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Rene Bourque | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/10/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
College: Wisconsin
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Rene Bourque is hoping to build off the success he had in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
Bourque struggled during the regular season, registering only 9 goals and 16 points in 63 games. He caught fire in the playoffs however, scoring 8 goals and 11 points in just 17 games. "I want to be ready for the season-opener on October 8th, obviously. I want to be in the best shape that I can be," said Bourque. "I’m going to work as hard as I can the next couple of weeks and prepare myself as much as I can." Sep 19 - 8:59 PM

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Rene Bourque isn't likely to argue with you if you called Tuesday's 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers the biggest game of his career.

Bourque led the charge for Montreal with a hat trick. "There are some games when the puck is coming to you," Borque said. "I've had a few (hat tricks) but obviously none as big as this one. I had a tough first period, the puck was bouncing but it was a little better in the second. You also have to give credit to my linemates. (Dale) Weise set me up with two great passes." He's now on a three-game point streak and has eight goals and three assists in 16 playoff contests.
May 28 - 9:21 AM

Rene Bourque emerged from a slump to tally three goals in the Canadiens' 7-4 win over the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

He entered the game having scored just once in his past 10 contests so this breakout was certainly unexpected. The Habs also received offense from a number of other sources as David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty all found the back of the net in the big victory while Andrei Markov dished out three helpers.

Rene Bourque scored his fifth goal of the playoffs in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

He also took back-to-back hooking penalties in the first period and an elbowing infraction during the third. Bourque was credited with four hits in the contest as well. He has six points in 12 games in the postseason.
May 17 - 4:18 PM

Rene Bourque missed Monday's practice because of the flu bug.

Coach Michel Therrien is hoping that Bourque will play Tuesday night in Game 3 against Boston.
May 5 - 1:18 PM

Rene Bourque netted his fourth marker of the postseason Thursday night.

He also earned an assist in Montreal's 4-3 double overtime victory over Boston in Game 1. Bourque picked up right where he left off in Round 1, where he had three goals in four matches, versus Tampa Bay.
May 2 - 7:41 AM

Rene Bourque racked up eight shots and scored his third goal of the postseason on Sunday night.

He's been a completely different player in the playoffs than he was during the regular season and a motivated Bourque can be a tough player for the opposition to handle. He got Montreal on the board just 11 seconds into Game 3 to give him three goals in his last two games.
Apr 21 - 10:47 AM

Rene Bourque drove the Canadiens past the Lightning in Game 2 on Friday night, scoring two goals in the Habs’ 4-1 victory in Tampa Bay.

Bourque’s first goal is making the rounds on the highlight reels, as the veteran split the Bolts’ defense and poked the puck past a sprawling Anders Lindback. That goal stood as the game-winner, while Bourque’s second marker increased the Habs’ lead to 3-0 and essentially putting the game out of reach in the third period for the hometown Lightning.
Apr 18 - 9:43 PM

Rene Bourque recorded a goal and an assist for the Canadiens in Saturday's 4-3 win over Toronto.

Bourque had recently been banished to the press box by coach Michel Therrien, but he took full advantage of his opportunity to get back into the lineup with this showing. Brian Gionta, Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec also contributed to the cause with goals in the game for Montreal.
Mar 22 - 10:46 PM

Rene Bourque will dress against the Maple Leafs Saturday night.

He has been a healthy scratch more times than not as of late but he did skate in practice Friday with Alex Galchenyuk and Brian Gionta and has been declared in the lineup Saturday night against the Buds. That said, we think you have to take a wait and see approach with Bourque before activating him.
Mar 22 - 12:05 PM

Rene Bourque has been ice cold for the Canadiens.

He has generated just two goals and three assists in his past 30 games. Bourque has been in an offensive fog for most of the 2013-14 campaign, with 12 points in 53 contests.
Mar 10 - 10:22 AM

Rene Bourque scored the game winner in the second period to help Montreal topple the Flames Tuesday night.

David Desharnais added an empty netter for the Habs, scoring just his 10th point of the season. Bourque has never really delivered since his promising 58 points in 73 game season in 2009-2010.
Feb 4 - 10:57 PM

Rene Bourque recorded the only Montreal goal in Wednesday's 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Penguins.

Bourque's seventh of the campaign cut the Penguins lead to 2-1 at the time, but the Canadiens game went downhill from that point forward. Brandon Prust and Daniel Briere drew assists on the marker.
Jan 22 - 10:06 PM

Rene Bourque will be a healthy scratch Saturday night.

He has registered six goals and one assist in 36 games this campaign. He hasn't picked up a point in his last 13 outings. Joonas Nattinen will make his NHL debut in Bourque's place.
Jan 18 - 1:24 PM

Rene Bourque returned to action on Tuesday December 17.

He had been sidelined with an upper-body injury since Dec. 2. Bourque logged just 9:42 of ice time in his return to the fold.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 02:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski