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Friday, September 30, 2011

NHL-X: Lightning @ Canadiens



TBL:   S. Stamkos (03:47 - 1st) , S. Stamkos (11:51 - 1st) , B. Connolly (16:43 - 2nd) , B. Connolly (PPG, 18:49 - 3rd)

TBL: D. Roloson (W)

                   Last night in Montreal, the Habs were playing their final home game of the 2011 Pre-Season and it was against the Lightning. Coming into this game, the Habs had a record of 1-5-0 (their 1 win came in Ottawa).  The record wasn't getting any better. Just 3 minutes in, Gervais shot was stopped by Buadj but Stamkos buried the rebound to make it 1-0 Bolts lead. 9 minutes later, St.Louis had the puck in the offensive zone on the left side and he played it to Stamkos, who one-timed it past Buadj to make it 2-0 Tampa.  Late in the second, Brett Connolly had a few whacks at the loose puck and finally put it past Buadj to make it 3-0 Tampa bay Lightning.  Connolly would add one more in the third as the Lightning take it by the score of 4-0.

               In the win, Roloson made 24 saves to lead the Lightning to a victory. The Bolts record has now improved to 3-2-0 in the Pre-Season,  as the Habs record got worse going to 1-6-0. But after the game, the big story was about Brett Connolly getting himself  2 goals against Montreal."Connolly's just pushing and pushing, and that's how guys make the NHL. Look at (Jeff) Skinner last year in Carolina -- no one was expecting that," said Lightning head coach Guy Boucher. "Every game he was adapting and at some point you have to consider the player might be serious."

           "He's a high pick and you can see all the skills he has. But he's a smart player," St. Louis said. "He's playing within the team concept -- that shows maturity within his play. You can't just depend on your offensive flairs in this league anymore; you have to play the whole game and he's done that. Obviously he's getting rewarded by doing the right things." As for Montreal, in the loss Buadj made 30 saves. Carey Price will get the start in the Habs last Pre-Season game on Saturday in Quebec City as the Habs hope to close out the Pre-Season with a win.  That game will be tomorrow night at 7:00 Pm E.T against the Lightning on RDS-HD.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Thursday, September 29, 2011



                  Today in Montreal, the AHL announced that the Hamilton Bulldogs will play at the Bell Centre on on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m E.t. They will play host to the Binghamton Senators. The first game that the Bulldogs played in Montreal was on March 18th 2007 against Syracuse Crunch.

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Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cammalleri Awarded The Jean Béliveau Trophy

NHL-X: Bruins @ Canadiens

NHL-X: Canadiens Fall To Bruins On Home Ice


BOS:   T. Seguin (PPG, 04:17 - 3rd) , C. Clark (13:15 - 3rd)
MTL:   M. Cammalleri (15:33 - 2nd)

BOS: T. Rask (W)

              Last night in Montreal, the Canadiens took on the Boston Bruins, but for the second straight night it didn't go well. But before the game started. Cammalleri was awarded the "Jean Béliveau Trophy," for most leadership and for helping community. In the second period, Desimone's shot was stopped by Rask, but Cammalleri put home the rebound to make it 1-0 Montreal. Then early in the third, Tyler Seguin would score on a rebound to tie the game. Late in the third, Sauve came in on the right side for the Bruins and played the puck to Clark on the left and he scored to give the Bruins the lead. That would be your final as the Habs aren't having the best's of Pre-Season as they have a record of 1-5-0.

             But good news for Habs fans, Carey Price made 30 saves and is looking good now as we are just 2 games away from the Regular season."At this point in time we're trying to get ready for the season," Canadiens captain Brian Gionta said. "There's two games left, it's time to start getting into that season form and getting your timing back. I thought the intensity was a little better tonight."

