Toronto - Oct. 8, 2015: As the NHL regular season kicked off at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the Leafs and Canadiens went head to head. For the first time in half a decade the Leafs wouldn't have superstar Phil Kessel on the team to try and help score on Hab's net minder Carey Price. With that task left to the likes of Nazem Kadri, James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul, the Leafs struggled in their first game of the season. Dion Phaneuf, Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner all impressed on the blue line, however Jonathan Bernier left some large question marks in net. The Toronto Maple Leafs have a long season in front of them with lots of questions that need answering. FULL STORY
Montreal - Jul. 24, 2015: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract (2015-16) with free agent forward Alexander Semin. Semin, 31, played 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15, recording 19 points (6 goals, 13 assists). The 6'02'', 209 lbs right winger served 32 penalty minutes and averaged 15:55 of ice time per game. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Apr. 12, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs finished their regular season last night with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Based on his comments to the media after the lopsided loss earlier in the week to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it appears that captain Dion Phaneuf has likely played his last game in a Leafs uniform. FULL STORY
New York - Mar. 26, 2015: The Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday can become the first three teams to clinch spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Canadiens, who have a League-leading 100 points, will clinch a playoff spot if they defeat the Winnipeg Jets (8 p.m. ET; RDS, SNE, TSN3) in regulation or overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks defeat the Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET; NHLN-US, TVA Sports, PRIME, NESN) in any fashion, or if the Bruins defeat the Ducks in a shootout. FULL STORY
Montreal - Mar. 25, 2015: On a night in which Carey Price and Pekka Rinne squared off in a head-to-head battle of the league's top two netminders, it was rookie Filip Forseberg who stole the spotlight with the overtime winner, in the Nashville Predators 3-2 come from behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Mar. 14, 2015: If the 2014-15 NHL Playoffs started today, there would be some pretty interesting match-ups. Five of the six Original Six teams would have a ticket to the dance - while Leafs Nation will be focused on the lottery. The playoffs will also see three Canadian teams competing for Lord Stanley's cup. The Nashville Predators have had a great season under Head Coach Peter Laviolette. Their reward is drawing the Chicago Blackhawks in round one. Over in the East, the Montreal Canadiens would draw original six rivals the Boston Bruins. FULL STORY
Montreal - Mar. 2, 2015: Were the Montreal Canadiens interested in acquiring Jarome Iginla as part of today’s NHL Trade Deadline? This screenshot was taken on the Montreal Canadiens website today at 3:15 pm. Is the trade call still to be processed? Was it a deal that was in the works? FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 2, 2015: While it was bound to happen, it certainly did not make the trading of Jeff Petry any easier to stomach. To make matters worse, the return the Edmonton Oilers were able to pry out of the Montreal Canadiens for the pending unrestricted free agent was something which will not help this organization in any way shape or form over the next few years. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 2, 2015: The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for a second- and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Petry, 27, has four goals and 15 points in 59 games this season.
A second-round pick (No. 45) by the Oilers in the 2006 NHL Draft, he has 17 goals and 74 points in 295 NHL games. FULL STORY
Montreal - Mar. 2, 2015: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Flynn, 26, recorded 17 points (5 goals and 22 assists) in 54 regular season games with the Sabres in 2014-2015 averaging 15:33 of ice time per game. He served eight penalty minutes and had 23 shots on goal. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Mar. 1, 2015: Carey Price continued his strong play for the Montreal Canadiens, as he and his team shutout the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It was the seventh time this season that the Maple Leafs were shutout. Toronto’s road trip continues this evening as they travel to Washington to take on the Capitals in the weekly Hometown Hockey game. It is unclear how many players on the current roster will continue on with the team to south Florida as the NHL Trade deadline is Monday March 2nd at 3:00 pm. FULL STORY
Montreal - Feb. 22, 2015: Jarred Tinordi displayed a lot of courage. But after leaving the ice with a bloody mouth he returned to the game with a full face mask. And he won't/can't fight with that on. Dear Brandon: It's Brian from CTV. I was wondering if you could do me a favour and teach Jarred how to protect himself better. Thanks.
— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) February 22, 2015 FULL STORY
Edmonton - Feb. 13, 2015: While the Edmonton Oilers looked to be headed for their third loss in four tries on the current six game road trip on Thursday night in Montreal, a last second third period goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins allowed the duo of Oscar Klefbom and Anton Lander to play the role of heroes in a thrilling come from behind 4-3 OT victory over the Eastern Conference leading Canadiens. FULL STORY
Montreal - Dec. 8, 2014: For a second day in a row, thousands of Habs fans braved the cold to pay tribute to the man who spent his life warming hearts around the hockey world.
It was the final day of Jean Béliveau’s public viewing ahead of Wednesday’s planned state funeral, and fans from across Canada once again poured into the Bell Centre beginning at 10:00 a.m. - although a line formed outside the main entrance hours before the doors officially opened - to celebrate the life of the Canadiens legend. FULL STORY
Montreal - Dec. 3, 2014: In their first game since the death of a man who best represented what the Montreal Canadiens were all about, both on and off the ice, this Habs team was outshot 30-10 through the first 40 minutes by a Ryan Suter-less Minnesota Wild team and eventually dropped a 2-1 decision during Wednesday evening NHL action. FULL STORY
Montreal - Dec. 3, 2014: Rare is the talent so great that a sports franchise would buy an entire league to secure his services. Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens was such a talent.
Beliveau died Tuesday at the age of 83. FULL STORY
Montreal - Dec. 2, 2014: The hockey world has lost one of its legends. Former Montreal Canadiens star Jean Beliveau died Tuesday at the age of 83. His death was confirmed by a member of the NHL club. A supremely skilled centre for 18 seasons, Beliveau was also a gracious spokesman for the Habs and the sport. He scored 507 goals, won 10 Stanley Cups and was captain for 10 seasons before his retirement in 1971 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. FULL STORY
Montreal - Dec. 1, 2014: A third period marker from Max Pacioretty proved to be the difference on Monday night in Colorado. On the strength of two point efforts from the duo of Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban the Montreal Canadiens managed to sneak out a hard fought 4-3 win over the struggling Avalanche. FULL STORY
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