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  • Koivu Klash

    The Canadiens are 6-1-1 after a narrow shoot out win in a game they probably should have lost.

    The Canadiens are finally meeting some competitive teams and getting tested. They meet the Wild in Minnesota tonight. The Wild have an identical record and are known to be notoriously stingy at home.

    Notably, the Wild’s Captain is Saku Koivu’s ‘little’ brother Mikko. Always fun to watch two brothers face off against each other.

    The Wild of course are coached by and start several French Canadians which always adds some competitive fire to the mix when playing the Habs.

  • Rebound

    For the first time this season the Canadiens showed an ugly side to their game allowing 6 goals in Saturday’s loss to the Ducks.

    The Habs came out flat after a long lay off and found themselves down early. Is Jaroslav Halak alone to take the blame or were the Habs as a team weak defensively? Was Chris Higgins as sharp as he normally is? Was Andrei Markov? Why can’t the Canadiens seem to beat the strong Western Conference teams?

    The good news is the Habs are healthy. AK46 will soon make his return to the lineup. The not so good news is the Hurricanes happen to be the next opponent. The Canes are notorious Hab killers and play especially well in Montreal.