MONTREAL, QUE.: DECEMBER 8, 2016-- New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri crashes in to Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during NHL action at the Bell centre in Montreal on Thursday December 8, 2016.  Price punched Palmieri with his blocker after the hit. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Why didn’t teammates jump to Carey Price’s defence?

Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette Remember what everyone was saying last summer when Marc Bergevin reeled in stud D-man Shea Weber? All the folks in the Habs’ organization and their fans were shouting out the same mantra on every street corner […]

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About last night … Canadiens edge Washington 2-1

If the Ol' Blogger were a betting man, I'd be living in a cardboard box in Parc Lafontaine. And that's no fun at all in the kind of early-December

MONTREAL, QUE.: DECEMBER 10, 2016-- Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec carries the puck over the blue line as Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, and Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla follow behind during NHL action at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday December 10, 2016. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 57747

HI/O Show Bonus: Plekanec’s offence would get a boost from time on Canadiens’ top line

In one of our Hockey Inside/Out Show bonus segments, the panel — Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, former Canadien and TSN 690 radio host Chris Nilan, CBC Daybreak columnist Andie Bennett and

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Game Day: Carey Price will start for Canadiens against Capitals

STU COWAN The plan was for Al Montoya to make his ninth start of the season Saturday night when the Canadiens face the Washington Capitals (7 p.m., CITY, TVA

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About last night … San Jose beats Canadiens 4-2

The final score flatters the Canadiens. As did the final 10 minutes of their 4-2 loss to San Jose. Martin Jones, who could have played most of the game's first

MONTREAL, QUE.: December 09, 2015 -- Montreal Canadiens Alexei Emelin checks Boston Bruins Brett Connolly into the boards during first period of National Hockey League game in Montreal Wednesday December 09, 2015. (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

HI/O Show Bonus: Stu On the Point — Emelin’s late-game hit unwarranted

In one of our Hockey Inside/Out Show bonus segments, Stu On the Point, Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan talks about Alexei Emelin's hip check on Colorado’s Joe Colborne near

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Game Day: Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw sidelined with concussion-like symptoms

STU COWAN The Canadiens announced about an hour before Friday night's game against the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690) that Andrew

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Canadiens Notebook: Mike McCarron practises as a winger, but status uncertain vs. Sharks

STU COWAN Mike McCarron was skating as a right-winger during Thursday's practice in Brossard, with Brian Flynn at centre and Daniel Carr on the left, but Canadiens coach Michel

Sven Andrighetto of the Montreal Canadiens skates with the puck at practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard near Montreal Wednesday, April 6, 2016 as the team prepared to face the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday. (John Kenney / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Barberio, Andrighetto sent down to IceCaps; no suspension for Krug’s hit on Shaw

The Canadiens announced Tuesday that they have sent forward Sven Andrighetto and defenceman Mark Barberio to the St. John's IceCaps. The AHL team has a game on

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About last night … Bruins edge Canadiens 2-1 in OT

Can't win ALL the home games. At least the Canadiens were spared the ignominy of being shut out on home ice ... which loomed as a distinct possibility until Paul