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Steven Hindle is joined in studio by Bobby Dollas, Nick Murdocco and Rob Elbaz to discuss the matchup between two struggling teams in the Lightning and the Habs. They are joined by Damian Cristodero of the St. Pete Times to bring up the Tampa Bay perspective of things.



After starting the game with speed and intensity, the Canadiens had a lackluster second half of the game, leading to a 2-1 victory by the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre. Join Corey Collard as he discusses the night’s action with Nick Murdocco, Kamal Panesar and Erik Riley. Jimmy Murphy also makes an appearance via Skype in the second segment.

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The Canadiens (6-2-0) prepare to renew hostilities against the Bruins (6-1-1) Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. The game starts at 7:30 and can be seen on RDS, TSN and NBCSN.

This is the first of four meetings between the Habs and Bruins this season. Last year the Canadiens went 2-3-1 against the Northeast Division champs with both of their victories coming in back-to-back games early in the season.

What to Watch:

With the Canadiens’ offense firing on all cylinders, it’s been easy to overlook the spectacular play of Carey Price who has now won 6 straight games. The Habs’ number one netminder has been a big part of Montreal’s success with a 1.70 GAA and .938 save percentage. Perhaps most impressive, Price has allowed just 5 even strength goals in 7 starts this year.

Boston’s goalie, Tuukka Rask, has been impressive in his own right. Rask has a 5-1-1 record through 7 games with a 2.10 GAA and .919 save percentage. After conceding 6 goals in the final two periods against Buffalo last Thursday, Rask bounced back with a 21-save shut out against the Leafs in his next outing.

So while Montreal and Boston have both been lighting the lamp with consistency don’t be surprised if Wednesday’s battle turns into a goalie showdown.

What’s at Stake:

It may still be early in the season but at stake Wednesday night is the first overall spot in the East. The Bruins are just one point ahead of the Habs in the standings and are tied with the Sens for first in the Northeast, holding two games in hand, but a win for Montreal will vault them from sixth place to first in the conference.

Wednesday also marks the end of the Canadiens’ favorable early season schedule which saw them play 7 of 9 games at home to open the season. The Habs are away for 6 of the following 12 games and then hit the road for a 5 game trip in early March.

Who’s Out:

Petteri Nokelained (back) is still out of Montreal’s lineup but the team is otherwise healthy, which includes Max Pacioretty who returned to action just a week after undergoing a surgery that was supposed to keep him out of the lineup for 3-4 weeks.

The Bruins are without Shawn Thornton who suffered a concussion while John Scott was pummeling him in the first period of Thursday’s game against the Sabres. Daniel Paille (upper body) and Brad Marchand are day-to-day.

What Else:

When Michel Therrien’s first coaching stint in Montreal came to an end midway through the 2002-2003 season it was Claude Julien who was brought in to replace him. Therrien went 77-77-23-13 over 190 with Montreal before being replaced by Julien who went 72-62-10-15 in his 159 games behind Montreal’s bench.

Since leaving the Habs both coaches have enjoyed a certain amount of success. Therrien took the Penguins to the Stanley Cup finals in 2008 although he was fired the next season when Dan Bylsma helped the Penguins win the Cup. Claude Julien did of course win a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011, a feat Therrien has yet to accomplish.

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The Canadiens (4-2-0) are home at the Bell Centre to face the Sabres (3-3-1) for the first of two weekend matinees. The game is set to start at 2:00 and can be seen on CBC and RDS.

This is the first of five meetings between the Habs and Sabres this season. Last year the Canadiens went 1-3-2 against Buffalo, winning their only game 4-3 in a shootout. Scott Gomez broke his yearlong goal drought in that victory.

What to Watch:

It’s not clear whether or not PK Subban will rejoin the Canadiens lineup Saturday, but if he does you can bet all eyes will be on him. One thing Canadiens won’t see if the Habs win is Subban’s and Carey Price’s patented Triple Low 5 celebration, Michel Therrien has banned the celebration opting instead for celebrations that the whole team can partake in. That said, what you will see if the Canadiens win is what we’ve seen already this year, a salute to the fans from the whole team.

The Canadiens will need to keep a watchful eye on Buffalo’s leading scorers Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville. Vanek has 6 goals and 9 assists in just 6 games played including a hat-trick and two assists Thursday against the Bruins. Pominville isn’t doing too bad either with 5 goals and 7 assists through 7 games.

What’s at Stake:

The Habs lost just their second game of the season Wednesday night in Ottawa, but that means they still have yet to beat a division rival. A win against the Sabres on Saturday will help provide a bit of breathing room in the playoff battle, a loss could send them right to the bottom of the Northeast Division.

Who’s Out:

Still no official word yet on whether PK Subban will be in the lineup Saturday, but chances are he’ll be there which could mean Tomas Kaberle will be the odd man out on the Habs’ blue line. Max Pacioretty is recovering nicely from surgery and has already participated in a full practice, just 6 days after an appendicectomy!

Cody McCormick (finger) and Ville Leino (hip) are long-term injuries for the Sabres. Patrick Kaleta (neck) will also likely miss Saturday’s game, as will Robyn Regher (lower body).

What Else:

The Canadiens are expecting big contributions from their young stars. Carey Price, PK Subban, Max Pacioretty, Ryan White, Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk are all 25 years or younger (Price is the oldest of the bunch at 25). But as young as these players only Galchenyuk has the distinction of being the only member of the Canadiens not to have been alive for any of their Stanley Cup victories since the franchise won its first Stanley Cup in 1916. Of course, Habs fans are hoping he’ll help to correct that fact in the near future.

Be sure to tune into the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show an hour before the puck drop and the Post Game Show 5 minutes after the final siren.

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The red-hot Montreal Canadiens (4-1-0) roll down the road to Ottawa to take on the Senators (4-1-1) Wednesday night. The game starts at 7:00 and can be seen on RDS and TSN.

This is the first of four meeting between the Habs and Sens, the two teams will meet next Sunday afternoon in Montreal just prior to the Super Bowl. Last season the Canadiens went 4-0-2 against the Senators. In their last meeting, Erik Cole needed less than 6 minutes of game time to score a hat trick which helped the Habs cruise to a 5-1 victory.

What to Watch:

A lot have things have gone right for the Habs so far this season: Carey Price turned in solid performances every game he’s played, Tomas Plekanec seems to have bounced back nicely from a somewhat disappointing last year, Rene Bourque and Tomas Kaberle look completely different from the players they were when they joined the Habs midway through last season, Raphael Diaz and Andrei Markov have the power play humming, and speaking of Markov, the oft-injured rearguard looks as good or better than he has at any other point in his career.

But what’s been more fun to watch than anything else for Habs fans is the trio of Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Brandon Prust. The two rookies coupled with the rugged vet have created a sense of excitement that Canadiens fans haven’t felt at the beginning of a season in a long, long time. Galchenyuk and Gallagher got the news before Tuesday’s game against the Jets that they’d being staying in the big leagues this season and rewarded management’s decision by picking up two points each.

Last year’s Norris Trophy winner, Erik Karlsson, has picked up right where he left off last season. The Swedish defenseman has 3 goals and 3 assists in 6 games this season. But a bigger surprise for the Senators has been the play of Kyle Turris who has 4 goals and 2 assists already this season and may finally be living up to his third overall draft position in the 2007 draft.

What’s at Stake:

The Canadiens will be trying to extend their four-game winning streak Wednesday night, last season they managed to win four straight on two occasions but never won five in a row.

Early in this lockout shortened season the Habs and Sens are neck and neck with each other midway through the Eastern Conference playoff pack. Both teams are chasing the seemingly unstoppable Boston Bruins for top spot in the Northeast division and the Eastern Conference. The Habs are one point back of the Sens with a game in hand, they’ll have a chance to leapfrog Ottawa with a regulation win.

