The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Other nicknames for the team include Les Canadiens (or Le Canadien), Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, La Sainte-Flanelle, Le Tricolore, Les Glorieux (or Nos Glorieux), Le CH, Le Grand Club and Les Habitants (from which “Habs” is derived). Today we will discuss about Montreal Canadiens: Where to Watch| Stanley Cups| Lines.
Montreal Canadiens: Where to Watch| Stanley Cups| Lines…
Founded in 1909, the Canadiens are the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team worldwide and the only existing NHL club to predate the founding of the NHL. One of the oldest North American professional sports franchises, the Canadiens’ history predates that of every other Canadian franchise outside football as well as every American franchise outside baseball and the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals. The franchise is one of the “Original Six” teams, a description used for the teams that made up the NHL from 1942 until the 1967 expansion. The team’s championship season in 1992–93 was the last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup.
|Red, white, blue
|Molson family (majority owner)
(Geoff Molson, chairman)
|Dominique Ducharme (interim)
|Minor league affiliates
|Laval Rocket (AHL)
Trois-Rivières (ECHL) (2021–22)
Where to Watch
The NHL playoffs get underway on Saturday, May 15, but the North Division will have to wait until the following week. COVID-19 delays have the Canadian teams getting their playoff series underway on May 19th and 20th. The No. 1 Toronto Maple Leafs will host the No. 4 Montreal Canadiens, with the puck dropping on Thursday the 20th at 7:30 p.m. on NHL Network.
The time is now for the Maple Leafs. The Leafs and their fans have been perpetually tortured for years in the playoffs. Toronto dominated the North Division behind Rocket Richard winner Auston Matthews, who scored 8 more goals than Connor McDavid in second place. The Leafs issues are on special teams, ranking low in both PP and PK percentage. That could be what costs Toronto a chance at the Cup.
The Stanley Cup is a trophy awarded annually to the playoff champion club of the National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey league. It was donated by the Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892, and is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America. Inscribed the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy was first awarded to Canada’s amateur ice hockey clubs who won the trophy as the result of challenge games and league play.
After two days off following their final game of the regular season on Wednesday, the Montreal Canadiens had their first practice of the post-season on Saturday morning at the Bell Sports Complex. Notably, the practice marked the full return of Brendan Gallagher, Phillip Danault and Carey Price who seem to be good to go for the playoff opener.
It appears the extras are Michael Frolik, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Cole Caufield, and Jon Merrill. When it comes to the lineup, it should be noted that there’s a lot of time before game one. Shea Weber did not participate in practice.