John Stevens quotes

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The party’s over

Take the flags off the cars.

Wash the red, white and blue out of your hair.

No more Olés.

No more hockey in Montreal, until the Canadiens' centennial season begins

Brotherly love?

Four Habs Fans, one of the best Canadiens sites around, has a fan's harrowing account of his visit to the Wachovia Centre.

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Price gets the start

He's rested.

He's ready.

Carey Price has a new glove, a new blocker – and a seemingly carefree atitude toward his biggest start of the season.

"Three broken fingers, on each

Whither Kovy?

Does Alex Kovalev need new linemates who were his old linemates?

Canadiens' leading regular-season scorer has done squat since Game 1 of the Philadelphia series. There are suggestions that

Tonight’s games


And another thing …

Steve Bégin gets the homeboy penance. Three Hail Marys, an Our Father and don't do it again, ya crazy monkey! If it were Bryan Smolinski taking that

About last night …

Tried the goaltender switch.

Didn't work.

Tried the lightning strikes/deficit-erasing/momentum-changing comeback.

Didn't work.

Tried playing Alex Kovalev with Maxim Lapierre.

Didn't work.

Nothing works. Your Montreal Canadiens are Sisyphus on skates.

On the evidence

On the ropes

Does the R. stand for Rocket?

R.J.F. Umberger: The first goal and the last, an empty-netter. He has six in four games against the Canadiens.

In between, Scott

Too sad

So my colleague Alan Hustak is interviewing fans outside the Bell Centre yesterday when he's approached by one who asks "Are you from The Gazette?"

After Hustak replies in