Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Coreau foils Price as Red Wings edge Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- As he took the ice for Monday's game against the Montreal Canadiens, Jared Coreau did his best not to think about the fact that the goalie at the other end of the ice was his idol. "I look down and I know it's him, but at the end of the day whether it's Carey Price or another..." January 16

  • Canadiens’ Galchenyuk, Shaw will play Saturday vs. Rangers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens (26-11-6) are getting a big boost to their lineup for their game against the New York Rangers (28-14-1) Saturday. Forwards Alex Galchenyuk (knee) and Andrew Shaw (concussion) will return after lengthy absences." January 14

  • Canadiens enjoy late surge to topple Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens found themselves down but never let themselves be out. Montreal erased a trio of one-goal deficits and scored three times in 62 seconds to skate away with a 5-4 against the New York Rangers on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Trailing 3-2 to enter..." January 14

  • Niederreiter scores twice as Wild blast Habs

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was at one end of the ice, watching his Minnesota teammates pepper Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price. Goal after goal, Minnesota was piling on Price, largely considered one of the top goaltenders in the NHL. Dubnyk, who leads the..." January 13

  • Canadiens get off to fast start in win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Thousands of ecstatic hockey fans left the MTS Centre singing "Ole, ole, ole" on Wednesday night after the Winnipeg Jets got clobbered 7-4 by the visiting Montreal Canadiens. You read that right. Fans of the Montreal Canadiens are a special breed -- they are..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Ovechkin's 544th goal equals 'Rocket' in Capitals' win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The script was essentially written before the puck even dropped. And, true to form, Alex Ovechkin brought it to life before the closing credits rolled. Sitting one behind Maurice "Rocket" Richard's 544 career goals entering the game, Ovechkin tied him on a power play at 16:36 of..." January 09

  • Zach Hyman insists he didn’t crash into Carey Price on purpose

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in a long time, the Maple Leafs-Canadiens rivalry had some bite to it. The battles between these two teams have been a little stale over the last few seasons, which isn’t surprising considering Saturday’s win by Montreal was the 13th in a row over Toronto. But even though..." January 08

  • Therrien: Galchenyuk could return as early as next week

    NHL.com "Center Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Andrei Markov will practice with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday for the first time since they were injured. The Canadiens play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, TVA Sports). Galchenyuk has been out since he..." January 07

  • Habs extend winning streak with win over Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Montreal Canadiens have been doing it on the road and they have been doing it despite injuries. Using five different scorers Saturday night, the Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 to extend their winning streak to three games and complete a seven-game trip at..." January 07

  • Meet the Canadiens prospect Don Cherry says is as good as Carey Price

    Sportsnet "Imagine you’re a 19-year-old kid and Don Cherry is on “Coach’s Corner” during Hockey Night in Canada talking about you in the same breath as Carey Price. “I watched Owen Sound beat the Battalion and again I saw that Michael McNiven, who is unbelievable,” Cherry said last week. “I had Carey..." January 07

  • Habs recall pair of AHL forwards after Gallagher, Byron hurt in Dallas

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens made a pair of roster moves Thursday, a day after their win in Dallas that saw forwards Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron injured. Gallagher took a Shea Weber slap shot off the hand, while Byron was crushed on a Patrick Sharp hit in the first period. Gallagher has been..." January 06

  • Habs' Brendan Gallagher out at least 8 weeks after hand surgery

    CBC Sports "The Montreal Canadiens confirmed on Friday that forward Brendan Gallagher will miss at least eight weeks with a broken hand. Gallagher suffered the injury on Wednesday during a game against the Dallas Stars, when he was struck by a Shea Weber blast on the power play." January 06

  • Pacioretty pushes Habs past Stars in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Pacioretty pushes Habs past Stars in OT By Stephen Hunt, The Sports Xchange DALLAS -- The Montreal Canadiens expect much from their captain, Max Pacioretty, and for a second consecutive evening, he didn't disappoint. Pacioretty scored the game-winner on a breakaway 19 seconds into..." January 05

  • Weber scores vs. former team as Canadiens win in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber tried his best not to look at the tribute video Tuesday night and worked really hard at preventing his emotions from taking over. But the quivering lower lip during the long ovation the Nashville Predators' fans bestowed on their former captain told one all..." January 04

  • Shea Weber receives touching tribute from Predators in return to Nashville

    Fox Sports "When the Predators shipped Shea Weber to the Canadiens this summer in exchange for P.K. Subban, it marked the end of an era in two cities. Not only did the shocking blockbuster involve two of the best defensemen in hockey, but also two that had spent their entire career with the team that drafted..." January 04

