About last night …

To the surprise of no one – with the exception of some of the gloomier Guses in HIO’s Commentariat – your Montreal Canadiens are going to the playoffs. First-round opponent? Too early to tell. But a MASSIVE game Monday evening […]

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Florida Panthers v Montreal Canadiens

Flynn is in, Smith-Pelly out for Habs vs Panthers

Panthers goalie John Vanbiesbrouk defends the net as teammate Brent Severyn and Canadiens' Stephan Lebeau fight for position during this 1980s Forum game. Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens

Dinner with Max: An enlightening look at Habs sniper Pacioretty, on the ice and off

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE NASHVILLE — For a guy with two hollow legs, Max Pacioretty is a terrific skater. I sat with the Canadiens’ leading scorer for dinner and a wide-ranging


About last night …

T.S. Eliot notwithstanding, let's hope April is not the cruelest month for your Montreal Canadiens. Because March hasn't been great. After winning eight games in October, November, December and January,

Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders

Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets

Canadiens vs. Jets

Thursday at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, 8 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Let Carey do it: One complaint about the Canadiens this season has been a


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With the losers' point they picked up in Nashville, your Montreal Canadiens became the first team in the NHL to crack triple figures. Let's just pause and think on

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Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined

Canadiens vs. Predators

Tuesday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, 8 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Goaltending duel: Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne was being heralded as a Hart Trophy

Carey Price, Patrick Marleau, Alexei Emelin,

Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE Ken Dryden saw just 24 Washington Capitals shots on April 2, 1977, the Canadiens raining 42 on a shell-shocked Bernie Wolfe at the other end of


About last night …

The play that symbolized where your Montreal Canadiens are at these days won't show up in the stats – advanced or otherwise. Nursing a one-goal lead and shorthanded late

Vancouver Canucks  v Montreal Canadiens

Sharks vs. Canadiens preview: Habs’ Subban fined again for diving

Sharks vs. Canadiens

Saturday at the Bell Centre, 7 p.m., CBC, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Sharks lack bite: San Jose has a reputation for coming up short