Canadiens: Montreal’s Out of Contention, But Future Looks Grand

The fear was that the Montreal Canadiens weren’t in control of their own playoff destiny. And indeed, it happened Friday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the New York Rangers and eliminated the Habs. The 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers put the Canadiens as the last team eliminated from contention for the post-season.Continue reading “Canadiens: Montreal’s Out of Contention, But Future Looks Grand”

Canadiens: After Tough Thursday Loss, Every Day Counts

Thanks to a 6-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night, the Montreal Canadiens are now on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs. By no mean are the Habs out of it entirely. They moved into a tie with the Blue Jackets, with both teams holding 90 points. Columbus isContinue reading “Canadiens: After Tough Thursday Loss, Every Day Counts”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have been trying to put the puzzle together for a while now. They have stellar goaltending, but the goals haven’t come with any consistency. Enter Jonathan Drouin, who signed a six-year deal with the Habs after a rocky tenure with the Lightning. “There’s obviously that pressure of playing in Montreal, everybody knows that,Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”

Brendan Gallagher Out at Least Eight Weeks

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher will be out at least eight weeks after having surgery to repair a broken left hand. The team made the announcement Thursday. The 24-year-old was injured when he was hit by a Shea Weber shot on Wednesday. The Habs were facing off against the Dallas Stars and took the 4-3Continue reading “Brendan Gallagher Out at Least Eight Weeks”

Galchenyuk, Desharnais Out Six to Eight Weeks

The Montreal Canadiens will have to make do without Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais, who will each miss six to eight weeks of action with knee injuries. As we discussed yesterday, Galchenyuk suffered a lower body injury on Sunday and was examined by team doctors in St. Louis on Monday. Ironically, the Canadiens turned toContinue reading “Galchenyuk, Desharnais Out Six to Eight Weeks”