clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Habs Game Recaps

A look at what happened in the night's games

Detroit spoils a Jake Allen masterclass

The Habs goalie put forth an incredible effort, but it wasn’t enough on Friday night.

An unexpected victory for the new, young Habs

Montreal needed just a single regular-season game to score more wins than they did during this entire pre-season.

Recap: Empty building, full effort

In what was one of their best efforts of the season, Montreal scored a big character win.

Recap: Drouin tries his best as Montreal falls in Pittsburgh

Same story, different day for the Habs.

Recap: Dismal

We’re running out of adjectives to describe this season already.

Recap: Montreal finds new, interesting way to lose

A strong display had the Canadiens up with two minutes to play, only for things to fall apart once again.

Recap: Jake Allen steals a point for Montreal

The Habs’ netminder was again outstanding as the team dropped a hard-fought contest in overtime.

Recap: It’s Effortless

The Avalanche got what they came for, while never having to engage more than bare minimum.

Recap: Moving up a rung in the lottery order

The Habs score one goal and fall to 29th place in the league.

Recap: Open-net fiesta

Jake Allen saved 47 attempts while we — for better or worse — got to witness an offensive explosion at both ends during the final minutes.

Habs melt after a decent first period

A strong first period followed by 40 minutes of ineptitude is a nice microcosm of this Habs season.

Habs @ Capitals recap: Giving Thanks

Montreal struggles once again following a win.

Recap: Every line contributes in offensive explosion

Struggling to score three goals all season long, the Habs post six on a normally stingy Nashville team.

Recap: Flat-out embarrassing

Pittsburgh spoils Mattias Norlinder’s NHL debut with a thorough spanking of the Habs.

Recap: Defence evaporates, Primeau a beacon of light

Montreal lost this game, but it was not for a lack of effort from their rookie netminder.

Recap: Montreal finds a novel way to lose a hockey game

As if they weren’t finding life difficult enough, the Canadiens decided to play billiards with their replacement goaltender.

Recap: Montreal drops a tough game in overtime

Montreal not only lost in overtime, but also lost their starting goalie for the immediate future.

Recap: Nick Suzuki the difference as Habs douse Flames

It was a brawny game, but the brain of Suzuki won out in the end for Montreal.

Recap: King takes pawn

Montreal takes a game to overtime for the first time this season.

Recap: Red hot start fades into another loss

A tailor-made start swiftly turned around in the final 40 minutes.

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Another loss that felt all too familiar.

Recap: The Pezzetta Effect

Montreal wins at home in the young forward’s NHL debut.

Recap: The nightmare season drags on

A few bright spots weren’t enough for the Habs to avoid another limp effort in Anaheim.

Recap: Habs forget to play defence in L.A.

Los Angeles deals with little traffic in 5-2 win.

Recap: Jake Allen’s marquee showing earns Montreal a shutout victory

The Habs’ netminder put on a clinic with a 45-save performance.

Recap: No Bones Day

It wasn’t even a contest as the NHL’s newest franchise embarrassed the oldest.

Recap: Mathieu Perreault ends the losing streak in style

A natural hat trick helped Montreal stop its slide against an old rival.

Recap: Penalized by the offer-sheet Finns

Sebastian Aho scored twice and Jesperi Kotkaniemi got his first as a ‘Cane, as Montreal falls to 0-5.

Canadiens vs. Sharks recap: Shark bait

Another game, another bad loss.

Recap: The Habs Lie Down for Broadway

Another bright showing from Jonathan Drouin wasn’t enough as the Habs dropped their third straight game.

Canadiens @ Sabres recap: A new Buffa-low point of the season

A night to forget as the Canadiens fall for the second straight day.

Recap: Two Swedes spoil Montreal’s season-opener

Nylander gets the game-winner in an opening game to forget.