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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 candidate this season, but the goalie who has been […]

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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

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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

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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

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Isn't it nice to see your Montreal Canadiens winning games they're supposed to win? The 4-0 conquest of Carolina Tuesday night completed a sweep of three regular-season games in

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Hurricanes vs. Canadiens preview: Habs’ Petry has the flu

Hurricanes vs. Canadiens

Thursday at the Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Avoid the trap: There are 34 points separating the division-leading Canadiens (44-20-7) and

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Funny, "Tokarski" doesn't sound like an Irish name. But the luck we associate with natives of the Emerald Isle was definitely with the Canadiens goaltender in a 3-2 St.

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Canadiens vs. Panthers preview: Tokarski gets start for Habs

Canadiens vs. Panthers

Tuesday at Florida’s BB&T Center, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Different goals: While the Canadiens (43-20-7) are battling for home-ice advantage in the

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Let's go with the glass-half-full take: Yes, your Montreal Canadiens lost their fourth in as many meetings against Tampa Bay this season. But no, despite playing a dicey first period

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Canadiens vs. Lightning preview: Emelin returns to Habs lineup

Canadiens vs. Lightning

Monday at Tampa’s Amalie Arena, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690

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Is this the night? If the Canadiens have Stanley Cup