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Blues open road trip at surprising Canadiens

Source | 2 days ago.

The Montreal Canadiens will try and build on their surprisingly strong start to the season when they host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at Bell Centre. The Canadiens, picked by many forecasters to dwell near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, are off to a 3-1-1 start after a 7-3 home win against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. The Canadiens are in third place in the Atlantic Division.

The Buzzer: Tatar’s three-point night; Matthews makes more history

Source | 4 days ago.

Three Stars 1. Tomas Tatar, Montreal Canadiens. Two big wins in a row for the Canadiens. Two big nights for Tatar, who now has six points in his last two games. During a 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings, Tatar scored a goal and assisted on two others

The Buzzer: Kessel, Perron tally hat tricks; Campbell blanks Habs

Source | 8 days ago.

Three Stars 1. Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh Penguins – Kessel powered the Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights with his sixth career hat trick. It was the 48th time No. 81 has recorded a multi-goal game and all three goals saw involvement

Penguins G Murray diagnosed with concussion

Source | 11 days ago.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was diagnosed with a concussion, the team announced prior to Tuesday's practice. It is Murray's second known concussion in eight months and third of this career. The latest one apparently occurred during the first period of Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadiens when there was a collision between Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher and Murray.

How Canadiens can exceed expectations this year

Source | 13 days ago.

Maybe you looked at the Montreal Canadiens roster at the start of the season and had the same thoughts that I did. Given where this team is coming from a year ago and the roster it is putting on the ice to start this season the Canadiens being a seriously competitive team would probably be a pretty big surprise. It is important to point out that we are still in the first week of the NHL season, right in the thick of that time period on the schedule where it’s easy to jump to bad conclusions that can make you look like a doofus a few months later when we look back on it.

Blackhawks should get used to winning ugly

Source | 14 days ago.

Not long ago, the Chicago Blackhawks probably would have been fuming about the sort of win they opened the season with, not unlike Aaron Rodgers essentially subtweeting his coach after a 22-0 Packers victory. If the Ottawa Senators aren’t written in Sharpie as the odds-on worst team in the NHL, they enter 2018-19 as easily the most miserable (you’re off the hook, Montreal Canadiens). In trading away Erik Karlsson and Mike Hoffman during a historically bad summer, the Senators took on the Blackhawks last night with Mark Stone, Matt Duchene, and … not a whole lot else.

Habs’ Lehkonen scores first goal of 2018-19 NHL season

Source | 15 days ago.

As you can see in the video below, Montreal Canadiens forward Artturi Lehkonen scored the first goal of the 2018-19 NHL season, putting the Habs up 1-0 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Habs fans would likely be delighted to see that Max Domi helped make the goal happen by creating some havoc in front of Frederik Andersen‘s net. The Canadiens put quite a bit of pressure on the Maple Leafs early on, but Toronto started to settle things down.

Scratch of Karl Alzner another symbol of Habs' poor decision-making

Source | 16 days ago.

If Karl Alzner can’t crack the Habs’ blue line now, what do the next three years look like for him? On Wednesday, Montreal Canadiens defenceman Karl Alzner will lose his streak of 622 consecutive games played — not because he’s suffered an injury or is dealing with some manner of personal business, but simply because the team has opted to make him a healthy scratch. There’s no justification for an impassioned defence of his spot in any NHL lineup — even with the sub-par unit the Canadiens will ice.

Austin Matthews scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 3-2

Source | 16 days ago.

John Tavares let out a big sigh of relief during the pregame introductions. The Toronto Maple Leafs did the same thing after an ugly season-opening victory. Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the night at 1:01 of overtime to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Blues acquire defenseman Jerabek for draft pick

Source | 19 days ago.

The St. Louis Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2020, the team announced Monday. The 5-foot-11 Jerabek split his time in the 2017-18 season between Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League, the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals. On the year, he tallied 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 17 regular season games with Laval as well as eight points (two goals, six assists) in 36 regular season games in the NHL.

New in Town: Montreal Canadiens

Source | 21 days ago.

Marc Bergevin is betting big on Max Domi. Finishing the 2017-18 season with the fourth-worst record in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens shook things up this summer. The most notable move the Habs made saw Max Pacioretty leave ‘La Belle Province’ after 10 seasons of service.

What will the Canadiens have to show for all their deals?

Source | 23 days ago.

The Montreal Canadiens have developed an idiosyncrasy in recent years where they seem to feel the need to trade away really, really good players. Since the 2015-16 offseason they’ve moved P.K. Subban, Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty. If Galchenyuk pans out as top line centre as the Arizona Coyotes hope, that’ll just add insult to injury for the consistently centre-starved Canadiens.

Busted up Ekblad on Domi sucker punch: 'Scores will be settled'

Source | 28 days ago.

Max Domi wanted a fight, and he may eventually get his wish. Sporting two shiners and a broken nose at his media availability on Friday, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad all but promised retribution for the sucker punch the Montreal Canadiens centre landed flush in Wednesday’s preseason contest. “I think he’s stupid for doing it,” Ekblad told George Richards of The Athletic.

NHL suspends Max Domi for remainder of preseason

Source | 28 days ago.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety immediately scheduled a disciplinary hearing for him on Thursday, indicating there would almost certainly be some supplementary discipline to follow. The NHL announced on Thursday that Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason (the Canadiens have five preseason games left).

Canadiens' Domi suspended for preseason for punching Ekblad

Source | 28 days ago.

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game. The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi. Domi began tugging on Ekblad's shirt, asking him to fight.

Canadiens' Domi suspended for preseason for punching Ekblad

Source | 29 days ago.

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game. The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi. Domi began tugging on Ekblad's shirt, asking him to fight.

Max Domi sucker punches Aaron Ekblad in NHL preseason game

Source | 29 days ago.

MONTREAL (AP) -- Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi's sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was ''gutless.'' Domi was given a match penalty for punching Ekblad in the nose in the third period in the Panthers' 5-2 exhibition victory over the Montreal

NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

Source | 29 days ago.

When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. The only possible defense (and that word should be used loosely) of the DoPS here is that because the Canadiens have five preseason games remaining, and because suspensions longer than five games require an in-person hearing as mandated by the CBA, the league would have had to handle this incident with an in-person hearing to take away regular season games.