A vignette that explains why your Montreal Canadiens are a first-place hockey team:
Trailing 4-2, L.A. pulls their goaltender with two minutes left. Canadiens gain possession and Guillaume Latendresse breaks away.
Canadiens withstand an early L.A. onslaught – much as they did in Phoenix Thursday night – and beat the Kings 5-2.
Tom Kostopoulos – playing in the city
Mikhail Grabovski has dramatically enhanced his chances of playing regularly – in Russia next season.
Disappointed by being left out of the lineup in Phoenix last night, Grabovski traveled
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 in the Eastern Conference. Third, behind Detroit and Dallas, in the whole National F. Hockey League.
The Montre-F-al Canadiens.
And now that Canadiens have beaten him twice