Canadiens Rumors & News

  • 16h
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Michel Therrien said in french he won't sit Alex Galchenyuk. #tvasports

  • Bolts top Montreal in double OT Game 1 thriller

    Tampa Tribune "A low-scoring, goaltending-duel started the second round of the postseason for the Lightning. That advantage went to Tampa Bay in a 2-1 double-overtime victory in front of a sold out crowd at Bell Centre. Nikita Kucherov scored the winner 2:06 into the second overtime on his first goal of..." May 02

  • On to Montreal! Bolts take Game 7 to advance in playoffs

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning will move on to the next round. Tampa Bay survived a second consecutive elimination game to defeat Detroit 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quartfinal in front of a sold out crowd of 19,204 at Amalie Arena. Ben Bishop finished with 31 saves while Braydon Coburn, acquired..." April 30

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

  • 3d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • 2015 Norris Trophy Finalists: Doughty, Karlsson and Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL named the three finalists for the 2015 Norris Trophy on Monday: Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban. All three blueliners rank as familiar faces. Doughty hasn’t won a Norris at this point in his career,..." April 28

  • Carey Price carries his team into the second round

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens relied on a familiar formula Sunday night, letting goaltender Carey Price do the heavy lifting as they defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-0 at Canadian Tire Centre. The victory gave Montreal a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Price made 43 saves and..." April 27

  • 6d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Therrien says Weise is maintenance. ''should'' be good for tonight. Won't say who comes out

  • 6d
    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Retour au jeu pour Parenteau ce soir. / Parenteau back in the lineup tonight. #GoHabsGo

  • Sens stare down elimination once again and come out on top against Canadiens

    Ottawa Citizen "Get out those tix for Game 6. They can be redeemed at the usual Canadian Tire Centre gates Sunday evening for a 6 p.m. start, now that the Senators have tended to business in Game 5, just the latest in a string of fearless performances by the local heroes. Like the great Houdini, the..." April 25

  • Price, Dubnyk, Rinne are Vezina Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "The general managers have had their say and unsurprisingly they’ve picked Montreal’s Carey Price, Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne as the three finalists for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. Of course, Price is regarded as the heavy favorite for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. He led the..." April 25

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Ottawa Senators shut out Montreal Canadiens at home

    Ottawa Sun "Cancel those tee times. Craig Anderson was perfect and so was the timing for Mike Hoffman. While the Senators' top goaltender shut the door with 28 stops for his third career playoff shutout, Hoffman scored the third period winner to send this first round playoff series back to Montreal for..." April 23

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Dale Weise ties it late, scores in OT to give Canadiens 3-0 series lead

    Montreal Gazette "Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson said he wanted to recreate the good memories from the Senators’ 2013 playoff win over the Canadiens and he did exactly that for 54 minutes Sunday night. Pressed into service on the strength of his experience, Anderson lost his shutout when Dale Weise scored on a..." April 20

  • 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

  • 15d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

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

  • 15d
    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

  • 17d
    Eric Engels @EricEngels

    Max Pacioretty will not play game 1 as per Michel Therrien

  • 17d
    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

  • 18d
    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

  • 19d
    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

  • 25d
    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

  • 27d
    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

  • 28d
    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

  • 28d
    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