Canadiens Rumors & News

  • ‘Rejuvenated’ Weise enjoying the belief of his coach in Montreal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Apparently, a fresh start in Montreal is just what Dale Weise needed. Traded to the Canadiens by Vancouver in February, the 25-year-old forward was the overtime hero Wednesday in Tampa Bay. Not surprisingly, he’s feeling pretty good about life in the NHL these days. “I just feel like my..." April 18

  • Weise strikes in OT for 5-4 Habs win over Tampa

    Montreal Gazette "Dale Weise scored at 17:08 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 5-4 win over the Lightning Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The win gave the Canadiens 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series. Back and forth: These teams were miserly during their..." April 17

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • De la Rose signs entry-level contract with Canadiens "Jacob de la Rose, a 2013 second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, on Monday signed a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin next season. Financial terms of the contract were not released." April 14

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Lightning earn home-ice edge against Canadiens

    Tampa Tribune "It seemed only fitting that the Lightning’s regular season ended in an unfashionable way. Defenseman Matt Carle scored the only goal in the shootout and Anders Lindback stopped all 18 shots to record his third career shutout as the Lightning closed with a 1-0 victory against Washington in front..." April 14

  • Gionta’s penalty shot beats Rangers in OT

    Montreal Gazette "Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot in overtime, leading the Habs to a dramatic 1-0 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday at the Bell Centre. Gionta was awarded the penalty shot after being tripped on a breakaway by Rangers defenceman and former Hab Raphael Diaz after he..." April 13

  • Habs sign Tokarski to two-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens have their goaltending depth chart set for the next couple years now. The Habs announced they’ve signed goalie Dustin Tokarski to a two-year extension. Details on the contract weren’t immediately available. Tokarski has appeared in three games this season and is 2-0-0..." April 12

  • Habs announce that Galchenyuk will miss first round of playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Whether the Montreal Canadiens host the Lightning or begin the playoffs in Tampa Bay during an upcoming first-round series, they’ll be doing so without Alex Galchenyuk. The team announced that he won’t be “available” for the first round of the 2014 playoffs because of a lower-body injury." April 11

  • Islanders 2, Canadiens 0: Evgeni Nabokov collects 59th shutout

    Lighthouse Hockey "These things sometimes happen: A playoff-bound team has a kinda-need-but-don't-really-need-to-win game against a non-playoff team with lots of young job-chasers who have nothing to lose. Playoff team comes out flat, gets worse during the second period, suffers a break that puts them behind and..." April 11

  • Canadiens' Galchenyuk leaves game with injury "Montreal Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk sustained a lower-body injury in the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night and did not return. Galchenyuk took a hit into the boards near the Montreal bench from Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw less than 30 seconds into the..." April 10

  • Blackhawks stun Canadiens in OT with two late goals

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Sharp’s shot deflected off Peter Budaj before flipping up and over the Montreal goaltender, ending up in the back of the net. And after so many overtime outings in which the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t get a goal, couldn’t eke out that extra point, they finally did both in their 80th..." April 10

  • Habs without Price, Markov and Emelin in Chicago

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ charter to Chicago on Tuesday was missing a few more passengers than usual. Six players stayed behind in Montreal, including goaltender Carey Price and defencemen Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin, who were given a chance to rest with the team playing back-to-back games Wednesday..." April 09

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Alex Galchenyuk (lower body) won't return. #tvasports

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Lineup change: Lars Eller is out sick. Dale Weise is in vs Hawks.

  • Habs' Pacioretty closing in on 40-goal season

    Montreal Gazette "The Detroit net was empty with a minute and change to play Saturday, the Canadiens up 5-3, and Max Pacioretty was on the Habs bench, a yawning Red Wings cage perhaps hungry to swallow his 40th goal. “Nah, I don’t want that,” Pacioretty joked in an empty dressing room much later. “I’d have gone..." April 06

  • Habs open four-point gap on Lightning

    Montreal Gazette "Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game at 13:13 of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and the Canadiens went to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Alex Galchenyuk was credited with an insurance goal at 15:40 when Tomas Plekanec’s shot went in off his arm...." April 06

