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The Montreal Canadiens, coming off a disappointing lost on Monday at the hands of Detroit Red Wings, didn’t have much as far as offence or defense was concerned in losing 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre.

Coach K is back behind the mic to go over the Habs’ second straight loss, as well as giving you his 1st half report card, the recent decline in the play of Carey Pruice, and the Canadiens’ All-Star Game representatives.


Despite a valiant effort by Mike Condon and the first goal by P.K. Subban since October, the Montreal Canadiens had little in terms of push back, as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat them 3-1 at the Bell Centre.

Join Nick Murdocco, along with Coach K and Steve Farnham, as they look at the night’s action, and get a visit from Global Montreal’s Kelly Greig, who gives us the lowdown for both dressing rooms.


The Montreal Canadiens try to extend their winning streak to 2 games, in a game most deem a must-win with the games coming up next week, against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Join Steven Hindle, along with Steve Farnham and Coach K as they break it down and look at some of the trades that went down in the past week.


The Montreal Canadiens gave it a valiant effort, but the puck pressure by the Pittsburgh Penguins was too much for them to handle, as they dropped a 4-3 shootout decision at the CONSOL Energy Centre.

Join Nick Murdocco, along with Coach K, Kristina Ashqar and Sean Lloyd as they break it all down, and look forward to the next matchup for the Habs, against the lowly Colorado Avalanche.


The Montreal Canadiens take a trip to Pittsburgh for another battle with the Penguins. Join Steven Hindle, along with Steve Farnham and Coach K, as they try to make sense of the Pens’ slow start to the season.

Brain Metzler of NHL.com and Penguins Live join the crew from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys.


The Montreal Canadiens faced off against the high-powered offence of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it was the defence that ultimately failed the home team, as the Habs left CONSOL Energy Center with a 3-2 victory.

Join Nick Murdocco and Coach K, along with Sean Lloyd, as they breakdown all the night’s action, including a pair of goals scored by Max Pacioretty, a horrible late-game makeup call, and much more.


Join Steven Hindle and Steve Farnham, along with Coach K, as they preview the final game of the season opening road trip versus the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Michael Necciai from PensLabyrinth.com joins the crew to give them the Pens’ persepctive from ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, brought to you by Telsys.


MHT Post-Game: Pens vs. Habs – Jan 10th, 2015


It was a close game, but a Too Many Men penalty and broken stick in overtime led to a 2-1 loss at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Join Corey Collard, Steve Farnham, Sportsnet’s Kelly Grieg, Sean “Arnold” Lloyd and Coach K as they break it all down.

The Montreal Hockey Talk Post-Game show is brought to you by QualityPlusTickets.com


MHT Pre-Game: Pens vs. Habs – Jan. 10th, 2015


Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard, Sportsnet’s Kelly Greig and Coach K as they preview another Saturday night battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Pityk of PensLabyrinth.com joins us from “Behind Enemy Lines”, brought to you by Cirqles.ca

The Montreal Canadiens Pre-Game show is brought to you by the Peel Pub and QualityPlusTickets.com

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Match Up

The Canadiens (26-12-2) wrap up the first half of the season Saturday night when they host the Penguins (24-10-6). The game starts at 7:00 and will be broadcast on TVA and CBC.

This is the third and final game this season between the Habs and Pens, they’ve played a game each in their home building already this season. After losing 4-0 in Montreal, the Habs got a measure of revenge last week when they beat the Penguins 4-1 in Pittsburgh. Max Pacioretty and Tom Gilbert each had a goal and an assist in that game.

What to Watch

Carey Price had an off night Tuesday against the Lightning, allowing four goals on 16 second period shots, but the Habs netminder is having a career year this season. With 22 wins in 33 games, a 2.20 goals against average and a .927 save percentage, Price is on pace to match or set personal records in each of those categories.

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are always players to watch when the Penguins come to town. The duo has 88 points between them, 45 for Malkin and 43 for Crosby, that’s more than the top three scorers combined for the Canadiens (Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and PK Subban combine for 86 points so far).

What’s at Stake

The Habs and Pens are both chasing top spot in their division after falling behind the Lightning and the Islanders respectively. The Canadiens are four points behind the Bolts with three games in hand while the Penguins trail the Isles by a single point and have played one game less.

Who’s Out

P.A. Parenteau (head) is skating on his own, but doesn’t appear ready to rejoin the team yet. Special mention as well to Jarred Tinordi who was injured in a fight Friday night while playing with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

The Pens are missing Patric Hornqvist (lower body), Olli Maata (upper body), Blake Comeau (wrist) and Pascal Dupuis (blood clot).

What Else

Not only did Montreal’s seven game win streak come to an end Tuesday night against the Lightning, their perfect streak of wins after scoring first was broken as well. The Habs went into Tuesday’s game with a perfect 16-0-0 record when scoring the first goal, but after they opened the scoring, four straight goals from the Lightning ended that streak.

The Question Mark

What are your thoughts on fighting in professional hockey and do the Habs need more muscle in their lineup?

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.