Tonight’s lineup changes

The Gazette’s Pat Hickey reports from Anaheim that Tomas Plekanec, bothered by the flu, will not play against the Ducks. He has stayed at the team hotel.  That means Mikhail Grabovski will play, likely in Plekanec’s spot between Alex Kovalev and

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Game 69: Halak helps Canadiens dethrone Kings

Canadiens' Tom Kostopoulos celebrates his open-net goal against the Kings Saturday afternoon. At right is the Kings' Rob Blake.
Lucy Nicholson, Reuters

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Update: Grabovski left Phoenix early

Contrary to reports on RDS, The Gazette's Pat Hickey says Mikhail Grabovski, upset at being a healthy scratch againet the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night, left Phoenix before

Grabovski protests scratch vs. Coyotes

RDS is reporting that Mikhail Grabovski, the veteran of 19 NHL games, apparently was so unhappy with being a healthy scratch Thursday in Phoenix vs. the

Head-to-head: Can Euro captains win the Cup?

The Gazette's Pat Hickey and Canwest News Service's Dave Gross go head2head this week at faceoff.com to examine the issue of European leadership during the Stanley

Halak against Kings

CKAC reports Jaroslav Halak will make his first start of the season when Canadiens visit the Staples Centre tomorrow afternoon.

Carey Price, the hero of Phoenix, goes against the

Bench Talk: Week 5

Do you believe in Carey? REUTERS/Rick Scuteri (UNITED STATES)Big wins! First place! ... a Western road trip. Second place. A (non-existent) goaltending controversy...

Game 68: Canadiens able to outrun Coyotes

Canadiens' Sergei Kostitsyn battles for the puck with Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek in the first period on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

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Noise/Bruit: Habs could end Canadian Cup drought

Bruce Dowbiggin on Canwest News Service says that if any team is to end Canada's Stanley Cup drought, the Canadiens are the team to do it.

Carbonneau chooses Price to start against Phoenix


Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau has decided Carey Price will face the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night in Game 2 of the team's four-game western swing.

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