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Finishing touches
Posted 7 hours ago

BUFFALO – The Habs scored four goals, but it wasn’t enough to leave Buffalo with two points.

Buoyed by a pair of two-goal nights by Sven Andrighetto and Alex Galcheyuk, the Habs were able to light the lamp four times in Buffalo, marking the 29th time they’ve scored three or more goals in a game this season. That’s been a recipe for success for the Canadiens throughout the campaign, as the team had gone 24-2-2 when getting three or more in a game – and 16-0-0 when scoring four or more – prior to Friday’s game against the Sabres.

“We scored…

The Numbers Game: Fe…
Posted 8 hours ago

BUFFALO — Here’s a numerical look at Friday night’s game against the Sabres in Buffalo.

50 – Number of times the Habs have faced the Sabres on a Friday night in Buffalo in the teams’ respective histories, with the Canadiens now owning a 18-26-4-2 record in those outings.

67 – Consecutive number of games in which Max Pacioretty has registered at least one shot on goal, including 56 regular season games and 11 playoff tilts.

8 – Number of games Paul Byron was forced to miss with a lower body injury before making his return to the lineup on Friday against…

The Canadiens select…
Posted 15 hours ago

MONTREAL – Looking for the best musical playlist for Valentine’s Day? Rest assured, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, this is the perfect time of year to get reacquainted with some of the best love songs of all time. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and prepared a list of some of our favourite song titles. They’re perfect for a memorable first date, a special event, or even a quiet evening at home.

Our top francophone tracks include – Je t’Emelin, La vie en De La Rose, Pour que tu m’aimes enCarr, and the Vincent Vallières smash hit,…

Game Preview: Canadi…
Posted 19 hours ago

CANADIENS (27-24-4) vs BUFFALO (21-28-6)

TV: RDS, SNE 7:00 p.m.

The Canadiens kick-off a three game road trip with a Friday night contest against the Sabres at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

In front of a particularly loud Bell Centre crowd on Tuesday night, the Canadiens extended their win-streak to three games with a decisive 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The trio of Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk combined to score three of the Habs four goals, resulting in the trio sweeping the three stars of the game honors.

In his third straight start between the pipes,…

All hands on deck
Posted 2 days ago

MONTREAL – Tomas Plekanec’s line might be firing on all cylinders, but counting on a single trio to deliver the bulk of the offensive punch isn’t a recipe for success down the stretch.

Plekanec himself – flanked by Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher – has torched the opposition for three goals and eight points over the last four games, helping to get the Canadiens back on track heading into a three-game road swing featuring stops in Buffalo, Arizona and Colorado over the next six days.

It’s a critical trek, to say the least, and Michel Therrien’s troops up and down…