About last night …

You don’t have to be a professional hockey scout to realize a basic truth about the Montreal Canadiens:

They win on the strength (and lose on the weakness) of goaltending and special teams.

Against San Jose, Carey Price w

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Take the two points and run

Grand larceny in the desert:

Outplayed for most of the game, Canadiens score three unanswered goals to score an unlikely 4-2 win over a fast, aggressive Phoenix team.

Saku Koivu

Cover boy starts in Phoenix

Canadiens' recently-anointed Number One goaltender is on the cover of The Hockey News Future Watch '08 issue.

The headline is: Peerless Price: The Games Hottest Prospect.

The Hockey News asked

About last night …

Let's get one thing straight: Canadiens were beaten by the Sharks, not the zebras.

Referees Tim Peel and Chris Rooney were not great last night. They called some softies.

Not a great start

Call it a learning experience for Carey Price.

Tonight in San Jose, as Canadiens began a four-game western swing, the 20-year-old goaltender played like a rookie.

San Jose crowded Price.

About last night …

I'll cook Sunday dinner for anyone who thought Canadiens would sweep Buffalo and New Jersey this weekend.

And I'll dine alone.

I'll buy a round for everyne who thought the

First F. Place

81 points.

First in the Eastern Conference. Third, behind Detroit and Dallas, in the whole  National F. Hockey League.

The Montre-F-al Canadiens.

Un-F-real.

And now that Canadiens have beaten him twice

About last night …

Did anyone foresee this?

The consensus among so-called experts was Canadiens would finish out of the playoffs again this season.

They still might. But it would take quite

How’s the weather up there?

On Feb. 29, 2008, your amazin' Montreal Canadiens are in first place in the Northeast Division.

If they beat New Jersey at the Bell Centre on March 1, 2008

About last night …

So far, so good.

Like Red Fisher, I was – and remain – skeptical about the trade that sent Cristobal Huet to Washington.

Fisher and I  have as much