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All the latest Montreal Canadiens stories, news, events, and highlights from the past day.

Habs News

  • ICYMI: The Montreal Canadiens had won two games in a row in California, which is rare, but they failed to complete the sweep by losing 4-0 to the Los Angeles Kings. It was one of the team’s worst outings of the season, a reality check for a club that’s still a long way from contending. [Canadiens Embarrassed In Los Angeles By Stronger Kings Team]
  • Shockingly, the president of the team that will be paid $7 million to play just two preseason games in Quebec City doesn’t think it’s a bad investment for the province. Luc Robitaille pushed back against the valid criticism regarding the Quebec Government’s recent hockey-related boondoggle. [Journal De Montreal (FR)]
  • The team started the season with decent underlying numbers, but unlike Wyclef Jean, the good times have not returned in November. As it stands, they’re among the worst teams in the league when it comes to expected goals against per 60 minutes of ice time.

  • They’re also one of the bottom-five teams when it comes to generating scoring chances. Only the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks have generated fewer expected goals per 60.

  • Now that the Laval Rocket have suffered a few injuries, not to mention the call-ups to the NHL, some players are taking advantage of the opportunity that comes with an increase in ice time. Jan Mysak is among them.

  • Prospect Riley Kidney has also seized his chance. The second-round pick has also scored goals in back-to-back games.

  • Vinzenz Rohrer continues to play a hard-working brand of hockey for the Zurich Lions.

National Hockey Now Network

  • Kyle Dubas served a cold dish of revenge to his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Leafs 3-2 thanks to some heroics from the newly acquired defenceman Erik Karlsson. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • Former Hab Artturi Lehkonen has missed a significant portion of his calendar with an upper-body injury, but the plucky Finn was seen walking around without a neck brace this weekend. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • After two losses the Florida Panthers are packing their backs and heading north to face the Canadiens and the Leafs for the first time this season. [Florida Panthers]