Game 47: Sid-less Penguins blank Canadiens

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Canadiens’ Mike Komisarek celebrates his 26th birthday by getting in the face of protesting Penguin Jarkko Ruutu at the end of the first period.
Christinne Muschi, Reuters

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Audio: On Sid’s skid out of tonight’s game

The Gazette's Pat Hickey from this morning's game-day skate, with audio clips from coaches Guy Carbonneau and Michel Therrien and Pittsburgh's

Goal of the Century … so far

Yes, Andrei Kostitsyn scored a beauty last night.

But Rick Nash potted one for the ages. Check it out on YouTube and click on a few different versions.

At

Game 46: Habs solve Thrashers in shootout

Canadiens captain Saku Koivu beats Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen in the shootout for the game-winning goal.
Scott Cunningham, NHLI via Getty Images

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Habs taking no chances with flu bug

From Atlanta, The Gazette's Pat Hickey sends this note:

The Canadiens are doing everything they can to avoid a recurrence of the gastro-intestinal problems that ran through

PuckCast, Vol. 2, No. 13 [Podcast]

The Canadiens head into Atlanta tomorrow night with two wins in three games on their four-game road trip, not the perfect record coach Guy Carbonneau was after, but

Lines set in Atlanta

Here's a report from The Gazette's Pat Hickey on how the lines were set up at practice today in Atlanta.

First line: Andrei Kostitsyn, Plekanec, Kovalev

Second line: Higgins, Koivu,

Limping Brisebois can’t answer Isles bell

From The Gazette's Pat Hickey in Uniondale:

Patrice Brisebois gave his best effort to stay in the Canadiens lineup, but the veteran defenceman faced up to reality after yesterday's

Game 45: Habs beat Isles with better N.Y. effort

Updated Wednesday 6 a.m. with new links

Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec heads up ice on a 2-on-1 break with defenceman Andrei Markov. Plekanec scored on the rush.
Mike Stobe

Higgins, Komisarek in New York spotlight

Canadiens teammates Christopher Higgins and Mike Komisarek,  fellow Long Islanders, are featured today in the New York Times as the team prepared to