Category: Game review
Montreal Canadiens’ prospect Philippe Lefebvre scored two goals and was awarded with the first star of the game as the Montreal Juniors won 5-2 at the expense of the visiting Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in front of a small home crowd of 1604 fans. The win was the Juniors’ eighth in a row and placed them at the top of their division, as they now hold a record of 15-3-2-1. Continue reading
Going through the doors of the Bell Centre, my friend Steve said “I have a good feeling about this game.” I turned towards him looking for the grin of sarcasm, but it was apparent that he was serious.
It was a refreshing change from all the naysayers who had been busy speculating on just how bad the slaughter would be. It will be “a thumping” said one pundit. Continue reading
I always look forward to the goalie matchup of Carey Price and Roberto Luongo, not only because of their skill levels but also because both of them are playing against the team they grew up watching. It’s like a two-sided version of the performances we see when Quebec-born goalies play against the Canadiens. Continue reading
In the All Habs Poll of the Week, we offered you a chance to send Canadiens coach Jacques Martin a message. Overwhelmingly, you told the Canadiens head coach to fix the power-play. As we have observed, coaching can make a major difference in the success with the man advantage (Minnesota and Atlanta are the latest examples). Continue reading
There was a time when the Bulldogs’ games at the Bell Centre were games to forget.
Now, it appears they’ve truly and finally made it into their home away from home, as 13,267 fans were on hand to watch them beat the Binghamton Senators last night by a score of 5-2. Continue reading
While Scott Gomez may not have the universe against him, a good portion of Planet Habs are not very happy with the second line center. For the time being, Jaroslav Spacek is very grateful that the scorn has shifted to someone else.
Clearly Gomez is in a pit. With three points in 13 games, he is only two ahead of Carey Price, and has the same number of goals as Alexandre Picard. Continue reading
Oh sure, for two more periods we were treated to the line-juggling roulette wheel from coach Martin’s bag of motivational tools. But the guy who played the best for the Canadiens was at least 100 feet away from Martin’s influence. Carey Price wa superb as his teammates gave up one odd man rush after another. Continue reading
It’s never easy to sweep a home-and-home series in the NHL especially when the back half is in the opponent’s arena. Fortunately this game was taking place in the Habs-friendly Nassau Coliseum. Despite the Canadiens being on the road, they were welcomed by a substantial number of red-clad Habs fans who seemed to have locked up prime seating in the lower bowl. Continue reading