  • Crosby, McDavid, Price, Subban voted NHL All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released it’s captains for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, and, no, John Scott did not take home the honours this year. The four captains for their respective divisions are Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty helped off ice in morning skate

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty had to be helped off the ice during the morning skate at the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. Pacioretty reportedly took a Shea Weber shot off his right foot. He was unable to put any weight on that leg as he was helped to the dressing room." January 03

  • Shea Weber’s legacy to be celebrated in return to Nashville

    Sportsnet "We can only imagine what it will be like for Shea Weber to walk past the dressing room he sat in for 11 seasons—five of them as captain of the Nashville Predators—and take his place in the visitors’ room at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. On his way there, the 6-foot-4 Montreal Canadiens..." January 03

  • Habs give backup Montoya a two-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens and goaltender Al Montoya have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The 31-year-old is in his first season with the Canadiens and has posted a 4-4-2 record with a 2.74 GAA and .909 save percentage. The signing solidifies the Habs’ goaltending depth through the 2018-19..." January 02

  • Penguins cap their best December in history with OT win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Montreal Canadiens did everything they could to shut down the NHL's hottest scorer, Sidney Crosby. But they weren't as successful in controlling the league's leading scorer, Evgeni Malkin. Malkin scored on a power play 1:54 into overtime after Conor Sheary tied it in the..." December 31

  • Danault OT goal lifts Habs over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Phillip Danault and Max Pacioretty helped the Montreal Canadiens break a losing streak and finally beat the Florida Panthers. Danault scored a breakaway goal 39 seconds into overtime on a feed from Pacioretty as Montreal rallied to beat the Florida 3-2 on Thursday...." December 29

  • Lightning storm back to defeat Canadiens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's "Triplets" line was back in peak form, helping the Lightning rally from two goals down in the final 10 minutes, then winning 1:26 into overtime on Tyler Johnson's second goal of the game to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. "The..." December 28

  • Andrei Markov to miss the next three games

    NHL.com "Following Tuesday afternoon's practice session at Amalie Arena, head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Andrei Markov would miss the Canadiens' next three games with a groin injury. That means that the 38-year-old defenseman, who has already missed three straight outings, will be unavailable..." December 28

  • Blue Jackets edge Canadiens for 12th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Montreal returned to Nationwide Arena seeking redemption for a 10-goal drubbing from Columbus last month but had no such luck as the Blue Jackets came away with a 2-1 win in front of a sellout crowd of 18,147 on Friday night. Sam Gagner and Brandon Saad scored for Columbus..." December 23

  • Staal's short-handed goal lifts Wild to ninth staight win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Minnesota Wild just keep rolling and on Thursday night, it allowed them to equal a franchise mark. In a tight battle between two of the NHL's top goaltenders, Eric Staal scored a short-handed goal early in the third to lift the Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Montreal..." December 22

  • Habs' Markov out Thursday

    TSN "Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed Wednesday that veteran defenceman Andrei Markov will not play Thursday against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre and is unlikely to be ready for Friday's clash against the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets. Markov sat out Tuesday's win over the Anaheim Ducks -..." December 21

  • Petry leads Canadiens past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Jeff Petry was in the midst of a dry spell offensively for the better part of November and early December. A meeting with his coach changed all that. Petry scored a goal for a third straight game and recorded two assists Tuesday night to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-1..." December 20

  • Hobbling Habs: Sven Andrighetto is hurt now, too

    Pro Hockey Talk "Friday was a bad night for the Montreal Canadiens, and not just because of a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks that left Carey Price fuming. Before the game, word surfaced that Andrew Shaw would be out Friday and Saturday due to concussion issues. Now it looks like Sven Andrighetto will miss..." December 17

  • Price notches 250th win as Candiens halt Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- One night after a getting pulled in a loss, Montreal goalie Carey Price bounced back to collect a milestone win. Jeff Petry scored the go-ahead goal and Price stopped 20 shots to record his 250th career win as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on..." December 17

  • Carey Price glares at his own team (or coach?) after being pulled

    Pro Hockey Talk "Can we fudge the dates a bit and call this “Carey Price Rage Week?” Not long after his startling display of violence on Kyle Palmieri, Price’s disdain was turned more inward on Friday night. The San Jose Sharks are off to an early 4-0 lead against Price and the Montreal Canadiens, prompting..." December 17

  • Andrew Shaw out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms

    Montreal Gazette "Andrew Shaw is out of the Montreal Canadiens lineup indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms. The Canadiens made the announcement 90 minutes before their Friday night game against the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre. Shaw was hit in the head by Boston defenceman Torey Krug in the first..." December 17

