Found October 21, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and satirical, and rolling four lines deep. 1. Daniel Briere (concussion), Brandon Prust (shoulder), Max Pacioretty (hamstring), George Parros (concussion), Douglas Murray (upper body), and Alexei Emelin (knee) are all out of the Montreal Canadiens’ lineup. This is a club that has played eight games and is led in scoring by a defenceman. They face some West Coast monsters this week as they host the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks — the two teams who, in October, appear the most complete. This is an important stretch for what’s left of the Habs’ group. Leave the Bell Centre with a strong home stand, and they’ll feel like world beaters. Fall from seventh in the East to ninth, and they’ll feel like the odds are rigged against them. 2. Martin St. Louis will not die. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain remains in the top 10 in scoring, tied in points with teammate Steven Sta...

Shoulder puts Prust out four weeks

Montreal Canadiens winger Brandon Prust will be sidelined for four weeks by a right shoulder injury. The team made the announcement Monday on Twitter. Prust was hurt in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators when he crashed hard into the boards in the third period. In eight games this season, Prust has two goals and an assist. Habs forward Daniel Briere also left...

Habs in tough as Prust hits the shelf

Now this sounds familiar: the Canadiens are suffering a barrage of injuries. Last week we learned Davis Drewiske would be gone 6 months, Max Pacioretty 3 weeks, and now Brandon Prust is out a month with a shoulder injury. Add to that George Parros, Alex Emelin, Doug Murray, and a clearly banged up Josh Gorges, not to mention a concussed Daniel Briere, and you get...a regular season...

Canadiens' Briere leaves game with concussion

Montreal Canadiens forward Daniel Briere left the 2-1 loss Saturday against the Nashville Predators with a concussion. Briere was skating through the Nashville zone without the puck when he was hit from the blindside by Predators forward Eric Nystrom at 2:53 of the second period. "I looked at the replay to see what happened" Nystrom said. "We were both looking looking...

Canadiens forward Brandon Prust out 4 weeks with shoulder injury

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will be out for the next four weeks with a shoulder injury, as per the team’s official Twitter account. Prust suffered the injury after crashing hard into the boards in the 3rd period in the team’s 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. With forward Daniel Briere also leaving the game with a concussion, the team has recalled forwards Patrick...

Video- Ref Says Goal, Other On-Ice Officials Say No

Here is the no-goal by Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadians...     Perhaps the NHL should make decisions more clear by announcing the play was overruled on the ice before going to the Situation Room in Toronto.  That way fans at the game plus the TV audience knows what is going on.  In this instance, everyone felt it would be a goal since the video replay showed...

Canadiens’ Prust Out With Shoulder Injury

Brandon Prust will be out 4 weeks with a right shoulder injury. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 21, 2013

Trash-talking yields a bite-you-in-the-butt result, or simply a ‘lucky’ win?

Montreal Canadiens winger Lars Eller suggested that the Edmonton Oilers were "like a junior team" prior to Tuesday night's game between Montreal and Edmonton, and it backfired in a big way, with the Oilers taking the bulletin board material and running with it en route to a 3-2 win over the Canadiens. The Globe and Mail's Sean Gordon took note of the trash-talking...

Oilers-Canadiens Preview

Injuries are mounting for the Montreal Canadiens. The Edmonton Oilers are in no position to offer any sympathy. With Danny Briere and Brandon Prust being added to the lengthy injury list, the Canadiens will try to rebound from their most recent result and beat the Oilers for the second time in less than two weeks Tuesday night. Montreal (5-3-0) has eight players on injured reserve...

Canadiens’ Lars Eller calls Edmonton Oilers “a junior team”.

The Edmonton Oilers have had a slow start to the 2013 NHL season and were set to face off against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Prior to the game, Canadiens’ forward Lars Eller described the Oilers play “like a junior team sometimes”. “They take a lot risks, a lot of chances.” Eller continued. “They’re a little all over the place. There’s not a lot of structure...

Nashville Predators beat Montreal Canadiens 2-1

Seth Jones’ confidence just keeps growing and it’s showing at both ends of the ice. With 1:27 left in regulation and the Canadiens pressing throughout the third period the rookie defenseman toe-dragged a David Legwand pass around Montreal blueliner Josh Gorges to give Nashville a 2-1 win over Montreal on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. “It was just kind of a reaction thing”...

Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Canadiens – October 19th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — If the LA Kings were to be a pop quiz for the legitimacy of the Nashville Predators as a burgeoning puck-possession team, the Montreal Canadiens represented a final exam or a thesis defense. Coming into last night’s match-up, the Canadiens held the league’s...
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