Previewing The Montreal Canadiens

from Arpon Basu of, Entering this season, as much as Bergevin and Therrien might try, it will be difficult to temper expectations in Montreal. The Canadiens are built around a young star at each of the three positions in goaltender Carey Price, 27, left wing Max Pacioretty, 25, and defenseman P.K. Subban, who is also 25 and signed the richest contract in franchise...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban agrees to terms on eight-year contract with Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday  that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban. Subban is signed through the 2021-22 season. According to TSN, Subban’s deal is worth $72 million for an average annual value of $9 million. “We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Legend Guy Lafleur Rips Max Pacioretty, Thomas Vanek

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur began his playoff career with just four goals in 29 games over three postseasons. So he knows a thing or two about failing to live up to expectations when it matters most. Maybe that’s why he’s calling out a couple of current Habs. Lafleur took both Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty to task when recently speaking to La Presse about the Canadiens’...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: Habs throw everything at Rangers, and plenty sticks

Montreal vented a series worth of frustration in one game on Tuesday. The Canadiens scored a postseason-high seven goals to beat New York 7-4 at Bell Centre and cut the Rangers' Eastern Conference Final series lead to 3-2. "It just felt like games from the Boston and the Tampa series all over again," Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty told the Globe and Mail. "That’s...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens stay alive with wild Game 5 win

The Montreal Canadiens chased New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and won a wild Game 5 to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Final. Rene Bourque’s hat trick helped lead the Canadiens to a 7-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night. The Rangers lead the best-of-7-series 3-2 with Game 6 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. “[The Canadiens] probably got a little bit...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Brandon Prust suspended two games

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for interference with New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan. During Game 3 of the teams’ Eastern Conference Final series in New York on Thursday, Prust hit Stepan in the first period.  Stepan left the game and had X-rays taken. Stepan returned to the ice and played 24 shifts totaling 17:46. But on Friday...
Via Sports-Glory
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers need to find an answer for Pacioretty and Habs top line

The Canadiens played well enough to win game two. If it weren’t for Henrik Lundqvist standing tall during the Habs onslaught in the first period, the game could have been over shortly after it started. During the second period intermission, the knucklehead duo of Keith Jones and Mike Milbury agreed that Max Pacioretty needs to ‘step up’ for the Canadiens. Which is hilarious...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens lose Carey Price for rest of conference final

Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers, coach Michel Therrien said after the team’s morning skate Monday. “We’ve lost our best player, but we’ve faced adversity this year already,” Therrien said. Peter Budaj will likely be the starter in Game 2 at Bell Centre.  Both Budaj and Dustin...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Get Ready to Hate Subban & Pacioretty

In the previous two series against long time rivals Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, it was pretty easy to figure out who we were going to hate. Before this spring’s matchups, the last names Crosby, Malkin, Hartnell and Girioux had passed through our vocal chords numerous times with the letters “FU” attached to them. But now that the Rangers will be matched-up against a non-traditional...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty: Game 6 Win Was Best I’ve Ever Seen Canadiens Play

The Montreal Canadiens staved off elimination Monday with a dominant 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins, and Max Pacioretty had no shortage of praise for his teammates afterward. “It was definitely the first time in this series that we controlled the pace of the game,” the Canadiens winger told reporters, via The Montreal Gazette. “That’s the best I’ve seen this team play...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Therrien: When Pacioretty gets hot, he’ll get ‘really hot’

Montreal coach Michel Therrien didn’t name names yesterday, but when he talked about the need for “certain players” to do more offensively, but it was generally believed that forward Max Pacioretty was one of the main guys he was talking about. Pacioretty is a two-time 30-plus goal scorer and set a new career-high with 39 markers during the regular season, but he has just...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Max Pacioretty shaken up after hit in game 4

On Thursday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal during the first period, Bruins' forward Jarome Iginla laid a big hit on Max Pacioretty that left him shaken up. Photo: Kovymast27-wikimedia commonsPacioretty turned his back to play the puck as Iginla was laying a hit on him. Pacioretty fell to the ice where he stayed for several minutes. The trainer ran across the ice to see...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty Knows He Needs To Be Better

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, There comes a point in almost every playoff series involving the Boston Bruins where somebody is asked what’s going wrong. It’s an opposing player, and it’s always a star forward of some kind. Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, whoever you’ve got.... Now, it’s Max Pacioretty’s turn, and the answer is being given as Zdeno Chara...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is The Quiet Room Closed?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Max Pacioretty, one of hockey’s true concussion survivors, sat on the Montreal Canadiens’ bench looking out through the fog. His head had just been bounced off the Bell Centre glass by a Jarome Iginla check and after lying prone on the ice for a while, a member of the training staff had led him woozily to the Canadiens bench. We do not...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty Unable To End Goal Drought In Game 4 Loss To Bruins (Video)

Max Pacioretty led the Montreal Canadiens with 39 goals scored during the regular season, but he has been unable to find the back of the net through four games of his team’s second-round playoff series against the rival Boston Bruins. The top-line winger has tallied one assist and a minus-2 rating in Round 2, and Montreal needs much more scoring production from him if the Original...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal Canadiens Quick Hits

NHL Four for Four: Quick hits on the Montreal Canadiens sweep over the Tampa Bay Lightning FINAL DESTINATION: It was his first career NHL playoff goal, and it couldn’t have been planned better. Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal on Tuesday night to propel the Montreal Canadiens to the Eastern Conference Semifinals by eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a quick four...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

World’s worst human steals stick away from young fan

Montreal Canadiens fans inside Bell Centre on Tuesday had an overabundance of reasons to be happy as they watched their beloved Habs dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning with a four-game sweep in the teams’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. But it only took one grown ass man and arguably the world’s worst human being — at […] The post World’s worst human being steals...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grown Ass Man Attempts To Steal Hockey Stick From Young Canadiens Fan

After the Candiens finished off their sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Montreal last night, one grown Habs fan attempted to jack a hockey stick that Max Pacioretty tried to hand to a young fan after being named the game’s first star. The man briefly committed the robbery before being called called out by surrounding fans, then eventually handed the stick to its intended recipient...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Man Steals Hockey Stick Meant For Young Canadiens Fan (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens finished off a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night, and one lucky child looked destined to bring home a Max Pacioretty stick to remember the game by. Destiny was briefly interrupted, however, when a grown man leaned in front of the boy and snagged the stick just before the little Habs fan could...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacioretty & Co. put brooms to Bolts

The skinny: The Canadiens are on to the second round of the playoffs after Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal with 42.6 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Pacioretty’s first goal of the playoffs allowed the Canadiens to sweep the best-of-seven series in four games. Stayin’ alive...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flash Points: Lightning's rally comes up short in season-ending loss

There was the furious comeback, then a disappointing end. There was the notable rally, then a rough way to close a memorable year. There will be the what-ifs, then a realization that the Tampa Bay Lightning accomplished more than many thought possible back in training camp with a young coach, new chemistry and obstacle after obstacle to come. The Lightning's season ended with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Sweep Lightning, Will Face Winner Of Bruins-Red Wings Series Next (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens became the first team to reach the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night to cap an impressive sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. After losing a 3-1 lead in the third period, the Canadiens were fortunate to avoid a penalty with two minutes left in regulation when Rene Bourque was not called for goalie interference on what...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning drop Game 4 in final minute, swept out of playoffs by Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) -- Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay. The first team to advance this year, the Canadiens also got goals from Daniel Briere, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller. Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 22, 2014  |  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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April 07, 2014  |  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...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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