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”

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”

Canadiens: Montreal Looks Sharp Ahead of All-Star Break

It may not seem real, but the Montreal Canadiens are not only in the playoff picture but they’re looking like a formidable force in today’s NHL. Looking at the roster or the goaltending or the deficiencies this season, the Habs probably shouldn’t be 26-17-5 ahead of Friday’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yet hereContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Looks Sharp Ahead of All-Star Break”

Jets: Winnipeg Shuts Down Wild for Decisive Series Win

With a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday, the Winnipeg Jets punched their ticket to the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The victory in Game Five marked the first playoff series win for the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets franchise. It was decided as decisively as possible, with the Wild unable toContinue reading “Jets: Winnipeg Shuts Down Wild for Decisive Series Win”