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Arpon Basu on the Habs injury bug

Chris Boucher's analysis shows the Habs played better against the Toronto Maple Leafs than the Winnipeg Jets.

Ranking the Habs prospects through week one.

Habs prospect Brendan Gallagher makes the hot list in this week's WJHC Power Rankings

"The product of Delta, B.C. surprised many by sticking with the Montreal Canadiens so long at training camp. Since his return, Gallagher scored a goal in each of his three games. Last week, he scored three times in two games with a plus-1 rating. Given that his junior coach, Don Hay, is also Canada's head coach, Gallagher will have every opportunity to earn a spot on this year's team."

More after the jump..

Nathan Beaulieu drops the gloves, and has a bit of a tumble...


The Hamilton Bulldogs weekly press release/update

Those blasted by Don Cherry could be seeking legal action. At the same time, Damien Cox wants everyone involved to grow up

Ken Dryden to get his day with the Cup

Possible deal in the Vincent Damphousse trial

This Day in Habs History:

1952: The Habs defeated Detroit 2-1 at the Montreal Forum, in the first hockey game televised on the CBC

1958: Montreal goalie Jacques Plante recorded his 36th career shutout in the Canadiens' 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings, at the Forum.

1961: After being traded to the New York Rangers, Habs legend Doug Harvey scored a goal in his debut as player-coach of the Rangers when they defeated the Boston Bruins 6-2 in the season opener at Boston Garden.On the same day, Jean Beliveau was named the new captain of the Canadiens.

1967: Beliveau scored his 400th career NHL goal, in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Beliveau joined Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard as the only 400 goal scorers in NHL history.

1979: Montreal coach Bernie Geoffrion registered his 100th NHL win as the Canadiens won 3-1 over the Atlanta Flames, at the Forum, to extend their Opening Night Undefeated Streak to 17 years (13-0-4), an NHL record.

1980: Denis Savard, they guy the Habs didn't pick, scored his first NHL goal, in a 5-4 Chicago Blackhawks win at Montreal.