All Habs Headlines: WJC, 2014 Highlights

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All Habs Headlines: Wednesday December 31, 2014

On this day in hockey history… 1975 –  Montreal Canadiens battled the Soviet Red Army team to a 3-3 tie New Year’s Eve at the Forum. Ken Dryden and Vladislav Tretiak starred in goal for the teams. Tretiak made 38 saves, including 16 in the final period.
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► Montreal Canadiens: December 31

  • The Canadiens had the day off today and will celebrate New Year’s eve in South Florida. The team will fly out of Florida to New Jersey on New Year’s Day.
  • Missed Tuesday night’s game? Check out our game report which includes the game summary, video highlights, 3-stars and post-game quotes: Recap – Canadiens vs Panthers: Habs Squeak Out A Win in South Florida

► WJC

  • Canada beat the USA 5-3 to remain unbeaten at the World Junior Championships and take top seed in Group A. Canada will take on the Ellers and Denmark in the quarterfinals.
  • Jacob De La Rose (Sweden):  2G, 2A, 4P
  • Artturi Lehkonen (Finland):  1G, 0A, 1P
  • Martin Reway (Slovakia):  3G, 2A, 7P
  • Zachary Fucale (Canada):  2w, 0.50 GAA, .975 SV%, 1 SO

► Conclusion of 2014

  • The Canadiens started 2014 with a 6-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on January 2nd and finished it with a shootout win against Florida.
  • The year was filled with wins and losses, some losses much harder than others and some victories much sweeter, but the team will start the next chapter of Canadiens’ history on January 2nd against the New Jersey Devils.
  • Some highlights of the year included, the Canadiens beating the Bruins in game seven in the playoffs; Guy Lapointe’s jersey being retired; the touching tribute to Saku Koivu; the comeback against Ottawa when they were down three goals; Carey Price’s performance in the Olympics; and of course P.K. Subban kissing Pierre McGuire.
  • Naturally there were also hard times including: Carey Price’s injury in the playoffs; the Canadiens losing in the Eastern Conference Final. There were also very difficult times off the ice as well, Josh Gorges and Brian Gionta being traded; and the loss of the legendary, Jean Beliveau.
  • What was your favourite Habs moment of 2014? Tweet it to @All_Habs, we would love to hear your opinion!

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  • All of us at All Habs Hockey Magazine wish you and your families all the best in the upcoming year- hopefully a 25th Stanley Cup as well!

 

 

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  1. I can remember NYE 1975 I was 13 years old & all my family was together @ my grandmothers for a NYE party I stayed home to watch the Habs vs. Red Army game with a large pizza lol.
    This game still remains as one of my favorite games in my long term memory lol.
    Tretiak was awesome so was Dryden in net for the Habs but the Habs offence was so powerful it was magical to watch.
    NYE 1975 makes me smile & wonder @ where did time go sitting here getting old lmao!
    I love my Habs & hope this is the year we can take Lord Stanley.
    Go Habs Go !!!

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