About last night … Islanders win 3-1

The team that needed a win got the two points. The Islanders have come to life under coach Doug Weight, securing nine of a possible 10 points since Weight replaced Jack Capuano. Were it not for Carey Price’s heroics Thursday night, Weight’s […]

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Canadiens Game Day: Therrien sticks with winning formula against Islanders

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette Brooklyn, N.Y. — Michel Therrien played the kindly ol' coach again Thursday as he cancelled yet another morning skate prior to the game against the New


Canadiens Notebook: Alex Galchenyuk won’t play vs. Islanders

STU COWAN Following Tuesday night's 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens were back on the ice Wednesday morning for practice in Brossard and


About last night … Canadiens top Calgary 5-1

How much did you want Carey Price to get a shutout? He deserved one. Critiqued in some quarters, based on less-than-stellar recent statistics, Price was magisterially Priceian against a tired


Game Day: Canadiens cancel morning skate as winter storm hits Montreal

STU COWAN The Canadiens cancelled their scheduled 11 a.m. morning skate Tuesday in Brossard as a winter storm hit Montreal with freezing rain overnight, followed by snow in the

MONTREAL, QUE.: DECEMBER  16, 2016 -- Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, left, leaves the game in the second period , and is replaced by Al Montoya, during NHL action against the San Jose Sharks, in Montreal on Friday December 16, 2016. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Is Carey Price struggling because of depleted defence or is there more to it?

Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette I’m worried about Carey Price and you should be, too. The Canadiens’ all-world/other-worldly/greatest-ever goalie simply hasn’t been himself for the past six weeks and it’s right there

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Canadiens Notebook: Alex Galchenyuk sidelined again with knee injury

STU COWAN After enjoying a day off Sunday, the Canadiens were back on their practice rink Monday morning in Brossard, but Alex Galchenyuk wasn't there. The team announced before the


About last night … Sabres edge Canadiens 3-2 in OT

The Canadiens could use some plaintive music to mourn that hard-luck loss. Sadly, after butchering both national anthems, the violin player was done for the night. And after two periods, fans may


About last night … Canadiens win 3-1 in NJ

The Montreal Canadiens are undefeated during the Trump presidency. And while it's doubtful the team will avoid losses for four years, most fans would settle for four more games

MONTREAL, QUE.: OCTOBER  18, 2016 -- Montreal Canadiens goalie Al Montoya stops puck on Pittsburgh Penguins Brian Rust during third period NHL action in Montreal on Tuesday October 18, 2016. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 57337 - 0128

Game Day: Battle of backup netminders looms as Canadiens visit Devils

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette There could be a battle of backup goaltenders when the Canadiens face the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center Friday (7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East, RDS,