  • Therrien: Habs proved we’re ready for postseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "Although no team wants to be in a position where its necessary, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit is a great way to build some confidence. Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien certainly seemed pumped following his team’s 7-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators last night. “We showed a lot of..." April 05

  • Pacioretty quietly establishing himself as a top-tier scorer

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators took a 3-0 lead against Montreal last night, but ended up getting blown away by the Canadiens. The reason for the dramatic reversal of fortunes was Max Pacioretty. He had a five-point night, including a hat trick, to lead Montreal to a 7-4 victory. “He’s an animal,”..." April 05

  • Habs roar back after spotting Sens a field goal

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens were outshot 15-4 in the second period, but they scored on two of those shots to break a 3-3 tie and they went on to beat the Ottawa Senators 7-4 Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Lars Eller gave the Canadiens their first lead when he banged home the rebound of a shot by..." April 05

  • Douglas Murray suspended three games for illegal check "Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Michael Kostka during NHL Game No. 1135 in Tampa on Tuesday, April 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." April 03

  • Montreal's Murray faces disciplinary hearing Thursday "Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray will have a hearing Thursday for his hit against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka during the third period Tuesday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Murray was issued a match penalty on the play at 17:47 of the third period." April 02

  • Bolts clinch playoff spot with victory over Habs

    Tampa Tribune "How fitting a Lightning rookie sent Tampa Bay into the postseason. Tyler Johnson scored a shorthanded goal at 12:41 of the third period to help Tampa Bay beat Montreal 3-1 in front of an announced crowd of 18,808 at The Forum. With the victory - coupled with losses by Washington and New..." April 02

  • Pacioretty leads Habs over Panthers

    Montreal Gazette "Max Pacioretty established a career high with his 34th and 35th goals of the season to lead the Canadiens to a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday at the BB&T Center. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Canadiens, who maintained their tenuous hold on second place in the Atlantic..." March 30

  • Habs prospect Bozon released from hospital

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tim Bozon, the Montreal prospect that had been placed in a medically-induced coma while suffering from meningitis, was released from Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital on Friday. “I’m feeling a lot better now … I’m excited to leave the hospital,” Bozon said Friday, per The Province. “From..." March 28

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Wild 5-4 victory in Detroit for Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "They’ve probably played sillier games, but what was offered up between the Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena Thursday must rank right up there. The Habs clawed out a 5-4 win over their playoff-desperate hosts, Montreal’s 99th all-time on Detroit ice, to win their fourth straight..." March 28

  • Patch notches 100th career goal in 2-0 win over Sabres

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: One night after going on the road and beating the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Canadiens were hard-pressed to beat the worst team in the National Hockey League. The Buffalo Sabres played the Canadiens to a standstill for 50 minutes before Max Pacioretty scored at 10:53 of..." March 26

  • Milan Lucic lashes out at Emelin hit "Bruins forward Milan Lucic called Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin "a chicken" after the Canadiens snapped Boston's winning streak at 12 games with a 2-1 shootout win at TD Garden. Early in the first period, Emelin upended Lucic with a clean, open-ice hip check in the neutral zone...." March 25

  • Canadiens end Bruins’ winning streak in shootout

    Montreal Gazette "Alex Galchenyuk scored the winning goal in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Bruins Monday night at the TD Garden. Peter Budaj made 28 saves and stopped Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla, Brad Marchand and David Krejci as the Canadiens snapped the Bruins’..." March 25

  • Canadiens hold on for win over Leafs

    Montreal Gazette "Tomas Plekanec scored at 11:14 of the third period to give the Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. A Canadiens’ power play had just expired when Plekanec beat James Reimer from a sharp angle. The Leafs had tied the score at 3-3 when Nazem..." March 23

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Brandon Prust will be out for the reminder of the regular season with an upper body injury.

