Found March 26, 2013 on
As Andy Brickley flatly says, “The Montreal Canadiens are a really good team.”
As things stand today in the Northeast Division, Montreal and Boston are tied atop the standings with 45 points apiece — also having played the same number of games. So it’ll be a dead heat going down to the wire for the division banner, but there’s still a sense among some that perhaps Montreal is playing over its head, and isn’t quite as good as the team’s record indicates.
Well, put that notion to rest, says the crew of the NESN.com exclusive segment “Two Minutes for Instigating.” Behind goaltender Carey Price and a plethora of emerging players both on offense and defense, this is a team that’s not going away. Check out the debate in the video above.
BEST OF MAXIM
Andrei Markov tied it with 8.2 seconds left in regulation, and Brendan Gallagher scored the only shootout goal to give the Montreal Canadiens a 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
The victory snapped a tie for the second-most points in the Eastern Conference, giving the Canadiens 47. They lead the Northeast Division by a point over the Bruins.
In the shootout...
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price saw the NHL's leading scorer bearing down on him and figured he had maybe an inch or two over his right shoulder exposed.
Thing is, an inch or two is all Sidney Crosby needs these days.
Crosby beat Price with a laser to the top corner of the net late in the second period, Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun teamed up to stop 37 shots...
Tactically, the Canadiens were nearly perfect against the Penguins. There are few that would argue that the best team in hockey was the better team last night. But the Pens have Sidney Crosby, and when the Canadiens made their only mistake of the night, he was there to capitalize with a perfect shot.
To no one's surprise, a 1-0 loss was hung on Carey Price by certain members...
Montreal Canadiens (20-6-5) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (25-8-0)
ROOT, TSN-HABS, RDS - 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh Penguins' current winning streak and a million "March of the Penguins" references all started with a crazy overtime win against the Montreal Canadiens. Now the Pens sit in first place in the East, while...
It's late March, and Brian Gionta has fired the shot to start a war that may come full circle in late May. Late in the second period, TK and Gionta drove to the Pens' net. TK went careening into Fleury's head. MAF did not return for the third. Those are the facts of the case, and they are undisputed.
Here's one angle of the play.