All-star vote: Markov top D, Huet’s lead narrows

Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov holds a 51,088-vote lead over Boston’s Zdeno Chara, continuing to lead all Eastern Conference rearguards in updated balloting for the NHL All-Star Game.

Netminder Cristobal Huet continues to lead

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Bolts coach Tortorella sings Vinny’s praises

Tampa Bay Lightning's Vincent Lecavalier "is the best player in the league," his coach, John Tortorella, said before Monday's 6-1 loss to the Toronto

Can Canadiens bottle Lightning?

Canadiens' Steve Bégin, Mike Komisarek and Roman Hamrlik visit with patient Sara Levitt during the team's annual visit to the Montreal Children's Hospital.
John Morstad, Gazette

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Béliveau: Veterans, not rookies, must carry Habs

Canadiens great Jean Béliveau (right) with his old friend and Detroit Red Wings rival Gordie Howe last March at a Bell Centre fundraising gala in Béliveau's name.
John

Dandenault’s turn on the No. 1 line

Mathieu Dandenault is the latest player to get a shot on the No. 1 line with Saku Koivu and Christopher Higgins on Tuesday night. Michael Ryder moves to

Habs facing favourable opponents … on paper

In today's Journal de Montreal, Marc de Foy gives Canadiens fans a glimmer of hope going into what should be three tough games for the Habs.

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And on the seventh day…

... the Canadiens practised, a scheduled day off erased by head coach Guy Carbonneau. Yesterday featured a video session and back-to-basics on-ice workout for

Game 29: Hurricanes drub feeble Canadiens

A penny for your thoughts: Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau watches the action behind captain Saku Koivu, Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Chipchura.
Shaun Best, Reuters

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Behind the masks of Huet, Price

The NHL's media relations department has put together a fun package looking at goaltenders' masks, and why they look as they do. Too much to upload here in

O’Byrne shrugs off nerves in impressive debut

Habs' Ryan O'Byrne had two assists in his NHL debut Thursday.
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The Gazette's Herb Zurkowsky writes that Canadiens defenceman Ryan O'Byrne made