Canadiens: Kotkaniemi Kicks Out the Jams in Finland

Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi is among many NHLers playing in Europe at the moment and, at last, he seems to be turning on the jets. Kotkaniemi has been on loan to his hometown club Pori Assat and he did not get off to a great start. He went pointless in his first four games,Continue reading “Canadiens: Kotkaniemi Kicks Out the Jams in Finland”

Canadiens: Montreal Wins Game Five, Stays Alive Against Flyers

On a night where the Carolina Hurricanes and Arizona Coyotes were eliminated from the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens fought for their lives against the Philadelphia Flyers and won. The Habs defeated the Flyers 5-3 in Game Five of their first-round playoff series, forcing Game Six for Friday at Scotiabank Arena. Of all the stories inContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Wins Game Five, Stays Alive Against Flyers”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens

After dispatching the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games in the Qualifying Round, the Montreal Canadiens are ready to take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The Habs are hoping to play spoiler and they’ve got to be embracing the underdog role. Montreal has done the upset thing before, notably in 2010 against the Washington Capitals and PenguinsContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have been steadily improving since making the playoffs in 2016-2017. That may be small comfort considering the fact that they haven’t made it in the last two seasons, but the Habs did finish last season with 96 points – a fair shade above the 71 points they achieved in a lacklustre 2017-2018.Continue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”

What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens

On a certain level, 2018-2019 wasn’t that unkind to the Montreal Canadiens. They finished the regular season with 96 points but still missed the playoffs, matching the NHL record as the highest point total for a non-qualifying team since last year’s Florida Panthers and the 2014-2015 Boston Bruins. The Columbus Blue Jackets snuck into theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens”