Canadiens Game Story

FOURTH STRAIGHT LOSS – Toronto-4 Canadiens-3 (Overtime) October 14, 2017)

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

They were better but still not good enough. The Canadiens scored three goals,    That’s is a good thing. They also came from behind to take a 3-2 lead midway through the second period but then coughed that up and in the end lost 4-3 in overtime. That’s four losses in a row.  Four losses

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HELP WANTED – Chicago-3 Canadiens-1 (Oct. 10, 20170

Oct 11th, 2017 | By

The Canadiens have averaged 39 shots on goal in their four games this season and have only four goals to show and two of those were scored while they were killing off penalties.

The anxiety of fans to fret about the sparsity of goals is natural but the Canadiens have created enough chances and have enough of their forwards playing well for me to believe they’re going to snap out of it eventually.

TOOTHLESS IN NEW YORK – NY Rangers-2 Canadiens-0 (Oct. 8,2017)

Oct 8th, 2017 | By

If it ain’t one thing it’s the other.

Now it’s the offense.

After being blanked by the Rangers Sunday night, the Canadiens now have three goals to show in three games.   They have played just under 139 minutes five-on-five and have one goal to show for it. The other two were scored while the Canadiens were killing off penalties.

WELL BEATEN – Washington-6 Canadiens-1 (Oct. 7, 2017)

Oct 8th, 2017 | By

Two games into the season and two uninspired performances. Against Buffalo, the Canadiens put in one period and an overtime and came away with their shootout win. Versus Washington they were buried before the game was four minutes along.

PRICE STANDS TALL – Canadiens-3 Buffalo-2 (shootout) Oct. 5, 2017

Oct 6th, 2017 | By

The Canadiens have the goaltender. It’s always been my answer to allay the fears of the many in Montreal who predicted their team was going to have trouble making the playoffs.

The goaltender was the difference one more time. Carey Price faced stopped 46 of 48 shots, including all three in the shootout and the Canadiens opened their season with a 3-2 win over the Sabres Thursday night.

GAME OVER – RANGERS IN SIX – New York-3 Canadiens-1 (April 22, 2017)

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

And so it ends. After winning two in a row to take a 2-1 series lead, the Canadiens dropped the next three and they’re gone from the playoffs yet again.  That’s 24 years since that 1993 Stanley Cup win. Like every game in the series, this one was decided by a break here or there

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AGAINST THE WALL – NY Rangers-3 Canadiens-2 (Overtime) April 20, 2017

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

We’ve seen it so many times, especially with the most recent versions of the Canadiens. Their work ethic gets them a lead but their offense can’t get them the needed extra one that will get them over the hump.  As a result the sit back, protecting the one-goal advantagel and the opposition comes back on

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ALL EVEN AT TWO – NY Rangers-2 Canadiens-1 (April 18, 2017)

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

You didn’t think the Rangers were going to out of this series with a whimper did you? Home ice hasn’t been a friend to the Rangers for much of this season but they finally used it to full advantage in the 2-1 win over the Canadiens Tuesday night.  And now the Eastern Quarterfinal series is

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ROAD PERFECTION – Game Three – Canadien-3 Rangers-1 (April 16, 2017)

Apr 17th, 2017 | By

There was a time when teams had as much anxiety playing at Madison Square Garden as they did at the Montreal Forum or the Bell Centre. Those days in New York seem to have disappeared, some say with the renovation of the arena in 2014.   That’s one of the reasons given.  Others, who have much

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HIGH ANXIETY – Canadiens Come Back To Win 4-3 in Overtime – Game Two – April 14, 2017

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

For two periods the Canadiens were their own worst enemy Friday night against the New York Rangers. The Canadiens blew 1-0 and 2-1 leads and the Rangers took a 3-2 lead in the third period. All three of the goals were the result of defensive blunders, two by Nathan Beaulieu and then on the go-ahead

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