Habs prospect Nick Suzuki, centrepiece in Max Pacioretty trade, 'has it all'

An aspiring NHL forward sits quietly as his future bosses praise his work during the team's training camp, understanding he'll soon be sharing the ice with those he knows well back in the Ontario Hockey League. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and head coach Claude Julien tell the 13th overall pick from the 2017 […]

NHL draft: Sabres take Dahlin No.1, Habs select Kotkaniemi third

The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Friday night. Considered far and away the class of the 2018 talent pool, the slick 18-year-old had seven goals and 13 assists in 41 games for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2017-18. Dahlin is the […]

Habs overcome Vanek's hat trick in wild win over Canucks

Nicolas Deslauriers had the first two-goal game of his NHL career, Carey Price made 34 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 7-5 on Tuesday night. Montreal defeats Vancouver 7-5 despite hat trick from Thomas Vanek.0:27 Jeff Petry, Daniel Carr and Philip Danualt added a goal and an assist each for Montreal (15-15-4), […]

Sens celebrate NHL 100 classic by blanking Habs in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators needed a big effort from their top players on Saturday and they received it. The Senators capped off a weekend of festivities with an impressive 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night at the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game in front of 33,959 fans at TD Place. Ottawa controlled the game […]

Habs loan Victor Mete to Canada's world junior selection camp

Canada’s world junior hockey selection camp is getting some NHL flavour. The Montreal Canadiens on Monday announced they were releasing defenceman Victor Mete to join the camp, which runs Tuesday through Friday in St. Catharines, Ont. “We’ve made the decision … to give him an opportunity to participate in a very beneficial experience for his development,” […]

Galchenyuk breaks out of slump as Habs blank Sabres in Price's return

A composed Carey Price looked like his old self in his return from injury. Price made 36 saves in his first game in more than three weeks as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the visiting Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing skid. Game Wrap: Carey Price shuts out Buffalo in return from […]

Auston Matthews returns to put cherry on top as Leafs thrash Habs

It took Auston Matthews only two periods to get into his groove. The Maple Leafs star centre, who returned after missing four games with an upper-body injury, scored twice in the third period as Toronto routed the rival Montreal Canadiens 6-0 behind a second straight shutout from goaltender Frederik Andersen on Saturday night. Game Wrap: […]

These are sorry times for the Habs and their fans

As usual, Kilgour’s Bar Meets Grill on Bloor West in Toronto was packed full of Montreal Canadiens fanatics on Friday evening. Kilgour’s, which has a barstool made out of an authentic blue seat from the old Montreal Forum, is the establishment where Canadiens fans congregate in Toronto to watch Montreal play. Even when the Canadiens […]

Matthews pots OT winner as Leafs end 14-game winless run against Habs

Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game 48 seconds into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Matthews finished a two-on-one counterattack with William Nylander, beating Carey Price with a bullet shot from the left circle for his fifth goal in five […]

Drouin saves day in shootout as Habs beat Sabres in opener

Jonathan Drouin scored the lone shootout goal in rallying the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. While Canadiens goalie Carey Price looked his familiar formidable self. Game Wrap: Jonathan Drouin scores shootout winner in Habs debut1:20 Price stopped 43 shots through overtime and denied all three of […]