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Galchenyuk sweating out scoring struggles in playoff pressure-cooker

Plenty of Montreal players can take the blame for their team's struggles with the Canadiens facing a two-games-to-none deficit in a best-of-seven series against Tampa Bay. Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal's 21-year-old forward, is one of the more popular targets in the blame-game. Galchenyuk's production dropped off dramatically in the playoffs, as the 20-goal scorer in the regular season...
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Canadiens include Subban slash in playoff highlight reel (VIDEO)

The Montreal Canadiens asked fan-favorite video-maker Tim Thompson to create another one of his legendary pump-up videos for the second round of the playoffs, and Thompson included some controversial footage in the final product. Just over a minute into the video, Thompson rolled footage of P.K. Subban slashing Mark Stone, a play which resulted in Subban's ejection from the game...
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Canadiens must learn to handle adversity on the fly

The Montreal Canadiens seemingly breezed through the regular season. Behind the stellar play of goaltender Carey Price, they never went on a prolonged losing streak, never endured serious injuries and never had to worry about their playoff spot.But two games into the second round of the playoffs, the Canadiens are confronting a hefty share of adversity as they face a 2-0 deficit...
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Brandon Prust rips referee Brad Watson: He called me every name in the book

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust had a night to forget on Sunday, as he racked up a whopping 31 penalty minutes in his team’s Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In addition to hitting Lightning goalie Ben Bishop behind the net and getting into it with Braydon Coburn, Prust also had some issues...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Prust rips referee, accuses him of on-ice trash talk

Brandon Prust on Sunday accused a referee of targeting him. The Montreal Canadiens forward had a frustrating night, as the Tampa Bay Lightning rolled to a 6-2 win over the Habs, giving the Bolts a 2-0 lead with the series shifting to Tampa Bay. Prust’s frustrations boiled over with a late fight, but he also had issues with one of Game 2’s referees. Prust ripped referee Brad...
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Brandon Prust tosses elbow pad at Lightning bench after ejection (Video)

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust tossed his elbow pad at the Tampa Bay Lightning bench in frustration after being ejected in the final minutes of Sunday night's Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.The Habs were down 6-2 with under two minutes remaining in the game when Prust tripped Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, then followed it up by dropping his gloves...
Via Holdout Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Preview: Montreal Canadiens (1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (2)

Round 1 Recap: Montreal Canadiens (4-2 vs. Ottawa Senators) The opening round series against the Senators was no cakewalk for this Habs team. They made it through, unconvincingly, mainly because Carey Price remains a rock in net. Price was the best player in the last series against the Senators, and expects to be once again. If [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The...
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Top 5 takeaways from Montreal Canadiens first round win

The Montreal Canadiens are off to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs following a hard fought six-game series win over the Ottawa Senators. The wins didn’t come easy, as every one of the four was a one-goal win (save an empty netter in the last second of Game 6), including two in overtime. […] The post Top 5 takeaways from Montreal Canadiens first round win appeared...
Via Along the Boards
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Montreal Canadiens first round report card

After jumping out to a 3-0 series lead, it looked like the Montreal Canadiens were going to breeze through the first round with ease. This was until the Ottawa Senators showed life and rallied around the great play of their goaltender, Craig Anderson. The Canadiens did so also, most notably in Game 6 when their […] The post Montreal Canadiens first round report card appeared first...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL playoffs: Canadiens advance, will face Lightning or Red Wings

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The Montreal Canadiens have advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round after eliminating the Ottawa Senators with a 2-0 victory in Game 6 on Sunday. The Canadiens will face the Tampa Bay Lightning, who they defeated in four games in the 2014 Eastern Conference First Round, or the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the Stanley...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Canadiens play a prank on Carey Price

Carey Price stopped 43 shots in the Canadiens’ Game 6 victory over the Senators. Price made some ridiculous saves during his shutout and was largely responsible for the Canadiens moving on from the first round. Following his effort, the Canadiens decided to play a little joke on him. The post Video: Canadiens play a prank on Carey Price appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Senators fans angry after early whistle nullifies tying goal vs Canadiens (Video)

Ottawa Senators fans were furious after an early whistle by an official nullified the tying goal against Montreal in the second period of Sunday's Game 6 in their first round playoff series.Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau was robbed after knocking in the loose puck in front of Habs goaltender Carey Price. The refs had blew the whistle thinking Price had control of the puck,...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun Fact Friday – Why are the Montreal Canadiens Called “The Habs”?

By Michael Weber. Right now the Montreal Canadiens are locked in an inter-province battle with the Ottawa Senators during this first round of the 2015 NHL playoffs.  Montreal is enjoying a 3 – 1 game lead with chance to close out the series tonight at home.   If you’ve watched any of the games, or are just a hockey fan, you would know that the Montreal Canadiens are often...
Via Beyond The Spread
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens opt for youth with Greg Pateryn in Game 4

The Montreal Canadiens may not have had a game on Tuesday night, but that doesn’t mean they got the day off. With Game 4 taking place on Wednesday in Ottawa, the Canadiens opted for a change in scenery and headed to Mont-Tremblant after their Game 3 overtime victory on Sunday night. Nothing like a minute […] The post Montreal Canadiens opt for youth with Greg Pateryn in Game...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: P.K. Subban won't be suspended for slash

The Montreal Canadiens will have P.K. Subban on the ice for Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Ottawa Senators. Subban was ejected Wednesday night midway through the second period of the series opener after he hit Ottawa forward Mark Stone with a two-handed chop across Stone’s arm. The slash earned Subban a 5-minute major and a game misconduct, effectively...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: P.K. Subban ejected for controversial slash

Classic P.K. Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman known for his diving and on-ice antics (as well as, admittedly, being a really good player) committed a stupid penalty Wednesday night in his team’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Stanley Cup Playoff game. Subban blatantly wound up and slashed Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone in the second period of Wednesday’s game...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Therrien Looks To Take Next Step In Montreal

In his third season as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Michel Therrien is looking to take the next and most important step by making it to the finals and ending the Canadiens almost 22 year Stanley Cup drought. The most prestigious franchise in the NHL has been knocking on the door the past few seasons only to come up short of their ultimate goal. Therrien has risen to prominence...
Via Beyond The Benches
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Thompson is still making awesome hockey videos

Montreal Canadiens 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Video from HockeyFilms on Vimeo. The hockey world mourned the news that Hockey Night in Canada would be cutting back on Tim Thompson‘s opening montages this season with the move to Rogers.  Thompson’s opening intro video packages weren’t your run-of-the-mill network promotional video.  They weren’t a semi-famous actor reading...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Tremblay used P.K. Subban insult during DUI arrest

Mario Tremblay is not a fan of P.K. Subban. The former Montreal Canadiens forward and coach has been critical of Subban several times when speaking to the media, but it became clearer than ever how much Tremblay dislikes the star defenseman when Tremblay was arrested earlier this year. Tremblay was arrested in January after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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