Habs aiming to rebound vs. Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. –  "You can look at it two different ways," Canadiens captain Saku Koivu said during yesterday’s day off, the Canadiens’ 4-1 Saturday meltdown against the New York Rangers fresh in his mind. "You have time to regroup and regain the focus but, after a poor game like (the one in New York), you’d like to get an opportunity right away tomorrow to bounce back."

After picking up at least a point in each of their seven previous games (5-0-2), the Canadiens hit a Montreal-sized pothole at Madison Square Garden. So the Habs will try to put Saturday behind them and are making a win Tuesday night against the Islanders a priority.


  1. idle says:

    Yes but will he be talking to the media from his office at MLSE or will he be talking from his home?

    Actually either way he will still be with MLSE. Just whether he will be in charge of the team or not.

  2. idle says:

    The Habs are 3’rd in the NHL in scoring. I don’t care whether those come from the power play or not. We suffered through a lot of seasons where we were lucky to score 2 or 3 goals in a game.

    I think this team has carried the play more then in previous years and have been able to exploit some quick chances with their speed. I remember watching games in previous years where the other teams would make these fast break outs and pretty passing plays and thinking ‘why can’t we do that instead of getting all of our goals from crashing the net? This season, more then a few times, it has been the Habs that have had some nice rushes and pretty passing plays (good outlet passes at times too)

    The power play is a treat to watch.

  3. The Cat says:

    I dont think at the beginning of the year that management figured the habs would be dictating games with their speed and power play like they have, but yeah this team has morphed into this identity quicker than expected, and Smolinski isnt a good fit anymore. I would like him to be, Ive always liked him as a player.

  4. ebk says:

    you are correct, sir

    any statistic that show Patrice Brisebois is a liability must be a lie. Why all you have to do is watch him play to see that it is a lie.

    Well, actually no, it shows up when you watch him as well but well lets just keep thinking he is still a positive asset to the team. If we keep thinking it, its gotta eventually become so, yeah that is it.

  5. showey47 says:

    pens got outshot badly, worse than the habs did but the difference was their goalie was able to make the big saves.

  6. linp says:

    TSN also reported that Ovechkin can be available after July 1, 2014 at a price of $10 million per season.

  7. CHsam says:

    I’m watching the Pens Rangers game right now. Man those two guys are so dangerous.

  8. Hoegarden says:

    No way, we would have to sit Slowlinski and Kosto.

  9. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Reason they picked up Cujo is to have some insurance (nhl experience) should Kiprussof get injured.

  10. WindsorHab-10 says:

    It’s official.

  11. WindsorHab-10 says:

    You just came up with the sequel to Dumb & Dumber.

  12. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Come on man, I’m trying to quit.

  13. Hoegarden says:

    Michel Therrien should send the tape of their 5 on 3 against the Rangers tonight. It took all of 10 seconds to light it up.

  14. Hoegarden says:

    From the 18h30 SportNews, he’s yet to get the green light from team doctors but he claims he’s ready to go.

  15. westhab says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing Begin back in the lineup. When does he get back?

  16. CHsam says:

    We need O’Byrne back.

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