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The Numbers Game – O…
Posted 1 hour ago

CHICAGO – Here’s a numerical look at Wednesday’s exhibition game between the Canadiens and the Blackhawks in Chicago.

125 – Number of wins registered by the Canadiens against the Blackhawks in Chicago in NHL history, maintaining a 125-96-55 record all time in the Windy City. The Habs have played just 10 games at the United Center since the building was inaugurated in 1995, owning a 4-5-1 in those regular season contests.

1.49 – Average number of goals allowed by Carey Price per game in the regular season in his career against the ‘Hawks, conceding just six goals in four games…

Game Preview: Canadi…
Posted 12 hours ago

PRESEASON : CANADIENS (3-1-0) @ BLACKHAWKS (2-2-0)

The Habs visit the Blackhawks on Wednesday as the final stretch of the preseason schedule gets underway in Chicago. Montreal will play its three remaining exhibition games in the next four days, during which the Canadiens 2014-15 roster will be determined.

Head coach Michel Therrien has already hinted that Wednesday’s Original Six matchup could be a final test for certain Habs hopefuls aspiring to crack the opening day lineup.

The Habs’ bench boss also confirmed earlier this week that Carey Price will get the start in goal in Chicago, in addition to at least one more…

Tough calls coming
Posted 1 day ago

BROSSARD – With just three games remaining on the Canadiens’ preseason schedule, Michel Therrien is facing some hard choices in the not so distant future.

On Tuesday, the veteran bench boss put the 34 players remaining at training camp through a fast-paced workout at the Bell Sports Complex, as he continued to evaluate a host of candidates battling for coveted full-time spots at several key positions up front and on the back end, and particularly in goal.

In his post-practice press conference, Therrien didn’t mince words about just how trying an experience it can be to cut a roster down to size,…

Canadiens' young gun…
Posted 1 day ago

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – The Hamilton Bulldogs, the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, will once again this season have a key American Hockey League match-up at the Bell Centre. Under the guidance of sophomore head coach Sylvain Lefebvre, the Bulldogs will resume the all-Canadian rivalry between the Leafs and the Canadiens as they face the Leafs’ farm team, on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1 p.m.

The regular season game in the Bulldogs 2014-15 schedule will provide Montreal hockey fans with an opportunity to see some of the Canadiens most promising players acquired over the past few years. In 2013-14 in their 2-game…

Statement game
Posted 3 days ago

MONTREAL – Carey Price was up to his old tricks in his first full preseason outing of 2014-15, showcasing the form that has earned him plenty of accolades over the course of a decorated seven-year NHL career.

On Sunday night, the 27-year-old netminder turned aside 29 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at the Bell Centre, denying the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Jason Chimera on multiple occasions before Joel Ward lit the lamp with just 89 seconds remaining in regulation time to give head coach Barry Trotz’s club the victory.

While it wasn’t the end result…