Canadiens Sweep Lightning in Round One

The Montreal Canadiens are the only Canadian team in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  They are also the first team to be moving on. On Tuesday night the Habs completed a 4-0 sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in front of an elated crowd that could have blown the roof off the Bell Centre. Fans Read more

The Habs vs. Bolts Anti-Rivalry

The Montreal Canadiens are now one win away from advancing to the Atlantic Division final and I have to admit folks, I’m in unchartered territory here. Rivalries are made in the playoffs.  Looking back over the years Habs fans have developed a very real hatred for almost any team the Canadiens have faced in the Read more

Habs’ Rene Bourque Quieting Critics (Video)

Rene Bourque put on a show in game two of the Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Atlantic Division semifinal.  He may not be the human highlight reel that Nathan MacKinnon has been in two playoff games, but thanks to Bourque’s first two goal night since February of 2013, the Habs have a 2-0 lead Read more

Habs v. Bolts Game 1 Ends with Unlikely Hero

  If you opened a paper in Canada yesterday then you know that the Montreal Canadiens won the first game of their best of seven Atlantic Division semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime. If you watched the game with buddies you might have taken bets on who had ‘next goal’. It was Read more

Canadian NHL Teams end Season on a High

It might be the weather but it felt too early to listen to what-went-wrong interviews as players cleaned out their lockers. The 2013-2014 regular season officially ended on Sunday leaving fourteen teams outside the playoff picture and headed either to the World Championships or home for the summer.  For the first time since 1973, only Read more

Pre-Playoff Notes on the Habs Front

Well, folks we’re down to our final week of the NHL regular reason.   As of April 16th your Montreal Canadiens will be playing for hockey’s most coveted prize, the Stanley Cup. How they got here is nothing short of wondrous.  Despite mediocre 5 on 5 possession numbers, a sputtering powerplay and the worst goal differential Read more

Canadian NHL Teams Playoff Chances: Eastern Conference

With one week remaining in the regular season schedule, only one Canadian team has clinched a playoff spot, the Montreal Canadiens.  Not since 1973 has only one team made the playoffs from the country that claims the sport as its own. Luckily there’s still time.  But as of Sunday only the Toronto Maple Leafs have 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

Patrick Roy Returns to Montreal

It’s been almost 20 years since Patrick Roy last suited up for a game in a Montreal Canadiens jersey.  It’s been 17 years since he last faced his former team as a goaltender; and it’s been 6 years since he returned to the Bell Centre to generous applause when the Montreal Canadiens raised his banner Read more

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly on the Habs Front

  Dustin Tokarski gets his first start for the Montreal Canadiens It’s been a whirlwind week for your Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price and P.K. Subban brought home the Gold Medal from the Sochi Olympics, but Price returned injured;  the Habs had won 7 of 10 before their West Coast Road trip; then struggled in 3 Read more

NHL is Golden in Sochi

Canada’s men’s hockey team might be bringing home the Gold Medal but they are not the only ones to be leaving Sochi with fond memories and record achievements. In fact, when the NHL looks back on the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the injuries, defeats and controversies should be overshadowed by the uplifting stories, historical finishes and Read more

Price and Luongo go Head to Head

We can only hope, or imagine, that Mike Babcock will be keeping an eye on Thursday night’s game. Hoping, because Babcock will be coaching both the Canadiens starting goalie, Carey Price and the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo when they suit up for Team Canada at the upcoming Olympic Games, and only one can be the starting Read more

January Woes on the Habs Front

It’s ugly folks.  Maybe not Torts crashing the Flames dressing room ugly, but it’s ugly.  The Habs have yet to win back to back games in 2014 and are currently on a four game losing streak that has seen them out-hustled, outplayed, outskated and outscored 19-5. The Habs are a shell of their former 10-game-point-scoring-streak Read more

Hockey Day in Canada!

Get ready fellow Canadians, this weekend is the 14th Annual Hockey Day in Canada! The day is designed to celebrate hockey across our vast nation by bringing communities and Canadians together through a celebration of our favourite sport.  The day is hosted by Lloydminster, Canada’s only border city between Saskatchewan and Alberta, care of the Read more

Barring a disaster…

The Montreal Canadiens will make the playoffs. In fact, they should have home ice advantage. With only 9 games remaining in the regular season the Canadiens are sitting 1st in the North East Division and 2nd in the Eastern Conference with an impressive 25-9-5 record on the year. Granted, only the Pittsburgh Penguins have clinched Read more

Winners and Losers

With the Pittsburgh Penguins adding veteran skill and leadership in captains Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars and Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames only days before the gruesome, season-ending injury to captain Sidney Crosby, the Penguins have my vote for the runaway winners of the trade deadline sweepstakes. Tampa Bay did alright as well, Read more

The Playoff Picture

The shortened NHL season is well past the midway point and now closing in on the finish as the playoffs loom on the horizon. But before the post-season tees up the intensity, there is the trade deadline and that final regular season push for the final playoff spots. In the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Read more

Rookie Watch

One of the most exciting aspects of an NHL season is the Calder watch. Of course, the Calder is the trophy awarded to the league’s top rookie, and this year the battle is more intense than ever. With high praise already going to handful of prospects, including forwrds Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Conacher and Read more

Attention #Habs Fans!

As most of you may know, we have already had a lot of fun with our friends at montrealhockeytalk.com so far this season and we’re now excited to partner with them to bring you further excitement! Visit www.montrealhockeytalk.com to find out more details and be on the lookout for some exciting contests and giveaways coming Read more

NHL Mid-Season Awards

With everyone but the Boston Bruins having played at least 24 of the 48 games in this shortened NHL season, it’s time to take a look at who is leading their respective packs when it comes to the NHL awards. While individual awards are by no means the epitome of hockey, as the Stanley Cup Read more