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- One tough town
Posted 14 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Brotherly Love and its cherished Flyers have been anything but affectionate towards the Canadiens in recent years. Such was the case again on Thursday night.
In a battle of two teams looking to redeem themselves after suffering tough losses in their most recent outings coming into the tilt, a travel-weary Flyers squad snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center.
In the aftermath of the Habs’ second straight loss, head coach Michel Therrien insisted his squad failed to take advantage of a Philadelphia team that had spent the…
- The Numbers Game – D…
Posted 16 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA – Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Flyers game on Thursday night.
432 – Total number of games that Daniel Briere suited up for during his six seasons in a Flyers uniform. The 36-year-old forward played his first game in bleu-blanc-rouge in Philadelphia on Thursday night since joining the Habs last summer.
8 – Number of hits dished out by Douglas Murray during Thursday night’s tilt in Philadelphia, including four during the first period alone, upping his season-total to 47 on the year, good enough for seventh spot on the Canadiens.
4 – Number of blocked shots racked up by Raphael Diaz…
- Game preview: MTL @ …
Posted 1 day ago
CANADIENS (19-10-3) vs. FLYERS (13-15-3)
After a tough 6-0 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, the Habs go on the road and continue their quest for the division lead.
Last time out, almost everything that went right for the Canadiens on their ten-game point streak went wrong at the Bell Centre, as the Kings forced coach Michel Therrien to replace starter Carey Price with Peter Budaj after the fourth goal, the first time the Habs have pulled their goaltender this season. Six different shooters lit the lamp for the visiting team. Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Kyle Clifford…
- Notebook: December 1…
Posted 2 days ago
BROSSARD – The Habs had a short, up-tempo practice at the Bell Sports Complex before heading to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers on Thursday.
Rest and recover: Left winger Max Pacioretty and defenseman Josh Gorges didn’t practice Wednesday morning, but both players are healthy and will be ready to face the Flyers on Thursday. With a jam-packed December schedule, coach Michel Therrien has allowed his players to get all the rest and therapy they need in order to perform.
“The schedule has been busy recently, and the coaching staff is doing a great job balancing rest and practice days,” offered captain…
- On the rebound
Posted 3 days ago
MONTREAL – The Canadiens saw their five-game win streak snapped by one of the hottest teams in the NHL on Tuesday night.
Coming off a stretch where the team had collected 19 of a possible 20 points in the past 10 games, the Habs dropped their first game on home ice since Nov. 16. Facing the league’s second-stingiest defense in the Kings, who had allowed just 60 goals in 30 games prior to their arrival in Montreal, the Canadiens had trouble beating L.A. netminder Martin Jones, who registered his second career shutout in his third career NHL game.