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On this week’s edition of Road To Glory, host Nick Murdocco is joined in studio by Steven Hindle, Steve Farnham and Coach K, as they discuss some of the recent contract signings by the Montreal Canadiens.

Grant McCagg of McKeen’s Hockey joins the crew to discuss what upside the youth in the Canadiens’ organization can bring to the table.

Finally, Nick tells you what he thinks of jersey advertisements in this week’s #WhatBreaksMyStick.

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Desjardins Post-Game: Habs vs. Blues – Feb 24th, 2015

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The Montreal Canadiens, on the strength of a pair of goals by both Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher, left St.Louis with a 5-2 victory over the Blues. Join Corey Collard, Sportsnet’s Kelly Greig, Steve Farnham, Sean Lloyd and Coach K as they break the night’s action down.

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Desjardins Pre-Game: Habs vs. Blues – Feb 24th, 2015

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Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard, Sportsnet’s Kelly Grieg and Coach K as they look ahead to tonight’s matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues. Jeremy Rutherford from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joins the gang from “Behind Enemy Lines”, brought to you by Cirqles.ca

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MHT Post-Game: Habs vs. Pens – Jan. 3rd, 2015

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With unlikely offensive contributions from Emelin and Gilbert, along with a couple of goals from Pacioretty and Desharnais, the Montreal Canadiens tokk over first place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. Join Corey Collard, Stevo Farnham, Sean Lloyd, Kelly Greig from Sportsnet  and Coach K as they try to make sense of it all.

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MHT Pre-Game: Habs vs. Pens – Jan. 3rd, 2015

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Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard, Coach K and special guest Kelly Greig from Sportsnet as they preview tonight’s showdown for first in the Eastern Conference between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Canadiens Vs Penguins

Match Up

The red-hot Canadiens (25-11-2) are in Pittsburgh on Saturday to close out their five game road trip against the Penguins (24-9-5). The game starts at 7:00 and airs on TVA and City.

This is the second of three meetings between the Habs and Pens this season, and the only one in Pittsburgh. The season series wraps up in Montreal next Saturday. Beau Bennett had a goal and two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves to power the Pens to a 4-0 shut out victory over the Canadiens the last time these teams met.

What to Watch

Michael Bournival had to wait until the 38th game on the Habs schedule (his eighth of the season) to score his first goal of the year, but didn’t wait nearly as long to pot his second, earning his first career multi-goal game in the NHL on Friday despite playing less than 10 minutes.

PK Subban had three assists on Friday, inching him closer to Max Pacioretty for the points lead in Montreal. Pacioretty is still on top with 29, but Subban is right behind him with 26 points in 38 games.

Sidney Crosby earned four assists in Pittsburgh’s 6-3 win over the Lightning on Friday giving him 42 points in 35 games on the season. New acquisition David Perron should be in uniform Saturday night for the Pens. Perron had five goals and 19 points in 38 games for the Oilers this season.

What’s at Stake

With their win in New Jersey on Friday, the Canadiens moved into a tie with the Tampa Bay Lightning for top spot in the Atlantic Division. Now they have a chance to leapfrog the Penguins for top spot in the conference. A win in Pittsburgh would also give the Habs a perfect road trip, extend their winning streak to six games and keep them undefeated in 2015. No pressure.

Who’s Out

P.A. Parenteau was knocked out of Friday’s game in New Jersey when he took a hit to the head from Tim Sestito, and may not be ready to play on Saturday.

The Penguins currently have seven players on injured reserve: Blake Comeau (wrist), Pascal Dupuis (blood clot), Patric Hornqvist (lower body), Olli Maatta (upper body), Paul Martin, Zach Sill (upper body), and Scott Wilson.

What Else

The Habs are in the midst of a five-game win streak, the longest current streak in the NHL. What’s more impressive is that the Habs have won four of those five on the road, with a chance to close out a perfect road trip by beating the Eastern-leading Penguins. With an 8-1-0 record in their last nine games, the Habs have surged up the standings after a rough start in December, moving them into a tie for fifth place with the Chicago Blackhawks for the best points percentage in the league.

The Question Mark

The Canadiens have plenty of options on defense but Michel Therrien has had trouble pleasing Habs fans recently. How would you set up the Montreal’s three defensive pairings with what the Habs have available?

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 Penguins.

MHT Post-Game: Habs vs. Devils – Jan. 2nd, 2015

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The Montreal Canadiens, on the strength of a pair of goals by Michael Bournival, left New Jersey with a 4-2 victory over the Devils. Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Steve Farnham and Sean Lloyd as they break it all down.

