About last night …

NOW they’re playing good hockey? Where were these Montreal Canadiens in December, January, February and most of March, when the season went down the dumper? The good news: Just about everyone in beau-blanc-rouge played a solid game.  The Canadiens blew […]

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MONTREAL, QUE.: JANUARY 26, 2016-- Montreal Canadiens left wing Jacob De La Rose waits for the puck to drop during a face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets during NHL action at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday January 26, 2016.  (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Red Wings-Canadiens preview: De La Rose replaces Matteau in lineup

Red Wings vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE The matchup: While the Canadiens have been eliminated from playoff contention, they could still have an

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This Date in Habs History: March 29

March 29, 1919: The Canadiens defeated Seattle 4-3 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. The Canadiens scored three times in the third period to tie the game then

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Habs’ Subban won’t play again vs. Red Wings

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE P.K. Subban took part in Monday's practice in Brossard — even working on the first power-play unit — but he's still not ready to return to

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This Date in Habs History: March 28

March 28, 1930: The Canadiens and New York Rangers set a record for the longest overtime played at 68 minutes and 52 seconds with the Canadiens' Gus Rivers scoring the winner in a 2-1

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Condon Habs’ nominee for Bill Masterton Trophy

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is presented to the NHL player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." Perserverance is a good

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Time for Habs to give youngsters more ice time

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The Canadiens were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre. Maybe that means coach Michel

Detroit Red Wings Chris Chelios is one of the seniors of the NHL.

This Date in Habs History: March 27

March 27, 1926: Goalie Georges Vézina died of tuberculosis. March 27, 1925: Howie Morenz scored three goals in a 4-2 win over Victoria. March 27, 1951: The Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings played


About last night …

Now that your Montreal Canadiens have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, let's assuage our sorrows with a seasonal history lesson.  This spring marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter

MONTREAL, QUE.: MARCH 25, 2016--   Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais ducks behind Montreal Canadiens goalie Mike Condon's net as Joel Hanley chases him during a team practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Montreal on Friday March 25, 2016. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Rangers-Canadiens preview: Hanley gets start on blue line for fourth straight game

Rangers vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre, Saturday, 7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690 PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE The matchup: The Rangers, who are on a two-game winning streak, are looking for their