About last night …

What if the Rangers game, aka the Greatest Comeback in the History of Sports, really was the turning point of the Canadiens’ season?

They haven’t won since. And while the team is still sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference,

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Gainey honoured … by the wrong team

Columbus Blue Jackets used the Bob Gainey playbook to embarrass Canadiens on their general manager's big night.

The visitors played tough, disciplined defensive hockey. Columbus managed just 22 shots

About last night …

Who would have thought Canadiens would get goals from Michael Ryder, Christopher Higgins, Saku Koivu ... and still lose?

Back to the drawing board for the shut-down game.

As Mike

D goes MIA

Canadiens fought back from a 3-1 deficit and took a 4-3 lead early in the third period, but then the roof caved in.

A bad cross-ice pass by Mike

Glovegate

Mathias Brunet of La Presse thought he had a scoop. Today Brunet reported the Canadiens had ordered equipment for Marian Hossa.

Players headed to Atlanta: Michael Ryder, Mark

Today’s rumour

Former Montrealer – and eternal Canadiens fan – John Gallagher is a Toronto sportscaster and regular Habs I/O reader. He has heard, from someone who knows someone who knows

About last night …

Magic.

That's what Dany Dubé was calling it on the CKAC post-game show. But for me and maybe for 21,000 deliriously happy fans in the Bell Centre (there were

Game of the Year … for now

Canadiens president Pierre Boivin brought a special guest to the winning room: Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Kent Nagano.

When the maaestro's small hand disappeared into Alex Kovalev's for the

Forsberg (loosely translated from Swedish): Include me out

The erstwhile superstar has put his foot down, and Forsberg's absence opens the trade market to those old linemates, Supply and Demand.

With Forsberg off the market, the difference-makers

About last night …

Hands way up in the air, everyone who thought in September that the Montreal Canadiens would be tied for the Eastern Conference points lead in February.

UN-BE-LIEVABLE!

And what's even