Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Canadiens' Nathan Beaulieu still fishing for a new contract

    Montreal Gazette "The young millionaires who play in the NHL live a pretty sweet life. They get to live out their childhood dream and are paid a lot of money to do it, allowing them to treat themselves to some of the finer things in life. There’s the fancy clothes, homes and cars, but the Canadiens’ Nathan..." January 23

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Bogosian's OT goal sends Sabres past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Carey Price flashed the glove late in the third period to send the game to overtime. Robin Lehner countered with a remarkable glove save of his own in the extra frame to help propel his team to victory. Eighteen seconds after Lehner robbed Alex Galchenyuk from the slot, the..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Canadiens take advantage of late power play, jolt Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Alex Galchenyuk didn't understand why it was a big deal. Coach Michel Therrien demoted him to the third line after a few subpar games and people wanted to know about the 22-year-old's confidence and whether he had lost his game. Galchenyuk showed he's just fine. The..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Penguins cruise past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- After a wild night in their last outing against the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins kept the puck out of their net while keeping the offense going in a 4-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. "It's been one of the more controlled..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Canadiens defenceman Greg Pateryn resumes skating

    Sportsnet "The injury-riddled Montreal Canadiens may soon be getting some relief as defenceman Greg Pateryn resumed skating on Tuesday. Pateryn suffered a fractured ankle after blocking a shot during a game on Dec. 6 against the St. Louis Blues. His initial prognosis determined that he will miss up to..." January 17

  • Coreau foils Price as Red Wings edge Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- As he took the ice for Monday's game against the Montreal Canadiens, Jared Coreau did his best not to think about the fact that the goalie at the other end of the ice was his idol. "I look down and I know it's him, but at the end of the day whether it's Carey Price or another..." January 16

  • Canadiens’ Galchenyuk, Shaw will play Saturday vs. Rangers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens (26-11-6) are getting a big boost to their lineup for their game against the New York Rangers (28-14-1) Saturday. Forwards Alex Galchenyuk (knee) and Andrew Shaw (concussion) will return after lengthy absences." January 14

  • Canadiens enjoy late surge to topple Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens found themselves down but never let themselves be out. Montreal erased a trio of one-goal deficits and scored three times in 62 seconds to skate away with a 5-4 against the New York Rangers on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Trailing 3-2 to enter..." January 14

  • Niederreiter scores twice as Wild blast Habs

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was at one end of the ice, watching his Minnesota teammates pepper Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price. Goal after goal, Minnesota was piling on Price, largely considered one of the top goaltenders in the NHL. Dubnyk, who leads the..." January 13

  • Canadiens get off to fast start in win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Thousands of ecstatic hockey fans left the MTS Centre singing "Ole, ole, ole" on Wednesday night after the Winnipeg Jets got clobbered 7-4 by the visiting Montreal Canadiens. You read that right. Fans of the Montreal Canadiens are a special breed -- they are..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Ovechkin's 544th goal equals 'Rocket' in Capitals' win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The script was essentially written before the puck even dropped. And, true to form, Alex Ovechkin brought it to life before the closing credits rolled. Sitting one behind Maurice "Rocket" Richard's 544 career goals entering the game, Ovechkin tied him on a power play at 16:36 of..." January 09

  • Zach Hyman insists he didn’t crash into Carey Price on purpose

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in a long time, the Maple Leafs-Canadiens rivalry had some bite to it. The battles between these two teams have been a little stale over the last few seasons, which isn’t surprising considering Saturday’s win by Montreal was the 13th in a row over Toronto. But even though..." January 08

  • Therrien: Galchenyuk could return as early as next week

    NHL.com "Center Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Andrei Markov will practice with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday for the first time since they were injured. The Canadiens play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, TVA Sports). Galchenyuk has been out since he..." January 07

  • Habs extend winning streak with win over Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Montreal Canadiens have been doing it on the road and they have been doing it despite injuries. Using five different scorers Saturday night, the Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 to extend their winning streak to three games and complete a seven-game trip at..." January 07

