Feb 9 2019: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

If the Stanley Cup playoffs started today, the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs would be gearing up for their first postseason meeting since 1979. What a sight that would be. We have to assume that both organizations, with their eyes glued to the standings, are achingly aware that on Saturday night, we’ll get a Read more

Montreal Canadiens at Nashville Predators

Few games are more important to fans of the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens than these matchups. The first of the 2017-18 season is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 22 when the Preds host the Habs at Bridgestone Arena at 7 pm. It’s been two seasons since the trade that shook the hockey world, when Canadiens GM Marc Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

In our first featured Game of the Week of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Montreal Canadiens at the Centre Bell on Saturday, October 14 at 7 pm. The teams might be on different trajectories but that doesn’t make the storied rivalry any less fierce since these teams have always brought the best and Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers

There are few head-to-head talent matchups in the NHL that are more exciting than Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby.  The two supremely talented players represent the old guard vs. the new, the current era vs. the future.  It’s all the more exciting that both are Canadian. In essence, fans are watching Team Canada’s captain facing Read more

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

There are few Saturday night match-ups more thrilling than the Leafs vs. Habs, teams with a longstanding rivalry that always play their best when the other is in the building.  Even better, they’re good teams. The Habs rank first in the Atlantic Division while the Leafs are only five points behind (with a game in Read more

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

The division-rival Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators square-off for the second time this season on Tuesday, November 22 in Montreal. This is the Senators’ first visit of the season to the Bell Centre, where the Habs are essentially unbeatable.  Game one of the regular season series between the two took place at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens

For the first time in recent memory, the Montreal Canadiens did not kickoff their season against the rival-Toronto Maple Leafs.  With two games on the road, a decisive victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday and a 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the Habs now return to the Bell Centre for Read more

Montreal Canadiens 2016-2017 Preseason Schedule

The Montreal Canadiens didn’t waste any time trying to make the team better heading into the 2016-2017 NHL season. In case you forgot, the Habs sat in first place at the quarter mark of the 2015-2016 season only to plummet out of the playoffs by the end of the season, leading many to believe that the roster, Read more

2016 Winter Classic Boasts All Star Alumni Lineup

The 2016 Bridgestone Winter Classic lineup may have taken a blow this week with the news that All Star goaltender of the Montreal Canadiens, Carey Price will be unavailable after aggravating an injury last week, there is still plenty of buzz surrounding the first outdoor match-up between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins, one of the greatest Read more

Price Leads NHL Awards Nominations

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is the only NHL player with the opportunity to bring home three trophies at this year’s annual awards. After a remarkable season in which Price broke the Canadiens’ regular season win record, Price has been nominated for the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, the Vezina for the Read more

Habs Get Their Man in Petry

Last week the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had re-upped their primary free agent target, defenseman Jeff Petry, with a 6-year, $33 million dollar contract that included a no trade clause. The Canadiens acquired Petry at the March trade deadline from Edmonton in order to help solidify their top-four defensive core. The Michigan native had 3 Read more

Down to Two: Canadiens and Flames Moving on

With the first round of the NHL Playoffs drawing to a close, only two Canadian teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup: the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames. We knew at least two would be advancing since four Canadian teams matched up against each other in the Conference Quarterfinals, thereby automatically eliminating two Read more

NHL Playoffs: Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens open their first round series against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.  It will be an emotional and hard-fought series between the only two Canadian teams that qualified for the post-season in the Eastern Conference. Here’s what you need to know about the series ahead: Regular Season: The Read more

Where They Stand: Montreal Canadiens

Record: 30-13-3 Standing: 6th overall According to CBC Sports, the Montreal Canadiens had a 98.8% chance of making the playoffs going into Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Stars, their first after the All Star break.  The Habs won the game 3-2 and are now 7-2-1 in their last ten games. Despite that the Habs are 3rd in Read more

Notes on the Habs Front: Game On!

Welcome back folks! It felt like a short off-season probably because it was one; thanks to the Montreal Canadiens’ epic run to the Conference Finals last season.  Sadly, it ended in defeat, to the New York Rangers no less.  It stings but we’re ready to move on.  It’s a new chance for a fresh start. The 2014-2015 NHL season Read more

Brodeur Not Welcome in Montreal?

On Thursday, it was widely reported that native Montrealer and future Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur would consider ceding a starting job to become Carey Price’s backup. “If the Canadiens made me an offer, it goes without saying that I would listen to what they have to offer me,” Brodeur said, as reported by Read more

St. Louis, We Love You but…

This article first appeared on TheHockeyWriters as The St. Louis Story Line has run its Course. We get it.  New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is on fire.  A fire fueled by a difficult season that saw the defending Art Ross Trophy winner (awarded to the NHL’s leading scorer) snubbed from Canada’s Olympic roster only Read more

Habs Facing a Mental Challenge

For the first time in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs the Montreal Canadiens are down by 2 games in a series.  Not just any series, the Conference Finals, the series that will crown the Conference Champions before the victor moves on to the Stanley Cup Finals. And it will take the same mental fortitude that Read more

Habs vs. Bruins: 5 Things you Need to Know

The wait is over, folks. Tonight, the heroic Montreal Canadiens will finally face their Lex Luther, the Boston Bruins. There’s been plenty of time to build up the series.  The Habs eliminated the Tampa Bay Lightning in four games and the Bs eliminated the Detroit Red Wings in 5, giving each a lengthy break to Read more

Uplifting Notes on the Habs Front

If you’re still not impressed with the Montreal Canadiens, you may never be.  Sure, the team is 5-5-0 in their last ten but after a difficult road trip the Habs came home and battled for wins in four of their last five games, including a record breaking comeback against the Ottawa Senators last Saturday followed Read more