  • Sharks jump ahead early in 4-2 win over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The San Jose Sharks weren't happy with their power play in their last game. They made it up for it against the Montreal Canadiens. San Jose connected twice on four first-period opportunities and staked out a 4-0 lead before holding off the Canadiens for a 4-2 triumph on Friday..." December 16

  • Spooner's OT goal sends Bruins past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- A goaltending duel highlighted a back-and-forth game with plenty of opportunities between a pair of long-time foes. But in the end, the Bruins joined a select group in handing the Montreal Canadiens a loss on home ice. Ryan Spooner scored at 3:20 of overtime to lift the..." December 12

  • Iginla on controversial Emelin hit: ‘Doesn’t matter if it was clean’

    Sportsnet "lex Emelin is known for his hard hits and especially for his hip checks, which can sometimes end up on the borderline of being too low and illegal. On Saturday night Emelin was again a focal point for a hard check he threw, this time on Colorado’s Joe Colborne. As the Avalanche player was..." December 11

  • Canadiens bury Avalanche 10-1

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Max Pacioretty is heating up. And in the wake of key injuries on offense, so too are the rest of his teammates. Pacioretty scored four goals and added an assist and Tomas Plekanec recorded four assists as the Montreal Canadiens buried the Colorado Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday night..." December 10

  • Luongo finds inspiration in Price: 'I want to be as good as Carey'

    The Province "Things aren’t supposed to be this hard in Florida. But the Panthers just finished a run where they spent 20 of 27 days on the road, only to lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their homecoming. It was Florida’s fifth loss in six games after firing head coach Gerard Gallant. The team is taking..." December 10

  • ‘I’m going to stick up for myself’: Price has no regrets when it comes to incident with Palmieri

    Montreal Gazette "Enough is enough, said Carey Price. The Canadiens’ all-world goaltender started throwing punches with his blocker after the Devils’ Kyle Palmieri crashed into him in the dying seconds of the first period. “I got run on the first goal and I wasn’t going to take another one,” Price said after..." December 09

  • Pacioretty played with broken foot through November

    Sportsnet "It’s fair to say Montreal’s four-time 30-goal scorer Max Pacioretty has gotten off to a slow start to the season. Through his first 23 games, Pacioretty had just five goals after scoring a combined 106 over the past three seasons. Naturally, this led many people to criticize the captain’s play —..." December 09

  • Habs top Devils for milestone home win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens may have been missing two of their top offensive centers but based on their effort against the New Jersey Devils, you wouldn't know it. Torrey Mitchell scored twice and the Canadiens tossed a season high 49 shots on goal en route to a 5-2 win over the..." December 08

  • Habs' Galchenyuk, Desharnais out 6-8 weeks

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forwards Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are both expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks with knee injuries. Galchenyuk, 22, appeared to suffer the injury in the third period of Sunday night’s win over the Los Angeles Kings after colliding with Anze Kopitar. Desharnais was..." December 08

  • Schwartz lifts Blues over Canadiens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues trailed the Montreal Canadiens, the best team in the NHL so far this season, 2-0 going into the third period Tuesday night but still had confidence that the game was not over. "We just needed to regroup," left winger Jaden Schwartz said. "The first two..." December 07

  • Five Goals, Four Kids, One Hell of a Good Time - John Scott

    The Player's Tribune "It was like something out of The Godfather. Just as I was all alone in my dark hotel room, the phone rang. Brrrrrring. I had just arrived in Nashville for the 2016 All-Star Game. After I landed, I went out with a few of the guys. We hung out on Broadway at the honky-tonk bars and had a..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Canadiens’ Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with lower-body injury

    Hockey Inside Out "The Canadiens delivered some bad news to their fans Monday afternoon with the announcement that Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely. “Alex Galchenyuk suffered a lower body injury on December 4 in Los Angeles,” the team announced in a statement. “He went for medical testing in St. Louis earlier..." December 05

  • Pacioretty scores twice, Canadiens top Kings in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings figured in a game where they scored four goals on goaltender Carey Price, they would walk out of Staples Center with an easy victory. The Montreal Canadiens' skilled lineup had a different idea and provided the production to give Price another victory...." December 04

  • It sounds like there’s friction between Canadiens captain Pacioretty and coach Therrien

    Pro Hockey Talk "After an incredible start to the season, the Canadiens have cooled off a little bit, but they still own an impressive 16-6-2 record. One of the reasons they’ve hit a rough patch, is because some of their top forwards can’t seem to find the back of the net. Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander..." December 04