Weise’s hat trick carries Canadiens to 6-2 win

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CALGARY, ALBERTA – The Montreal Canadiens salvaged a victory on their trip to the Western Canada road Friday evening with a visit to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The right winger Dale Weise scored three goals and the Canadiens snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory against the Calgary Flames in difficulty.

Canadians (10-2-0) had won nine straight to start the season before falling back to back games, Vancouver and Edmonton this week before coming to Calgary, where their hosts are 1-5-1 (2- 8- 1 in total).

More a sense of accomplishment came a sense of relief for Weise. Continue reading

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Alexander Semin off to slow start with red hot Canadiens

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Every night, Alexander Semin has the ability to be the most dangerous player on the ice.

But through nine consecutive victories for the chandail des canadiens, who scored a league-leading 35 goals, Semin was anything but threatening.

You’d have to search with the most enlarged glass of the world to find holes in an almost perfect start for Canadians, so this scenario just flew well below the radar. Also, no one in Montreal expecting miracles from Semin when the general manager Marc Bergevin signed him for one year at $ 1.1 million just weeks after the Carolina Hurricanes have bought out the last three years and $ 21 million on its contract.

It is commendable Semin came to Montreal, one of the most pressure-markets on the hockey team the heels of the worst season of his NHL career; a six goals, 13 assist non-performance through 57 games that cemented his reputation as a player who just does not care enough. Continue reading

Canadiens’ perfect start backed by statistics

The Montreal Canadiens Jersey have won seven straight games, a series starting season ever made in the history of the team.

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They scored at least three goals in each game and are not allowed more than two, leading to an impressive 23-7 goal differential.
With a warm start, Montreal has established itself as the team to beat, with more than just one of his well known weapon: goaltender Carey Price.

Last season, the Canadians won the Atlantic Division with 110 points, and much of this success has been attributed to Price, who won the Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Price, the M. William Jennings Trophy and Vezina Trophy. Beyond Price, Montreal’s performance was spectacular; he finished in the bottom half of the NHL in almost all guardians of non-metric goal.

So far this season, many things have changed. Improvements have been made across the board and Montreal is dominant opponents in a way that does not depend on the Lights-Out guards Award. Continue reading

Rangers battle but come up empty vs. Canadiens

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MONTREAL – In many ways, the Rangers played their most vivid and complete game of the season Thursday night, but came away with nothing. Montreal Canadiens Jersey.
Literally.
So after opening with three victories in a row in which their play was defective, the Blueshirts have lost two straight, first on merit at home Tuesday for the Jets and it, thus, Carey Price.
That’s hockey.
That hockey in Montreal for the Rangers, whose 3-0 defeat empty-net-swollen in an exhibition of glittering goalkeepers marked the sixth time they had been hidden in their last 10 visits to the cathedral dating from the Hockey beginning of the 2011- 12 season, a period during which they won a total of five goals.
“I knew that I will not be able to give up too many for us to have a chance to win,” Henrik Lundqvist, brilliant diverting up a glorious chance dozen odd man said after losing his Price duel. “I lost count of the number of shutouts he has against us here.
“I guess he really like to play against us.”
Price Blueshirts shut out seven times in 18 career starts. The Vezina and Hart reigning champion was at his best in the second period, when the Rangers were able to get on the net, even if unable to put one in the net, even on an end , 1:42 two men advantage. Continue reading

Canadiens stay unbeaten, top winless Penguins

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Pittsburgh (AP) – The Montreal Canadiens Jersey kept perfect. Pittsburgh Penguins to stay in the progress of imperfect work.

Tomas Fleischmann end up with a strange man rush with his first goal of the season early in the third stage of the lifting unbeaten Canadians winless with a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Fleischmann had David Desharnais scored and Carey Price makes it stand up Montreal improved to 4-0 feed. Maximum Pacioretty Canadians scored twice. Price completed 31 saved as Montreal ended a perfect four-game road swing to start the season.

“I think it is difficult for them early,” Pacioretty said. “I think we are excited about them, I think you can see that they are frustrated, this is the style, we play the type.”

Bobeineite and Kris Letang scored Pittsburgh, fell to 0-3. Phil Kessel picked up an assist in his hometown debut with the Penguins, who in a blockbuster deal in Toronto chose the All-Star forward the entire summer. Continue reading

Montreal Canadiens’ new addition Paul Byron has a little bit of Brendan Gallagher in him

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BROSSARD, Que. — Paul Byron is not a colossus, but the Montreal Canadiens Jersey forward is not as tiny as the NHL records would have you believe.

Listed at five-foot-seven and 153 pounds, Byron is in fact at least five-foot-nine and says he is about 170 pounds, which looked about right as he met with the media in the Canadiens locker room after his first practice with his new team.

“I think that came from when I was 17,” said the 26-year-old who was claimed off waivers from the Calgary Flames this week after right winger Zack Kassian was put into a substance abuse program by the league.

Byron and new backup goalie Michael Condon are expected to see their first action as the Canadiens play back-to-back in Boston on Saturday and Ottawa on Sunday, followed by a game Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

Carey Price, Canadiens have eye on Stanley Cup

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The Montreal Canadiens Jersey feel they are ready to contend for a Stanley Cup.

They certainly have the goaltending to do it in Carey Price, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Vezina as top goaltender last season.

They’ve got a solid defence led by 2013 Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban and veteran Andrei Markov.

They have a scoring ace in newly named captain Max Pacioretty, and they are hoping that moving 21-year-old Alex Galchenyuk to centre will give them two potent scoring lines.

Whether it happens or not, their top stars are entering the prime of their careers and some feel the time to go for it is now.

Subban said as much when the team returned for the start of training camp.

“I’m a firm believer that with the group we have in this room that we have a chance to do something special this year,” said Subban, adding that if the team is in good position when the trade deadline approaches in March that management might pick up “a couple of pieces to put us over the top. Continue reading