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Excellent mentors

When Phillip Danault was still a member of the Blackhawks, he learned the intricacies of his position from a pair of excellent centermen, including one former Hab

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - During his time with the Blackhawks, Phillip Danault had the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade in the faceoff dot from one of the best in the business.

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Savage: 'I enjoyed my best years in Montreal'

Former Habs forward Brian Savage took in Saturday afternoon's practice session in Chicago with his youngest son, Rory

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - Talk about coincidence.

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MTL@CHI: Five things you need to know

The Canadiens will be looking to register a third consecutive win for the second time this season on Sunday in Chicago

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - Here are five things you need to know ahead of Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

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Bergevin: Taking pride in his players' success

From the play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi to the big-time contributions of Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin, general manager Marc Bergevin discussed that and a lot more on Saturday in Chicago

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - Following Saturday's practice at MB Ice Arena, general manager Marc Bergevin fielded questions from members of the media on a variety of topics.

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Going in opposite directions

The Canadiens shouldn't take the Blackhawks lightly on Sunday, even though Jeremy Colliton's squad finds itself at the bottom of the standings

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - The Canadiens and Blackhawks appear to be headed in opposite directions. While the Habs have won their last two games, Chicago is winless in their last six outings.

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Lines and D pairings - December 8

A look at the forward lines and defense pairings at Saturday's practice in Chicago

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - Here's a look at the forward lines and defense pairings featured by head coach Clauade Julien at Saturday's practice at MB Ice Arena.

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Canadiens assign Xavier Ouellet to Laval

The 25-year-old defenseman has suited up for 19 games so far this season, collecting three assists

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - The Canadiens assigned defenseman Xavier Ouellet to the AHL's Laval Rocket on Saturday.

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Niemi: Back in familiar territory

Returning to Chicago always brings back fond memories for goaltender Antti Niemi

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CHICAGO - While the emotion of returning to the Windy City for Antti Niemi isn't quite as raw as it used to be, the veteran goaltender will always cherish his time as a Chicagoan.

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Standing together

Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen formed "The Alliance" last year to join forces during one of the Habs' favorite pre-game rituals

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - When Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen felt like they were being targeted for elimination far too frequently during the Canadiens' pre-game soccer games last season, they decided to do something about it.

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Canadiens place Xavier Ouellet on waivers

The 25-year-old defenseman has suited up for 19 games so far this season

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

OTTAWA - The Canadiens placed defenseman Xavier Ouellet on waivers on Friday.

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