MONTREAL, QUE.: DECEMBER  22, 2016 -- Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher shoots the puck as Minnesota Wild Jonas Broidin tries to get in the way as Wild's Eric Staal trails during third
 period of National Hockey League game in Montreal Thursday December 22, 2016. (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Canadiens game day: Gallagher joins top line in Tampa

Pat Hickey Montreal Gazette Tampa, Fla. — Coach Michel Therrien unveiled some new lines as the Canadiens resumed practising Tuesday at Amalie Arena. Brendan Gallagher replaces Alex Radulov on the top line with Philip Danault and Max Pacioretty. Radulov is […]

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Happy Holidays from everyone at HI/O

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at HI/O. Maybe 2017 will be the year the Canadiens finally deliver that elusive 25th Stanley Cup. The


About last night … Columbus edges Canadiens 2-1

In the spirit of the season, let's be generous to the Montreal Canadiens. OK, we don't have to let them sit in our laps and ask them what they

MONTREAL, QUE.: DECEMBER  20, 2016 -- Montreal Canadiens Carey Price gets a pat on the head from team-mate Shea Weber following the team's 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks during National Hockey League game in Montreal Tuesday December 20, 2016. (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Canadiens exceeding expectations as 2016 draws to a close

Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette Okay, I admit it. These Habs are pretty good. Alright, twist my arm, I’ll go one better. They look very good. It’s not quite the halfway point

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Game Day: Al Montoya will start in goal for Canadiens in Columbus

STU COWAN Remember what happened the last time the Canadiens were in Columbus? The Canadiens certainly want to forget that game on Nov. 4 when they were embarrassed 10-0 by


About last night … Minnesota beats Canadiens 4-2

It won't get any easier Friday night. Fresh off their 4-2 loss to Minnesota at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens travelled to Columbus. The Blue Jackets also played on Thursday

MONTREAL, QUE.: FEBRUARY 21, 2016 --  Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, middle, watches player P.K. Subban during the Montreal Canadiens annual open practice held on Sunday morning, February 21, 2016.Lots of kids and families were part of the crowd during that event held at the Bell Centre.(Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

HI/O Show Bonus — Stu On The Point: Subban’s way not the ‘right way’ for Therrien or Canadiens

In one of our Hockey Inside/Out Show bonus segments, Gazette columnist Stu Cowan talks about the Canadiens' 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Bell Centre on

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Game Day: Canadiens’ Alexei Emelin won’t face Wild after birth of daughter

STU COWAN The Canadiens hit the ice at 11 a.m. for their morning skate in Brossard to prepare for Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell

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Canadiens Notebook: Andrei Markov will miss at least one more game

STU COWAN The Canadiens will have to live without Andrei Markov a little while longer. Markov's streak of playing in 116 consecutive games came to an end with Tuesday night's


About last night … Canadiens scorch Anaheim 5-1

Shall we get right to the asterisk? The Canadiens caught Anaheim on the second night of a back-to-back that began with a tough win Monday in Toronto. Shots-on-goal were highly indicative