About last night …

ShareHere’s the key stat (courtesy of the lads on TSN 690) to take away from the Canadiens 3-1 conquest of Columbus: Nathan Beaulieu played more minutes than Andrei Markov. It was 23:45 for the rookie, 22:16 for the veteran. Quite […]

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Blue Jackets vs. Canadiens preview: Galchenyuk out with the flu

Blue Jackets vs. Canadiens

Saturday at the Bell Centre, 7 p.m., CITY, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Wrong kind of streak: The Canadiens’ last six losses have been


About last night …

Facing a Florida team fighting for a playoff spot, your Montreal Canadiens – who will be playing hockey in late April – had a defence corps that included three

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Panthers vs. Canadiens preview: Tinordi in lineup for Habs

Panthers vs. Canadiens

Thursday at the Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Price gets the call: Carey Price will be back between the pipes for


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To quote the great Red Fisher )Google him, kiddies), take a deep breath and hold it. Your Montreal Canadiens – remarkably healthy, especially for a small team, through the

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Canadiens vs. Senators preview: Tokarski, Pateryn, Sekac in lineup for Habs

Canadiens vs. Senators

Wednesday at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, 7 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE De-fence! De-fence! The Canadiens have gone 5-0-1 in their last six games to climb atop


About last night …

I wonder if one of those analytics dweebs can explain these stats: Their 2-0 win in Detroit raised your Montreal Canadiens' road record to 17-8-1 – best in the NHL. Your Canadiens

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Canadiens vs. Red Wings preview: Gilbert will take Gonchar’s spot for Habs

Canadiens vs. Red Wings

Monday at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE Jockeying for  position: The Canadiens can open some ground between themselves and

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Game Within the Game: Beaulieu stands up for Gonchar

CHRISTOPHER CURTIS MONTREAL GAZETTE Sergei Gonchar twisted his body to get between Trevor Smith and the puck as it skipped its way across the ice Saturday night at the Bell


About last night …

It has become a frequent lament among Montreal Canadiens fans: "Why do we suck against bad teams?" Apart from cavalier use of the third-person plural, there is merit to the