Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- Philip Danault was a game time decision yesterday after being sick (and opened the scoring with a sweet assist by Nathan Beaulieu), and the Habs were down two centres and a defenceman. They sailed to a decisive win vs. the Devils registering 48 shots, and remain in first place overall. [NHL]
- Carey Price has had enough, and he’s not taking it anymore! [EOTP]
- But seriously, he was just defending himself. Homer alert: I approve. [Sportsnet]
- Cory Schneider on Price’s ‘meltdown’
@NJDevils Cory Schneider on Carey Price's meltdown "a lot riding on that knee- for him and his team" Pretty forgiving— Deb Kaufman Placey (@DebPlacey) December 9, 2016
- And Palmieri didn’t seem too upset about it either
Palmieri on the end of the first period: "It's a hockey play. It is what it is. He [Price] was protecting himself. It happens." #NJDvsMTL— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) December 9, 2016
- Anyway happy wife, happy life, am I right?
- Don’t forget to buy your tickets to see Les Canadiennes take on the Inferno Saturday at the Bell Centre. [NHL]
- Max Pacioretty scored unassisted last night, continuing his point streak. Oh yeah, and he also played with a fractured foot in November. [SN]
- The Habs can survive without Galchenyuk but not without a complete team effort, and why is Lefebvre still coaching IceCaps? [TSN690]
- Alex Radulov has grown a lot since his last NHL career, and has become a leader on the Canadiens [The New York Times]
- Adding to the injury list, Greg Pateryn will miss eight weeks due to a broken ankle. [RDS]
- Last night’s win marked the Habs’ 2000th on home ice. They are 13-1-1 at home so far this season. [Canadiens]
- Can we talk about Scorrey Mitchell?
Around the League and elsewhere
- The Vancouver Canucks chased Ben Bishop out of his net last night. Yep. The Vancouver Canucks. [CBC]
- Connor McDavid does not like Brandon Manning.
- The Leafs are using the P Word regarding players falling short of Babcock’s points standards [National Post]
- Chris Neil will play his 1000th game as an Ottawa Senator on Saturday night [Globe and Mail]