  • Canadiens prospect Bozon out of intensive care "Kootenay Ice forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who contracted a form of acute bacterial meningitis late last month, is awake and out of intensive care at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon Health Region on Tuesday updated the condition of Bozon,..." March 19

  • Habs take down Avs. 6-3

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Thomas Vanek scored three goals, including the winner on a power play at 14:45 of the third period as the Canadiens defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. They were the first goals for Vanek since he was acquired at the trading deadline to provide the..." March 19

  • Habs sweep weekend, hit second place in division

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens completed a weekend sweep Sunday as they defeated the hapless Buffalo Sabres 2-0 at the First Niagara Center. Dustin Tokarski was a surprise starter in goal, but he made 29 stops for his first NHL shutout and he ran his record with the Canadiens to 2-0. The win allowed the Canadiens..." March 17

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Michel Therrien just confirmed that Carey Price will not accompany the team to Buffalo. He will be given the day off to rest.

  • Senators’ MacArthur: ‘Some of the calls were obviously questionable’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Was it an epic comeback by the Montreal Canadiens, or did the Ottawa Senators get robbed of two points? Controversy. The Canadiens overcame a three-goal third-period deficit with three goals in three minutes and 21 seconds, then defeated the Senators in overtime on Saturday night. The winner..." March 16

  • Canadiens cap incredible comeback with last-second tying goal, OT win over Ottawa

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Francis Bouillon scored his first goal of the season at 1:26 of overtime to give the Canadiens an improbable 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens fell behind 4-1 on Clarke MacArthur’s goal at 5:08 of the third period, but they scored three..." March 16

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Dustin Tokarski est cédé à Hamilton // send down to Hamilton #candiens

  • Habs’ Price will be back in goal against Senators

    Hockey Inside/Out "Here’s the best news Canadiens fans have received in a while: Carey Price will be back in goal Saturday night at the Bell Centre against the Ottawa Senators (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Price has missed the last eight games after suffering a lower-body injury at the Sochi Olympics. The..." March 15

  • B's have their way with Habs in Montreal, 4-1

    CSN New England "So much for the Montreal Canadiens serving as a bad matchup for a Bruins team that can do no wrong. The Black and Gold did very little wrong in serving a 4-1 beating to the hated Habs on their home ice at the Bell Centre that ended a five-game losing streak against their Original Six..." March 13

  • Habs goalie Price won’t be ready to face Bruins

    Montreal Gazette "Michel Therrien was being secretive about who will be in his lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690), but he did concede that goaltender Carey Price will miss his eighth consecutive game. “Maybe Saturday,” Therrien..." March 12

  • Canadiens' Price won't return against Bruins "Goaltender Carey Price will not be in the Montreal Canadiens net when they face the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, coach Michel Therrien announced Tuesday. It will be the eighth straight game Price has missed since returning from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where he helped Canada win a second..." March 11

  • Carey Price takes shots in practice, could be nearing return "The Montreal Canadiens are in quite a race in the Atlantic Division. It sure would help to have their No. 1 goalie back in action. That's why there's much excitement from the organization as Carey Price took shots in practice for the first time since succumbing to a lower-body injury after..." March 11

  • Josh Gorges out 4 weeks after undergoing surgery on broken hand

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "According to the Montreal Canadiens, Josh Gorges underwent surgery on Monday morning to repair a fracture in his left hand, the result of a blocked shot against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and will be out for approximately another four weeks. Losing Gorges for that long is a big blow to the..." March 10

  • Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon placed in induced coma "Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon is in quite a fight right now after being diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis. The 19-year-old has been in a Saskatoon, Sask., hospital for a week and was recently placed in a medically induced coma, a team official told QMI Agency. Bozon was most recently..." March 09

  • Sharks shut out Canadiens

    San Jose Mercury News "Going into the stretch drive and beyond, the Sharks need Antti Niemi to show more of the steady play that made him a finalist for the Vezina Trophy last year. Maybe they just need more games against the Montreal Canadiens. For the second time this season, Niemi shut out Montreal, and this..." March 09

  • Radim Vrbata scores twice, Phoenix Coyotes rout Montreal Canadiens

    Arizona Republic "Since the beginning of the season, Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett surveyed forwards Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal about who they thought could be the missing piece for their line. Whether suggested from one side or the other, winger Martin Erat’s name continually..." March 07