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Christian Thomas has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens recalled six players today because their AHL affiliate in Hamilton didn't make the playoffs. Goaltender Mike Condon, defensemen Darren Dietz, Brett Lernout as well as forwards Daniel Carr, Charles Hudon and Thomas will make up the team's black aces. Thomas scored one goal in 18 games with Montreal this season.
Apr 19 - 2:03 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled Charles Hudon from the minors.

Hudon had a very strong rookie season in Hamilton this year, and he's being rewarded with a call up because the Bulldogs didn't make the AHL playoffs. Hudon has some good upside but he probably won't see any action for the Canadiens down the stretch. The 20-year-old had 19 goals and 57 points in 75 AHL games in 2014-15.
Apr 19 - 1:59 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled Daniel Carr from the minors.

The Hamilton Bulldogs didn't make the AHL playoffs, so the Canadiens will add some bodies to their roster. The 23-year-old had 24 goals and 39 points in 76 AHL games this season. Don't expect him to see any action in the playoffs this year.
Apr 19 - 1:56 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled Brett Lernout from the minors.

Lernout spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Swift Current Broncos in the WHL, but he did join Montreal's farm team in Hamilton for six games near the end of the year. The 19-year-old was Montreal's third round pick in 2014. Don't expect him to be anything more than an extra skater at practice down the stretch.
Apr 19 - 1:52 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled Darren Dietz from the minors.

The 21-year-old hasn't appeared in an NHL game, but he was one of the final cuts at training camp this year. He will practice with the club, but isn't likely to see any playoff action in 2014-15. Montreal's farm team in Hamilton did not make the playoffs, so the Canadiens are free to call up some extra bodies.
Apr 19 - 1:48 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled Mike Condon from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.

The Canadiens don't have any injuries in goal but with Hamilton being eliminated from the playoff picture, Condon will be part of the "black aces".
Apr 19 - 1:45 PM

Montreal Canadiens' head coach Michel Therrien doesn't expect P.A. Parenteau to be available for game three of their series against Ottawa on Sunday.

Parenteau practiced with the team on Saturday, but he is still dealing with the upper-body injury that forced him to miss game two. He is considered day-to-day right now. Montreal leads the series 2-0.
Apr 19 - 8:52 AM

Max Pacioretty admitted that the Ottawa Senators have three good goalies, but whoever they put in goal won't change the Canadiens' approach in game three.

The Senators are down 0-2 in the series, and some people believe that coach Dave Cameron may go with Craig Anderson in game three. "I don’t think it makes a lot of difference," said Max Pacioretty. "Goaltending is a big part of their depth. They’ve always had three good goaltenders in Ottawa and it doesn’t matter who’s in net because they’ve all had success lately. Their goalie played great last night and no matter who’s in net, they’re going to play their best and we just have to worry about our game."
Apr 19 - 8:49 AM

The line of Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk was Montreal's best unit Friday night against Ottawa.

The line produced 16 of the Habs' 42 shots on net and was buzzing around the Senators' net all night long. It also was responsible for the overtime winning marker. With Max Pacioretty back in the lineup alongside David Desharnais, the Canadiens are a dangerous team.
Apr 18 - 10:07 AM

Carey Price made 29 saves in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over Ottawa in game two of their first round series.

Carey Price allowed the first goal of the game for the second straight game, but the Canadiens were able to battle back and win the game. Price made several big saves in the game, but none was better than the stop he made on a Mika Zibanejad partial breakaway in regulation. Montreal now has a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Game three will take place in Ottawa on Sunday evening.
Apr 17 - 10:27 PM

Alex Galchenyuk scored the overtime winner in Friday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.

The Canadiens failed to close the game out in the final minutes of the third period, but end up with the win regardless. Max Pacioretty tied the game at one in the second period, while P.K. Subban gave Montreal a 2-1 lead later on in the period. Senators goalie Andrew Hammond will likely want Galchenyuk's goal back. Montreal now has a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Game three will take place in Ottawa on Sunday night.
Apr 17 - 10:12 PM

Max Pacioretty will indeed play in Game Two on Friday night against the Ottawa Senators.

And with that, the Montreal Canadiens have their top scorer back in the lineup. Pacioretty has five goals and 11 points in 21 career playoff games, however he's gone pointless in four games and 13 shots in the playoffs versus Ottawa.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

Defensemen Sergei Gonchar, Greg Pateryn, Mike Weaver and forward Manny Malhotra will be healthy scratches for Game Two against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

Suffice it to say, that Gonchar may have the most potential value of the bunch and he's played just once since March 12th. We'd like to give you more details, but the hard truth is that if you don't play, you don't have any value.
Apr 17 - 6:34 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) will take part in Friday's pregame warmups.

Although Pacioretty was originally described as a game-time decision, he's very likely to end up playing in Friday's contest against Ottawa. It would be his first game since April 5.
Apr 17 - 6:28 PM

Carey Price will get the start in Game Two on Friday night against Ottawa.

Price was good, but his usual stellar self against Ottawa in Game One's victory as he stopped just 30 pucks. And the truth is that Price's career record versus Ottawa in the playoffs is checkered at best, allowing an average of 3.2 goals per game on just 30.6 shots per game on average over five games. But should you start Price tonight? Yes. Unequivocally yes you should start the likely 2014-15 Vezina and possibly Hart Trophy winner.
Apr 17 - 5:31 PM


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