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Postgame: Benn-a-mania. MTL 3, CBJ 2

Source: Rabid Habs
Date: 2019-02-20

I’ll keep the intro short. Over the course of an 82-game season, it’s important to remember this little nugget from legendary college football coach Lou Holtz: You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose. The Canadiens aren’t the team that lost four straight games. At least not all the time. And they’re probably not the team they were before that drought either. Again, at least not all the time. The truth always finds its way back to the middle. … A great start is probably in the coach’s game plan every night, but I can imagine it was underlined on the white board in the Habs’ dressing room. Max Domi picked up the marker and added an exclamation point to the end of that mantra with his 20th goal of the year. After Carey Price made a save on David Savard, bailing out his team, Mike Reilly fed Domi with an outlet pass, se

About last night … Canadiens snap losing streak

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-02-20

Never in doubt, right? The Canadiens’ four-game losing streak ended Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The 3-2 win over Columbus wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty. But man, the W was timely. Carolina, which has been on fire – and breathing flames up the Canadiens’ butts in the red-hot Eastern Conference Wildcard race – lost 2-1 to the Rangers. The Hurricanes loss left them three points behind the Canadiens, who hold the top Wildcard spot, one point ahead of Columbus. Montreal’s nail-biting hockey fans can breathe easy … until Thursday, when Philadelphia visits the Bell Centre. And then the Canadiens will hit the road, where they will play 13 of their last 21 games. Hockey in late April is still not a certainty. But regardless of what ensues, the Canadiens have treated their fans to some enjoyable and, just as frequently, heartpounding  hockey this season. With four reconstituted lines, yet another nig

Canadiens beat Blue Jackets to snap four-game losing streak

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-02-20

MONTREAL — Tomas Tatar scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens held on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday. The victory, Montreal’s first since Feb. 4, ended a four-game losing streak for the Canadiens (32-21-7). Paul Byron and Max Domi also scored for Montreal and Carey Price made 30 saves. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots and Josh Anderson and Nick Foligno scored for Columbus (33-23-3). The Blue Jackets were playing the second game of a back-to-back after losing to Tampa Bay Monday night. The visitors were also without forward Artemi Panarin, who sat out

Canadiens make the most of accidents, beating Blue Jackets 3-2

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-02-20

The Canadiens did their best to fritter away a 2-0 lead Tuesday at the Bell Centre, but Tomas Tatar scored his 19th goal at 13:08 of the third period to lift Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jordie Benn was the unlikely playmaker on the winning goal. He was deep in the Columbus zone when he threaded a pass from the faceoff circle to Tatar at the back door. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and enabled the Canadiens to leapfrog over Columbus into the first wild-card position in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has 71 points, two more than the Blue Jackets and three up on ninth-place Carolina. The Canadiens took advantage of unintended consequences to grab a 2-0 lead in the first period. Max Domi made a mistake in the moments leading up to the Canadiens’ first goal. Mike Reilly sent Domi off on a 2-on-1 break with Jonathan Drouin. The smart move would have been to take the shot from the left wing, but Domi hesitated a se

TSM: Bye, bye losing streak

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-02-20

It may not have been pretty but the losing streak is snapped, and that’s all that matters For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. Pre-game Lord Byron. ‘Tis good to have you back my speedy, 19-point friend. First period After fanning on his first shot, Domi quickly makes up for it and opens the scoring just over one minute in! So, you’re hanging with Gallagher and Tatar tonight, hey Thompson? We can’t make it any easier for you, Nate. Apparently, the Blue

[Highlight] Tomas Tatar benefits from Jordie Benn’s patience for the go-ahead goal

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-02-20

The defenceman sent a perfect pass across the front of the crease to create the goal. Jordie Benn decided to try his hand at being the quarterback in the offensive zone, and what he found was an open Tomas Tatar at the opposite side of the net to set up the 3-2 goal. Jordie Benn(?!) of all people threads the needle to Tomas Tatar who puts Montreal in the lead. pic.twitter.com/ANGpWWpkxv— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 20, 2019

Canadiens’ Max Domi hits 20 goal mark for first time in his career

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-02-20

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[Highlight] Paul Byron gets on the board in his return

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-02-20

The goal was created by his new linemate, Jesperi Kotkaniemi. After missing the last few games with an arm injury, Paul Byron is likely feeling back to 100% after netting a goal in his first game back. Kotkaniemi fires a shot wide, and Paul Byron pots the rebound.2-0 Habs. pic.twitter.com/ya4ltzCKT7— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 20, 2019

[Highlight] Max Domi opens the scoring with his 20th goal

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-02-20

Domi put his money where his mouth is after saying how crucial tonight’s matchup would be. He tried to make a pass to Jonathan Drouin, but when the defenceman broke it up, Max Domi just backhanded the puck into the net himself. Max Domi hits the 20 goal mark! pic.twitter.com/7gV5ZRtdop— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 20, 2019

Liveblog: Columbus at Canadiens

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-02-20

A must-win game in February? Yes, such a mythological creature actually exists. And it will rear its hopefully-not-ugly head Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, where the faltering Canadiens play host to Columbus. The Canadiens are clinging to a Wildcard playoff berth. They are tied, at 69 points, with Tuesday’s visitors and with Pittsburgh All three are one point ahead of surging Carolina, which has won three straight nd is 8-2 in their last 10. The Canadiens are coming off a winless road trip and are in jeopardy of losing four straight games in regulation for the first time this season. Apart from the advantage of home ice, where they’re 17-10-4, the Canadiens will be facing a tired Blue Jackets team. Columbus played host to Tampa Bay Monday night. Despite outshooting the Lightning 40-20 – including an astounding 20-6 margin in the first period – the Blue Jackets got Kucheroved: the great Nikita scored twice and assisted on Tampa Ba

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