Laval native Bernier backstops Detroit to 2-1 win over Canadiens

The Detroit Red Wings are proving that old adage on any given night any team in the NHL can beat another team.Especially if the team that isn’t supposed to win gets great goaltending.That was the case Saturday as the Red Wings, the team with the worst record in the NHL, defeated the Canadiens 2-1 at the Bell Centre.Chalk this one up to the inspired play of Laval native Jonathan Bernier. He...

Canadiens extend losing streak to eight games after early lead against Bruins

BOSTON — The Canadiens played a near-perfect road game for 46 minutes Sunday, but learned a good team like the Bruins will take advantage of any chances you give them as Montreal fell 3-1.The Bruins scored three goals in the third period to extend their winning streak to seven games, while the Canadiens’ losing streak has hit eight games (0-5-3).Montreal took a lead early in the game and...

In the Habs’ Room: We were better, but lack confidence, Julien says

The Canadiens played better, but that wasn’t good enough to end the team’s losing streak, which extended to seven games with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at the Bell Centre.“I thought we played a great game,” said Tomas Tatar, who scored two goals. “We had our gaps, we were battling and we had a lot of chances, but we still lost. We just have to dig...

Canadiens extend losing streak to 7 games with OT loss to Flyers

The Canadiens’ losing streak reached seven games Saturday as Ivan Provorov scored 31 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win at the Bell Centre.The Canadiens are 0-4-3 in the streak and face a formidable task Sunday as they play the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins.The Canadiens fired a fusillade of shots — 42 to be exact — but Philadelphia goaltender Brian...

Canadiens Notebook: Habs given day off from practice on Friday

With the Canadiens mired in a six-game winless streak (0-4-2) following Thursday night’s 6-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre, coach Claude Julien figured the best thing to do Friday was give his players a day off from practice.“I keep saying the same thing over and over,” Julien said when he met the media Friday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard after holding...

Philadelphia Flyers at Canadiens: Five things you should know

Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens-Philadelphia Flyers game at the Bell Centre on Saturday (3 p.m., Sportsnet, RDS, TSN 690 Radio).The matchup: This is the second of three meetings between these teams and the Flyers were 3-2 overtime winners at home on Nov 7. The Canadiens are on a six-game winless streak (0-4-2) and have given up a franchise-record 20 goals over the past...

Stu Cowan: Looking to the past isn’t going to help the Canadiens now

The Canadiens will once again look to their glorious past next Tuesday night when they hold a captains’ reunion before playing the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre.Eleven former captains will take part in the pre-game ceremony to celebrate the franchise’s 110th anniversary: Yvan Cournoyer, Serge Savard, Bob Gainey, Chris Chelios, Guy Carbonneau, Kirk Muller, Mike Keane, Pierre Turgeon,...

Concert review: Jonas Brothers unleash their boyish charms on the Bell Centre

Before the groundswell success of Old Town Road and Truth Hurts threw the Billboard Hot 100 charts out of whack, one of the unlikeliest chart-topping stories of 2019 was Sucker, a whistling ditty that became the first No. 1 for the recently reformed Jonas Brothers.Sucker was a comeback hit thanks to old fashioned marketing muscle, but that didn’t stop a slightly more grownup fanbase from...

In the Habs’ Room: Offence came alive, but then we got sloppy, Julien says

As the Canadiens’ losing streak reached four games Saturday, coach Claude Julien said his team has found a new way to lose.“Tonight, it’s a 4-0 lead and it’s much different than the three other games,” Julien said. ”And if I’m going to be honest, I’m going to stick with what I told you guys before tonight. We couldn’t score in the last three games and we had lots of chances....

Canadiens blow 4-0 lead as Rangers roar back to win 6-5

The dormant Canadiens offence came to life Saturday with five goals, but it wasn’t enough as the New York Rangers stormed back from a 4-0 deficit and defeated the Canadiens 6-5 at the Bell Centre.While the offence was good, the defence was horrid and Jacob Trouba’s goal at 12:10 of the third period provided the Rangers with the winning margin as the Canadiens’ losing streak extended to...