman P.K. Subban, in my opinion, it looks
like Subban over dramatized that hit quite a bit.
Was that hit a penalty...
A.B. The 2003 ALCS is a distant memory now. The 2010-2011 AFC Divisional Championship still hurts but it wasn’t the Super Bowl. I can finally admit it; I no longer hate the Yankees and Jets as much as I hate the Montreal Canadiens. And while I love watching the Bruins beat The Habs on the scoreboard, there is something almost equally satisfying about a Chara & Lucic pounding...
Circle March 27 on your calendars.
That’s the next time the Bruins and Canadiens meet on the ice, and after comments made by both sides over the last two days, it’s sure to be a heated affair.
On Monday, members of the Habs responded to claims made by Bruins coach Claude Julien that Montreal skaters commonly embellish penalties to draw calls from the referees.
Carey Price has been through enough in his NHL career to work his way out of a slump. I don't know if two bad games in a row legitimately constitutes as a slump, but in Montreal that's enough to get a goaltender crucified, especially one that's considered elite.
So, if you're already growing weary of the "sky is falling" type of talk around Montreal...
The Montreal Canadiens have earned at least one point in 11 straight games, but they missed an opportunity to collect two in their most recent matchup with the New York Islanders.
The Canadiens will try to avenge that overtime defeat in Tuesday night's rematch and improve to 2-0-0 on their longest road trip of the season.
Montreal (14-4-4) is 8-0-3 in its last 11 games, including...