Montreal VS Tampa Bay - In depth preview

With Boston running away in the Atlantic, Toronto faltering, and Detroit just not close enough, the Tampa Bay - Montreal series has been an almost sure thing for weeks. Considering it a 'playoff preview' , Habs and Lightning fans alike anticipated their teams April 1st matchup a week in advance. And now, a couple weeks later, the two teams meet for their first playoff...
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NHL Playoffs Simulation - Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning

The Montreal Canadians finished with 100 points, yet scored the 2nd least amount of goals (215) of the 16 playoff teams. Only the Minnesota Wild scored less. The Tampa Bay Lightning finished with 101 points. Our simulation has the Lightning winning game 7. Game 1Canadians 3Lightning 0Canadians lead series 1-0 1st Period:MTL - Brian Gionta (1) (Lars Eller) 8:352nd Period:MTL - Thomas...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 7, 2014) – Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov and Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 6. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Report: Pacioretty's scoring prowess remains under the radar

Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens has very quietly established himself as one of the National Hockey League's top scorers without any of the media scrutiny that plagues the others who score at the same level.Wikimedia.orgRyan Dadoun on points out that Pacioretty who has scored 38 goals this season ranking him fourth in the league this season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Hockey Talk

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, - Hard to believe that a player playing in Montreal could be having the kind of season Max Pacioretty is having and do it semi under the radar. Pacioretty has recorded three hat tricks already this season – only Joe Pavelski of San Jose and Tyler Seguin of Dallas – have managed to duplicate that feat. He is just the fourth...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs' Pacioretty closing in on 40-goal season

The Detroit net was empty with a minute and change to play Saturday, the Canadiens up 5-3, and Max Pacioretty was on the Habs bench, a yawning Red Wings cage perhaps hungry to swallow his 40th goal. “Nah, I don’t want that,” Pacioretty joked in an empty dressing room much later. “I’d have gone out there, if asked, but I’d be looking to pass in that situation.” The...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings rally from three goals down, then fall to Canadiens 5-3

MONTREAL (AP) -- Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to give the surging Montreal Canadiens a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Michael Bournival, Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal, while Carey Price made 34 saves. The Canadiens are now 10-2-0 in its last 12 games. Pavel Datsyuk, Luke Glendening...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Drop Final Game of Series Against MTL 5-3

  The Detroit Red Wings drop the final game of the season series against the Montreal Canadiens 5-3. The Red Wings being slow out of the gate, the Canadiens would manage to strike first in the game. At 14:16, thanks to a bad line change by Detroit, Montreal got in around the defense and in on Jonas Gustavsson. They’d be driven wide of the net, but a pass to the crease off the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty quietly establishing himself as a top-tier scorer

The Ottawa Senators took a 3-0 lead against Montreal last night, but ended up getting blown away by the Canadiens. The reason for the dramatic reversal of fortunes was Max Pacioretty. He had a five-point night, including a hat trick, to lead Montreal to a 7-4 victory. “He’s an animal,” teammate David Desharnais declared to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie. Friday was the most...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs roar back after spotting Sens a field goal

The Canadiens were outshot 15-4 in the second period, but they scored on two of those shots to break a 3-3 tie and they went on to beat the Ottawa Senators 7-4 Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Lars Eller gave the Canadiens their first lead when he banged home the rebound of a shot by Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway at 15...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty scores 3 as Canadiens beat Senators 7-4

MONTREAL (AP) Max Pacioretty had a hat trick as the Montreal Canadiens scored seven straight goals to rally for a 7-4 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
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Tomas Vanek helps Canadiens get hot at the right time

Tomas Vanek has moved around this season, but he’s brought goals with him everywhere he’s gone. The former Sabre and Islander will be wearing the red, white, and blue for the duration of the season and playoffs, and the Habs couldn’t be happier. The team has won five straight and eight of their last nine while Vanek and his linemates Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais eviscerate...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens at Lightning game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning appear headed for an opening-round playoff showdown, but they first need to get in. On the verge of their longest winning streak in four years, the Canadiens try to lock up a postseason berth when they visit Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Montreal (43-26-7) has won five straight...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacioretty leads Habs over Panthers

