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The Senators had everything to lose Friday night, and lose they did, as the Montreal Canadiens stormed to a 5-1 win. Led by Erik Cole’s opening-game natural hat trick (the first Hab to score 3 in a period since Brian Bellows in 1993), Montreal played a gritty, team game, much of what we’ve seen the past few weeks - a very different game from the first few months of the season.
Carey Price was sharp in net, keeping the Sens out of the game, while the Habs could have had many more past Craig Anderson and Ben Bishop, as they had a 4-0 lead 9 minutes in, and came close twice more before the 12 minute mark.
What does this sort of a game show? It shows that the Habs haven’t given up, despite what many fans would like, and that the players, apparently, like playing for Randy Cunneyworth, because of late they have increasingly upped their game as their season trickles away.
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Erik Cole scored three goals in the first 5:41 and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Friday night.
Cole has 30 goals this season. Patteri Nokelainen also scored in the first period, and Lars Eller added one in the third for Montreal, 4-0-2 against Ottawa.
Jason Spezza, playing his 600th NHL game, scored for Ottawa to reach 30 goals for the fourth time in his...
Erik Cole netted a natural hat trick just 5 minutes, 41 seconds into the first period and matched his career high with 30 goals as the host Montreal Canadiens breezed to a 5-1 win over the reeling Ottawa Senators on Friday.
Petteri Nokelainen and Lars Eller also tallied and All-Star Carey Price turned aside 37 shots for the Canadiens, who roughed up Craig Anderson in his return...
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Another day, another Habs loss. But this time, with the Habs dropping a 4-1 decision to the Flyers, the game had a little more meaning.
For the Flyers, they officially clinched a playoffs spot. For Montreal? They are now officially eliminated.
As HIO's Mike Boone points out, the Habs now have 34 regulation losses this season. Thrown in 13 OT/SO...
Canadiens recall Frédéric St-Denis from the Hamilton Bulldogs
MONTREAL (March 24, 2012) – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that defenseman Frédéric St-Denis has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. St-Denis will join the team in Philadelphia and will be available for tonight’s game against the Flyers.
The 26-year old defenseman recorded 28 points (3 goals...
It was thought earlier this season that interim Montreal Canadiens coach Randy Cunneyworth would only bench boss the remainder of the season after the removal of Jacques Martin to buy time for Patrick Roy to settle in over the summer as the next Habs coach.
It turns out, it’s just not that simple.
Rumors are indicating that Patrick Roy will return with the Montreal...
Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau has been released from the hospital after suffering a stroke late last month.
Team spokesman Donald Beauchamp says Beliveau was released on Friday and his condition is improving.
Beauchamp says the 80-year-old Hall of Famer was taken to a rehabilitation center.
Beliveau suffered the stroke on Feb. 27 - the second in as many years.
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So it seems your Montreal Canadiens still have a few tricks up their sleeves. The cellar-dwelling Habs downed the Sens, last night, in a spirited match that included several fights.
Mostly notably, Ryan White and Chris Neil were after each other all night. That is until Neil was tossed for getting too rowdy too many times.
But the real story of the...
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The Montreal Canadiens have been having some success as of late.
No, not the visible kind in the NHL, but rather the far less noticeable development of their prospects.
As witnessed by many, Desharnais, Pacioretty, Leblanc, Emelin and others shown considerable improvement this year and with plenty other youngsters looking to start kicking down the coach'...
Weekly show about the Montreal Canadiens. This week’s show airs today at 3pm ET and is hosted by Chris G and Reggie.
We will be joined by Joshua Bartle, Flyers blogger on ProSportsBlogging.com to preview tonight’s game vs the Flyers.
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We promise that you will get more then the 15 seconds you get from traditional talk radio to voice...
The Montreal Canadiens have scored 191 goals this season, and they sit in 15th place in the Eastern Conference.
In the West, the St. Louis Blues have hit the 100-point mark to lead the conference. They've scored 192 goals. The difference being, they've allowed 60 less than the Canadiens have this season.
Defense wins, and the Habs have lost far too much this season...
NHL legend Jean Beliveau was released from a Montreal hospital Friday, according to a Montreal Canadiens spokesman.Beliveau suffered his second stroke on Feb. 27. He left hospital and has checked in to a rehabilitation center.The 80-year-old is the longest-serving captain in team history and is second all-time in Canadiens history in points, assists and games played. He won the Stanley...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Maple Leafs 4, Devils 3 (SO)Sabres 4, Rangers 1Jets 4, Capitals 3 (OT)Blue Jackets 5, Hurricanes 1Canadiens 5, Senators 1Oilers 2, Panthers 1 (SO)RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Erik Cole, MTL (3 goals)2. R.J. Umberger, CBJ (3 goals)3. Drew Stafford, BUF (2 goals, 1 assist)---Tonight’s slate:Flames @ Stars, 2:00 ETWild @ Sabres, 7:00Rangers ...