Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Galchenyuk foils Hamburgler and Senators in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:40 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators Friday night at the Bell Centre. Galchenyuk scored on the rebound of a shot by Brendan Gallagher after Tomas Plekanec picked off a weak pass by Eric Gryba in the Ottawa zone. It..." April 18

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Max Pacioretty with an A on his jersey. He's in tonight. #tvasports

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    "Max is feeling really good, but I can't confirm if he'll play tonight or on Sunday." - Michel Therrien

  • Habs survive own-goal, loss of Subban in wild win over Sens

    Montreal Gazette "A duel of goaltenders, they said it would be. Tight-collar hockey. Players checking each other so tightly, there would be no daylight between them. Here’s hoping sidelined Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty didn’t aggravate whatever’s hurting him by laughing himself silly, wherever he was..." April 16

  • Ottawa general manager says P.K. Subban threatened Mark Stone before slash

    Yahoo! Sports "Of course this P.K. Subban/Mark Stone slash thing got weirder after Thursday’s practice media availability following Montreal’s Game 1 win over the Senators. Why? Because it’s the playoffs. And both teams hate each other. And they’re both Canadian and on the East Coast, which means a ton of..." April 16

  • Subban, Cameron face no punishment after Game 1 "Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will not be suspended for his slash on Ottawa Senators rookie forward Mark Stone during Game 1 of their first round series Wednesday night. Subban was assessed a five minute major penalty and was thrown out of the game in the second period when he gave..." April 16

  • Senators coach wants P.K. Subban suspended, threatens retaliation "Emotions ran high throughout Game 1 between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. The game, which ended in a 4-3 win for Montreal, was an emotional roller-coaster. It seemed to reach a boiling point in the second period when Habs defenseman P.K. Subban slashed Senators forward Mark..." April 16

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    Eric Engels @EricEngels

    Max Pacioretty will not play game 1 as per Michel Therrien

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Optional practice for the Habs this morning. Most of the players are there, including Max Pacioretty. #gohabsgo

  • Canadiens' P.K. Subban ejected from Game 1 for slashing Sens' Stone

    Sporting News "It didn't take long for the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series between the Canadiens and Senators to turn sour. Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was given a game misconduct penalty for slashing the Senators' Mark Stone during the second period of Game 1. " April 15

  • Max Pacioretty sits out Canadiens' Stanley Cup playoffs opener vs. Senators

    Sporting News "Max Pacioretty was not in the lineup Wednesday when his Montreal Canadiens started the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Habs began their series against the Ottawa Senators at Bell Center without their leading scorer on a team that is short on offense. "It's a big loss, there's no doubt about that …..." April 15

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    Richard Labbé @Richardlabbe

    #Habs M.Therrien says M.Pacioretty not likely to play Game 1 tomorrow vs OTT. "I'd be surprised if he played."

  • Pacioretty's status still questionable "Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has been cleared for contact, but head coach Michel Therrien says he'd be surprised if Pacioretty plays Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night. Therrien mentioned that the team's medical staff has not given definitive word whether he would..." April 14

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    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs

    Pacioretty in a regular jersey at practice

  • Pacioretty ‘moving at full speed’ in practice "As the Canadiens prepared for their final game of the regular season in Toronto last Saturday, Max Pacioretty took to the ice at their practice facility in Brossard for a leisurely skate. Six days earlier, Pacioretty left a game against the Florida Panthers, wobbling off the ice with a suspected..." April 13

  • Canadiens' Subban thrives in villain role "P.K. Subban doesn't understand where it comes from, but he's not complaining. Almost every time the Montreal Canadiens defenseman plays in a visiting NHL rink he is booed, a phenomenon that grows in intensity during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And Subban thrives on it. Except if you ask him..." April 13

  • Win over Leafs earns Atlantic crown

    Montreal Gazette "It wasn’t pretty, but the Canadiens locked up first place in the Atlantic Division as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. That’s the good news — the bad news is Montreal faces a tough test in the first round of the playoffs when they..." April 12

  • Canadiens' Pacioretty skates, but playoff status remains uncertain

    Montreal Gazette "Max Pacioretty skated this morning in Montreal, but Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said the forward's status for the start of the playoffs is still uncertain. Pacioretty hasn't played since April 5 when he slammed into the boards in a game against the Florida Panthers. He was later ruled..." April 12

  • Eller strikes Red Wings in OT as Price makes history

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Lars Eller scored at 1:21 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings as Carey Price set a team record with his 43rd victory of the season on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The win allowed the Canadiens to stay two points ahead of Tampa Bay in the..." April 10

  • Canadiens’ Pacioretty done for regular season "With the playoffs set to commence one week from today, official details on Max Pacioretty’s injury may be kept under lock and key. Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien announced Wednesday that the club’s leading scorer will not play Thursday or Saturday, when the Canadiens host the Detroit..." April 08

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    "We'll have news on Max (Pacioretty) tomorrow after he sees his doctor in Montreal." - Michel Therrien

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Canadiens F Pacioretty out for Thursday's game vs. Red Wings "Montreal forward Max Pacioretty will not play Thursday when the Canadiens host the Detroit Red Wings. Pacioretty left Sunday's game against the Florida Panthers after crashing heavily into the boards in the first period." April 07

  • 2nd period spurt lifts Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price made 25 saves as he posted his 42nd victory of the season. That ties the Montreal record for most wins, shared by Jacques Plante — he reached that total twice — and Ken Dryden. Solidifying lead: With the win, the Canadiens moved one step closer to a first-place finish in the..." April 06

  • Canadiens' Pacioretty suffered 'upper-body' injury, travelling with team

    The Score "The good news is Max Pacioretty is well enough to travel. What remains unclear is the nature and extent of an injury suffered during Sunday's win over the Florida Panthers that forced Pacioretty out of action after only two minutes of playing time. For now, the Montreal Canadiens forward is..." April 06

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Max Pacioretty ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir \ Max Pacioretty will not return tonight. #gohabsgo

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    New Jersey's Scott Gomez has been fined $1,478.49, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for elbowing Montreal's Alexei Emelin.