Max Pacioretty established a career high with his 34th and 35th goals of the season to lead the Canadiens to a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday at the BB&T Center. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Canadiens, who maintained their tenuous hold on second place in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens have 93 points for a two-point edge over Tampa Bay but the Lightning...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Boyes scores for Panthers in loss to Canadiens

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens extend their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist for Montreal and Carey Price made 36 saves. David Desharnais had an empty-net goal. Pacioretty's second goal put the Canadiens ahead 3...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Plekanec, Vanek lead Canadiens over Red Wings 5-4

DETROIT (AP) Max Pacioretty broke a third period tie, Tomas Plekanec scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 Thursday night.
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Wings come up short against Canadiens

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Pacioretty broke a third period tie, Tomas Plekanec scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 Thursday night. Tomas Vanek added a goal and two assists and David Desharnais had a goal and an assist for Montreal. P.K. Subban had two assists and Carey Price made 23 saves. Tomas Tatar scored two goals for Detroit, Riley Sheahan a goal...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patch notches 100th career goal in 2-0 win over Sabres

The skinny: One night after going on the road and beating the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Canadiens were hard-pressed to beat the worst team in the National Hockey League. The Buffalo Sabres played the Canadiens to a standstill for 50 minutes before Max Pacioretty scored at 10:53 of the third period and Montreal went on to post a 2-0 win Tuesday at the Bell Centre. Carey...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Engels: Habs in Strong Position to Finish in a Playoff Spot

1) It's a game of mistakes, and the Leafs--as they have over the last five games--managed to make one too many in their loss to the Canadiens. The game started on the rocks for Toronto, as Max Pacioretty and Rene Bourque found the back of the net with ease, and though they battled hard to tie things up at two, eventually tying things up at three after Brian Gionta found the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy returns to Montreal: I have a lot of respect for the Canadiens

Patrick Roy will make his first trip back to Montreal’s Bell Centre as a visiting head coach on Tuesday night when his Avalanche play the Canadiens. Roy spent his first 10 years as a player with the Canadiens, leading the team to the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993, before a bitter breakup in 1995. “For sure, it’s special,” the 48-year-old Roy said, via the Associated Press...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

David Desharnais Poised For Points Playing Alongside Two Snipers

David Desharnais is playing between Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty making him a solid fantasy play this week. The Canadiens also have four games during Week 22 (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) David Desharnais (MON – C) 14% Desharnais has two goals and two assists over his last three games and all of a sudden the small center has two big snipers on his line. Desharnais...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek traded to Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders on Wednesday, reports The Islanders received a second-round draft pick and prospect Sebastian Collberg from the Canadiens. Vanek is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season and appears to be ready to test his market value when the free-agent signing period opens July 1. Montreal...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Engels: The Max Pacioretty Show

1) A big part of the Montreal-Toronto rivalry this season has centred on two players that know each other pretty well--Max Pacioretty and James van Riemsdyk. In the four games they've played against each other, these USA Olympic teammates have combined for nine goals. JVR's five beats Pacioretty's four, but Montreal's star winger added a couple of assists to his...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Carey Price leaves Canadiens morning skate with possible leg injury

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price left the morning skate Wednesday after facing one shot on a 5-on-0 power-play and got up favoring his leg, reports. Price won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and was named the top goaltender after going 5-0-0 with a 0.59 goals-against average, .972 save percentage and two shutouts. Coach Michel Therrien will...
Via Sports-Glory
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada’s Jenn Wakefield Has Scary Collision With Stanchion In Sochi

During Canada’s 3-0 victory over Finland in women’s ice hockey on Monday morning, Canadian forward Jenn Wakefield escaped a scary collision with a rink stanchion without suffering any serious injuries. The incident was eerily similar to the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty that resulted in a fractured vertebra and a severe concussion for the Canadiens forward in 2011. Thankfully...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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