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Nick Cousins gets his chance to play with Canadiens

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-10-14

Nick Cousins is poised to make his debut as a Canadien Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning visits the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Read More

Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Nate Thompson has a lot to be thankful for

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-10-14

Nate Thompson is an American, but he had a lot to be thankful for on Canadian Thanksgiving Monday. Read More

Canadiens Notebook: Claude Julien in a good mood after win over Blues

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2019-10-14

Canadiens coach Claude Julien was in a good mood — and with good reason — after his team practised Monday at the Bell Centre. Read More

Canadiens’ Fleury, Suzuki gaining precious experience regardless of role

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-10-14

MONTREAL — On Monday, the Montreal Canadiens gathered at the Bell Centre for their annual photo shoot. Cale Fleury was placed between Victor Mete and Christian Folin in the back row, and Nick Suzuki was right below him — standing on the end of the middle bench alongside Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Moments later, with the ice clear and practice set to begin, the 20-year-olds, who both earned their way into that photograph thanks to excellent training camps, found themselves on the outside of the projected lineup for Montreal’s game Tuesday

Habs lineup news: Nick Cousins takes Nick Suzuki’s place

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-10-14

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Cousins could play his first game of the season on Tuesday. The Montreal Canadiens held a practice on Monday morning, with most of the alignment staying the same from the win over the St. Louis Blues. The only change was Nick Suzuki coming off the fourth line, with Nick Cousins skating in his place. Canadiens lines at practice:Tatar-Danault-

Habs Notepad | Armia Leads, Drouin Ovation, Canadiens Defense

Source: All Habs Hockey Magazine
Date: 2019-10-14

Habs News: Joel Armia Contributing on Scoreboard, Jonathan Drouin Ovation at Bell Centre, Montreal Canadiens Defensive Unit Struggles ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | LAVAL, QC. — Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers in Canada! I hope you enjoyed lots of turkey over the long weekend. The players had Sunday off, and likely didn’t want to overdo […]

Offensive spacing allowed the Danault line to become effective against the Blues

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-10-14

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports With some issues to open the season, it looked like the elite 2018-19 trio on Saturday night. Offensive spacing is not a concept often talked about in hockey; it’s mostly a basketball term. It’s a simple notion, but it requires high mental engagement from all players to execute well. It boils down to this: players are asked to spread out on the floor (or in hockey’s case, the ice) to distance their defensive coverage from their teammates’. I touched on it over the last few months in a series of articles: Offence away

EPR: Arsen Khisamutdinov getting consistent KHL time

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-10-14

Photo by Yuri Smityuk\TASS via Getty Images Ylönen has a goal in the Champions Hockey League, Norlinder adds to his tally, and Romanov breaks up plays in every way possible. Arsen Khisamutdinov, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL) / CSK VVS Samara (VHL), Russia Others might have more prominent stat lines this week, but playing all three games for Neftekhimik on the Eastern European road trip and adding an assist — his first point of the season — means that the Firestarter gets highlighted in this report. Khisamutdinov wears #40 in Neftekhimik. Arsen Khisamutdinov with his fist KHL point of the season, a backhand assist r

Links: Jonathan Drouin is smiling a lot more than he was a few weeks ago

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2019-10-14

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images In today’s links, Drouin appreciates the fans and they appreciate him, how the Habs celebrate Thanksgiving, zone issues, and what do the Kings have against Taylor Swift? Montreal News and Notes With a good start to the season, Jonathan Drouin is brimming with confidence, skating as well as he ever has, and smiling a lot more than he was a couple of weeks ago. [Sportsnet] How do the Canadiens celebrate Thanksgiving? By drawing hand turkeys! [

Stastny’s two goals help lead Golden Knights to win over Kings

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-10-14

LOS ANGELES — Paul Stastny scored twice on the power play, Max Pacioretty added a power-play goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Reilly Smith and Mark Stone also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves as the Golden Knights swept their first set of back-to-back games. Vegas was 3 for 3 on the power play after starting the season 3 for 17 with the man-advantage. Jonathan Quick allowed five goals on 36 shots for the Kings. Quick has allowed 19 goals on 92 shots in his three appearances this season. He has allowed at least five goals in five of his last seven starts. Sta

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