Who’s Out:

PK Subban will be joining his teammates for the first time this season in Ottawa on Wednesday, but chances are he won’t make it back into the lineup until this weekend. Max Pacioretty is out until at least mid-February after having an emergency appendicectomy last weekend.

Jason Spezza (upper body) missed Ottawa’s game on Tuesday and may miss Wednesday’s game as well. Mike Lundin (finger) and Jared Cowen (hip) are out as well for the Sens.

What Else:

It may still be early in the season but the better teams in the league are already starting to pull away from the rest of the pack, and both the Habs and Senators are part of that lead group. Whoever wins Wednesday night will not only help secure their position in the standings, they’ll also get to call themselves Canada’s best team at this early stage of the season, with the Jets, Oilers, Leafs, Canucks and Flames all safely in the rearview.

Be sure to tune into the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show an hour before the puck drop and the Post Game Show 5 minutes after the final siren.

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The Montreal Canadiens ended the Winnipeg Jets winning streak at three, while extending their own to four games, winning tonight at the Bell Centre 4-3. Join our host Corey Collard as he welcomes the lovely Amanda Stein of TSN 690, along with Jay Ferrar and Kamal Panesar to analyse the Habs’ performance.

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The Canadiens (2-1-0) are back at home in the Bell Centre to face the undefeated Devils (3-0-0) Sunday Evening. The match is set to start at 6:00 and airs on RDS.

This is the first of three meetings this season between the Habs and the Devils this season and the only one at the Bell Centre. Last season the Habs won just once in four games against the Devs, a 2-1 victory in Jersey. Carey Price came up big in that match, helping the Canadiens preserve the victory by stopping Zach Parise on a penalty shot with just 47 seconds left in regulation.

What to Watch:

Andrei Markov is starting to look like his old self again. The veteran defenseman has 3 goals and an assist in the last 2 games, with all 4 points coming on the power play. Carey Price has been steady so far this season as well. Despite a loss against the Leafs in the season opener, Price has only allowed 4 goals in 3 games, and has an impressive 1.34 GAA and .953 save percentage this season.

In the other crease, Marty Brodeur has been equally impressive for the Devils. Now in his 20th season with the Devils, Brodeur is showing no signs of slowing down with a perfect 3-0-0 record so far, one shutout, a .098 GAA and a .958 save percentage. On offense, Ilya Kovalchuk has been doing his part to keep the Devils on track. Kovy has 2 goals and 2 assists with points in each of the games so far this season.

What’s at Stake:

With a 48 game season and no games outside the conference, every game is important when it comes to the playoff race. New Jersey is probably the toughest team Montreal has had to go up against so far, so Sunday’s contest will help give the team a good idea of where they stand. After a couple of convincing wins the Habs will try to keep the momentum going against last year’s Eastern Conference Champions.

Who’s Out:

Max Pacioretty is out three to four weeks after undergoing an emergency appendicectomy Saturday. Tomas Kaberle is questionable for Sunday’s game after hit was hit in the face with a puck during practice Saturday. Lars Eller, who was a healthy scratch for the last two games, will fill in for Pacioretty while Yannick Weber will likely take Kaberle’s place is he is forced to miss action. Petteri Nokelainen (back) is also out indefinitely.

The Devils will be without Adam Henrique, a Calder Trophy finalist last season. Henrique has a torn ligament in his thumb.

What Else:

Montreal’s captain, Brian Gionta, will square off against his younger brother Stephen for just the second time during their NHL careers. Stephen Gionta was a big part of New Jersey’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, despite playing just one regular season game in 2011-2012. Last year’s extended run means that Stephen Gionta has played more playoff games than regular season.

The last time the two Giontas played, on Dec 2, 2010, Brian came out ahead. Montreal’s Gionta scored 11 seconds into the game and the Habs skated away to a 5-1 victory.