  • Devils' Lou Lamoriello: Reaction to Scott Gomez elbow was exaggerated

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils do not expect Scott Gomez to receive any further punishment for his elbow to Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin's mouth and subsequent game misconduct penalty Friday night at Prudential Center. In fact, they were surprised Gomez got the major penalty in response to a shove from..." April 05

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    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs

    I'm heartbroken to report that #Habs icon Elmer Lach, 97, died this morning following a stroke suffered last Saturday

  • Ovechkin: If I wasn't a Capital, I'd be a Canadien "As Alex Ovechkin got ready for an interview with Thursday morning at Bell Centre, he observed just how much he gets excited to play in this rink. "I love playing here," Ovechkin said. Later, during the interview, I asked -- hypothetically speaking, just for fun, if he ever had to..." April 04

  • Ovechkin, Trotz hit milestones in Caps shootout win over Canadiens

    CSN Washington "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Bell Centre: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin became the Capitals’ all-time leading goal scorer when he netted his 51st and 52nd goals of the season, giving him 474 career goals and moving him..." April 03

  • Lightning clinch playoffs, complete sweep of Montreal

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning faced Montreal with their weary, injury-depleted lineup on Monday night and the Montreal Canadiens still had no answer. Playing without four regulars, including half of its defensive corps, Tampa Bay finished a five-game season sweep of the Habs with a 5-3 victory in..." March 31

  • Jets find some wiggle room in playoff race with huge win over Habs

    Winnipeg Sun "Maybe it’s the Bruce Springsteen mask. Not long after Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec got a new paint job on his face protector in late February — a couple of images of New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen — the man began a tear that’s seen him win his last six starts in spectacular..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Predators topple East-best Canadiens in overtime

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Was it an eerie revenge story for Nashville? In an ending very reminiscent of their Jan. 20th meeting against the same team, the Predators (45-21-8) edged the Canadiens (46-20-8) after Filip Forsberg's marker gave the Predators a 3-2 overtime victory. SLAP SHOTS FAST-PACED CONTEST EARLY On..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Price posts 40th win, 9th shutout against Sharks

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: It’s getting to be a bit monotonous, but the Canadiens won another game as goaltender Carey Price made up for the lack of offence. Price made 29 saves as the Canadiens squeezed by the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Price, who is having a career season, posted..." March 22

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Jeff Petry in, Nathan Beaulieu out vs #sharks #tvasports

  • Ex-Habs coach Tremblay allegedly slags Subban during drunk-driving arrest

    The Globe and Mail "Former Montreal Canadiens coach and player Mario Tremblay is facing allegations that he made a derogatory remark about the team’s current star defenceman, P.K. Subban, after he tried in vain to talk his way out of a drunk-driving arrest. Tremblay told a police patroller who stopped him for..." March 21

  • Subban fined for diving…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "PK Subban has received his second fine of the season for diving, meaning the NHL has identified three such incidents by the Canadiens defenseman in 2014-15. Here’s the latest one, from a March 12 game versus the Senators: Subban was first issued a warning for an incident Jan. 6 versus the..." March 21

  • Canadiens hold on to beat Panthers 3-2

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Pregame: The last time the Habs scored three goals in a game, not involving an empty net it was during their 4-3 shootout loss to the Kings, that was on March 5th. So what I'm saying is it would be nice if they could do it twice in a two-week window. Tomas Plekanec needs 3 goals to get to..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Lightning beat Canadiens, tying them atop Atlantic Division

    Tampa Tribune "Bend but don’t break. Stare but don’t blink. In the face of some playoff intensity, the Tampa Bay Lightning stood their ground and walked away the victor. Steven Stamkos scored twice and added an assist to lead Tampa Bay to a 4-2 victory against Montreal in front of an announced sellout..." March 17

  • Alexei Emelin returns to the Canadiens lineup

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Michel Therrien confirmed that Alexei Emelin is back in the Habs' lineup today, but he didn't say who's out. " March 16

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Torrey Mitchell (haut du corps) ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir. / Torrey Mitchell (upper body) will not return tonight

  • Hamburglar leads Senators over Canadiens 5-2

    Ottawa Sun "The Hamburglar and the Senators stole away another two points Thursday night at the Bell Centre. After spotting the Montreal Canadiens a 2-0 first-period lead, Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond shut the door and his teammates did the rest. Mark Stone scored the third-period winner to give the..." March 13

  • Free agent D Douglas Murray joins Flames on tryout basis "The Calgary Flames need help on defense and they may have found it in an unlikely place. The club has invited veteran free agent defenseman Douglas Murray to practice with the team on a tryout basis. The 35-year-old has played in 518 NHL games over his career including 53 with the Montreal..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

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