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Behind Enemy Lines: Teuvo Teravainen on Artturi Lehkonen

The Hurricanes forward dishes on his good friend

by Hugo Fontaine @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Despite engaging in some heated battles on the ice, opposing NHL players often forge enduring friendships away from the rink. We thought it might be interesting, then, to do some reconnaissance in the visitors' dressing room to get an occasional take on a Canadiens player from a friendly foe on another club. Today: Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen on fellow countryman, Artturi Lehkonen.  

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Gallagher's visit to Shriners elicits smiles, and the feeling is mutual

The young forward took some time out of his day off on Monday to stop by the Shriners Hospital to announce a new fundraising event

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Fresh off a productive and successful road trip to the Midwest, Brendan Gallagher took advantage of a day off to spend some time giving back at the Shriners Hospital.

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Off the ice with... Olivier Aubin-Mercier

An exclusive sit-down with the UFC lightweight

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Since getting his start in professional mixed martial arts in front of approximately 300 people, Olivier Aubin-Mercier has never let up in his drive to keep climbing the ladder, which is why he joined Ultimate Fighting Championship less than three years later. Now 28 years old, the Quebec fighter continues his ascension up the UFC ranks, in addition to occasionally helping his mentor, Georges St-Pierre, in his pre-fight training. On the occasion of his appearance as a guest commentator at the 1909 Taverne Moderne restaurant for UFC 217, we sat down with Aubin-Mercier to get his thoughts on Saturday's event, as well as on his friendship with a young Canadiens hopeful.

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Off the ice with… Noah Schnapp

An exclusive interview with the star of Stranger Things

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

A virtual unknown more than a year ago, actor Noah Schnapp has rapidly become a household name thanks to his gig playing Will Byers in Stranger Things. Despite the sudden popularity, Schnapp has been trying to keep a low profile and do the things he loves, like watching his favorite team: the Canadiens, of course. To coincide with the release of the second season of Stranger Things, we caught up with the 13-year-old young man during one of his visits to the Bell Centre to learn a bit more about his passion for the Habs.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Jonathan Quick on Max Pacioretty

The All-Star Kings goaltender dishes on his childhood friend

by Hugo Fontaine @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Despite engaging in some heated battles on the ice, opposing NHL players often forge enduring friendships away from the rink. We thought it might be interesting, then, to do some reconnaissance in the visitors' dressing room to get an occasional take on a Canadiens player from a friendly foe on another club. Today: Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on his summer training partner and childhood friend, Max Pacioretty.

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The table is set

Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping and Dana White took part in a ceremonial puck drop before the Canadiens battled the Maple Leafs on Saturday night

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - There was some added tension on the Bell Centre ice leading up to puck drop on Saturday night, and it wasn't between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Joe Pavelski on Torrey Mitchell

The Sharks captain dishes on his former San Jose teammate

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

Despite engaging in some heated battles on the ice, opposing NHL players often forge enduring friendships away from the rink. We thought it might be interesting, then, to do some reconnaissance in the visitors' dressing room to get an occasional take on a Canadiens player from a friendly foe on another club. Today: Sharks captain Joe Pavelski on his former San Jose teammate, Torrey Mitchell.

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Karl Alzner: Iron Man

Karl Alzner will play in his 541st consecutive regular season game on Thursday

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL -- If you're curious what Karl Alzner brings to the Canadiens lineup, chances are you'll have plenty of opportunities to find out this season.

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Brendan's beloved Bengals

If the Cincinnati Bengals win on Sunday, Brendan Gallagher will be the first to let you know on Twitter… but only after the game is over

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - On any given Sunday during the NFL season, Brendan Gallagher is paying extra close attention to his favorite team - the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Off the ice... with Milos Raonic

A chat with the Canadian tennis star

by Hugo Fontaine @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

This interview has been modified from its original, published in the February 2013 edition of CANADIENS magazine (Vol. 27 No.1).

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Canada is renowned for many things, but being a breeding ground for tennis stars has never been one of them. That's all changing with proud Canuck Milos Raonic's recent ascent to the top of the tennis world. Born in Yugoslavia before swinging his first racquet near his family's home in the suburbs of Toronto, Raonic has been making a name for himself on the international scene with his devastating serve and his precision drop shots on the court. We caught up with the 26-year-old ace to learn more about how he emerged from a hockey hotbed to become one of the most promising tennis stars north of the border.

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