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A glimpse into the future, a wink towards the past and a nice present

An explosive ending to a whirlwind season.

With three games remaining, it’s beyond time to change focus for the Montreal Canadiens

Consider this an opening act for the 2022-23 season.

Looking at the positives in a sixth consecutive loss

There wasn’t a lot to cheer about in last night’s game, but a couple of veterans showed up to play.

The value of Rem Pitlick

While he isn’t a top-six solution, is there a defined role for Pitlick next season?

Forget everything you knew about the Montreal Canadiens

The new regime is already making significant changes on and off the ice.

Green thumbs blossoming on the blue line

Justin Barron and Jordan Harris showed off their different skill sets on home ice.

For the Montreal Canadiens, this is what development looks like

In a world full of numbers, sometimes the most basic one matters.

BSM66: Jesse Ylonen is making the most of an opportunity

The Laval Rocket standout made a strong case for himself on Sunday night.

Confidence wins the day for the Canadiens

The Canadiens didn’t really deserve to win, but they were determined to anyway.

BSM65: Jake Allen goes god mode

Saturday night saw one of the best goaltending performances in Montreal Canadiens history from Jake Allen.

Goalies just want to have fun

No lead seems insurmountable for the Montreal Canadiens right now, and that puts a lot less pressure on the team’s goaltenders.

BSM64: The Habs hung in there against a formidable opponent

The Habs had no business being in such a close game against the Panthers, but there they were.

On an emotional day, the Canadiens stayed in the fight

Against the Bruins, Montreal played a superior opponent tough.

If the Canadiens are to make any more trades, the players on the block left a final impression

In the final game before Monday’s Trade Deadline, those in the shop window did well.

Bottom Six Minutes 62: Jake Allen played his best game right before the deadline

Could Jake Allen be on the move before the trade deadline this Monday?

The Canadiens showed the good, the bad, and the ugly in their loss to the Coyotes

Montreal provided a microcosm of their season in 60 minutes.

BSM60: The best 6-3 loss you’ll ever see

The Canadiens deserved a better result on Tuesday night, but it doesn’t matter that they didn’t get it.

Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki are showing why the Montreal Canadiens’ future is bright

It’s not just that they are winning, it’s how they are winning.

Bottom Six Minutes 59: Clutch Caufield

With the game on the line, Cole Caufield did what he does best.

While things have improved for the Montreal Canadiens, there’s still a lot of work to do

Things aren’t as bad as they were, but they still aren’t great.

Artturi Lehkonen’s strong play will force interested teams to step up their offers

If the right offer isn’t there, there’s no harm in Lehkonen remaining in the organization.

Brendan Gallagher is apparently still on the NHL referees’ hit list

An absurd penalty against Gallagher on Saturday night suggests his position on the list is quite secure.

The Suzuki Kid

Nick Suzuki hit his spot twice and was instrumental in blowing the game open versus the Oilers.

Bottom Six Minutes 56: The NHL should review their offside challenge rule

Two disallowed Canadiens goals show that there is an issue with the challenge rule.

Rem Pitlick is making the most of his opportunity with the Canadiens

The waiver pickup is rewarding the coach’s trust in him.

BSM55: How is Ben Chiarot’s trade value now?

Ben Chiarot picked the right time to get hot.

Bottom Six Minutes 54: The Canadiens don’t quit anymore

The end result was still less than ideal, but it was much less ugly than these games used to be.

Andrew Hammond is the latest feel-good story in Montreal after a start that had so few of them

After months of digging, the Canadiens might be on their way up.

Martin St. Louis keeps winning, and that’s just fine

How has the newest bench boss balanced the pressure of a rebuild with getting on-ice results?

BSM52: Should Nick Suzuki be the next captain of the Montreal Canadiens?

Nick Suzuki has been showing some true leadership in a tough season.

Caufield and Anderson are combining their offensive talents

A major factor in the Habs’ first winning streak of the season is a new-look top line, and it ran rampant over Toronto.

BSM51: Physicality was a big part of the Canadiens’ win over the Leafs

Getting physical with the Leafs seemed to throw them off their game.

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