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Posted 6 hours ago

BROSSARD – There’s nothing the Canadiens would like more than to head into the NHL’s Christmas break on a high note, but the New York Islanders should present a formidable challenge on Tuesday night.

Jack Capuano’s contingent has played solid hockey since the start of the 2014-15 campaign, posting a sparkling 23-10-0 record through 33 games. They currently sit second in the Eastern Conference with 46 points, which also ranks them fourth in the league, just three points back of the first-place Anaheim Ducks.

The Islanders will be riding a four-game winning streak entering Tuesday night’s tilt at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum,…

These guys are good
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – The Ottawa Senators were simply no match for the line of Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty on Saturday night.

The Canadiens’ top trio accounted for two goals and five points, pacing Michel Therrien’s troops to a 4-1 victory in their final appearance before the Bell Centre faithful during the 2014 calendar year. With the win, the Habs concluded their season-long five-game home stand with eight out of a possible ten points.

“We don’t have anyone with designated roles. That’s what we like about our line. We know that anyone can get in on the forecheck. We all battle…

The Numbers Game – D…
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at Saturday’s game between the Canadiens and the Senators in Montreal.

4 – Number of times the Canadiens and the Senators will do battle this season, with Saturday night’s tilt marking the first time the two teams clashed during the 2014-15 campaign. Michel Therrien’s troops won the season series by a 3-2 margin last year, winning the final three meetings between the two clubs.

36 – Number of candles on Andrei Markov’s birthday cake on Saturday as the Canadiens rearguard celebrated the special occasion by going up against the Senators. Markov has spent 14 of those…

Game Preview: Senato…
Posted 2 days ago

SENATORS (14-12-6) @ CANADIENS (20-11-2)

The Canadiens welcome the Ottawa Senators to the Bell Centre on Saturday night for their final home game of 2014.

Michel Therrien’s troops won’t play in front of their fans until January 6, 2015. They will battle the Islanders, the Hurricanes, the Panthers, the Devils and the Penguins during that span.

Max Pacioretty, who was injured on Thursday night against the Ducks, remains a game-time decision for Saturday night’s tilt. He took part in the morning skate, and a decision on his playing status will be made following the pre-game warmup. If he isn’t ready to return, Michael…

24CH now available v…
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL CANADIENS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

MONTREAL – 24CH, the groundbreaking documentary series chronicling the on- and off-ice evolution of the 2014-15 Montreal Canadiens season, is now available online for the first time to all members of Club 1909.

Outside of Canada, members of Club 1909, the Canadiens’ loyalty program, will have full and unlimited access to 24CH.

In Canada, fans will have access to all 24CH episodes on club1909.com following a six-week waiting period after the initial broadcast of an episode. Episodes 1 through 5 will be available as of Saturday, December 20, for Club 1909 members living in Canada.

“We answered the call from…