PuckCast, Vol. 2, No. 20 [Podcast]

A great many nosebleeds at Habs Central, some of us not used to the altitude of first place in the Eastern Conference. PuckCast regulars Pat Hickey, Dave Stubbs, Mike Boone and Kevin Mio weigh in this week on the club’s lofty status. Also: Have

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Brodeur impressed by sizzling Canadiens

Devils goalie Martin Brodeur is crowded by Canadiens' Christopher Higgins and Saku Koivu last night.
John Kenney, Gazette

Include New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur on

Game 71: Dominant Habs take back first place

Updated with audio at 10:27 pm

Canadiens defenceman Francis Bouillon flattens Devils' Travis Zajac during the first period on Tuesday night. John Kenney, The Gazette

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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

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.
Debora Robinson, NHLI via

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