Super Bowl weekend means weird afternoon games for the Habs and weird games mean Logan Shaw, Joe Morrow, and David Schlemko got the Canadiens going on their first three goals. Jeff Petry would add a pair and Niemi was real good from a day game at the Bell Centre.
Rabid Habs Deputy Editor Ian Boisvert fills in for Zach to talk about the Habs 2-0 loss to Carolina. The Habs have a knack for playing in some pretty boring games, Jeff Petry and Daniel Carr looked okay, and the Habs can’t seem to do anything right. And some Whalers love! This is The Recency Bias.
Your Montreal Canadiens returned from the All-Star break and hit the ice in St. Louis with some pep in their step… well for the first 17 minutes at least. Then Karl Alzner and company remembered they were the 2017-2018 Montreal Canadiens and things went downhill from there. But hey, CHUD!
A wild contest at the Bell Centre saw your Montreal Canadiens repeatedly claw back into a game they looked like they were going to lose only to continuously watch it all slip away again immediately. It wasn’t a well played game by an means, but the last one before the All Star break was undeniably entertaining.
The red hot Colorado Avalanche, led by Hart Trophy favourite and former Jonathan Drouin QMJHL teammate Nate MacKinnon, brought a 10-game winning streak into the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. And the Habs were ready for them as Drouin delivered one of his best games as a Hab so far.
For the third time in 8 days your Montreal Canadiens lost to the Boston Bruins. In other other season this would be soul crushing, but in this lost year we turn our attention to the possibility Paul Byron might be a legitimate centre and the idea of trading the red hot Max Pacioretty.
Claude Julien challenged his team to prove they hadn’t quit after a lackluster effort in Boston and your Montreal Canadiens responded impressively with a solid win against the high flying Washington Capitals. Pacioretty had a multi-goal game, Drouin made up for mistakes, Mete looks like the junior tournament paid off, and the Habs take a win on the road on a night where the Montreal Canadiens said good-bye to the legendary Red Fisher.