Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Canadiens @ Senators

The Montreal Canadiens face their neighbour, the Ottawa Senators. The Sens have only lost 2 of their 6 games, one of the losses coming in Overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Habs have decided to not let P.K. Subban play until the Habs game on Saturday. Petr Budaj, the backup goaltender for the Canadiens, will get his first start tonight, as Carey Price will take a rest from his 4 wins. The Habs won 4 of their 6 meeting against the Sens last season, from their 2 losses, the Habs managed to pick up a point in both games, as they took it to overtime, then a shootout. With the odds against the Sens, will the Habs pull through a win and go for a 5 game win streak? Or will they fall short and lose their streak?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Welcome Back P.K.!

As the Montreal Canadiens come off a victory over New Jersey Devils in 4-3 win in overtime, they also have come to a conclusion with Subban's agent agreeing on a 2 year contract term. Subban, who has not yet played a game in the 2012-13 season is going to be challenged on Tuesday night, as he faces the Winnipeg Jets in his first game of the season. The Canadiens are more than glad to welcome back their power defenseman to the roster. With Andrei Markov having already a goal in the last 3 games, Subban will look to do the same on Tuesday night, watch out for those rocket slap shots from the point line, as Subban has scored most of his career goals from the blue line.With good news, comes the bad news. Forward Max Pacioretty, will be out indefinetely for the next 3-4 weeks as he underwent emergency appendectomy on Saturday evening. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Canadiens Vs. Capitals

Coming off a win on the road against the Florida Panthers, the Canadiens visit the Capitals in Washington. The Canadiens have not won the last 6 games they've had against the Capitals, but that changed yesterday. What seemed to be a fair game in the first period as the score was kept at 0 a piece. As the second period started, the Capitals began to take too many penalties, leading the Canadiens to take advantage on a 5 on 3 powerplay. Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec scored 2 powerplay goals putting the Habs in a 2-0 lead. 6 minutes later, Brian Gionta in front of the net recieves a pass from Plekanec, tipping the puck into the net. Josh Gorges, the rookie defensemen, rips a slapshot from the blue line past Capitals goaltender, Neuvrith making it 4-0 Canadiens. Later in the third period, the Capitals would add a goal, but that's as far as they would go. Carey Price made 29 saves shutting out the top shooters: Ovechkin, Ribeiro and Green.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Galchenyuk & Markov

The Montreal Canadiens won their first game this season last night against the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-1. The Panthers had won all their previous 4 matches against the Canadiens and came into the game with confidence hoping they would keep their undefeated streak against the Habs, but the Habs had something else in mind. Coming off a season opener loss against the Maple Leafs, rumors were spread that the Canadiens are looking rather "sloppy" and "unprepared" for the 48 game season. Last night, the Canadiens proved those rumors wrong, the rookie forward, Alex Galchenyuk scored his first career NHL goal in a matter of just 19 minutes of being on the ice. Andrei Markov, the power defenseman who has suffered many knee injuries throughout the years, showcased his ability to rocket the puck behind the net, as he scored 2 powerplay goals. The Habs will take time to rest today, as they play the Capitals in Washington Thursday night at 7 pm.

Watch the Canadiens Vs. Panthers highlights here:


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Canadiens Vs. Panthers

The Montreal Canadiens look to bounce back from a home loss with their second season game, welcoming the Florida Panthers to the Bell Centre tonight at 7:30. The underrated Panthers have come off with a 5-1 victory of the 2002 Stanley Cup Champions, the Carolina Hurricanes. Former Habs forward and current Panthers team mate, Alex Kovalev will look to increase his points against his former team. Alex Kovalev who already has 3 points in 2 games, will look to capitalize on scoring and assist opportunities. In the 2011-12 season, the Canadiens could not win a single game against the Panthers, out of all 4 games in the last season, the Florida Panthers went 4-0. With a disadvantage at hand, will the Canadians break their losing streak against the Panthers? Or will they yet again fail? Tune into CBC tonight at 7:30 to watch the game!

1) To watch the game tune into CBC at 7:30 pm to watch the full game
2) To listen to the game on your mobiles/radio

Monday, January 21, 2013

Richard Garneau Passes Away

The entire Montreal Canadiens fan base and roster were struck with shocking news earlier today. Richard Garneau, the legendary voice for the Montreal Canadiens on La Soirée du hockey hockey channel for many years and served his time and voice deeply to excite and entertain the french fans watching at home. In more recent years, Richard played an integral role hosting many of the on-ice ceremonies which were related to the team's Centennial celebrations alongside Dick Irvin. The entire Canadiens organization wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the Garneau family. To honor Richard Garneau, The Canadiens organization will pay tribute to Mr. Richard Garneau Tuesday before the game versus the Florida Panthers. Your voice will forever stay within our hearts. Gone, but never forgotten!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

An Upset At Home Ice

An upset on behalf of last night's game. The Montreal Canadiens just could not capitilze on their power play opportunities against the Leafs. Start up goaltender, Scrivens for Toronto made 22 saves allowing only a single goal. The Toronto defense played exceptionally well last night as they did not let the Montreal forwards produce a single goal on any of their power play opportunities. Carey Price, the Montreal goalie, made a total of 24 saves on the night. Also, allowing the first shot to go in, Carey Price quoted "It's tough to get into it when you're chasing the puck around." The Canadiens taking 2 penalties in the first six minutes of game play brought down the crowds momentum, as Toronto would take over and score the first 2 goals of the game and end off with a win at the Bell Centre.

A good game though indeed, all you Leaf fans planning celebration parties, we shall soon meet again on February 9th! Here's more of yesterday's game recap:

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Season Game Opener!

The Montreal Canadians open the long awaited NHL 48 game season against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. After a long wait, fans from both cities will be watching this one! Will you be watching or listening? If you’re not a hockey fan, this is your chance to join the trend! Not a fan of trends? Just enjoy the game for what it is, the passion, the integrity of the crowd, the roaring and the soaring, the “Boo’s” and the “Woo’s!” Tonight, whether the Canadiens take the win or the Maple Leafs, hockey is a way of life, to bring people together and just simply have an amazing time with those around us. So pick up your remote or radio, turn it on at 7 pm and get ready to be entertained tonight!

1)  To watch the game tune into CBC at 7:00 pm to watch the full game
2)  To listen to the game on your mobiles/radio

Puck drops at 7 EST. GO HABS GO!