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.
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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

Game 28: Canadiens snap losing streak

Bruin sandwich: Canadiens' Maxim Lapierre crunches Bruins' Glen Metropolit between goaltender Carey Price in Boston Thursday night.

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Ryder, Brisebois, Gorges scratched tonight

Defenceman Ryan O'Byrne earned two assists in his impressive NHL debut tonight.
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Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau is making underachieving forward Michael Ryder and

Lapierre, O’Byrne recalled; Grabovski sent down

The Canadiens today announced that they have recalled forward Maxim Lapierre and defenceman Ryan O'Byrne from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

The team also announced

Where’s a Montreal cop when you need one?

A smoke bomb billows at the Forum on March 17, 1955, touching off the Richard Riot.
David Bier, Montreal Canadiens, via virtualmuseum.ca

On March 17, 1955, with the Detroit

Opinion: Old rivals head in opposite directions

The Canadiens honoured their rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night, but Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail writes that the game was no contest.