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The Canadiens, Senat…
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PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – To honor the brave soldiers who lost their lives this past week in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa, and to show appreciation for the men and women whose selfless actions stopped the attackers and aided the victims, the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will stage a coordinated tribute Saturday immediately preceding the 7 p.m. ET puck drops at their respective arenas.

The show of solidarity, to be staged simultaneously by the three Canadian teams hosting 7 p.m. ET games at Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, Ontario, Bell Centre in Montreal and Air Canada Centre in Toronto,…

Notebook – October 2…
Posted 19 hours ago

BROSSARD – In today’s notebook, the Canadiens reflect on the tragedy that struck the nation’s capital, and players gather for some team bonding.

Pausing to reflect: After practice on Thursday, a few Habs shared their thoughts on the tragic events that took place in Ottawa. For some, the images on television and social media evoked painful memories. Such was the case for Mississauga native, Manny Malhotra.

“It must’ve been a terrifying experience for those people that found themselves near those buildings. It brought me back to September 2001, when I was in New York as a member of the Rangers,” mentioned…

Sparkplug on D
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – Was Alexei Emelin deliberately trying to send Milan Lucic a message when he delivered a thundering open-ice hit on the Bruins power forward just 2:06 into the Canadiens’ home opener last Thursday night?

“No, no,” insisted the 28-year-old defenseman, who, some 18 months earlier, came out on the wrong side of a hit attempt on Lucic at the Bell Centre, suffering a devastating knee injury that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery and ultimately miss the first six weeks of the 2013-14 campaign. “Playing against Boston isn’t special for me. I treat it like a regular game.”

While that may…

Power performer
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL – When Alex Galchenyuk is on his game, the chances of shutting him down are slim to none. The Red Wings learned that lesson the hard way on Tuesday night.

With the Canadiens down 1-0 late in the third period, the 20-year-old forward won a critical one-on-one battle with Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey down low, before beating goaltender Jimmy Howard on a wraparound to send the game to overtime. That set the stage for David Desharnais’ eventual game-winner 56 seconds into the extra frame, lifting Michel Therrien’s troops to a 2-1 win at the Bell Centre.

In the aftermath of the…

The Numbers Game – O…
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at Tuesday’s game between the Canadiens and the Red Wings at the Bell Centre.

600 – Number of career games Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has suited up for in the NHL, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Canadiens. Kronwall debuted with the Red Wings back in 2003-04, and has played his entire career in the Motor City. The Swedish rearguard was selected 29th overall by the Red Wings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

2 – Number of shots Manny Malhotra generated during a single sequence in the first period on Tuesday night, matching the…