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Canadiens vs. Penguins 10 Takeaways: Montreal fails to show up

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-01-19

The Canadiens dropped their second straight game but avoid being shutout on home ice. The Canadiens returned home after a 1-0 shutout at the Joe to face the reigning Cup champions for the 3rd final time this season. On the other end of the goal-scoring spectrum, the Penguins were coming off a wild 8-7 overtime win vs the Capitals Monday night. It was anyone’s guess what kind of game this might be. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a ... 1. Snoozefest For two fast and skilled teams, this game was a bit of a yawner as both teams tried to focus on defensive plays and turnovers abounded. Even the flashiest of the flashy Penguins were kept relatively quiet, with goals coming from screen

Canadiens Notebook: Michel Therrien switches up lines at practice

Source: Hockey Inside/Out
Date: 2017-01-19

STU COWAN The Canadiens practised Thursday morning in Brossard following Wednesday night’s 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre and coach Michel Therrien switched up his lines, taking Alex Galchenyuk off the No. 1 line and replacing him with Phillip Danault. Danault was at centre between captain Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov, while Galchenyuk dropped down to the No. 2 line between Sven Andrighetto and Andrew Shaw. The other lines had Tomas Plekanec between Artturi Lehkonen and Paul Byron, and Torrey Mitchell between Jacob De La Rose and Brian Flynn. Daniel Carr, who was a healthy scratch against the Penguins, was the odd man out. Therrien also put Nathan Beauli

The Recency Bias: Game 46 – Habs Lose 4-1 To Penguins

Source: Rabid Habs
Date: 2017-01-19

What’s wrong with Carey? What’s wrong with the Habs overall? It hasn’t been a great week so far for your Montreal Canadiens, who have now dropped 3 of 4 and look lifeless at the moment. On today’s morning after mini-pod, Zach wonders if the return of Galchenyuk and Shaw has caused the Canadiens to take their foot off the gas a little. http://rabidhabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Game-46.mp3   The post The Recency Bias: Game 46 – Habs Lose 4-1 To Penguins appeared first on Rabid Habs.

Habs lines at practice: Alex Galchenyuk on the third line

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-01-19

The Canadiens decided to switch up their lines after a few listless efforts Thursday morning practice revealed new lines for the Canadiens, most notably the presence of Alex Galchenyuk on the ‘third’ line. #Habs practice linesPacioretty- Danault - RadulovLehkonen - Plekanec - ByronAndrighetto - Galchenyuk - ShawDe la Rose - Mitchell - Flynn— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) January 19, 2017 As you can see, he practiced alongside Andrighetto and Andrew Shaw. Although this is considered the third line, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Therrien has tried new combinations, and those new combinations don’t always make it to market. In other words, don’t be surprise

The Recap: Game 46 – Penguins vs Habs

Source: Rabid Habs
Date: 2017-01-19

You can follow A.J. Bassett’s live blog live during every Montreal Canadiens game at Habs Game Blog. Pittsburgh 4, Montreal 1 FIRST PERIOD: – Habs lineup pretty much the same as Monday, with Andrew Shaw on 3rd line next to Danault, Jacob De La Rose getting another start, and the Habs continuing with slightly modified defensive pairs that were switched in the middle of Monday’s game, with Beaulieu on the 3rd line with Zach Redmond, and Mark Barberio promoted to the 2nd line to play with Jeff Petry. – Remember, the Pens can be flustered, especially if things don’t play into their style as the game progresses. If the Habs are able to keep the score low and even through

Down Goes Brown: 10 most fun Maple Leafs teams of all time

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2017-01-19

The 2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs season has the team’s fans spewing the f-word. But for once, it’s the positive version: These guys are… fun. We don’t really know if they’re good yet. They’re certainly better than they’ve been in years, and probably far better than just about anyone predicted. They’re holding down a playoff spot, sure, but have also lost more games than they’ve won, so the jury’s still out. But fun? There’s really no debate. This year’s Leafs are young, fast and play high-event hockey, even when their coach doesn’t want them to. Love them or hate them, there may not be a team in the league right n

IceCaps vs. Comets recap: Michael McCarron replicates his previous effort, but Utica completes sweep

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-01-19

For the second night in a row, the St. John’s fell to their division rival For the first time in franchise history, a set of brothers suited up for the St. John’s IceCaps. Michael McCarron was joined by his brother, John, in the lineup on Wednesday night. Sylvain Lefebrve did the proper thing in putting the brothers McCarron in the starting lineup. Pretty cool moment at Mile One, as @MacAttackUSA93 & @Johnny_Mack14 are the first ever brothers to suit up for the IceCaps. #WeStandTogether pic.twitter.com/INrddTDysg— St. John's IceCaps (@IceCapsAHL) January 18, 2017 Unfortunately for the IceCaps, the magical moment didn’t end in a happily ever after. The younger McCarron

3 Andrei Markov Life Lessons

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-01-19

In 1998, the Montreal Canadiens struck gold as they drafted a rather unknown defenceman, Andrei Markov in the sixth round. Markov has since become one of the top defenceman in Habs history. A true rarity in today’s NHL, the Russian has only played for his draft team through his entire 17-year career thus far. Now 38-years-old, Markov doesn’t look like he’s ready to hang up the skates just yet. The defenceman had 21 points through 31 games this season before going down with a lower-body injury. His absence is being felt in the Canadiens’ defensive unit as they impatiently await his return. Markov is third overall in points all-time by a Canadiens defenceman with 557,

5 things we learned in the NHL: Up-and-down night for goalies

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2017-01-19

It was an up-and-down night for goaltenders, with some bouncing back from rough starts and others just having an off-game. Mix in a phenom’s milestone and a Hall of Famer being honoured, and here are five things we learned in the NHL on Wednesday night. Ahead by a century Oilers captain Connor McDavid reached a milestone 100 career points in Edmonton’s 4-3 overtime win against the Florida Panthers. McDavid picked up an assist by delivering a sweet pass onto the stick of Zack Kassian for a first period goal. He added another assist on Edmonton’s second goal to give the Oilers a 2-0 lead. The 20-year-old sophomore now has 15 goals and 39 assists in 47 games and leads the NH

5 things we learned in the NHL: Up and down night for goalies

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2017-01-19

It was an up and down night for goaltenders, with some bouncing back from rough starts and others just having an off-game. Mix in a phenom’s milestone and a Hall of Famer being honoured, and here are five things we learned in the NHL on Wednesday night. Ahead by a century Oilers captain Connor McDavid reached a milestone 100 career points in Edmonton’s 4-3 overtime win against the Florida Panthers. McDavid picked up an assist by delivering a sweet pass onto the stick of Zack Kassian for a first period goal. He added another assist on Edmonton’s second goal to give the Oilers a 2-0 lead. The 20-year-old sophomore now has 15 goals and 39 assists in 47 games and leads the NH

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