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GAME #58 – Buffalo-3 Canadiens-2 (shootout) Feb. 15/2011

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

“Aggressive/Passive” is the frustrating way the Canadiens sometimes play and over the season this inability to close out hockey games has cost the Canadiens points in the standings.
They had complete control of the game in the first period; outshooting the Sabres 18-7 and taking a 2-0 lead. Then their passive alter-ego took over. In the final two periods and the overtime they had two fewer shots than their first period total and but for some pretty spectacular work from Carey Price, this game might have been an embarrassing Sabres blowout win.

BRENDON NASH PROMOTED-Five Rookies on Canadiens

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

The Canadiens kiddie corps added another member today. Defenseman Brendon Nash was called up from Hamilton today, bringing the youth brigade to six, four of whom started the season with the Bulldogs. He joins rookies Lars Eller, P.K. Subban, David Desharnais, and Yannick Weber plus Max Pacioretty, who played 86 games with the Canadiens in two earlier stints before being promoted from Hamilton in mid-December.

PREVIEW GAME #58 Buffalo @ Canadiens (Feb.15/2011)

Feb 13th, 2011 | By

Their fifth meeting of the season. The Canadiens beat the Sabres the first three times they met this season before Buffalo won 2-1 in overtime on January 18th. The Canadiens are coming off a 3-0 shutout win over Toronto on Saturday at the Bell Centre. The Sabres lost 7-6 in overtime at home to the New York Islanders on Sunday. Patrick Lalime will get his first start in goal since November replacing Ryan Miller who had started 31 straight games. Carey Price starts for the 50th time this season.


Feb 9th, 2011 | By

The usually well-plugged-in Pierre Lebrun, as part of the ESPN Daily Debate today, reported that the Canadiens are among those inquiring about defensemen Tomas Kaberle or Chris Phillips, both of whom are pending unrestricted free-agents.  According to Lebrun,  I was told over the weekend that both teams (the Canadiens and Bruins) have made similar overtures

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PREVIEW- Game #55 – Canadiens at Boston (Feb.9/2011)

Feb 8th, 2011 | By

Both teams are coming off losses but each has won three of their last four. The Canadiens have won all three games this season vs. the Bruins and have won four straight in Boston. Overall the Canadiens are 8-1-2 in the last nine games in Boston.

PREVIEW-GAME #53 NY Rangers @ Canadiens (Feb.5/2011)

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

The Canadiens are two for two against the New York Rangers this season. They play the third of the four game season series Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens have won both of their post All-Star game starts while the Rangers have lost to Pittsburgh and New Jersey. As a result, the Canadiens have been able to vault over the Rangers into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

GAME #52 – Canadiens-3 Florida-2 (Feb.2/2011)

Feb 2nd, 2011 | By

Come-from-behind wins were not part of the Canadiens’ pedigree through the first fifty games of the season. Fifteen times they trailed at the end of the first period and onlytwice had they managed to turn those games into a win. That was then. Their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers Wednesday night at the Bell

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PREVIEW – Game #52 – Florida at Canadiens (Feb.2/2011)

Feb 2nd, 2011 | By

Alex Auld will start in goal for the Canadiens against the Panthers Tomas Vokoun. Since their 2-8-0 stretch in December the Canadiens have lost only two of thirteen games outright; 8-2-3 (19 of a possible 26 points). Included is one shootout win (last night) and three overtime losses. An indication of the fine line between wins and losses; during their current streak the Canadiens have outscored their opposition 38-35. The two outright losses were lopsided; , 5-2 in Philadelphia and 5-2 at home to Pittsburgh. The only ‘laugher’ was the 7-1 win in Ottawa. The other ten games were decided by one goal

GAME #51 Canadiens-3 Washington-2 (shootout) (Feb.1/2011) 1

Feb 1st, 2011 | By

This one had all of the makings of the disaster. The early going of the game had the eerie look of the Canadiens last game in Philadelphia just before the break when they dug themselves into a 2-0 hole and had no ability to come back On this night the Canadiens dug in, got their game together and dominated the second and third period and thanks to Brian Gionta’s three goals, two in the game and another in the shootout, they won 3-2.

PREVIEW – Canadiens at Washington Game #51 (Feb.1/2011)

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Second of the four game season series. The Capitals won the first game 3-0 in Washington December 28th. Coach Jacques Martin has switched the centremen on the top two lines. Plekanec between Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty; Scott Gomez centering Andrei Kostitsyn and Lars Eller. Carey Price in goal against Semyon Varlamov in an evenly matched game, at least statistically. First of four games in six days for the Canadiens. (read more)

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