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Habs Nation expected a similar effort to Thrusday night, but instead got a giveaway clinic in the Montreal Canadiens’ defensive zone, as they dropped a 5-2 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Madhouse on Madison tonight.

Join Corey Collard, along with Coach K and Steve Farnham as they try to make sense of what lies ahead to the free falling Canadiens.

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Despite a valiant effort by the Montreal Canadiens, dominating the Chicago Blackhawks for most of the hockey game, it was local boy Corey Crawford, who was stellar in goal, that handed the Habs a 2-1 loss tonight at the Bell Centre.

Join Coach K, along with Kristina Ashqar and Sean Lloyd as they breakdown the game and look ahead to the Canadiens’ weekend from hell, with back to back games against the Blues and, once again, the Hawks.

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With the Chicago Blackhawks coming to town looking to give Coach Joel Quenneville career win number 783, giving him sole possession of 2nd place all-time, can the Montreal Canadiens find a way to win?

Join Steven Hindle, along with Steve Farnham and Coach K as they answer that question and more, along with Keith Schultz of BlackhawkUp.com from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys.

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MHT Post-Game: Habs vs. Blackhawks – Dec 5th, 2014

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Another loss for the Habs as they fall 4-3 to the Chicago Blackhawks in an exciting game, but they could not keep the lead in the 3rd. Rob Elbaz leads this group of misfits as they breakdown the game with Sean Lloyd, Steve Farnham, and Graeme MacDonald.

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MHT Post-Game: Hawks vs. Habs – Nov. 4th, 2014

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Another game, another half-hearted effort, and the Montreal Canadiens drop another decision to the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0. Join Corey Collard, along with Bradley Karp, Sean Lloyd, JD and Coach K as they try to understand what is going on.

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MHT Pre-Game: Hawks vs. Habs – Nov. 4th, 2014

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Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K as they look ahead to tonight’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens. Keith Schultz from BlackhawkUp.com join the boys from “Behind Enemy Lines”, brought to you by Cirqles.ca

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montreal canadiens vs chicago blackhawks nhlMatch Up:

The Canadiens (45-27-7) are in Chicago Wednesday to visit the defending champion Blackhawks (45-19-5) in Montreal’s final road game of the season. The game starts at 7:30 and airs on RDS and TSN.

This is the second and final game between the Habs and Hawks this season, Montreal earned a 2-1 OT win in the first match. Andrei Markov scored both goals for the Habs the first time these teams met and Carey Price made 19 save for the win as the Canadiens held the Hawks to just 20 shots in the game.

What to Watch:

Max Pacioretty was named the NHL’s Third Star last week after putting up 4 goals and 6 points, 5 of them in the Habs’ 7-4 win over the Sens. 9 of Pacioretty’s 39 goals on the season have come in his last 8 games. PK Subban has been held under 20 minutes of ice time in his last 3 games, and has been held pointless in each of them.

With Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on the sidelines, Patrick Sharp will likely finish the season as Chicago’s leading scorer. Sharp has 33 goals and 43 assists for a career high 76 point on the year. With 60 points and a +21 rating, Duncan Keith is making a strong case for Norris Trophy consideration, although with 3 assists in his last 6 games, Keith has cooled off a bit as the season winds down.

What’s at Stake:

The Canadiens are 4 points away from home ice advantage through the first round with 3 games to play. With back-to-back games coming up, and a Lightning game against the Flyers on Thursday, the Canadiens have multiple scenarios that would see them clinch.

Who’s Out:

A couple of healthy Canadiens won’t be making the trip to Chicago with the team, including the defensive pair of Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin. Carey Price has the night off as well, while Brandon Prust (upper body) and Travis Moen (concussion) are also out. Josh Gorges will return to action Wednesday and Dale Weise (wrist) may be ready to play as well.

The Blackhawks are missing arguably their two best players for Wednesday’s game. Jonathan Toews (upper body) and Patrick Kane (lower body) are both out, as is backup goalie Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff).

What Else:

With Markov missing Wednesday’s game, his streak of 137 straight regular season games played will come to an end. PK Subban is the only other Hab this season to play all 79 games so far, his Ironman streak is up to 131 consecutive games played.

The Question Mark:

Who are your Little Bear and Doghouse Habs players for the season?

Let us know what you think, leave us a comment or send us a tweet with the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

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. Join the live conversation by using the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

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As if we all needed another reminder that hockey is — and until another country can produce as many quality and winning players – Canada’s sport. What Canada did in their semifinals and gold medal wins at the 2014 Men’s Olympic hockey tournament can only be described as the type of dominance that we haven’t seen at the Olympics or international level since the Russian Red Armyteams owned the international hockey scene. That’s why it’s no surprise to have just read these stats from the NHL public relations department’s always-resourceful “Morning Skate” email:

“With the win, Canada became the first country to earn back-to-back gold medals since the Soviet Union in 1984 and 1988.”

To read more:

http://www.xnsports.com/2014/02/23/murphs-musings-canada-hockey/

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montreal canadiens vs chicago blackhawks nhlMatch Up:

The Canadiens (25-15-5) are at home Saturday night to play host the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks (29-8-9). The game starts at 7:00 and airs on RDS and CBC.

This is the first of two meetings between the original six rivals, the haven’t faced each other in over two years, stretching back to December 2011. Despite the Canadiens scoring first in that game, the Hawks beat the Habs handily by a final score of 5-1.

What to Watch:

Tomas Plekanec scored the only Canadiens goal in Philly on Wednesday, extending his point streak to 3 games. Linemate Brian Gionta also has a 3-game points streak going, the captain is up to 23 points in 44 games.

Carey Price should be back between the pipes for the Habs Saturday night, he has a 6-1-2 record in his last 9 games, stretching back to mid-December.

The Hawks are in the midst of a mini-slump, at least by their standards. The team is 1-1-2 in their last 4 and Patrick Kane, their leading scorer, has just 1 assist in that span. Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews both have 4-game point streaks going. Sharp had a hat-trick against the Devils last Friday, leading the Hawks to their only win in the last 4.

What’s at Stake:

If the Canadiens want to prove they are a serious contender in this league, the Chicago Blackhawks are the perfect team to make that point against. The Hawks are on pace for just under 120 points this season and they lead the league in goals per game. On the other side of things, Montreal is fourth in terms of goals allowed per game, so Saturday’s match will provide a real test to the Habs’ defensive mettle.

Who’s Out:

The Habs are missing Alex Galchenyuk (hand), Ryan White (upper body) and defenseman Davis Drewiske (shoulder).

The Blackhawks are just missing Nikolai Khabibulin (shoulder).

What Else:

The Blackhawks may have won 2 of the last 4 Stanley Cups, but they still have a ways to go before the catch Montreal’s totals. One of the NHL’s original six teams, the Hawks have had ample opportunity to bring home their fair share of Cups, but the team has only won hockey’s ultimate prize 5 times since they joined the league in 1926. The Canadiens have won a league best 24 Stanley Cups, but haven’t taken home a championship in over 20 years.

The Question Mark:

We want to hear from you, what were your expectations for the Habs this season and are you satisfied with their performance up to now?

Let us know what you think, leave a comment or send us a tweet by using the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

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. Join the live conversation by using the #MTLHockey hashtag on Twitter.

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