Journey to the Cup, March 11

The National Hockey League is producing an at-a-glance look at the final month leading to the playoffs. The hope is to reproduce this on a daily basis, at roughly mid-afternoon each day.

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Komisarek is Habs’ Masterton nominee

Canadiens defenceman Mike Komisarek today will be named the Canadiens nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey

Game 70: Trip ends on losing note to Ducks

Updated at 10:57 pm with Carbonneau audio

Canadiens defenceman Mike Komisarek pleads his case to a referee after being dumped during the first period.
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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

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...