WYWS: Strain mounts for Habs, Bombardier braces for decrease 2019 outcomes

Montreal Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren reaches for shot that went for a objective by Chicago Blackhawks Alex DeBrincat throughout second interval of Nationwide Hockey League recreation in Montreal Wednesday January 15, 2020.

John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

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From defeat to Philly: The Canadiens flew out of Montreal after their 4-1 loss Wednesday night to Chicago and can play the Flyers Thursday in Philadelphia (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio). Writes Stu Cowan: “Thursday’s recreation is now an enormous one after a Four-1 loss to Chicago with Lindgren making 24 saves because the Canadiens outshot the Blackhawks 33-28. The Canadiens now have a 20-21-7 report — together with 9-12-Four at residence — and path the Flyers by 9 factors for the ultimate wild-card spot within the Japanese Convention. The Flyers beat the Blues Four-Three in additional time Wednesday night time in St. Louis for a one-two punch to the Habs’ hopes.”

Bombardier slashes earnings forecast; reassessing Airbus partnership: On the identical day that Air Canada is launching its first flights with the A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, Canadian airplane and prepare maker Bombardier Inc. mentioned on Thursday it expects 2019 full-year outcomes to be decrease than beforehand forecast, harm partly by difficult rail tasks and a delay in supply of its International 7500 enterprise jets. Bombardier now expects 2019 adjusted earnings earlier than curiosity and taxes (EBIT) to be about $400 million, in contrast with a beforehand forecast vary of between $700 million and $800 million. Bombardier additionally mentioned it was reassessing its ongoing participation in a enterprise managed by Airbus that runs the A220 jetliner program, which Airbus purchased from Bombardier in 2018. “Airbus’ place is unchanged. Airbus stays dedicated to the success of the A220 programme and can proceed to fund the programme on its option to breakeven,” an Airbus spokesman mentioned by e mail.

Canadian army resumes some operations in Iraq following Iran scare: The Canadian army is resuming some operations in Iraq following a short lived suspension of actions final week. Brig.-Gen. Michel-Henri St-Louis says the army is once more flying transport plane out and in of Iraq to provide troops there. St-Louis Is the commander of Joint Process Drive Affect, which oversees a lot of Canada’s anti-Islamic State efforts in Iraq and the encircling area. He tells The Canadian Press the army additionally just lately swapped out a few of its helicopters that had been within the nation and due for alternative due to put on and tear. The Division of Nationwide Defence additionally says a number of the estimated 200 Canadian special-forces within the north of the nation have began working once more, although it didn’t present additional particulars.

Sources: Canadian Press, Reuters, Montreal Gazette

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