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The 2012-13 Montreal Canadiens went from worst to first, but after a relatively quiet offseason the odds are that the 2013-14 squad will regress towards the mean.
When we last saw the bleu, blanc, et rogue of Montreal, they were getting manhandled out of the first round of the playoffs by a more physical Ottawa Senators team. Still, the 2012-13 season had to be considered a rousing success. After a dismal 2011-12 campaign when the storied franchise fell to the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Habs rebounded beyond anyone outside of Quebec’s expectations and won the Northeast division. Despite the quick playoff exit and some glaring holes, Montreal’s expectations for the new season are sky high. But could the denizens of Centre Bell in for disappointment?
Let’s take a look at three key areas that could derail the Canadiens season.
By Kristina Servant
This is the big one, as it is for most NHL teams. Carey Price has proven that he can play like an elite netminder, but...
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By Matthew Macaskill (@MTLMacaskill)
If the preseason has indicated anything, it’s that the future of the Montreal Canadiens is not that far from present. Veterans entering the twilight of their career find themselves more frequently checking their rear-view, where objects in the mirror...
As Montreal embarks on a season laced with expectations, most around the NHL are confused by just what this bunch is.
Are the Canadiens the team that won 13 of their first 20 games on their way to the franchise's 22nd division title last season, and first since 2007-08? Or are they the team that lost six of their last 10 regular-season games and were eliminated from the playoffs...
During the first episode we get a glimpse of Alex Galchenyuk’s beautiful, vintage CCM Pullover. And I mean this thing is just downright gorgeous. With the market for nostalgic gear absolutely booming, Galchenyuk’s piece may be the envy of every hockey player everywhere.
Smart money is that this was not an eBay purchase, but that this beauty belonged to Glachenyuk’s dad, who...
Ryan White scored the winner at 16:08 of the third period to send the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game Monday night.
Max Pacioretty scored two power-play goals for the Canadiens and Carey Price made 19 saves.
Michael Ryder and Adam Larsson scored for the Devils, while Martin Brodeur stopped 22 shots.
Montreal went 2 for 4 on the...
The skinny: Ryan White deflected Jarred Tinordi’s shot from the point at 16:08 of the third period to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Monday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens used a veteran-laden lineup and received strong performances from Max Pacioretty (two goals) P.K. Subban (two assists) and Carey Price (19 saves).
Mr. Pac-Man: Pacioretty opened...
Le Canadien a rÃ©coltÃ© une victoire hier soir contre les Devils du New Jersey au compte de 3-2, un match relativement terne avec trÃ¨s peu de montÃ©es excitantes. Pas grand-chose Ã se mettre sous la dent, sauf lorsque Brandon Prust a jetÃ© les gants contre le dÃ©fenseur des Devils, le suÃ©dois Alexander Urbom. Prust nâavait pas besoin de jeter les gants dans...
Goaltender Carey Price: Ranked No. 51
Goaltender Corey Crawford: Stanley Cup-winning goalie
Goaltender Craig Anderson: 2012-13 NHL-leading save percentage: .941
Left winger Chris Kunitz: First Team All-Star in 2012-13
Defenceman Francois Beauchemin: Second Team All-Star in 2012-13
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Tomas Plekanec's second-period goal and a strong performance by Carey Price gave the Montreal Canadiens a 3-1 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Habs, while Price made 29 saves.
Cory Conacher scored for Ottawa. Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots.
This was Montreal's second game in as many days...