Canadiens Game Day: Habs lose game and Jesperi Kotkaniemi

It was awkward, it was scary and it sure looked dirty. Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s game at the Bell Centre, Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nikita Zadorov checked the Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi hard into the boards, brought up his right leg to upend him and then slammed the 20-year-old centre to the ice. Kotkaniemi’s […]

Stu Cowan: Bell Centre fans save the loudest cheer for Saku Koivu

The Canadiens brought 11 former captains out to centre ice during a pregame ceremony Tuesday night at the Bell Centre to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the franchise that was founded on Dec. 4, 1909. Henri Richard wasn’t able to make it because of health issues. The 12 former captains won a combined 46 Stanley […]

Canadiens extend losing streak to eight games after early lead against Bruins

BOSTON — The Canadiens played a near-perfect road game for 46 minutes Sunday, but learned a good team like the Bruins will take advantage of any chances you give them as Montreal fell 3-1. The Bruins scored three goals in the third period to extend their winning streak to seven games, while the Canadiens’ losing […]

Leaf Snaps: Keefe gets new office

It had to be surreal for Sheldon Keefe, sitting in Mike Babcock’s old office, with the farm team Marlies playing outside and himself preparing for his first Scotiabank Arena home game. “It’s pretty special for sure,” Keefe said in his first Bay St. press conference as Leaf coach before Saturday night’s game. “I haven’t had […]

Injured Jonathan Drouin tries to keep slumping Canadiens’ spirits up

Jonathan Drouin can’t do anything to help his Canadiens teammates on the ice, so he’s doing his best to try and keep their spirits up off the ice. Drouin met with the media Friday morning in Brossard for the first time since requiring surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left wrist suffered during […]

What the Puck: Julien takes risky path with Canadiens’ young guns

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is part of the problem, not part of the solution. I’m so sick and tired of the excuses, from the media pundits, from the players and, most irritating of all, from Habs management. How many sad-sack seasons are you all going to put up with? This Habs squad might claw […]

Islanders beat Pens 4-3 to extend point streak to 16 games. – National

NEW YORK – Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game 4:16 into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games. Nelson, who also scored the overtime winner at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, got a pass from Mathew […]

Effort better, but result the same: Leafs lose sixth in a row

LAS VEGAS — What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, the saying goes. The Maple Leafs can only hope they’ve left their losing streak behind in Sin City. It’s six games now without a win, the longest skid since Mike Babcock’s first season behind the Toronto bench, when the club twice had six-game losing streaks […]