  • Meet the Canadiens prospect Don Cherry says is as good as Carey Price

    Sportsnet "Imagine you’re a 19-year-old kid and Don Cherry is on “Coach’s Corner” during Hockey Night in Canada talking about you in the same breath as Carey Price. “I watched Owen Sound beat the Battalion and again I saw that Michael McNiven, who is unbelievable,” Cherry said last week. “I had Carey..." January 07

  • Habs recall pair of AHL forwards after Gallagher, Byron hurt in Dallas

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens made a pair of roster moves Thursday, a day after their win in Dallas that saw forwards Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron injured. Gallagher took a Shea Weber slap shot off the hand, while Byron was crushed on a Patrick Sharp hit in the first period. Gallagher has been..." January 06

  • Habs' Brendan Gallagher out at least 8 weeks after hand surgery

    CBC Sports "The Montreal Canadiens confirmed on Friday that forward Brendan Gallagher will miss at least eight weeks with a broken hand. Gallagher suffered the injury on Wednesday during a game against the Dallas Stars, when he was struck by a Shea Weber blast on the power play." January 06

  • Pacioretty pushes Habs past Stars in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Pacioretty pushes Habs past Stars in OT By Stephen Hunt, The Sports Xchange DALLAS -- The Montreal Canadiens expect much from their captain, Max Pacioretty, and for a second consecutive evening, he didn't disappoint. Pacioretty scored the game-winner on a breakaway 19 seconds into..." January 05

  • Weber scores vs. former team as Canadiens win in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber tried his best not to look at the tribute video Tuesday night and worked really hard at preventing his emotions from taking over. But the quivering lower lip during the long ovation the Nashville Predators' fans bestowed on their former captain told one all..." January 04

  • Shea Weber receives touching tribute from Predators in return to Nashville

    Fox Sports "When the Predators shipped Shea Weber to the Canadiens this summer in exchange for P.K. Subban, it marked the end of an era in two cities. Not only did the shocking blockbuster involve two of the best defensemen in hockey, but also two that had spent their entire career with the team that drafted..." January 04

  • Crosby, McDavid, Price, Subban voted NHL All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released it’s captains for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, and, no, John Scott did not take home the honours this year. The four captains for their respective divisions are Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty helped off ice in morning skate

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty had to be helped off the ice during the morning skate at the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. Pacioretty reportedly took a Shea Weber shot off his right foot. He was unable to put any weight on that leg as he was helped to the dressing room." January 03

  • Shea Weber’s legacy to be celebrated in return to Nashville

    Sportsnet "We can only imagine what it will be like for Shea Weber to walk past the dressing room he sat in for 11 seasons—five of them as captain of the Nashville Predators—and take his place in the visitors’ room at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. On his way there, the 6-foot-4 Montreal Canadiens..." January 03

  • Habs give backup Montoya a two-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens and goaltender Al Montoya have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The 31-year-old is in his first season with the Canadiens and has posted a 4-4-2 record with a 2.74 GAA and .909 save percentage. The signing solidifies the Habs’ goaltending depth through the 2018-19..." January 02

  • Penguins cap their best December in history with OT win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Montreal Canadiens did everything they could to shut down the NHL's hottest scorer, Sidney Crosby. But they weren't as successful in controlling the league's leading scorer, Evgeni Malkin. Malkin scored on a power play 1:54 into overtime after Conor Sheary tied it in the..." December 31

  • Danault OT goal lifts Habs over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Phillip Danault and Max Pacioretty helped the Montreal Canadiens break a losing streak and finally beat the Florida Panthers. Danault scored a breakaway goal 39 seconds into overtime on a feed from Pacioretty as Montreal rallied to beat the Florida 3-2 on Thursday...." December 29

  • Lightning storm back to defeat Canadiens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's "Triplets" line was back in peak form, helping the Lightning rally from two goals down in the final 10 minutes, then winning 1:26 into overtime on Tyler Johnson's second goal of the game to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. "The..." December 28

  • Andrei Markov to miss the next three games

    NHL.com "Following Tuesday afternoon's practice session at Amalie Arena, head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Andrei Markov would miss the Canadiens' next three games with a groin injury. That means that the 38-year-old defenseman, who has already missed three straight outings, will be unavailable..." December 28

