The Canadiens playoff series against Ottawa last spring was nasty, brutish and short. We can expect a better run against Tampa Bay this time around – if only because some of the younger Habs have been playoff-bloodied (in Lars Eller’s […]
Senator Jacques Demers, the last coach to win a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993, is the special guest on this week’s HI/O Show, joining Gazette columnist Dave Stubbs and sports editor/host Stu Cowan. All three give their predictions […]
The Canadiens held an optional morning skate in Tampa as they prepared to face the Lightning Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The Habs’ No. 1 line of Thomas […]
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Montreal mayor Denis Coderre is the special guest on this week’s HI/O Show, joining Gazette columnist Dave Stubbs and sports editor/host Stu Cowan to talk hockey, Habs and even some baseball. Coderre is asked if a possible Stanley Cup parade […]
You can make an arguable case that Brian Gionta scored the most important goal of your Montreal Canadiens season.
The proof will be in the postseason pudding.
Imagine the scenario if the Captain had not put that nifty penalty-shot move on Cam Talbot in Overtime.
What if the Canadiens had lost against a team resting its number-one goaltender, its top two defencemen and its prize late-season acquisition.
The New York Rangers who outshot the home team 41-27 and held the Canadiens scoreless through 62:04 accomplished this without Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi or Martin St. Louis.
What if this depleted Rangers lineup had won … which they would have had Carey Price not been brilliant yet again?
The Rangers are at the Bell Centre to bring the curtain down on a regular season that began Oct. 1 – with a 4-3 loss to those other blueshirts, the ones who’ll be on the outside looking in … again […]
The Canadiens held an optional morning skate in Brossard ahead of Saturday night’s final regular-season game against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Michael Blunden, who was called up from the […]