About last night …

Aberration or harbinger?

We’ll find out tonight whether the no-show in Buffalo was a mere bump in the Canadiens’ road toward the playoffs or a sign of things to come in a season that’s about to veer south.

4-1 – and it w

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The Buffalo Sabres were desperate for a win and played like it.

The Canadiens confronted desperation with disinterest, and the result was a 4-1 pasting.

A forgettable game, best consigned

Line of the day

Me: Where is the Canadiens vaunted depth if they have to play Tom Kostopoulos on the top line?

Pat Hickey: I'm more of a glass half-full guy. How many

About last night … and today’s line juggling

 This just in:

The lines at practice this morning:

First line: Higgins, Koivu, Kostopoulos

Second line: Plekanek, Kovalev, Kostitsyn

Third line: Begin, Smolinski, Ryder

4-3 in OT

Never in doubt, right?

Carey Price made 37 saves.

Bryan McCabe, the $7-million defenceman, made a lazy, crap pass in OT and Mike Komisarek – who makes $5 million less

About this afternoon …

Tough loss – but one from which the Canadiens can derive solace.

Ottawa is a terrific team, a bona-fide Stanley Cup contender.

The Canadiens will not win the Stanley

Good teams come back

That's why they've won 13 games. Make it 14. Trailing 1-0 well into the third period, the Ottawa Senators take control with two quick goals en route to a 3-1

Nov 10 liveblog – comments archive

[The content of Boone's liveblog of the game v. the Ottawa Senators has been moved here. We apologize for the inconvenience, but there was a necessary change

Rave review

Check out what SI.com's Allan Muir thinks of Tomas Plekanec and the Canadiens' approach to nurturing young talent.

High praise, indeed, from a really astute hockey writer.

About last night …

It will be said that Carey Price plays with the poise of a veteran, but I think his composure is a reflection of the goalie's tender years.