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Tomas Plekanec broke out of his scoring slump in a big way, gettting a goal and three assists, and Bens Scrivens was outstanding in goal, as the Montreal Canadiens dispatched of the visiting Edmonton Oilers with a much needed 5-1 win.

Join Nick Murdocco, along with Coach K and Steve Farnham, as they breakdown what went right, where the Oilers went wrong, and how Michel Therrien said he trust Desharnais more defensively than Eller??? Kelly Greig of Global Montreal joins us live from the Bell Centre to elaborate.

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With Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oliers, after a 7-12 drubbing of the Ottawa Senators omn Thursday, have left Montreal Canadiens with hopes of a win on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre.

Join Coach K and Steve Farnham as they go through the lineup, and try to give Habs’ fans a glimpse of hope ahead of this matchup.

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After a 1st period where the Montreal Canadiens went out to a 3-0 lead, the team fell back into some familiar habits, allowing four unanswered goals in the last 22 minutes, and losing 4-3 to the Edmonton Oilers.

Join Corey Collard, along with Coach K and Steve Farnham, as they ponder whether it’s possibly for a quick turnaround for the Habs, before facing the Calgary Flames tomorrow night.

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Join Steven Hindle, along with Steve Farnham and Coach K, as they preview tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oliers at Rexall Place. Can the Habs get back in the win column after their loss to the Canucks on Tuesday night?

Samantha Silber of OilOnWhyte.com joins the crew from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys.

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The league leading Montreal Canadiens (16-5-1) are in New York to face the Rangers (8-7-4) Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. The game is set to start at 7:00 and can be seen on RDS and City.

This is the second of three meetings between the Habs and Rangers this season, the two teams that faced off in the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Montreal already picked up a 3-1 victory on home ice earlier in the season on goals by Tomas Plekanec, Lars Eller, and Max Pacioretty.

What to Watch

Carey Price may have earned his second shutout of the season and league best 13th win Saturday against the Bruins, but Dustin Tokarski is expected to get the start Sunday in New York, his fifth of the season.

Like the Habs, the Rangers are also coming off a shutout performance by their goalie, and like the Habs, that goalie, Cam Talbot in this case, isn’t expected to start on Sunday. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start on Sunday. In 28 career regular season starts against the Habs, Lundqvist is 13-12-2 with a .897 save percentage and a 2.86 GAA.

What’s at Stake

The Canadiens are hot and there’s no sense slowing down now. With just one loss in their last nine games, the Habs have surged to the top of the standings and are building a healthy cushion on their competition. The Rangers have been struggling in November as well, posting a 3-3-4 record this month and a 2-3-2 record in their last seven.

Who’s Out

The Habs are missing Michael Bournival (shoulder) but are otherwise healthy going into Sunday’s game.

The Rangers are without their captain and former Habs prospect Ryan McDonagh (shoulder). They could also be without Lee Stempniak (back) who is listed as day to day.

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Andrei Markov scored career goal number 100 Saturday night against the Bruins, becoming just the fourth Canadien and 86th NHL defenseman to hit that milestone. Markov is one of just three Russian-born defenseman to hit the mark, new teammate Sergei Gonchar is another, with 219 career goals to his credit.

The Question Mark

Given his wealth of options, how would you like to see Michel Therrien set his top six (or seven) defensemen?

Tonight’s Show

Join host Steven Hindle along with Kosta Papoulias and Rob Elbaz for the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show as we go live at 6:00 to preview the Canadiens and the Rangers.

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The Canadiens (6-1-0) play host to the Rangers (4-3-0) Saturday night at the Bell Centre in an Eastern Conference Final rematch. The game starts at 7:00 with a special ceremony in honor of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent that will be shown on CBC, Sportsnet ONE, City, and TVA Sports, as well as the NHL Network for U.S viewers.

This is the first of three meetings between the Habs and Blueshirts, and the only one in Montreal. Last year the teams met three times in the regular season with each game ending as a shutout. Cam Talbot, Carey Price and Peter Budaj all posted shutout wins during the series, while Henrik Lundqvist was the only goalie to give up more than a single goal in one of these games, allowing a pair in a 2-0 loss.

