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Top 5 Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin offseason goals

Another season has come and gone for the Montreal Canadiens. The team got a world-class season from its world-class goaltender, as Carey Price is a lock to win the Vezina Trophy and certainly has to be considered the front runner to win the Hart Trophy as well. They also have P.K. Subban as a possible […] The post Top 5 Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin offseason goals appeared...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Staying in Montreal a priority for Petry

Jeff Petry has not been with the Canadiens for long -- he joined the team in March via a trade on deadline day. But the city has made an impression on both Petry and his wife, and the potential free agent said he would be interested in more time with the Canadiens."This team has a good core group, which will play into my decision," Petry told the Canadiens' website. "I’m comfortable...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor has it: Canadien Galchenyuk headed to KHL?

Restricted free agent Alex Galchenyuk found himself at the center of some international rumors recently, as a translation of a Russian website claimed Galchenyuk could head to the KHL. But Montreal fan website Eyes on the Prize said Canadiens fans should not worry about the 21-year-old forward jumping ship. "Russia's economy has borderline collapsed, which is part of why Atlant...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin says he informed all three on Friday. Bergevin says ''they did great service for our team,'' and ''on the leadership side, these guys really helped with the transition.'' The 41-year-old Gonchar had one goal and 12 assists...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin says he informed all three on Friday. Bergevin says ''they did great service for our team,'' and ''on the leadership side, these guys really helped with the transition.'' The 41-year-old Gonchar had one goal and 12...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens second round report card

After coming out in the second round cold going down 3-0 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens were able to make a series out of it. The Habs managed to avoid the series sweep, but their struggles against the Lightning this season continued in the second round. Now, just a few days after […] The post Montreal Canadiens second round report card appeared first on...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop takes shot at P.K. Subban after ousting Canadiens

Ben Bishop certainly got the last laugh. The Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender was sensational Tuesday night, as he and the Bolts closed out the Montreal Canadiens in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series. Bishop stopped 18 of the 19 shots he faced, including a couple of highlight-reel saves to help Tampa Bay advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Bishop and the Lightning...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vezina-candidate Price attempts to take blame for playoff series' loss

Carey Price was the backbone of the Montreal Canadiens this season, stealing wins with enough regularity that he earned a rare nomination for both the Vezina Trophy and Hart Trophy this season. But the Canadiens' netminder said he was not satisfied with his performance in the playoffs as he tried to take the blame for the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Scoring shortcomings sink Habs

The Montreal Canadiens struggled to score goals all season long, but their stellar goaltender helped hide the issue. There's no hiding in the playoffs, however, and the Canadiens lost in the second round of the postseason due to their lack of an answer for their consistent scoring struggles. Only five Canadiens managed more than one goal in the postseason, and two of those goal...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal's Subban stresses short window for winning

Montreal's Stanley Cup dreams ended Tuesday night with the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay, but defenseman P.K. Subban said the team needs to carry over its strong play into next season."I can't focus on saying we need to wait a couple of years before we can contend," Subban told Arpon Basu of NHL.com. "We need to contend now."The Canadiens' most key players are all in the primes...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec’s Scoring Drought Allowed for Montreal’s Early Exit

Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens controls the puck while being challenged by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 10, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/Getty Images)   The Montreal Canadiens’ comeback hopes were dashed in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the latter emerged as victors of...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens slow start sends them packing early

The Montreal Canadiens were unable to keep the playoff magic alive on Tuesday night when they fell short of their comeback goal, losing the second round series to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. The Habs, who were once down 3-0 in the series, were able to fight back and make the Lightning sweat a bit before eventually […] The post Montreal Canadiens slow start sends them packing...
Via Along the Boards
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens eye rare opportunity to record a franchise-first

The Montreal Canadiens are a franchise with a lot of history, but much of the team's glory came a long time ago. This year's Canadiens team, however, has a chance to make more current history.The Canadiens are halfway toward engineering the greatest playoff series comeback in franchise history. There are a handful of NHL teams who have rallied from a three-games-to-none deficit to...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal's Petry paying dividends in playoffs

