Category: Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators: 2015 First Round Playoff Preview

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators met in the first-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2013. I picked the Habs to win, but the Senators surprised, winning in five. They did so by matching Montreal’s speed game, and getting…

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers: Eastern Conference Final Preview and Prediction

The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers are living proof that competitiveness and good defensive habits usually outdo talent in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Rangers were the league’s fourth best defensive team in the 82-game regular season, and the…

Canadiens begin Bruins summer; hope to end twenty-year Cup drought

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens.

As is always the case with rivalries, the playing field becomes levelled and the favourite loses its powers. No one would’ve thought the Presidents Trophy winning, defending Eastern Conference champion Bruins would lose in the second-round to the fourth best…

Inspired Montreal Canadiens take 2-1 series lead over Boston Bruins

Canadiens, Subban

Unlike Games 1 and 2, this one wasn’t so ridiculously lopsided Boston’s way in puck possession or Montreal’s way in shooting percentage. The Habs played their best game of the series, and Boston had its worst but remained in it…

Bruins-Habs produce instant classic in Boston

The Montreal Canadiens lost their first game of the postseason today against the Boston Bruins. It was Game 2, another instant classic between hockey’s best rivals. Habs goaltender Carey Price was sensational through the first forty-minutes, allowing the Canadiens to mount…

Bruins vs Canadiens: 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs Round 2 preview and prediction

The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have met thirty-three times in Stanley Cup playoffs history. No two franchises have warred in the spring as often. It’s a pretty big rivalry. Wikipedia even has a separate page for it, and…

Canadiens sweep Lightning; await winner of Bruins-Red Wings

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens.

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens entered the first-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs representing the newly formed Atlantic Division, with the third and fourth best records in the Eastern Conference. However, from the second the puck was dropped…

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

A lot can change in a year. One year ago today, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a non-playoff team led by Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis; relics from the franchise’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship. Here we are now: both…