Hockey

In the Habs’ Room: Solid second period paves the way to victory

PITTSBURGH — The Canadiens didn’t look good in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but coach Claude Julien said he wasn’t overly concerned. “I kind of anticipated we would be a little bit rusty, but the first period was over and we were only down by one goal,” Julien said …

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‘WE’RE ALL OF CANADA’: Leafs Nation West welcomes its team

VANCOUVER — Justin Trudeau must be jealous of the Maple Leafs. He travels just one province east or west from his Ontario base and starts encountering hostility, while Toronto’s hockey team, despite its own dubious record, can go multiple time zones in either direction and still feel some love. As the Leafs begin their only …

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Liveblog: Canadiens visit Broadway to play the Rangers

The Canadiens’ Max Domi and the New York Rangers’ Marc Staal battle for position during NHL game at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2018. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Brendan Gallagher’s 13th of the season has the Habs up 1-0 on the New York Rangers through 20 minutes. It’s these two teams’ first meeting …

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LEAFS SNAPSHOTS: Veterans trying to give new coach Keefe his space

Defenceman Morgan Rielly can see Sheldon Keefe has “a lot on his plate” as he darts around the practive rink and thus he and the leadership group are giving the new coach lots of space. Though Keefe knows many of the Leafs intimately through the Marlies, the leadership group of captain John Tavares, alternates Rielly, …

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Liveblog: Broadway meets La Belle Province as Rangers come to town

Canadiens’ Joel Armia, who scored a hat trick, celebrates Montreal’s win with goalie Carey Price, who made 28 saves Friday night in New York. Julie Jacobson / Associated Press The Canadiens had a pretty good first period if I do say so myself. Three goals, including a pair from Max Domi, have the Habs up …

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