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Peter Budaj may be a back-up goalie for the Canadiens, but his goalie mask is second to none. Ned Flanders from The Simpsons? Check. The Three Storms wizards from Big Trouble in Little China? Check. Lightning bolts? Check. What else could you possibly ask for? This beauty was featured by In Goal Magazine (with a hat tip to The Big Lead) and is designed by Dave Gunnarson, who also created Jason LaBarbera's tribute to Pat Tillman. The mask was supposed to incorporate the wizards from Big Trouble, Flanders and the Canadiens' color scheme all into one bundle. Each side of...

Cammalleri to Return and The Importance of Good Starts

Michael Cammalleri emphatically declared himself ready to play tonight, and in French no less. "Allons-y" were his exact words. His return will hopefully spark an inconsistent Habs offense. In between five goal outburts against both Winnipeg and Colorado, Montreal has only managed two goals in its other three contests. Pittsburgh will certainly be weary of his...

Goalie Has Ned Flanders Mask Design

Hockey goalies often have vivid imagery on their masks, but Peter Budaj has just one-upped everyone else. The Canadiens backup goalie has a picture of Simpsons‘ character Ned Flanders on the side. The design, created by Dave Gunnarson, revolves around wizardry. It also has glow in the dark lightning bolts, of course. H/T: The Big Lead Peter Budaj's means of channeling Ned Flanders

Canadiens D Gill to play in 1,000th NHL game

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill is expected to play in his 1,000th career NHL game on Thursday when he faces the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gill, who played with the Penguins from 2007-09, will become the 15th American defenseman to accomplish the feat. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native has yet to record a point in five games this season, but has 35 goals and 136 assists in...

Canadiens LW Cammalleri to return vs. Penguins

Montreal Canadiens left wing Michael Cammalleri will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cammalleri has been sidelined the past three games after suffering a lacerated leg in a game against Winnipeg on Oct. 9. Cammalleri accompanied the team to Pittsburgh and appeared to be nearing a return, saying Wednesday that he was feeling good. Entering...

Habs C Gomez has upper body injury

Montreal Canadiens center Scott Gomez was unable to finish Thursday's game after suffering an upper body injury. In the first period, Gomez took a hit from Pittsburgh's Deryk Engelland. He played one more shift but did not return thereafter. Gomez is in his 12th NHL season and third with the Canadiens. He has one assist in six games after notching career lows of seven...

Habs360 will be on at 3pm ET today!!!

Weekly show about the Montreal Canadiens and the rest of the NHL. The show will airs every Saturday at 3pm ET and is hosted by Chris G, Reggie, and George. Peter G will be pinch hitting for the vacationning Reggie this week. On today’s show, we will look back at the Habs games against the Avalanche, Sabres and the Penguins and try to find the solutions to the Habs problems? Should...

Kamal Panesar: Canadiens - Penguins: Depleted Pittsburgh Lineup Dismantles Reeling Habs

Wow, that was sad now wasn't it? At least for Habs fans it was. The same night Montreal welcomed sniper Michael Cammalleri back into the lineup, they put forth their most disorganized performance of the season. For a team whose claim to fame is that they play a five-man unit in all three zones, their "system" was nowhere to be found. Replacing the five-man...

Eric Engels: Habs Need Big Shovel to Dig out of this Rut

1) That was a farcical display by the Canadiens last night, but there's nothing funny about their start to this season. Between the coaching, the special teams, the inconsistency in nets, the injuries, the disappointment Erik Cole, P.K. Subban and Scott Gomez have provided thus far, the inexperience on the blue line and the team's losing to Toronto, Colorado and Calgary...

The early-season mess of the Montreal Canadiens

There's a newly created Facebook page titled "FIRE Jacques Martin." It features the Canadiens coach dressed as a McDonald's employee, above the declaration "time for a new coach of the Montreal Canadiens!!!!!" (The five exclamation points means they really mean it.) There was a time when Martin was being chatted up as an underrated coaching genius, and...

Woe is Montreal

How bad were the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night? I didn’t even notice them before the third period. How bad have they been this season? The only team they have beaten through six games is the Thrashers. That’s pretty bad. Continue reading "Woe is Montreal"

Scott Gomez out at least one week with upper body injury

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Video- Is This A Head Hit?

Brian Gionta of the Canadiens received two minutes for interference on the goaltender. James Reimer did finish the period but was replaced by Jonas Gustavsson at the start of the second.

Game 7: Habs/Leafs

Tonight’s game repesents a fork in the road for the Canadiens. While it is still far too early to pronounce the season in jeopardy, a win or loss will definitely produce the narrative for the short term. A loss will plunge the Habs into a full fledge slump to start the season. Giving away points in the early parts of the season can have critical implications at the end of the season...

Rivalry rollercoaster

MONTREAL – The Canadiens got the effort they were hoping for in Saturday night’s game – just not the result. The Habs’ weekend heartbreaker had the familiar feeling of their recent tilt against the Colorado Avalanche. Both...
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