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Rocket vs. Springfield recap: Dominant offensive game undone by opportunistic Thunderbirds

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — The Rocket piled up the shots, but suffered a weekend sweep against Springfield. After a hard fought loss against the Springfield Thunderbirds on Friday, the Rocket took the ice at Place Bell for a rematch with the same team on Saturday afternoon. The result was another disappointing one: A 4-2 loss, and a weekend sweep for Springfield. The lineup remained nearly the same, with the only...
  • New: 3 hr 47 min ago

Canadiens vs. Senators game recap: The Sens give the Habs a taste of their own medicine

Habs Eye on the Prize (David St-Louis) — Ottawa comes out on top in a duel of two early season surprises in the NHL. It was supposed to be a battle at the bottom of the Atlantic Division between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators , but both organizations have had surprising starts to the season. They have both taken on the identity of hard working teams and it seems to be a winning recipe early in the season as...
  • New: 5 hr 47 min ago

Links: Carey Price is on verge of passing Patrick Roy

Habs Eye on the Prize (Aruny Siv) — In today’s links, Carey Price is moving up the record books, how fatherhood is affecting Andrew Shaw and the rest of the NHL’s thoughts on William Nylander’s stand off. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Carey Price is set to accomplish some pretty significant records with the Canadiens, including one that will soon see him pass Patrick Roy. [ La Presse | Google Translate || TVA...
  • New: 7 hr 47 min ago

TSM: Ottawon

Habs Eye on the Prize (ShannLeah) — The Habs fall to Ottawa in a quick-paced game. 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. First Period Not game-related, but HNIC starts the broadcast with a little tribute to Gord Downie which is superb. We lost an absolute gem 24...
  • 14 hr 51 min ago

[Highlight] Paul Byron restores the two-goal lead

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — Montreal takes a 3-1 lead. Paul Byron re-opened a two-goal lead for the Montreal Canadiens over the Ottawa Senators as the Habs took a 3-1 lead. Kotkaniemi to Armia, and Byron finishes the play off #Habs up 3-1 pic.twitter.com/tFLH4P6VWM — Scott Matla (@scottmatla) October 20, 2018
  • 16 hr 53 min ago

[Highlight] Phillip Danault doubles the Canadiens lead

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — The Canadiens open up a 2-0 lead. Phillip Danault fired a shot past Craig Anderson to open up a 2-0 lead for the Montreal Canadiens against the Ottawa Senators after some nifty passing. Great passing between Paul Byron and Artturi Lehkonen leads to Danault doubling the #Habs lead pic.twitter.com/jSKSULFrm9 — Scott Matla (@scottmatla) October 20, 2018
  • 17 hr 13 min ago

[Highlight] Max Domi opens the scoring

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — The forward fires one home for the Habs in Ottawa. Max Domi opened the scoring for the Montreal Canadiens firing a bullet past Craig Anderson followed by a great celebration by Brendan Gallagher. Max Domi snipes, Brendan Gallagher then laughs at the Sens #Habs up 1-0 pic.twitter.com/Ph21wIVcCK — Scott Matla (@scottmatla) October 20, 2018
  • 17 hr 19 min ago

Canadiens vs Senators: Game thread

Habs Eye on the Prize (Juan A. Morales) — The rivalry continues in the first match up between these teams this season. Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators How to watch Puck drop: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT In Canada: Sportsnet 360, City TV , TVA Sports , Sportsnet Now Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live At the offset of the season, both the Canadiens and the Senators were two teams who were often overlooked...
  • 19 hr 39 min ago

Game 7: Habs @ Senators

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Can the Habs make it four in a row in primetime on Saturday night?
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CWHL Preview: Les Canadiennes look to rain on Thunder’s parade

Habs Eye on the Prize (Shayna) — Montreal faces off against the Clarkson Cup champions, who haven’t lost in regulation in 2018. After facing the Calgary Inferno in a rematch of the 2016 and 2017 Clarkson Cup final, Les Canadiennes now get set to host the 2018 Champion Markham Thunder for two games this weekend. Les Canadiennes and the Thunder have a long-standing rivalry and these games are always heated and usually close....
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Thunderbirds spoil Michael McCarron’s big night

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — McCarron had two goals, but the Rocket dropped a close game at home. On the heels of a dominant 5-2 victory Wednesday night against the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Laval Rocket kicked off a two-game series with the Springfield Thunderbirds. Friday night’s contest would feature a few lineup changes, with Cale Fleury stepping back in and Hayden Verbeek suiting up for his professional debut on...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Canadiens @ Senators: Game preview

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrea) — The Habs and the Sens come face-to-face for the first time this season. Montreal Canadiens @ Ottawa Senators How to watch Puck drop: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT In Canada: CITY-TV, TVA Sports, Sportsnet 360 Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live The Canadiens are riding a three-game winning streak, have nine points out of a possible 12, and are currently sitting at number two in the...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Links: Surprises at all three positions have Habs beating expectations

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — In today’s links, the new Tomas is thriving, the old Tomas is ailing, not even babysitting can wipe the smile of Kotkaniemi’s face, and urging patience with disappointing teams. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Canadiens are looking good, and players at all three positions are responsible for the turnaround. [ CBC ] One of those players, Carey Price , is just about to tie Patrick...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Canadiennes Notebook: Unconventional system cuts both ways

Habs Eye on the Prize (Jared Book) — A look back at the first weekend of the season. At a certain point, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I always wondered how teams would play Les Canadiennes on the road when it came to matching their lines. I never expected a four forward system at even strength. In reality, Shannon Miller has been using this system for years, but the idea to use four forwards at even strength in a formation was...
  • 2 days ago

Tomas Plekanec won’t join Habs in Ottawa for game against Senators

Habs Eye on the Prize (Julian McKenzie) — Habs announce that the centre has a lower back injury. The Montreal Canadiens announced that centre Tomas Plekanec has a lower back injury and won’t be joining the Canadiens in Ottawa for their Saturday evening game against the Senators . Medical update: Tomas Plekanec (lower back injury) will not make the trip to Ottawa. David Schlemko (knee) and Shea Weber (knee) will also remain...
  • 2 days ago