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 what’s going on at MLSE, that Mats Sundin will be traded to the Canadiens

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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

Tied at the top

Who woulda thunk it?

Your Montreal Canadiens have 73 points, the same total as the mighty, Eastern Conference-leading Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa has more wins and a game in hand, so

About last night …

Here's some advice for 21,273 lucky fans who were at the Bell Centre: Hang on to your ticket stubs.

When Carey Price is closing in on 100 career shutouts,

Three pucks … and counting

The pucks are arrayed on a shelf at the back of Carey Price's cubicle: one for his first NHL win, one for his first assist and, soon to

About last night …

Not a convincing win, but it was a vitally important W – one of the biggest of the season.

Imagine the nightmare scenario if the Canadiens had gone 0-for-Florda

Heroic comeback

Alex Kovalev fires a laser to the glove-side of red-hot Tomas Vokoun on the power-play in OT to give Canadiens an unlikely 2-1 win.

Christopher Higgins had tied the