One-on-one: Hamrlik stands tall

Roman Hamrlik was the Canadiens’ biggest offseason acquisition, signing a four-year, $22- million deal as a free agent after playing the last two seasons in Calgary. While some criticized the move by general manager Bob Gainey, the Czech defenceman h

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Game 47: Sid-less Penguins blank Canadiens

Links updated Sunday 7:16 am 

Canadiens' Mike Komisarek celebrates his 26th birthday by getting in the face of protesting Penguin Jarkko Ruutu at the end of the first period.

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.
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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