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’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”

Drouin Listed as Day-to-Day by Habs

Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin will not skate against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, with the club listing him as day-to-day with an upper body injury. Much has been made about Drouin and his role with the Canadiens, as his arrival from the Tampa Bay Lightning and his subsequent signing of a six-yearContinue reading “Drouin Listed as Day-to-Day by Habs”