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin earned some respect at the trade deadline when he swooped in to land highly touted trade prospect Jeff Petry, and Bergevin's moves are paying off in the playoffs. Bleacher Report recently looked at the advanced statistics for Petry, and those numbers prove the defenseman was worth the two picks Montreal traded to Edmonton to get him.Petry boasts a 56.6 percent...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban shares unique Mother's Day photo

Are Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban related? It seems that according to Subban's mother, Maria, Markov and Subban might as well be family. On Monday, Subban got in on the Mother's Day Instagram action by sharing what he said was a photo sent to him by his mother to share on Mother's Day. The photo did feature a loving smooch, but it came from teammate Markov rather than Subban's mother...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Pacioretty tries his hand at smack talk

Usually P.K. Subban is the most vocal Canadien off the ice, but forward Max Pacioretty attempted to get in on the action over the weekend when he made a joke about hitting crossbars and posts following the Canadiens' Game 5 win. "They may have to get new nets because we’re wearing out the posts," Pacioretty told reporters after Game 5.The Canadiens have displayed a remarkable...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Carey Price makes a great glove save on Valtteri Filppula

The Montreal Canadiens have climbed back into their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carey Price has been a big reason why. He has made a ton of huge saves, but this glove save on Valtteri Filppula may be the best. Filppula received a sharp pass from Steven Stamkos and turned to fire it at the net. He flubbed the puck a bit which gave Price enough time to slide over and get...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Carey Price makes a great glove save on Valtteri Filppula

The Montreal Canadiens have climbed back into their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carey Price has been a big reason why. He has made a ton of huge saves, but this glove save on Valtteri Filppula may be the best. Filppula received a sharp pass from Steven Stamkos and turned to fire it at the net. He flubbed the puck a bit which gave Price enough time to slide over and get...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs Force Game 6 – Beat Bolts 2-1

Carey Price made 24 saves and P.A. Parenteau scored with 4:07 remaining in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens over the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 5 at the Bell Centre. Parenteau beat Bolts goalie Ben Bishop with a quick one-timer from the top of the slot after a great pass from P.K. Subban. Devante Smith-Pelly opened the scoring for Montreal midway through the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa coach Cooper on Montreal's Subban: 'He's a fun guy to have in the league'

Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban can be a polarizing figure in the NHL. In the first round of the playoffs, he created a major controversy after a dirty-looking slash on Ottawa rookie Mark Stone. Now, Subban seems to be sparking more controversy after he told the media following Game 4 that Tampa goalie Ben Bishop was "sitting on a horseshoe" earlier in the series. Montreal's win...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens break out of slump in Game 4 victory

Down 3-0 in the series, the Montreal Canadiens needed to come out hard and show life in Game 4. The Habs were desperate for a victory and on this night, everything went their way. It was no secret that the Habs needed to come out flying in the first period on Thursday night, and they […] The post Montreal Canadiens break out of slump in Game 4 victory appeared first on Along the Boards.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Thump Bolts 6-2 In Game 4

Coming into Game 4 the Montreal Canadiens were zero for their last eight against the surging Tampa Bay Lightning and facing elimination at Amalie Arena. The response from the desperate Habs was swift and powerful as they scored  again and again and sent the series back to Montreal with an eye opening 6-2 victory. Max Pacioretty led the way for the Canadiens as he scored a shorthanded...
Via Lightning Shout
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning can't finish off Carey Price, Canadiens

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Max Pacioretty had a short-handed goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lighting 6-2 on Thursday night to stay alive in their second-round playoff series. Pacioretty and Andrei Markov scored in the first as the Canadiens avoided a sweep with their first victory in nine games this season against the Lightning...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Price, Canadiens beat Lightning, avoid elimination

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lighting 6-2 on Thursday night to stay alive in their second-round playoff series. Pacioretty and Andrei Markov scored in the first as the Canadiens avoided a sweep with their first victory in nine games this year against the Lightning. Game 5 is...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning fan arrested after bringing gun inside arena

A St. Petersburg, Fla., man was arrested on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena during Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Montreal Canadiens series and is facing a misdemeanor charge after police discovered he had a gun in his possession. A witness notified authorities when he saw Cassidy, 27, drop his gun in the bathroom and...Read More The post Tampa Bay Lightning fan arrested after...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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