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After a quarter of the season, and a year after a transformation, what have we learned about the Montreal Canadiens?

Twenty-one games down, things are a bit clearer around the organization.

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How much longer can Samuel Montembeault keep this up?

After the first quarter of the season, Montembeault is a top-10 NHL goaltender in several categories.

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EPR: Heineman — and Dichow — hit the scoresheet

Last week saw a goal from a player you’d expect to score, and one from a goaltender who didn’t even shoot.

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Links: It’s decision time for Juraj Slafkovský’s development

In today’s links, should Slafkovský spend some time in the AHL, a new perspective on the Canadiens-Nordiques rivalry, Kovacevic’s a smarty-pants, the streakiness of the first NHL quarter, and more.

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CTT: Hutson continues his record-breaking pace, Farrell hitting his stride

Lane Hutson is putting up record-breaking numbers in the NCAA so far as a freshman, Sean Farrell might just be the best playmaker in the Habs’ system, and more on Jayden Struble and Luke Tuch.

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Laval loses again in inexcusable fashion

The vibes in Laval are not great as they lose badly in a game they otherwise dominated.

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Links: The Allen-Montembeault tandem

In today’s links, a new take on goaltending in Montreal, reasons for the strong power play, a Lane Hutson goal, a possible end to the Chychrun sweepstakes, and honouring Börje Salming.

The Kirby Dach redemption tour blows through Chicago

The protagonist stole the show in Friday’s matinée.

Laval Rocket

Justin Barron’s two goals guide Laval to a win

The young prospects steered the Rocket back into the win column on Friday night.

BSM: Dickinson’s hit on Slafkovsky should not go unpunished

The refs on the ice allowed it, and we’ll have to wait and see if the department of player safety will as well.

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Links: For the Dagger

Dach with the dagger against his former team, why Montembeault should have a larger role, the tributes to Salming continue, and more in today’s links.

TSM: Dach Friday

The former Blackhawk gets the game-winning goal in the shootout.

Lions de Trois-Rivières

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[Highlight] Nick Suzuki restores the lead on the power play

The man advantage comes through for the Habs.

[Highlight] Joel Edmundson scores on a give-and-go

The trend of defencemen scoring continues for the Habs.

Habs @ Blackhawks: Game thread

An afternoon matinee in the Windy City.

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Game 21: Habs @ Blackhawks

Montreal faces a former coach in Illinois.

Habs @ Blackhawks: Game preview

The Habs hope that a reunion in the Windy City ends with two points for the visitors.

Links: Kirby Dach returns to Chicago on a high

In today’s links, Kirby Dach prepares for a reunion with the Chicago Blackhawks, Jean-François Houle’s patience is crumbling, and Börje Salming passes away.

Frustrations continue to mount after another Rocket loss

The effort was there for a beleaguered Rocket side, but the result was, once again, not.

BSM 20: Monahan is making Kent Hughes look like a genius

Currently fourth in team scoring, Monahan’s trade deadline value seems to increase by the game.

Links: The Canadiens are “starting to run out of mulligans”

In today’s links, errors are starting to look like trends, decisions to be made on the blueline, Senators drawing a lot of interested buyers, and more.

Canadiens @ Blue Bombehh... Jackets Top Six Minutes: Breaking the curse of Columbus

Strong effort by Montembeault as Habs beat the Jackets for the first time in over three years.

[Highlight] David Savard drives to the net and gets rewarded

Defencemen have the Habs back in this one.

[Highlight] Arber Xhekaj just gets the puck on net

Xhekaj draws back in, and gets on the board.

Habs @ Blue Jackets: Game thread

Twenty-four hours after what may have been their worst game of the year, the Habs have a chance to redeem themselves.

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Game 20: Habs @ Blue Jackets

Have the Habs learned their lesson from their last trip to Ohio?

Habs @ Blue Jackets: Game preview

The Habs need to bring themselves out of a slump.

Updated: Marc-André Bergeron speaks about the departure of Eric Bélanger

Eric Bélanger steps down from coaching Lions de Trois-Rivières

BSM19: The power play remains a problem in Montreal

The Habs had six opportunities to make that game a little closer, and threw each of them in the trash.

Links: The Kirby Dach Redemption Tour

In today’s links, why the Chicago Blackhawks might have been too hasty to jettison Kirby Dach, continued discussion over Pierre Gervais’ memoirs, and who might buy the Ottawa Senators?

TSM: Hey, Buffalo. You’re welcome.

Habs help Sabres snap their eight-game losing streak in style. Wasn’t that nice of them?

[Highlight] Sean Monahan scores on his own rebound

A bit of secondary scoring has the Canadiens back in the game once more.

[Highlight] Cole Caufield scores his 12th goal

Three minutes into the game, the Canadiens have finally showed up.

Habs vs. Sabres: Game thread

Montreal begins a back-to-back with another sweep in mind.

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Game 19: Habs vs. Sabres

Montreal hosts a Sabres team that has forgotten how to win.

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