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Karine Hains' Archive

Taking Down the Jets

June 1, 2021 - 5:49 PM ET

The Canadiens didn’t have much time to celebrate their first-round victory over Toronto, they’re already in Winnipeg where their second round series with the Jets will kick-off tomorrow at 7:30. Can they surprise the Jets as well?

A Huge Win Overshadowed by a Big Loss

June 2, 2021 - 11:11 PM ET

The Habs took the first game with a 5-3 win, but lost Jake Evans thanks to a vicious hit courtesy of Mark Scheifele.

Scheifele to Have a Phone Hearing

June 3, 2021 - 12:38 PM ET

After last night’s hit on Jake Evans, social media was rife with opinions, some calling for harsh punishment while others kept repeating this was a hockey play. Today, we should know what the Department of Player Safety thinks.

Scheifele Gets 4 Games

June 3, 2021 - 8:35 PM ET

The verdict is out, Scheifele will miss the next 4 games.

The Jets Grounded Again

June 4, 2021 - 11:24 PM ET

Carey Price and Connor Hellebuyck gave us a goalie duel tonight and it took nothing short of perfection for Price to lead the Habs to a 1-0 win and a 2-0 series lead.

Night and Day

June 5, 2021 - 1:50 PM ET

Less than a month ago, the Habs stumbled into the playoffs and looked like they would be an easy pray for the North Division champions. Fast forward to today and this same team has won its last 5 games, what changed?

Canadian Government Approves Travel Exemption

June 6, 2021 - 2:38 PM ET

The Canadian team that makes it out of the North Division will be able to travel to the USA for the third and perhaps, fourth round.

Flawless Performance for a Big Win

June 6, 2021 - 9:49 PM ET

The Canadiens won a 6th game in a row tonight and now have a 3-0 stronghold on their 2nd round series against the Winnipeg Jets.

Crash Landing in Montreal

June 7, 2021 - 11:58 PM ET

Connor Hellebuyck tried as hard as he could, but his teammates didn’t, and the Canadiens swept the Jets with a 3-2 overtime win.

Time to Apologise

June 8, 2021 - 1:06 PM ET

On May 27, prior to game 5 against the Leafs and after Canadiens’ interim head coach Dominique Ducharme had announced that Gustafsson would be inserted in the line-up, I started writing a blog in readiness of what I thought of what was a foregone conclusion that night, the Habs elimination.

About Jonathan Drouin

June 9, 2021 - 12:51 PM ET

On April 28, the Canadiens announced that Jonathan Drouin was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team without making the reason for it clear. Nearly 6 weeks later, we’ve not heard anything about a possible return.

Back on the Ice

June 10, 2021 - 12:42 PM ET

The Canadiens are now back on the ice training for the Stanley Cup semi-final.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

June 11, 2021 - 12:09 PM ET

The die is cast, the Canadiens will take on the Vegas Golden Knights and their former captain Max Pacioretty in the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

We're Halfway There

June 12, 2021 - 12:11 PM ET

Montreal’s General Manager spoke to the press this morning prior to his team’s departure for Las Vegas, his message was clear: we’re happy but not satisfied, we’re halfway there.