  • Blue Jackets edge Canadiens for 12th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Montreal returned to Nationwide Arena seeking redemption for a 10-goal drubbing from Columbus last month but had no such luck as the Blue Jackets came away with a 2-1 win in front of a sellout crowd of 18,147 on Friday night. Sam Gagner and Brandon Saad scored for Columbus..." December 23

  • Staal's short-handed goal lifts Wild to ninth staight win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Minnesota Wild just keep rolling and on Thursday night, it allowed them to equal a franchise mark. In a tight battle between two of the NHL's top goaltenders, Eric Staal scored a short-handed goal early in the third to lift the Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Montreal..." December 22

  • Habs' Markov out Thursday

    TSN "Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed Wednesday that veteran defenceman Andrei Markov will not play Thursday against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre and is unlikely to be ready for Friday's clash against the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets. Markov sat out Tuesday's win over the Anaheim Ducks -..." December 21

  • Petry leads Canadiens past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Jeff Petry was in the midst of a dry spell offensively for the better part of November and early December. A meeting with his coach changed all that. Petry scored a goal for a third straight game and recorded two assists Tuesday night to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-1..." December 20

  • Hobbling Habs: Sven Andrighetto is hurt now, too

    Pro Hockey Talk "Friday was a bad night for the Montreal Canadiens, and not just because of a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks that left Carey Price fuming. Before the game, word surfaced that Andrew Shaw would be out Friday and Saturday due to concussion issues. Now it looks like Sven Andrighetto will miss..." December 17

  • Price notches 250th win as Candiens halt Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- One night after a getting pulled in a loss, Montreal goalie Carey Price bounced back to collect a milestone win. Jeff Petry scored the go-ahead goal and Price stopped 20 shots to record his 250th career win as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on..." December 17

  • Carey Price glares at his own team (or coach?) after being pulled

    Pro Hockey Talk "Can we fudge the dates a bit and call this “Carey Price Rage Week?” Not long after his startling display of violence on Kyle Palmieri, Price’s disdain was turned more inward on Friday night. The San Jose Sharks are off to an early 4-0 lead against Price and the Montreal Canadiens, prompting..." December 17

  • Andrew Shaw out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms

    Montreal Gazette "Andrew Shaw is out of the Montreal Canadiens lineup indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms. The Canadiens made the announcement 90 minutes before their Friday night game against the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre. Shaw was hit in the head by Boston defenceman Torey Krug in the first..." December 17

  • Sharks jump ahead early in 4-2 win over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The San Jose Sharks weren't happy with their power play in their last game. They made it up for it against the Montreal Canadiens. San Jose connected twice on four first-period opportunities and staked out a 4-0 lead before holding off the Canadiens for a 4-2 triumph on Friday..." December 16

  • Spooner's OT goal sends Bruins past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A goaltending duel highlighted a back-and-forth game with plenty of opportunities between a pair of long-time foes. But in the end, the Bruins joined a select group in handing the Montreal Canadiens a loss on home ice. Ryan Spooner scored at 3:20 of overtime to lift the..." December 12

  • Iginla on controversial Emelin hit: ‘Doesn’t matter if it was clean’

    Sportsnet "lex Emelin is known for his hard hits and especially for his hip checks, which can sometimes end up on the borderline of being too low and illegal. On Saturday night Emelin was again a focal point for a hard check he threw, this time on Colorado’s Joe Colborne. As the Avalanche player was..." December 11

  • Canadiens bury Avalanche 10-1

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Max Pacioretty is heating up. And in the wake of key injuries on offense, so too are the rest of his teammates. Pacioretty scored four goals and added an assist and Tomas Plekanec recorded four assists as the Montreal Canadiens buried the Colorado Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday night..." December 10

  • Luongo finds inspiration in Price: 'I want to be as good as Carey'

    The Province "Things aren’t supposed to be this hard in Florida. But the Panthers just finished a run where they spent 20 of 27 days on the road, only to lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their homecoming. It was Florida’s fifth loss in six games after firing head coach Gerard Gallant. The team is taking..." December 10