Video: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens re-make ‘Slap Shot’

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

The only thing missing in Ottawa Sunday night was Ned Braden stripping down and circling the rink in his skivvies. Or, for a change in movie scenery, Brick Tamland killing a man with a trident. Things escalated quickly in Game 3 of the Senators first-round series with the Canadiens, as everyone ...

Montreal Canadiens Cross The Sacrebleu Line

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Randy Cunneyworth was named interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens this weekend when the team fired Jacques Martin. Cunneyworth is Canadian so one could assume that a Canadian coaching the Canadiens would be enough to placate the fan base. Ah, but you see these are Canadiens, not Canadians. And those French Canadians ...

So We Should Stop Doubting Montreal Now, Right?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

By now you know the news: The Montreal Canadiens pulled off their second upset of epic proportions in the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday by toppling Pittsburgh, 5-2, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Not exactly the way Sidney Crosby and the boys wanted the franchise's last game in historic ...

Long Live the Jaroslav Halak

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Have you learned how to pronounce Jaroslav Halak yet? If not, it's about time you add some Czech (or Slovak, depending on how you roll) to your vocabulary. The Slovakian* goaltender is crafting a special playoff performance for the Montreal Canadiens, first by willing them past top-seeded Washington in the Eastern ...

The Morning Skate: Let’s Catch Up With the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Well, we have three games down in some of the Stanley Cup playoff quarterfinal series after Sunday's games, so it seems like a good time to see what we missed over the weekend and to take stock of where our predictions stand. Early returns aren't nearly as embarrassing as they could ...

The Tremendous, Important, Sometimes Informative Stanley Cup Playoff Quarterfinal Preview

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The Stanley Cup playoffs have at long last arrived, starting with several games tonight. There are some who say these playoffs are the best in all of sport (we'll take March Madness, thanks) with its rich tradition and, of course, Lord Stanley's Cup, from which the winning team can drink whatever ...

The Roller Coaster Continues for the Montreal Canadiens

Monday, March 9th, 2009

There is no more storied franchise in the history of the NHL than the Montreal Canadiens, and this was supposed to be a wonderful centenniel year up there in French-speaking land. But, aside from hosting the All Star game, this season has been more bizarre than idyllic for the Habs. They're playing ...

Going 5-Hole: The Bruins, Tim Thomas and the 2010 Winter Classic

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

It kind of sucks for the rest of us, but is there a better time to be a sports fan in the greater Boston metropolitan area? The Celtics are defending NBA champs. The Patriots missed the playoffs but had yet another solid season, even without Tom Brady. The Red Sox are ...