Canadiens Notebook: Coach Claude Julien comes to defence of captain Max Pacioretty

STU COWAN Canadiens coach Claude Julien came to the defence of captain Max Pacioretty when he met with the media Wednesday afternoon in Brossard. The coach cancelled a scheduled practice and only the extra players skated in Brossard following Tuesday […]

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About last night … Rangers even series with 2-1 win

No mystery to it. The more desperate team won. And let's hope we see some level of home-team desperation at the Bell Centre Thursday night, because it would ill behoove

Game Day Notebook: No changes to Canadiens lineup for Game 4 vs. Rangers

STU COWAN NEW YORK — There was a huge media lineup outside the Canadiens' locker room following their morning skate Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. As Canadiens coach Claude Julien

Canadiens Notebook: Coach Claude Julien has a simple mindset for playoffs

STU COWAN NEW YORK — Canadiens coach Claude Julien has a simple mindset when it comes to the NHL playoffs. “The mindset is about what’s in front of you, not

About last night … Canadiens take series lead with 3-1 win

The Canadiens have retaken home-ice advantage. Based on what we saw Sunday night, they may not need it. The Canadiens dominated to a degree that suggests they can beat the

Game Day: Canadiens make a couple of lineup changes for Game 3 vs. Rangers

STU COWAN NEW YORK — Canadiens coach Claude Julien will make a couple of lineup changes for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final series against the New York

HI/O Bonus: 4th line won’t score, but will add energy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzur0bSeqb0 The panel looks at newcomers Steve Ott, Dwight King and Andreas Martinsen and whether they will have any impact during the playoffs. Missed last week’s show? Watch it

HI/O Bonus: Andrew Shaw will make an impact in the room

https://youtu.be/jxS5oKaOi_k Our panel examines what kind of impact Andrew Shaw will have during the playoffs since he already has two Stanley Cup rings from Chicago.  Missed last week’s show? Watch

About last night … Canadiens beat Rangers 4-3 in OT to tie series

Now THAT'S Montreal playoff hockey. Let's just take a moment to consider the Overtime hero's stat line. In his 23:24 of ice time, Bell Centre darling Alexander Radulov: • Took two

Game Day: Canadiens facing their first ‘must-win’ game of playoffs

STU COWAN Only the extra players took part in the Canadiens' morning skate Friday in Brossard before Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York