THW's Goalie News: Price, Blackwood, Kaskisuo & More

THW's Goalie News: Price, Blackwood, Kaskisuo & More

November 16th, 2019 Friday night gave us some outstanding goaltending efforts across the National Hockey League. We have our first 10-game winner of the season and a team desperate for a victory got a huge performance out of their netminder. Later tonight, a youngster will make his NHL debut. Plus, Nov. 16 has seen a...
Canadiens Respond to Ovechkin’s Hit on Drouin, Beat Capitals

Canadiens Respond to Ovechkin’s Hit on Drouin, Beat Capitals

November 15th, 2019 WASHINGTON — Shea Weber scored to extend his point streak to five games, Carey Price made 25 saves and the Montreal Canadiens responded to a big hit by Alex Ovechkin on Jonathan Drouin, beating the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Friday night. Phillip Danault, Weber, Jordan Weal and Nick Suzuki...

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November 12th, 2019
Montreal Canadiens

Any good research venture sets out to answer a question. Like, which country’s population has the highest disposable income per capita? Or, which schools in my city produce the most successful students?  For me, I want to know how good the Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault line is. That’s right. How good is the Danault, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar line?  If this a burning question for you, then it's your lucky day. We are going to tease this answer out with a little digging and a lot of contemplation. The Definition Of Good First, we need to define what is good. I read a lot from some of my favourite sports writers including Marc Dumont and Sean Gordon, and heard the praise for the Canadiens' first line on radio and television. They say it’s about the ability to generate five-on-five offence; the difficult matchups; zones starts and timely plays. https://twitter.com/joeyalfieri/status/1192090281635696643 It’s hard to deny...
November 12th, 2019
Canadiens Goaltending

Monday night’s National Hockey League schedule only provided us with two games, but it was not a good night for goaltenders with 17 total goals scored. Last week’s top goaltender had a rough night in Carolina. Plus, there is a need for a new backup netminder in Toronto and we will look back on a pretty historic date in NHL history. Nilsson Struggles After Big Honor Ottawa Senators' goaltender Anders Nilsson had one of the best weeks of his career last week. He was very dominating in all three of his starts, stopping 96 of the 101 shots he faced. He posted a 1.64 goals-against average (GAA) and .950 save percentage (SV%) in his three victories. His big week started with a 32-save performance in a 6-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Nov. 4. Nilsson stopped 26 shots in an overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 7. Two nights later, he denied 38 of 39 shots when he beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1. The NHL honored the 29-year-old Sweden native by naming...
November 11th, 2019
Montreal Canadiens

There is no doubt that the Boston Bruins have been rolling this year. Heading into their game with the Pittsburgh Penguins last Monday, the Bruins sat at 10-1-2, leading the Atlantic Division. Their first line has been producing points in just about every game and their goaltenders have played at an extremely high level. Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak celebrates with teammates Torey Krug, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill) Even with this great success, the Bruins reached a rough patch. A tough back-to-back stretch starting with the Penguins and followed by a matchup with the Montreal Canadiens the next day led the Bruins to struggle in multiple areas. However, despite losing their second game to the Canadiens, the Bruins showed their resilience and fight in combatting the struggles of their goaltenders and the clear fatigue they faced. The team competed in both games, beating the Penguins and losing by just one goal to the Canadiens....
November 10th, 2019
Montreal Canadiens

It is somewhat uncommon for a father and a son to share the same idol. Generational differences often create interests and tastes that are disparate to the point of generating mocking comments and eye rolls from the younger of the two. Whether it is in music, films, food, or fashion, agreement and consensus is often a futile exercise. However, for Max Domi and his father Tie, also an NHL player whose career spanned 16 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers and most famously the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is unanimity. They both idolized the same hockey player but for very different reasons. Related: Max Domi Aims to Inspire Hockey Players with Type 1 Diabetes Tie Domi was known as a grinder who constantly looked out for the on-ice well-being of his teammates. As the all-time penalty minutes leader for the Maple Leafs, he has the statistics that demonstrate the type of role he had. As a young hockey player, he worshipped tough players who were seen as leaders....

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Maurice "Rocket" Richard: More than Just a Game

Perhaps one of the most revolutionary players to ever play the game of hockey, Maurice Richard brought hockey in Montreal to an elite level and set the bar high for every generation to come. Richard overcame nearly every level of adversity to become the greatest hockey player of his generation and... August 4th, 2019

The Montreal Forum 1908-1996

The Old Forum in Montreal -- Opening night, November 9, 1908, was a sensation and all 3,000 pairs of roller skates available for rental saw extensive use as thousands of Montrealers came to wander through, gawk at or try out the facilities at what was hyped in the press as “the largest, finest... July 20th, 2019

Howie Morenz: Hockey Royalty

This article was originally written in June, 2010. University of Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, winner of the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award for college hockey’s best player, is the new Crown Prince of NCAA Hockey.  Like a champion thoroughbred racehorse, Blake’s hockey blood lines can be... August 15th, 2017