NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 7:28 of the first period against the Calgary Flames at the Barclays Center on November 28, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders star Tavares would help solve Canadiens’ centre-ice dilemma

Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette Habs fans are a lot more upbeat about Marc Bergevin these days, in sharp contrast to last season when his lack of reaction to the Canadiens’ collapse had most of us in a white rage. Montreal […]

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About last night … San Jose shades Canadiens 2-1

Funny, it doesn't look like Death Valley. The SAP Center looks bright, modern, inviting – an entirely suitable locale for a hockey game. Unless you're the Montreal Canadiens. Friday night's 2-1

Montreal Canadiens Max Pacioretty, left, dives for puck headed to goalie Carey Price during second period of National Hockey League game against the Florida Panthers in Montreal Tuesday November 15, 2016. John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Game day: Habs aim to get offence back on track, scratch 18-year itch in San Jose

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette The Canadiens are hoping to end 18 years of frustration when they face the San Joe Sharks at SAP Center Friday (10:30 p.m., RSE, RDS, TSN

Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk loses control of the puck while breaking in on Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller during third period of National Hockey League game in Montreal Wednesday November 2, 2016.  (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

HI/O Show bonus: Todd and Nilan’s tips on making Galchenyuk a better centre

Special guest Jack Todd joins Chris Nilan, Andie Bennett and Adam Susser in this week's show. Here's a bonus clip of the panel discussing what Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk needs

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Canadiens’ Carey Price gives amateur goalies the surprise of a lifetime

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price gave a group of 20 amateur goalies the surprise of a lifetime recently. Price, in partnership with Sportium, surprised the goaltenders who thought they were

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About last night (short and sweet West Coast edition) … Canadiens lose 2-1 in Anaheim

We'll start with a riddle: Why are the Canadiens like Donald Trump? Because neither can win in California. Are your sides aching? Let's just be thankful there are no back-to-backs on this

MONTREAL, QUE.: OCTOBER 9, 2016 -- takes part in a Montreal Canadiens team practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Sunday, October 9, 2016. (Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette)

Game day: No morning skate as Habs coach Therrien tries to keep jet lag at bay

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette Coach Michel Therrien is making sure that his troops stay well rested through their five-game road trip. The kindly ol' coach cancelled the game-day skate before Tuesday's

Fans watch the pre game show prior to Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

On the road with Pat: Wings ready to bolt for The Joe for sports-centred Detroit District

On the road with Pat is an occasional Hockey Inside/Out feature offering Pat Hickey’s reflections about the food, attractions and highlights of the cities the Canadiens visit during the NHL season. Pat Hickey Montreal

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About last night … Canadiens edge Detroit 2-1

California here they come. After spending Saturday night in Detroit – where Alex Galchenyuk's Overtime goal was the 2-1 winner – the Canadiens travel west for games against Anaheim on Tuesday

MONTREAL, QUE.: NOVEMBER 21, 2016 -- Carey Price makes a save on Charles Hudon during Montreal Canadiens practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Monday November 21, 2016({John Mahoney} / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 57594 - 0000

This season’s Canadiens appear to have a split personality

Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette On 91.9 Sports Thursday morning, la question du jour for the callers was — Do we go "all in" with the Canadiens right now? In other