The Habs next game will be Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

NHL-X: Jets Vs Senators (St.John's)

Monday, September 26, 2011

NHL-X: Jets Beat the Senators 3-1 At Kraft Hockeyville 2011


WPG:   Mark Scheifele (power-play),Troy Bodie ,Ben Maxwell
OTT: Mika Zibanejad (power-play) 

 OTT:Alex Auld (L), Mike McKenna 

              Earlier this afternoon in St.John's, Newfoundland, the Winnipeg Jets took on the Ottawa Senators. The Jets got off to a good start in the second, Stapletons shot was stopped by Alex Auld, but Mark Scheifele would put in the rebound, it's a  powerplay goal to make it 1-0 Jets. Bodie would add a goal late in the period to make it 2-0 Jets after 2 periods. Then with the score 2-1,  Ben Maxwell would get the puck in the slot and fire it past Mckenna to make it 3-1 Jets. That would be your final as the Jets win and improve their Pre-Season record to 2-3-0."It's always fun to do events like this and to get people involved that don't normally get a chance to see NHL hockey and to see their reaction to it," Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd said.

          In the win, Pavelec made 27 saves. In the loss, Auld made 26 saves on 28 shots and Mckenna made 4 saves on 5 shots for the Senators.The Jets next game will be Wednesday night against Carolina on TSN-Jets.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

NHL-X: Bruins VS Canadiens (Halifax,N.S)


                  Last night in Halifax, the Habs took on the Bruins in a game which wasn't their best performance.  7 minutes into the first, Gomez had a breakaway and he scored to make it 1-0 Habs lead. Then with the score 2-1 Bruins, Clarks shot from the left was stopped by Budaj but Marchand was there to put home the rebound to make it 3-1 Boston. Shortly after that Paille came in  and went past the Habs defender and scored to make it 4-1. Then in the second, Chara then came in on a 2 on 1 tried to pass it but it went off a leg and back to him and he would score to make it 5-1. In the third, Brian Willsie scored to cut the lead to 5-2. But then shortly after that, Seguin would score five hole on Peter Budaj to make it 6-2. The Bruins would go onto win thisgame by the score of 7-3.

            Through this game, you could tell that the Habs just weren't focused on defense as they gave up too many 2 on 1's that Budaj (who made 27 saves) could do nothing about. Since it is a Pre-Season game, Martin put a lot of younger players in the lineup which is why they didn`t have much offense.  As for the Bruins, they had more NHL players in there lineup than youngsters and that`s why they were able to score 7 goals. But remember that it`s only Pre-Season. So don`t worry Hab fans they will wake up by the time the NHL Regular Season starts.

 The Canadiens will take on the Bruins again tonight in Montreal.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Sunday, September 25, 2011

NHL-X: Senators @ Canadiens



OTT:   M. Michalek (19:35 - 2nd) , C. Neil (08:57 - 3rd) , C. Neil (19:32 - 3rd)
MTL:   M. Cammalleri (04:23 - 2nd) , M. Cammalleri (07:02 - 2nd)

OTT: R. Lehner

                    Last night in Montreal, the Canadiens took on the Senators in their 4th Pre-Season game.  There was no score after one period of play. But just 4 minutes into the second, Mitera`s point shot was tipped in by Cammalleri to make it 1-0 Habs. 3 minutes later, Palushaj played the puck to Cammalleri and he had a breakaway and he scored top shelf over the glove of Lehner to make it 2-0 Montreal. Michalek would score late in the second to cut the lead to one. 9 minutes into the third, Neil played the puck in front and it went off both of the Hab defenders and into the net to tie the game. In the final minute of the third,  Filatov played the puck to Neil in the slot and he wristed a shot past Price to give the Senators a 3-2 lead. That would be the final as the Habs now have a record of 1-3-0.

           In the win, Lehner made 22 saves. In the loss, Price made 25 saves and he has allowed 10 goals in just 120 minutes of play. But remember to "Chill out" because it`s just Pre-Season. "It's a process," Price said. "Now is the time to work on things, little details that will make a difference when it comes to the real deal." The Habs next game will be tonight at 6:00 Pm E.T against the Bruins on RDS-HD.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Saturday, September 24, 2011

NHL-X: Canadiens @ Senators



MTL:   M. Pacioretty (PPG, 12:07 - 2nd) , M. Pacioretty (PPG, 17:06 - 2nd) , S. Gomez (19:23 - 3rd) , E. Cole (00:00 - SO)
OTT:   Z. Smith (14:06 - 1st) , Z. Smith (SHG, 15:09 - 1st) , M. Michalek (11:05 - 2nd)

 OTT: C. Anderson

                        Last night in Ottawa, the Canadiens took on the Senators in search for their first Pre-Season win.  Late in the first, there was a scramble in front of the Habs net and Price dove to poke the puck out but missed and Smith would take advantage by giving the Sens a 1-0 lead. Just a minute later, the Senators came in on a 2 on 1 and Spezza played the puck to Smith who scored to make it 2-0 after one. Half way through the second Carey Price (who made 15 saves) was replaced by Nathan Lawsen.