These teams me again in the Eastern Conference Final with the Rangers eliminating the Habs in 6 games. Carey Price was forced out of the series after just two periods when Chris Kreider collided with the Habs netminder.

What to Watch

While slow starts continue to be an issue plaguing the Canadiens, the questions about Carey Price’s slow start have subsided. Price has 3 straight wins since being pulled in Tampa, and has made 59 saves on 62 shots in his last two starts. Don’t look now but Alexei Emelin has quietly put up 5 assists in 5 games this season. Emelin logged a season high 24:58 Tuesday night against the Wings.

19-year old Montreal native Anthony Duclair will be dressed for Saturday’s game, the rookie has 3 assists in 5 games and is still looking for his first NHL goal. The Habs will need to keep a close watch on Rick Nash whenever he’s on the ice, Nash has 8 goals in 7 games this year.

What’s at Stake

The Habs have already faced the two teams they eliminated in last year’s playoffs, now they get to try for a bit of revenge of their own. With a win on Saturday, the team will match a franchise record for most wins in their first 8 games, although the 1961-62 Canadiens earned 15 of their first 16 points. A win would also help the Habs keep pace with the league leading Anaheim Ducks who sit 2 points ahead of Montreal after their win on Friday.

Who’s Out

Nathan Beaulieu has been sent back down to Hamilton along with Michael Bournival to get at least some game action and both are expecting to be called back up after the weekend. Other than that the Habs are healthy as they look to close out their first homestand of the season.

The Rangers are missing two big pieces in Dan Boyle (hand) and Derek Stepan (leg). Since joining the Rangers in the off-season, Boyle has played in just one regular season game seeing 14 minutes of action before breaking his hand while blocking a shot.

What Else

The Canadiens, Maple Leafs and Senators will hold a special, coordinated tribute in their home buildings for slain Canadian soldiers Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. The event is being described as a show of solidarity and a way to show appreciation for the men and women whose selfless actions stopped the attackers and aided the victims. Senators owner, Eugene Melnyk, had this to say on the even in his statement posted on the Ottawa Senators’ website:

As we continue to reflect on the tragic circumstances surrounding the deaths of two our country’s soldiers on Canadian soil, we do so with heavy hearts. But what doesn’t break us, makes us stronger. Today our country stands more united than ever and so does the entire NHL family. We are very pleased to join forces with the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs in coordinating a unique and special tribute prior our game on Saturday in honour and recognition of these two brave soldiers, their families and all members of our Canadian military.

The Question Mark

After having several month to look back, how do you feel about Chris Kreider and his collision with Price last Spring?

Tonight’s Show

Join host Steven Hindle along with Kosta Papoulias and Rob Elbaz for the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show as we go live at 6:00 tonight to preview the Canadiens and the Rangers. Sean Cuthbert from Hockey this Week will join us to break down the Rangers in the second segment.

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MHT Post-Game: Rangers vs. Habs – April 12th, 2014

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In a game that featured two teams afraid of getting injured going into the playoffs, Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot in overtime to secure a 1-0 victory for the Montreal Canadiens against the New York Rangers, giving them 100 points on the season for the first time since 2007-2008. Join Corey Collard, along with Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Andrew Berkshire, Rick Springhetti and Coach K as they break down the game, and look forward at the first round matchup between the Habs and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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MHT Post-Game: Rangers vs. Habs – Nov. 16th, 2013

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In the second of back to back games, the Canadiens wasted another masterful effort by Carey Price, and lost to the New York Rangers 1-0. Join Corey Collard, Rob Elbaz, Matt Casavant and Coach K, as they try to explain to futility that has become apparent in the Habs’ offence.

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MHT Pre-Game: Rangers vs. Habs – Nov. 16th, 2013

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Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K, who are once again joined by the evil “Dr. Doof” himself, Paul Cuthbert of the Red Line Hockey Show, as they discuss what will go down it tonight’s Rangers – Habs game. Paul sent this to the boys just prior to the show:

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