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Les Partisans Are Happy - For One Night

Philadelphia Flyers 1 Montreal Canadiens 5

It didn’t take long for Pierre Gauthier to listen to fans and the media.  Something needed to be done.  Something needed to change.  Someone needed to be held accountable for the start:  the worst start in the franchise’s history. 

So 90 minutes before the game Gauthier fired assistant coach Perry Pearn.  Pearn and coach Martin go back a long way but that relationship ended tonight and that change led to the Canadiens walking over the Flyers tonight.  That is what Gauthier would want everyone to believe!

After a long day of hearing everything from fire everybody to trade Carey Price...

Flyers Pounded In Montreal, 5-1

The Philadelphia Flyers went into Wednesday night’s game with a chance to add to the Montreal Canadiens troubles.

Montreal fired assistant coach Perry Pearn before the contest, and with a winless home record they looked ripe for the picking.

Game Day : Flyers @ Habs

The Montreal Canadiens look to end their six game losing streak tonight as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Center.  

It seems home games are no advantage to the Habs this season, they have yet to win any of them.  Fans, media and the players themselves can't seem to stop their heads from spinning.  

There is a pile of reasons that can contribute to their lack of success, but it seems that the coaching staff is taking most of the heat.  I won't go on to much about that but take a look at what George Prax had to say about it.

The Flyers have chemistry.  What's chemistry you ask? Well, its when 3 players on a line lear...

Time To Say Goodbye to Uncles Jacques and Pierre

102 years.

That's how long the Montreal Canadiens have been a hockey organization. Longer than any other team currently in the NHL. Longer than the league itself.

And in all those years, throughout an entire century, the Canadiens have never suffered as embarrassing a start to the season as the one they are currently going through.

Eight games. One win. Six losses, one in overtime, the last of which came Monday night at the Bell Centre, at the hands of the Florida Panthers (Laura Kenney's recap).

I repeat, one win, on the road, against the Winnipeg Jets, a team that's just about as bad as the Habs. Through eight games, one measly win, and, by the way, n...

Another One Bites the Dust

The Montreal Canadiens were at home against the Florida Panthers this evening. The result is becoming an all too familiar story for the Habs, who are winless at home in this season from Hades. Over the years, the Habs have found ways to win. This season, they are now finding more and more ways to lose.

The game was featured each team's backup goalies. The Panthers' young prospect and backup to Jose Theodore, Jacob Markstrom, played well and got a couple of quick whistles - including one that was put behind him after the whistle blew.

As for the Canadiens, there seemed to be a lack of communication on a few plays as the defense was not used to playing in front of Peter ...

Game Day : Panthers @ Habs

It's game day in Montreal, and judging by the lack of buzz in the city, you would never have known it.  The Florida Panthers are in town and are ready to improve on their 4-3-0 record against the second weakest team in the league.  The Habs are desperately trying to get a win, as they've gone 1-4-2 in their first 7 games.

Unfortunately, I don't think it will get any better for the Canadiens anytime soon.  

Two days ago, the Panthers completed the biggest trade of the season so far.  Actually it was the first deal of the season even worth talking about.  David Booth, Steven Reinprecht and a 3rd round pick were shipped up to Vancouver for Mik...

Habs Squander Everything in Loss Against Leafs

Another game, another loss for the Montreal Canadiens.

More squandered leads, more lazy plays, and another failure to capitalize on opportunities that should have meant a tick in the win column for this team, at home, against the Toronto Maple Leafs

It was an exciting affair that included 9 goals, and (at times) end-to-end hockey. The Habs and Leafs traded leads and goals, and even runs at each others goals; James Reimer would not return to the game after the first period, thanks to an accidental shot to the head at the hands of Brian Gionta at the top of the game. Travis Moen would put up two goals, Lars Eller 2 assists and Andrei Kostitsyn...

Game Day: Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game DayToronto Maple Leafs Vs. Montreal CanadiensBell Centre

Montreal, Quebec

I have decided not to bring up the last Habs’ game, actually I have decided not to bring up any games this season.  Let just say the season starts tonight.

Whatever anyone else has to say or whatever anyone else thinks, the biggest rivalry in hockey anywhere in the world is taking place tonight in Montreal.  The Leafs are coming off their first regulation loss and are looking for their second win against the Habs this season. 

Yes, the Leafs started last season much the same way but we can all agree that this team is different and the optimism flowing on the sidewalks of Yo...

Injury Depleted Penguins defeat the Habs

All the injuries accumulated by Pittsburgh - no Crosby, no Malkin, no Letang, no Kennedy, etc - proved to be no problem last night, as the Penguins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1.

The game featured two players who hit milestones in their careers. Arron Asham was playing in his 700th career game, and Hal Gill was playing in his 1000th. When Hal's milestone was announced to the crowd, he received a nice ovation from the Pittsburgh fans, which was nice to see. 

The game itself was a lackluster affair for the Habs. They got Cammalleri back from his injury, and after playing an up-tempo game against the Sabres on Tuesday, the feeling was that the Habs would carry that...

Game 6 : Habs @ Penguins

The Montreal Canadiens are on the road.  The Habs have arrived in Pittsburgh to take on the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Champions.  

Despite having some of their best players out of the lineup, the Penguins are still off to a good start this season, coming into this game with a record of 4-2-2.  Montreal is still looking to be taken seriously in the East while sitting on a poor record of 1-3-1, with 3 of those loses coming at home.  Who will walk away with the 2 points tonight?

I think it is safe to say that since Montreal eliminated the Penguins in 7 games two years back, during the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there has been some bad blood betwee...