                       In the second, with the score 3-0 Ottawa, the Habs went on the powerplay with 4 minutes to go in the second. Gomez played the puck from the left side to Pacioretty and he one-timed the shot past Anderson to cut the lead to 3-1. Goaltender Nathan Lawsen had the puck for the Habs and he caught the Sens on a bad line change as he played the puck to Pacioretty who had a breakaway and he scored to cut the lead to 1. Then late in the third, there was a scramble in front of the Senators net and Gomez who find the puck and put it home to tie the game at 3-3. So this game would go to a shootout.

                Pacioretty was first for Montreal and he took a wrist shot and it beat Anderson to make it 1-0 Habs.  With the score tied at 1-1 in the shootout, Eric Cole had a chance to win the game and he did with another wrist shot that beat Anderson. So the Habs picked up their first win of the Pre-Season with the final score of 4-3."We showed some desire, we battled and it was nice to be able to tie it in the last minute and win it in the shootout," Martin said. The Habs next game will be tonight in Montreal against the Senators on RDS-HD at 7:00pm E.t.

Nikita Filatov OTT Save
Max Pacioretty MTL Goal
Jason Spezza OTT Goal
Brendan Gallagher MTL Miss
Daniel Alfredsson OTT Save
Erik Cole MTL Goal

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NHL-X: Sabres @ Canadiens



BUF:   J. Pominville (15:31 - 1st) , C. Ehrhoff (06:07 - 3rd) , T. Ennis (EN, 19:57 - 3rd)
MTL:   P. Subban (PPG, 18:36 - 2nd)

BUF: J. Enroth , R. Miller

                    Last night in Montreal, it was the night all Hab fans were waiting for: "The return of : Max Pacioretty." Due to Chara's hit on Pacioretty in March, the stantion/turnbuckle was moved back one and a half feet.  On Paciorettys first shift, he centred the puck from the left side to Gionta who took the puck cross ice and shot it but it was stopped by Ryan Miller. With 4 minutes to go in the first, Ehrhoff  centred the puck to Pominville and he would score to make it 1-0 Buffalo. Just over a minute later, Gionta on the right wing played the puck to Pacioretty in front of the net but he was denied by Miller. So the score was 1-0 Buffalo after one.

                Early in the second, Desharnais centred the puck to Pacioretty but Miller with the save.10 minutes later, the Canadiens replaced Budaj (who made 14 saves on 15 shots) and put Mayer in. At the other end, Miller (who made 11 saves) was replaced by Enroth.Late in the second with the Habs on the powerplay, Subban's point shot beat Enroth to tie the game. 7 minutes into the third,  Ehroffs point shot beat Mayer to make it 2-1 Buffalo. Tyler Enis would add an empty net goal as the Sabres go on to take the game by the score of 3-1. In the loss, Mayer made 8 saves on 9 shots. In the win, Enroth made 12 saves on 13 shots.

           After the game, all the talk was about Max Pacioretty's return."It's such a good feeling just to be out there again," said Pacioretty, who was given a big cheer when he stepped on the ice for his first shift. "No big hits given or received but the bumps are I think what's really going to make my neck react so we'll see how it feels tomorrow." The Canadiens next Pre-Season game will be Friday against the Senators in Ottawa at 7:30 pm E.T. The game is not being televised, but you can listen to it on CJAD 800.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NHL-X: Jackets @ Jets

The Jets are back! This video shows you the Winnipeg Jets first NHL Pre-Season game in team history at the MTS centre. Don't forgett to check back here on October 9th & October 10th for the game preview, game summary and Game highlights of the Jets first regular season game in team history against Montreal.

