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By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ,
The Bruins and Canadiens never like each other, especially when they’re fighting for the top seed in the Northeast Division. As of Thursday morning, only one point separates the two teams. That one point could dictate who gets home ice in the dog days of the NHL playoffs this season. Each team plays once before their Saturday tilt, which means any lead is tenuous. Saturday morning, the Bruins could very well be in first.
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
The “2336” readout on the watch following Monday’s game wasn’t the time of night, but rather his estimated calorie expenditure of the previous 5½ hours.
“I wear it in practice and I’ve been curious. I never knew what (calories) I burned during a game,” Price said. “It will give me a good idea what I should be eating and how many calories I should be consuming.”
Plenty, as it turns out. And guilt-free, no doubt.
Strapping the monitor on his chest when he arrives at the arena, Price figures by the data recorded that he burns about 300 calories over two hours, then another 2,000 during the warmup and game.
The receiver has proven to be shockproof thus far, no matter that he often crushes it during goalmouth pileups.
more on Carey Price...
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Davis Drewiske, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Drewiske, 28, has played in 20 games with the Kings this season, recording four points (1-3=4), 14 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. The 6-2, 220-pound native of Hudson, Wis. has played in 126 career NHL games (all with the Kings), recording 22 points (4-18=22) and 67 penalty minutes. Drewiske was originally signed by the Kings as a free agent on April 1, 2008.
from Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside/Out,
The Canadiens held a 10 a.m. open practice at the Bell Centre on Easter Sunday and attracted more than 17,000 fans to the Bell Centre.
Yet more proof that hockey is a religion in Montreal.
The Canadiens were coming off a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers the night before that put them in first place in the Northeast Division and second in the Eastern Conference with a 22-7-5 record, seven points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Habs played a classic rookie prank on Nathan Beaulieu at the practice, the morning after he made his NHL debut.
Bob McKenzie tweeted today that Tomas Kaberle has been put on waivers and then followed up with this tweet...
Suspect we'll see more teams do same with waivers in coming days. Put bubble guys on, let em clear, hold onto em, demote only if req'd.
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
P.K. Subban says there’s no worse feeling than sitting in the penalty box when the opposition scores the winning goal.
That was the situation Tuesday night in overtime when Subban had a front-row seat as Steve Ott banged home a rebound to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
Subban’s reaction to the high-sticking call on Mark Pysyk seemed to suggest that the Canadiens’ defenceman was the victim of a bad call, but Canadiens coach Michel Therrien wasn’t about to let Subban off the hook.
“It was a bad penalty, especially with the effort the guys had in the second and third periods,” said Therrien. “We’re going to take care of that so that it doesn’t happen again.”
continued and watch the high-sticking call below...
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Friday a four-year contract extension for forward David Desharnais (2013-14 to 2016-17). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“David Desharnais is a talented young player and his contribution is essential to the success of our team. David has shown perseverance and determination which enabled him to reach the NHL and succeed. He has earned this contract extension and the Canadiens organization is pleased to have secured his services for many years to come,” said Bergevin.
The 26-year old center has played in each of the Canadiens 27 games since the start of the 2012-13 season. In his fourth NHL season, he has recorded 16 points (8 goals and 8 assists), including one power play goal and two game-winning goals. He also served 18 penalty minutes and averaged 16:41 of ice time per game.
reports are the deal is for $14M
Such a sad ending to a hockey career that had yet to reach its full potential.
Francis Bouillon beats his own goalie Peter Budaj on the short-side.
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