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Sunday, January 31, 2010


Yesterday afternoon in Ottawa, the Senators won there franchise high 9th straight victory with a 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens. But with the win, they lost Nick Foligno due to a blocked shot that broke his leg and will be out for the next 6-8 weeks."It's very disappointing," said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. "It's disappointing for him as he was just starting to play well and carry a lot of ice time for us. For him to go down that way it's hard for him."As for the Canadiens, they also lost a key player and that player is Mike Cammalleri to a Mcl injury and will require a Mri. It happened when Mike Fisher sent him hard into the boards and his right leg went in first." When ever a player goes down your concerned," Brian Gionta Said." Hopefully he'll be are right. I hope it's nothing serious."

In this game the Canadiens played pretty well. They came back down 2-0 with Goals from Pouliot (13th) and Gionta (14th).They also picked up a big point that put them one point out of 6th and that tied them for 7th."I think both teams were pretty even five-on-five as far as chances," said Martin. "I think for 60 minutes we had a pretty good performance even after missing certain players." As for the Senators, Alex Kovalev, Jason Spezza and Mike Fisher all scored in the victory.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo


Jaroslave Halak made 34 saves for Montreal.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Last night in Montreal, the Canadiens were looking for revenge after they got blown out by the score of 6-2 against the Rangers last Sunday, and they did with a blow out of there own (6-0)."I love New York City, it's one of my favorite places, so maybe I get excited about scoring against the Rangers," said Cammalleri, who has seven goals against New York in his career (2 of them in this game). In the Victory Jaroslave Halak made 32 saves for his 3rd shutout of the saeson and his 7th in his career."It's great to get goal support like tonight," Halak said. "That second period was amazing. We scored four in seven minutes and we didn't give them many chances."

The other players who scored for Montreal (besides Cammalleri) are the following. Benoit Pouliot (12th),Scott Gomez (7th), Maxim Lapierre (3rd) and Tomas Plekanec (12th)."It's weird when they had that six- or seven-minute run there where the puck was just bouncing everywhere," Lundqvist said (who was pulled after giving up 4 goals on 15 shots). "They just found ways to score. That's something we've been missing that couple of games, a couple of lucky bounces, but we have to work for it before we can turn it around." The Canadiens next game will be against the Panthers on Tuesday.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Last night in New Jersey, the Canadiens played there first game without Laraque on the team and beat the Devils by the score of 3-1. This was the first time that Martin Brodeur lost to the Canadiens since March 11th 2008." Well, they played a good game," Brodeur said (who stopped 29 shots of 32). " We didn't come out and play the way we wanted and that's why we lost." Mathieu Darche gave Montreal the winning goal( his first as a Canadien) on a tipped shot from Brian Gionta. Benoit Pouliot (11th) and Mike Cammalleri (24th) also scored for Montreal in the victory."It's great to win a game, especially against the Devils," Halak said (who stopped 31 of 32 shots). "We need two points to get back into playoff position. We did a great job after they scored the first goal. We didn't give up, and stuck to the game plan."

Zach Parise scored the loan goal for the Devils in the loss."I'm not sure we tested Halak too much," Parise said about Halak. "He made some good saves, but I still think we could have made it a little harder for him." With the win the Canadiens are now 1 point out a playoff spot and will be looking to get back into 8th place with a win against the Rangers tonight. But inorder for that to happen they will need the Devils to beat the Islanders.

Important games to keep an eye on:

Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers today 1:00pm E.t, 9:00 P.c

New York Rangers at the Montreal Canadiens tonight 7:00pm E.t, 4:00 P.c

New Jersey Devils at New york Islanders tonight 7:00pm E.t, 4:00 P.c

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Today in Montreal, Canadiens Gm Bob Gainey Called George Laraque and told him he will not play another game in Montreal. He also told him that Martin said that he doesn't any confidence in him anymore and the team believes they can win without a enforcer." Jacques Martin doesn't like me and doesn't believe in toughness," Laraque said angrly.To do this in the midst of all I'm dealing with in Haiti, the timing is awful.I was very emotional and I'm very hurt by this decision. I'm a proud guy and I may have let my emotions get the better of me.Needless to say, I'm very disappointed." The Canadiens will continue to pay Laraque for the rest of the season.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo


Last night in Montreal, the Canadiens suffered there 3rd straight loss by the score of 4-3 in overtime to the Blues due to unbelievable goaltending from Ty Conklin. The Canadiens played hard to comeback down 3-1 in the third to force overtime. But in the end, it was Conklin who made a amazing save at one end then the Blues came back down the other way and Andy McDonald went high blocker side for the winner (shown in picture above)."We knew Montreal would make a push in the third period," said Payne, whose team has won five of its last six games and ends a three-game road trip Thursday night in Ottawa. "You don't like giving up leads, but we got the two points.It got a little open there and they controlled the puck for most of the 4-on-4, but we got a great save on Markov and scored when we got a chance."

Benoit Pouliot had 2 goals (9th and 10th)and Scott Gomez had a goal (7th) in the 4-3 overtime loss. Early in the game the Canadiens were down 2-0, and Carey Price came out of his net to play the puck and got nailed by Janssan. Then Carey Price took off his gloves and caused a scrum which lead to a Montreal Power play and a goal. "I think he was trying to challenge me," said Janssen. "I couldn't stop laughing."We'll see what happens next time we play, but I think they'll have (enforcer) Georges Laraque in the lineup that time. Maybe I'll try scoring a goal on him instead."

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Friday, January 15, 2010


Last night in Montreal, Gionta celebrated his 500th career game with a pair of goals(11th and 12th) to lead to a 5-3 win over the Stars. Gionta wasn't the only one making headlines. George Laraque's family in Haiti was okay. To celebrate his family being ok he got his first goal as a Montreal Canadiens and his first goal since March of 2008."It was tough getting into the game, Laraque said. whose parents are from Haiti. "What was going on there was going through my head.And to be playing against another Haitian, what are the odds of that?," He said about Stars defenceman Maxime Fortunus. " If i wanted to get a goal on any other night this would be the night.To have that happen tonight was almost a miracle," Laraque added.

Mike Cammalleri(21st) and Benoit Pouliot(7th) also scored for Montreal in the victory. As for the Stars,Toby Petersen, Steve Ott and Mike Modano scored in the loss. The Canadiens next game will be on Saturday against the Senators.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Last night in Montreal, the Canadiens battled hard but lost in overtime by the score of 2-1 due to a breakaway goal by Zach Parise. "We worked hard for the two points," Brodeur said. "That was definitely a fun game to be part of today. You know, a lot of chances on both sides, both goalies had to make unbelievable saves at one point in the game and we pulled it off again."The Canadiens went down early due to a goal by Travis Zajac. But thanks to Scott Gomez (who scored the game tieing goal on the powerplay late in the second) the Habs got at least a point."We stuck right in there, played a patient game and got the point out of it, we needed that," Gomez said. "We can play with anyone when we're all healthy."

The Canadiens next game will be on this coming Thursday against the Dallas Stars at 7:30pm E.t 4:30 Pacific.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Friday, January 8, 2010


Last night in Montreal, Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves to get the Canadiens a 2-0 victory over the Panthers. It was a even game right from the start, it was back and fourth game. Each team had there chances. But in the end Montreal prevailed. "Our guys were skating so we didn't give them many chances," Halak said. "But when we gave them, I stopped them." Benoit Pouliot scored the game wining goal and Brian Gionta added an empty netter for Montreal. "Benoit is a good kid," Martin said. "It was probably a good experience for him in Minnesota. He's getting a second opportunity. We like his speed and his skill, and it's a matter of working hard."

"What I like about his game is I think he goes to the net, he goes into the dirty areas, and a lot of his goals have been scored that way. But what we need from him is consistency. Every night we need that kind of effort, Martin added." With the 2-0 win Montreal snapped a 4 game home losing streak and has improved to 7-3-0 in there last 10 games.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

capitals beat the habs 4-2 in ovechkin's first game as a captain

Last night in Washington, Ovechkin played his first game as a captain. the Capitals celebrated by getting a 4-2 win over Montreal."I have there trust," the 14th captain said."i have the "C" on my heart but i will do the same thing like always."In the loss, the Canadiens didn't allow Ovy to get a point in the game just like they did on nov.20th."They got some other ammunititon," Martin said about shutting Ovechkin down.

The Canadiens next game will be tomorrow against the Panthers.

Written by Andrew Di Pardo

Monday, January 4, 2010

miller keeps habs off the scoreboard to get the sabers a 1-0 win

last night in montreal, the canadiens returned home after a long sucsessful road trip looking for a good result.but thats not what happened at ryan miller made 36 saves to get sabers a 1-0 win."he was great again," cammaleri said(whos one-timer was stopped in the final minute)."we were unable to get anything through him."tim connolly had the loan goal in the game for the for the habs,carey price made 29 saves in the loss. but it wasnt montreal got no goals.

written by andrew di pardo

p.s theres no capitals because the lock does not work.