This is a list of Winnipeg Jets games I will be writing about this upcoming NHL 2011-12 Season:

Sept.26/11/ Jets at Senators
Oct.9/11/ Canadiens at Jets
Dec.22 /11/ Canadiens at Jets
Jan.4/12/ Jets at Canadiens
Feb.5/12/ Jets at Canadiens

* There will be a few more Jets games I will write about in April of 2012.

NHL-X: Stars @ Canadiens



DAL:   B. Morrow (03:12 - 1st) , A. Pardy (PPG, 06:56 - 1st) , M. Ryder (09:12 - 1st) , K. Barch (04:04 - 2nd) , M. Ribeiro (PPG, 16:24 - 2nd) , M. Fraser (18:07 - 3rd)
MTL:   E. Cole (05:36 - 2nd) , A. Kostitsyn (PPG, 08:31 - 2nd) , J. Woywitka (10:14 - 2nd)

DAL: A. Raycroft , T. Beskorowany

                   Last night in Montreal, the Canadiens began their Pre-Season against the Dallas Stars. Mike Riebeiro was in the line up for the Stars and was playing his first game in Montreal since being traded by the Canadiens back in 2006. Just 3 minutes in,  Reideiro's shot was stopped by Price, but Morrow would put home the rebound to make it 1-0 Stars. Just 4 minutes later, Pardy's shot snuck through the pads of Price to make it 2-0 Stars. Later in the period, Michael Ryder took the puck from behind the Habs net and came around and shot the puck past Carey Price to make it 3-0 after 1.

              In the second with the score 4-0 Stars, Eric Cole got the puck in the offensive zone on the right side and he took a shot and it beat Raycroft to make it 4-1. Then with the Habs on the powerplay, Kostitsyn came into the attacking zone on the left side and shot the puck past Raycroft to cut the lead to 2. With 10 minutes left in the second,  Engqvist centred the puck from the left side right to Jeff Woywika and he on-timed it past Raycroft to cut the lead to 1. At that point in the game, Lawson came in to the game to replace Price (who made 9 saves on 13 shots). At the other end Raycroft (who made 8 saves on 11 shots) was being replaced by Beskorowany.

          Late in the second,  Goligoski's shot was tipped in by Reibiero to make it 5-3 Stars. The Stars would add a goal in the third from Fraser as they took this game by the score of 6-3. In the loss, Lawson made 10 saves on 12 shots. In the win, Beskorowany made 8 saves on 8 shots."We had the puck in their zone a couple of minutes and when it went in it was awesome," said Woywitka. So for the second straight year, the Canadiens lost their opening Pre-Season game. But luckily for them none of these games count until their first Regular Season Game. The Canadiens second Pre-Season Game will be tonight against the Sabres on RDS-HD.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Eastern Conference Projected Standings for 2011-12 Season

1. Washington Capitals
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3.  Montreal Canadiens
4. Philadelphia Flyers
5. Boston Bruins
6. Tampa Bay Lightning
7. Buffalo Sabres
8.  Winnipeg Jets (First Season in NHL)
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Carolina Hurricanes
11. New York Rangers
12. Toronto Maple Leafs
13. Ottawa Senators
14. Florida Panthers
15. New York Islanders

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Follow Erik Cole as he enjoys his first visit to Montreal as a member of the Canadiens.


Western Conference Projected Standings for 2011-12 Season

1. San Jose Sharks
2.  Detroit Red Wings
3. Vancouver Canucks
4. Nashville Predators
5. Anaheim Ducks
6. Phoenix Coyotes
7. Dallas Stars
8. Calgary Flames
9. Chicago Blackhawks
10. Edmonton Oilers
11.L.A Kings
12. Colorado Avalanche
13. St.Louis Blues
14. Minnesota Wild
15. Columbus Blue Jackets

 These are my Projected Standings for the Western Conference. Come back tomorrow to see my Projected Standings for the Eastern Conference.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Montreal Canadiens 2011-2012 Roster

# Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Age Birth Place
13 Michael Cammalleri   5' 9" 182 8 Jun 1982 29 Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
72 Erik Cole   6' 2" 205 6 Nov 1978 32 Oswego, NY, USA
52 Mathieu Darche   6' 1" 215 26 Nov 1976 34 Montreal, QC, CAN
51 David Desharnais   5' 7" 177 14 Sep 1986 24 Laurier-Station, QC, CAN
81 Lars Eller   6' 2" 198 8 May 1989 22 Rodovre, DNK
21 Brian Gionta "C"  5' 7" 173 18 Jan 1979 32 Rochester, NY, USA
11 Scott Gomez   5' 11" 198 23 Dec 1979 31 Anchorage, AK, USA
46 Andrei Kostitsyn   6' 0" 214 3 Feb 1985 26 Novopolotsk, BLR
32 Travis Moen   6' 2" 215 6 Apr 1982 29 Swift Current, SK, CAN
67 Max Pacioretty   ** 6' 2" 196 20 Nov 1988 22 New Canaan, CT, USA
14 Tomas Plekanec   5' 11" 198 31 Oct 1982 28 Kladno, CZE
53 Ryan White   6' 0" 193 17 Mar 1988 23 Brandon, MB, CAN
# Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Age Birth Place
75 Hal Gill "A"  6' 7" 241 6 Apr 1975 36 Concord, MA, USA
26 Josh Gorges   ** 6' 1" 200 14 Aug 1984 27 Kelowna, BC, CAN
79 Andrei Markov "A"  ** 6' 0" 207 20 Dec 1978 32 Voskresensk, RUS
6 Jaroslav Spacek   6' 0" 210 11 Feb 1974 37 Rokycany, CZE
76 P.K. Subban   6' 0" 206 13 May 1989 22 Toronto, ON, CAN
68 Yannick Weber   5' 11" 193 23 Sep 1988 22 Morges, CHE
# Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Age Birth Place
30 Peter Budaj   6' 1" 200 18 Sep 1982 28 Banska Bystrika, SVK
31 Carey Price   6' 3" 219 16 Aug 1987 24 Anahim Lake, BC, CAN
** = Injured Reserve

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Canadiens 2011 Off-Season Recap

Under contract                           Signing date (Years left)    


Scott Gomez
06/30/2009 (3 Years)
Michael Cammalleri
07/01/2009 (3 Years)
Tomas Plekanec     
06/22/2010 (5 years)

Travis Moen

07/10/2009 ( 1 year)
Lars Eller

06/17/2010 (2 years)
Jaroslav Spacek

07/01/2009 (1 year)
P.K. Subban

05/13/2009 (1 year)
Carey Price

09/02/2010 (1 year)
Hal Gill

06/01/2011 (1 year)
Andrei Kostitsyn

06/09/2011 (1 year)
Mathieu Darche

06/10/2011 (1 year)

David Desharnais

06/20/2011 (2 years)
Yannick Weber

6/29/2011 (2 years)
Andrei Markov

06/23/2011 (3 years)
Peter Budaj

07/01/2011 (2 years)
Erik Cole

07/01/2011 ( 4 years)
Ryan White

7/13/2011 (4 years)
Josh Gorges

Max Pacioretty

7/22/2011 (1 year)

06/20/2011 (2 Years)

Unrestricted free agents
Jeff Halpern      Signed 1-year deal with Washington
Benoit Pouliot

     Signed 1-year deal with Boston

Tom Pyatt

Signed 1-year deal with Tampa Bay

Alexandre Picard

Signed 1-year deal with Pittsburgh

Roman Hamrlik     Signed 2-year deal with Washington
Brent Sopel Signed 2-year deal with Metallurg Novokuznetsk (KHL)    

Alex Auld    Signed 1-year deal with Ottawa


Its been 1 month since the my new about the Hamilton Bulldogs came out. So I am here today to remind you about the blog.It's a blog that  will (over the course of the season) be giving you monthly updates on the Hamilton Bulldogs. I will be writing about 2 games a month and summarizing the rest in 1 post. But during the Playoffs, I will be writing about every game. This blog that I am telling you about is just the second Blog on (BLOGGER) to focus mainly on the Hamilton Bulldogs. Which means that there will be no more Hamilton Bulldogs updates on this blog.  To visit this blog just click on the link below.

Enjoy my new blog!

P.S. The Bulldogs just released there new schedule you can check out there schedule from this link