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Game Preview: Panthe…
Posted 11 hours ago

PANTHERS (34-26-14) @ CANADIENS (46-21-8)

The Canadiens will try to lock up a playoff spot when the Florida Panthers visit the Bell Centre on Saturday.

The Habs could have potentially punched their postseason tickets before even hitting the ice on Saturday, but following Boston’s 4-2 matinee decision over the Rangers at TD Garden, Montreal now must win against Florida to clinch.

The Panthers meanwhile, are still in the hunt for a wild card spot, sitting just three points back of the Bruins and the Ottawa Senators.

The Habs will be looking to make the most of home ice advantage on Saturday after returning home…

The road to the Memo…
Posted 1 day ago

The road to the Memorial Cup
Here’s a Canadiens prospects focused preview of this year’s CHL playoffs.

Nikita Scherbak (1st round, 26th overall in 2014)

Team: Everett Silvertips (43-20-9) – 95 points – 1st place in the U.S. Division
Opponent: Spokane Chiefs (34-34-4) – 72 points – 1st Wild Card in the Western Conference

The Everett Silvertips acquired Nikita Scherbak from the Saskatoon Blades at the start of the 2014-15 season with the intention of making a deep playoff push this spring. That scenario could very well play out if the Canadiens’ first-round pick continues producing at the same pace he has been thus far,…

Forever connected
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – Max Pacioretty has come a long way since his playing days at the University of Michigan, and his former linemates couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishments.

Back in 2007-08, the Canadiens’ No. 67 played his one and only season with college hockey’s winningest program, sporting the maize and blue as a freshman on a line with captain Kevin Porter and alternate captain Chad Kolarik, both of whom were seniors at the time. The trio was widely considered the best in the country, combining for 78 goals and 158 points in 33 games, and pacing the Wolverines to a 33-6-4…

Post-game notebook –…
Posted 2 days ago

WINNIPEG – In Thursday’s post-game notebook; no shortage in the shot department, the Jets’ effort comes as no surprise, and Dustin Tokarski praises his opponent.

Shots, shots and more shots: You have to give credit to Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec. He played one outstanding game on Thursday night, turning aside 39 shots to pick up his sixth straight victory between the pipes. Pavelec was particularly good during the first period when Michel Therrien’s troops racked up 20 shots on goal trying to break the game wide open. It was the second time this season that the Canadiens managed to register at…

The Numbers Game: Ma…
Posted 2 days ago

WINNIPEG – Here’s a numerical look at Thursday’s game between the Habs and the Jets in Winnipeg.

38 – Difference, in pounds, between the heaviest player on the Winnipeg Jets’ roster, Dustin Byfuglien, who weighs in at a league-leading 260 lbs., and Greg Pateryn, who leads the Canadiens at 222 lbs.

199 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens’ resident iron man P.K. Subban has laced up his skates. Subban hasn’t missed a single game since January 30, 2013.

200 – Number of career games Brendan Gallagher has played in the NHL, including Thursday night’s contest in Winnipeg. Gallagher reached the…