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MHT Pre-Game: Habs vs. Devils – Jan. 2nd, 2014

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Join Steven Hindle and Rob Elbaz as they preview tonight’s tilt in Newark against the New Jersey Devils. Steve Palumbo of Hockey This Week joins the boys from “Behind Enemy Lines”, brought to you by Cirqles.ca

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The Canadiens (16-7-2) start their four game road trip in Colorado on Monday to face the Avalanche (9-10-5). The game starts at 9:00 Eastern time and airs on RDS and Sportsnet East.

This is the second and final meeting between the Habs and Avs this season. The Canadiens won the first game 3-2 in Montreal on the strength of three second period goals. PK Subban scored twice in that match, including the game winner, and took first star honors.

What to Watch

Carey Price is 6-2-0 in his last 8 games, allowing just 12 goals in that span, and just 8 at even strength. Price has stopped 87 of the last 90 shots he’s faced, good enough for a .967 save percentage in his last three games. Dale Weise picked up his sixth assist of the season in Montreal’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres on Saturday. With 10 points in 22 games this season, Weise is just six points away from matching his career high.

The Avalanche have won three of their last four coming into Monday’s game, led by Gabriel Landeskog, who has two goals and six points in that span. Nathan MacKinnon has also been hot as of late, he has seven assists in his last five games.

What’s at Stake

The Canadiens are one of six teams leading the NHL with 34 points on the season, although they’ve played more games than the other five. Colorado is at the bottom of their division and, like the Sabres, are allowing on average more than three goals a game. The Canadiens can use a solid victory against the Avs to rebound from a less than stellar pair of games against the Sabres Friday and Saturday.

Who’s Out

Tom Gilbert was a healthy scratch in Montreal’s last two games as Michel Therrien has had to juggle his defensive pairing to make room for new additions Sergei Gonchar and Bryan Allen. Michael Bournival (shoulder) is nearing a return to action, although there is still no word on when he is expected to dress next.

The Avalanche are without their starting goalie, Semyon Varlamov (groin). They’re also missing center John Mitchell (leg), Mark-Andre Cliche (undisclosed), and Jamie McGinn (back). Veteran defensman Brad Stuart (hamstring) is day-to-day.

What Else

After a long break last week, the Habs go right back to the grind with four road games in six nights. They’ll travel over 2100 miles during the trip, from Denver to Minneapolis to Chicago and then Dallas, before returning home to the Bell Centre for a five game homestand.

The Question Mark

Who was your Habs top performer of the month for November?

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 8:00 to preview the Canadiens and the Avalanche.

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Match Up

The Canadiens (9-4-1) play host to the Jets (8-5-2) Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The game is set to start at 7:30 and can be seen on RDS and Sportsnet East.

This is the first of two game between the Habs and the Jets, and the only one in Montreal. Last year these teams split their two meetings, with each team winning on the road. Carey Price recorded a 36 save shutout in Winnipeg to help power the Habs to a 3-0 victory in their win last season.

What to Watch

It took a pair of games for Jiri Sekac to displace Rene Bourque in the team’s lineup, so much so that Bourque has been reassigned to Hamilton after clearing waivers on Monday. Sekac had a goal, an assist, four shots, and the game’s First Star on Saturday.

The Jets have been hot recently and Ondrej Pavelec has been the driving force. Pavelec is 6-2-1 in his last nine starts, allowing just 15 goals on 247 shots for a .939 save percentage. Averaging just 1.87 goals per game, the Jets would probably like a bit more offensive production. Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler have done most of the heavy lifting for Winnipeg. Combined the trio has 16 of the team’s 28 goals.

What’s at Stake

The Canadiens need to look over their shoulder as much as they need to look ahead in the Eastern standings. The Bruins and Red Wings are within striking distance behind the Canadiens, while the Lighting are two points ahead.

Who’s Out

Michael Bournival (shoulder) is out for at least the next two weeks but the Canadiens are otherwise healthy going in to Wednesday’s game.

The Jets will likely be without winger Anthony Peluso (upper body) on Tuesday, he’s been out of action since mid-October.

What Else

The Jets come into Tuesday’s action with points in their last 8 games (6-0-2), a streak that helped put them right into the Western conference playoff conversation and ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks to occupy third spot in the Central division. It’s the first time the Jets have a winning record after 15 games since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg.

The Question Mark

What are your thoughts on Rene Bourque’s demotion, has he played his last game with the Habs or even his last in the NHL?

Tonight’s Show

Join host Steven Hindle along with Rob Elbaz and Matt Fish for the Montreal Hockey Talk Pregame Show as we go live at 6:30 Tuesday night to preview the Canadiens and Jets.

 

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