Kovalev wants to do more at even strength

The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes that Alex Kovalev is on pace for a 30-goal season, something he has not done since the 2002-03 season, but the talented Russian isn’t happy with the way he is scoring.

Of his 12 goals, eight have come

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Audio: Happy voices from the dressing room

The Gazette's Pat Hickey found a pretty upbeat group of players in the Canadiens dressing room after practice today, 15 hours after the Habs had beaten the Toronto

Game 24: Canadiens beat Leafs 4-3 in shootout

Canadiens goalie Carey Price (left) accepts congratulations from teammate Cristobal Huet after Price's impressive performance.
Mike Cassese, Reuters

Look for action photos here.

Mental preparation for our Leafs fans

Come on, you know you're out there. David Henderson, president of chillcasting.com, sends this along through Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan. It's recorded

Huet joins Markov on top of All-Star voting

Cristobal Huet has joined Andrei Markov as the top vote-getter in their respective positions in the Eastern Conference during fan voting for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game.

Huet received

PuckCast Vol 2, No. 9 [Podcast]

It's PuckCast No. 9 of the season, featuring Gazette sportswriters Pat Hickey and Dave Stubbs, I/O blogger Mike Boone and moderator Kevin Mio. On this week's menu: the

Latendresse promoted to first line

Guillaume Latendresse
Up with Koivu, Higgins

Pat Hickey reports from practice that the Canadiens have a new top line for tomorrow's game in Toronto vs. the Maple Leafs:

Carbo grows desperate in search for offence

There are hundreds of different line combinations and Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau used at least 15 of them during Saturday night's 3-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Triple bypass a flesh wound for one tough Dolly

Former Canadiens defenceman Dollard St. Laurent in the classic team publicity shot of the 1950s.
David Bier, Gazette files

They'll tell you that today's NHL players are tough,

One-on-one: Smolinski happy with Habs

Bryan Smolinski battles Isles' Bruno Gervais along the boards.
Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

In this week's one-on-one, The Gazette's Kevin Mio talks to Canadiens centre Bryan Smolinski, signed by