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Monday Habs Headlines: There’s still plenty of untapped offensive talent on this Canadiens roster

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — In today’s links, the Canadiens can still entertain fans in their final 35 games, Coffey hired by the Oilers, and the Vegas Golden Knights are on top of the hockey world. Montreal Canadiens news and notes There isn’t much to look forward to as far as playoffs are concerned, but there’s still plenty of untapped offensive potential in the lineup that could at least make for an entertaining...
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Les Canadiennes see nine-game win streak snapped in split with Toronto Furies

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — After a win on Saturday, Montreal falls behind too far as the comeback falls short One day after a 7-3 win, Les Canadiennes saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end with a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Furies on Sunday at the Mastercard Centre. Amanda Makela was outstanding for her first win of the season, making 28 saves against the team she was a part of last season. It was the first...
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Canadiens vs. Bruins 5 Takeaways: Meeting an unstoppable force

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — The Habs hung in for the first half of the game, but the relentless pressure of the Bruins finally paid dividends. Pacioretty’s goal-scoring run With the goal that opened the scoring in yesterday’s game, Max Pacioretty now has seven goals in his last seven games, and that number may actually be eight because the puck was very close to hitting him on the way into the net in the one during...
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Rocket vs. Senators recap & highlights: Charlie Lindgren bounces back to shut out Belleville

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — A hot start to the game propelled the Rocket in a 4-0 win. After a disappointing effort on Friday night against the Belleville Senators, the Laval Rocket would square off against the same side on Saturday as well and it was a reversal of the situation as they pulled out a 4-0 win in Belleville. Between the pipes would be Charlie Lindgren for the Rocket, Lindgren was looking to make up...
  • 20 hr 34 min ago

Canadiens vs. Bruins game recap: Montreal loses to Boston for a third time in a week

Habs Eye on the Prize (Shayna) — The Habs hung in on the scoreboard, but were outplayed in all aspects on Saturday night. The Montreal Canadiens played their third game in eight days against the Boston Bruins , taking a 4-1 loss in what was a much more heated game than the meeting on Wednesday. Brendan Gallagher was full of energy right from the drop of the puck, getting the Canadiens first shot on Tuukka Rask just...
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Sunday Habs Headlines: Carey Price has dealt with chronic fatigue since the beginning of the season

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — In today’s links, an elite goaltender’s struggles are partially explained, Phillip Danault is up and about, Will Bitten is unstoppable, and memories of Red Fisher are shared. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Carey Price disclosed that he has been dealing with chronic fatigue since early in the season, which affected his game. Efforts to alter his diet have proven effective in helping...
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Sunday Habs Headlines: Carey Price was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the beginning of the season

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — In today’s links, an elite goaltender’s struggles are partially explained, Phillip Danault is up and about, Will Bitten is unstoppable, and memories of Red Fisher are shared. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Carey Price was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome early in the season, which affected his game. Efforts to alter his diet have proven effective in returning him to healthy...
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Canadiens vs. Bruins Top Six Minutes: Pastabarnak

Habs Eye on the Prize (Julian McKenzie) — Boston defeats Montreal for the third time in eight days. For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. Pre-game thoughts: First thing's first, rest in peace to Red Fisher. If you haven't already, please read Michael Farber's ...
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[Highlight] Paul Byron steals the puck and sets up yet another goal from Max Pacioretty

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — An aggressive backcheck leads to the game’s opening goal. Paul Byron recovered the puck at the blue line and starts a two-on-one counter-attack. Max Pacioretty accepts his pass and scores for the seventh time in the past seven games. Top line center Paul Byron picks McAvoy's pocket, dishes to Max Pacioretty who gives Montreal a 1-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/gv6QVvlljd — Scott Matla...
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Canadiens vs. Bruins: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Habs Eye on the Prize (David S. Landsman) — In the third meeting between the Habs and Bruins in eight days, Montreal seeks its first win. Usually when two teams play each other three times in a week it’s because their locked in a post-season series. Granted, these two teams know each other very well in the playoffs, but this is just some twisted schedule-making in the regular season which sees the Boston Bruins and Montreal...
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Canadiens vs. Bruins: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Habs Eye on the Prize (David S. Landsman) — Montreal looks to finally solve the case of the big, bad Bruins. The Montreal Canadiens were finally able to snap their three-game losing skid Friday evening, as they edged out the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals 3-2 at Capital One Arena. There were a few players who stood out, including, but not limited to, the man between the pipes, Antti Niemi. The 34-year-old...
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Remembering the iconic Red Fisher

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jennifer B. Cutler) — The incomparable Red Fisher, the legend, has passed away at 91 years young and it is truly the end of an era. For multiple generations, readers of the Montreal Gazette and now-defunct Montreal Star were spoiled by reading Red’s authoritative coverage of the Montreal Canadiens . His articles weren’t simply game recaps. Instead he was able to zero in on the true essence of a match. The way...
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Canadiens vs. Capitals 5 Takeaways: Frustrations and celebrations

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — The Habs worked hard to turn what could have been another disppointing night into a victory. The mid-slot defence on the penalty kill The Montreal Canadiens defencemen have a tendency to leave players alone at the side of the net while defending higher up in the zone to prevent point shots. This tactic has been pointed out as one used by Karl Alzner this season, with many of the goals...
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Rocket vs. Senators recap & highlights: Road to playoffs gets steeper after 4-1 loss

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — Goaltending the difference as team falls farther back of final spot. Charlie Lindgren picked a bad time to have one of his worst outings of the season as he didn’t even make it to the game’s halfway mark as the Laval Rocket fell to the Belleville Senators 4-1 on Friday night at Place Bell. The Rocket actually outshot the Senators 37-23 but Lindgren allowed four goals on 10 shots while ...
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