Be sure to tune into the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show an hour before the puck drop and the Post Game Show 5 minutes after the final siren.

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Hockey is back! And just the way it should be, the Canadiens will be hosting the Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The game starts at 7:00 and can be seen on CBC and RDS.

The Habs and Leafs squared off six times last season splitting the series 3-3. They met in the final match of the season on April 7 last year, with the Canadiens taking that game 4-1. It was the last time either team was in action.

Saturday’s match is the first of four between the Habs and Leafs in the shortened season.

What to Watch:

Hockey for one thing. Canadian winters are long and cold, but they feel even longer and colder without hockey. Renewing one of the NHL’s oldest rivalries is a perfect way to warm up the blood.

Once the puck drops, Habs fans will be excited to see last year’s number 3 draft pick, Alex Galchenyuk, getting his first taste of NHL action. The power forward will be playing the wing on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.

It will also be interesting to see if the top trio of Erik Cole, David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty can maintain on the chemistry they developed last season or if the extended vacation has taken its toll.

What’s at Stake:

The Habs and Leafs have a lot in common to start the new season. Both missed the playoffs last year, both have new GMs and new coaches, although for the Leafs, Randy Carlyle was behind the bench for the last 18 games of 2011-2012. That said both teams will be hoping to start the season on the right foot to make up for past disappointment.

Who’s Out:

Although Carey Price and Tomas Plekanec missed a bit of action during training camp, the Canadiens will be a healthy group heading into opening night. But even with an empty clinic, there will still be a couple of notable absences in the roster. PK Subban and Scott Gomez will both be out of the Canadiens lineup Saturday, but for completely different reasons. PK Subban still hasn’t signed a contract which will keep him out of action for the time being. On the other hand, Scott Gomez’s contract finally became too much to bear, he was placed on waivers this week and his contract was bought out by the team, freeing up some much needed cap space for next season.

For the Leafs, Jake Gardiner will miss the opening game. The young defenseman is suffering from post-concussion symptoms. That’s bad news for the Leafs, Gardiner was a bright spot for the team, notching 30 points last season, tops among rookie defensemen.

What Else:

Besides Alex Galchenyuk, a couple of other players will be making the Montreal Canadiens debuts Saturday night. Brandon Prust and Colby Armstrong will get their first taste of a friendly Bell Centre crowd when the puck drops. Meanwhile, head coach Michel Therrien and defenseman Francis Bouillion are making their returns to Montreal after long absences.

Be sure to tune into the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show an hour before the puck drop and the Post Game Show 5 minutes after the final siren.

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Starting the new season this year without hockey would have been hard, but the team at Websports Media Network Have been hard at work developing a whole bunch of new content this year. On the night that should have been the first official game for the Montreal Canadiens, we decided to introduce you to the whole team and tell you about all the new and exciting things happening at WSMN.

The team is back

Our regular cast of misfits started out the night discussing the lockout and our brand new Montreal studios.

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Week In Review

Ted Bird, Joey Elias, and David Kellerman are back with their weekly review of the NHL.

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Chris Nilan and Rick Moffat

New to the WSMN family, we talk to Rick Moffatt and Chris Nilan about their new shows.

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The Pre-Game Show

Also joining Montreal Hockey Talk this year are former NHL Player Bobby Dollas, Eric Engels of Hockey Buzz and Sirius XM, and Steve Hindle of Hockey Buzz.

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Radio Fight Center

We sit down with Gary Whittaker and Yury Kutcher to talk about our new fight channel featuring a variety of shows covering a wide range of topics surrounding MMA and boxing. Pre-fight shows, post-fight discussions, behind the scenes looks at being a fighter, gambling odds, fight promotion and more.

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Comedy and Habs Addict

Steve Traynor is here to talk about the Comedy show, and Kamal Panesar talks about the merging of Habs Addict and Montreal Hockey Talk.

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The Closeout

The final word with the new Montreal Hockey Talk Team

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