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Winning streak has to give as Canadiens visit Blue Jackets

Source | 1 day ago.

Two winning streaks will be on the line when the Montreal Canadiens visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. Columbus has won its past four games as part of an 11-3-0 stretch that has taken the Blue Jackets into a first-place tie with the Washington Capitals atop the Metropolitan Division. The Canadiens, meanwhile, have won three in a row and are 9-4-0 over their last 13 games.

Habs' Byron suspended three games for hit on Panthers' Weegar

Source | 2 days ago.

Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron received a three-game suspension for charging MacKenzie Weegar of the Florida Panthers during Montreal's 5-1 win on Tuesday. The Department of Player Safety explains that Byron “launches up and into a forceful check” while making “significant contact” with Weegar's head. The explanation video circles back to Byron's skate leaving the ice, postulating that Byron “launched himself excessively upward” to make the hit.

Couturier's hat trick, Hart's 39 saves help Flyers hold on against Bruins

Source | 2 days ago.

It's not a sustainable winning formula — getting wildly outshot — but the Philadelphia Flyers will take wins any way they can get them these days. It certainly helps when their players are scoring hat tricks, however. James van Riemsdyk notched his hat trick in a 7-4 win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday, and it was Sean Couturier's turn with his first career regular season hatty in a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday Night Hockey on NBCSN.

Niemi makes 52 saves, Canadiens stop Panthers 5-1

Source | 3 days ago.

Antti Niemi experienced two firsts in net for the Montreal Canadiens. First, Niemi made a career-high 52 stops as the Canadiens extended their win streak to three games with a 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. Niemi finished one save shy of the Canadiens' franchise record for saves in a game by a goaltender.

Price stops 28 shots, Canadiens beat Avalanche 3-0

Source | 6 days ago.

The Montreal Canadiens needed a full-team effort to shut down the NHL's best offensive line. Carey Price stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night. Brett Kulak, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jordie Benn all scored in the third period for the Canadiens, who had lost three of their last four games.

Petry helps Canadiens hold off Red Wings 3-2

Source | 9 days ago.

Jeff Petry finally scored a goal against the Red Wings in Detroit, and it turned out to be decisive. Petry scored 19 seconds into the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday night. Petry, a Michigan native, is the son of former Tigers pitcher Dan Petry, who was a member of the Detroit team that won the World Series in 1984.

Subban to teen facing racial abuse: Keep pushing forward

Source | 10 days ago.

Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban has reached out to a teenage hockey player facing racial abuse. The defenseman recorded a video and texted it to Ty Cornett, a 13-year-old Detroit-area hockey player last week. "I can tell you this right now that as long as you're still breathing in this world, you've got to believe in yourself and let nobody tell you what you can and can't do, especially if it's because of the color of your skin," said Subban, who is black and was born in Toronto and previously starred with the Montreal Canadiens.

Shea Weber takes puck to face, eventually leaves game

Source | 11 days ago.

At first, it looked like Shea Weber just brushed off taking a hard, rubber puck to the chops off the stick of Mikael Granlund. Sure, it looked like it hurt and yes, the Montreal Canadiens defenseman was hunched over on the bench with a nice gash on the side of his cheek. But he stayed in the game and carried on until the end of the first period.

Canadiens goalie Carey Price will miss NHL All-Star Game

Source | 11 days ago.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will sit out the upcoming NHL All-Star Game to deal with a "nagging injury". The Canadiens announced Price's withdrawal on Monday, with a replacement yet to be announced ahead of the January 26 event in San Jose. "We took the time to discuss the situation with Carey and the medical group earlier today, and we all agreed that the best decision for him would be to rest and recuperate during the upcoming All-Star Break," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement.

The NHL Evening Skate for Jan. 7

Source | 11 days ago.

Heading into this evening's action, here are the day's top NHL storylines: Carey Price pulls out of 2019 NHL All-Star Game to 'rest and recuperate' The NHL All-Star Game will be without another star player as Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is pulling out of the weekend in San Jose to rest up after overcoming a “nagging injury. The move has left the Atlantic Division looking for a goalie and put the NHL's All-Star format further under the microscope. More] Burns, Karlsson leading Sharks' resurgence TheSan Jose Sharksare starting to look like the Stanley Cup contender we thought they would be at the start of the season and the two-headed monster of Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns is d...

Wild-Canadiens Preview

Source | 13 days ago.

The Minnesota Wild aren't exactly the first team that comes to mind when thinking of the Montreal Canadiens' greatest rivals. As far as recent history goes, however, the Canadiens will look to reverse what has been a very one-sided rivalry when they host the Wild on Monday night. The Wild have won each of their last eight games against the Canadiens, outscoring Montreal by a 35-10 margin in that stretch.

Subban helps Predators beat his former team

Source | 13 days ago.

Defenseman P.K. Subban collected two assists against his former team as the Nashville Predators continued a season-high six-game road trip with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. In his third trip to Montreal since being traded to Nashville in 2016 for fellow defenseman Shea Weber, Subban registered the primary assists on two goals by Craig Smith. Subban recorded two assists for the fourth time this season.

Canadiens' Price, Armia returning; Shaw to IR

Source | 15 days ago.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will make his return Thursday night against the Vancouver Canucks after missing the previous three games with a lower-body injury. Price told reporters Wednesday that the injury had bothered him for several weeks before he finally sat out last month. quot;I'm feeling pretty good," Price said.

Canucks' prized rookie Pettersson leaves game with ugly leg injury

Source | 15 days ago.

The Vancouver Canucks can not seem to have nice things. Early in the second period of Thursday's game against the Montreal Canadiens, their prized rookie, forward Elias Pettersson, was knocked out of the game with what the team is calling a “lower-body injury” after he was hauled down away from the play by Jesperi Kotkaniemi. You can see the play in the video above, and it's definitely a strange one because Kotkaniemi seemed to commit at least two different penalties on the play and was not called for any of them.

Canucks-Canadiens Preview

Source | 16 days ago.

Julien was non-committal after practice on Wednesday, but the coach confirmed Thursday that Price would play. Price went 8-4-0 in December despite feeling the effects of an injury that he said he sustained several weeks before landing on injured reserve. Although Julien noted Price has participated in only one practice since his hiatus, the netminder said Wednesday he expected to play.

Sharks vs. Avalanche watch guide: Projected lines, defensive pairs

Source | 16 days ago.

Sharks vs. Avalanche watch guide: Projected lines, defensive pairs originally appeared on The San Jose Sharks look to start off 2019 on the right foot as they visit Colorado for their first meeting of the season with the Avalanche. Team Teal is coming off a rough 8-5 loss on New Year's Eve to the Pacific Division-leading Calgary Flames. They will also be without defenseman Radim Simek after he sustained a concussion from being hit by Calgary winger Sam Bennett with less than a minute left in Monday's game.

Blackhawks vs. Bruins: 2019 Winter Classic by the numbers

Source | 17 days ago.

If they all hit the ice at Notre Dame Stadium they will be the only NHL players to play in six outdoor games. The Blackhawks are outdoor game veterans. They have played in six total outdoor games and the meeting with the Bruins will be their fourth Winter Classic.

Dallas to host 2020 Winter Classic as NHL announces 2019-20 events

Source | 17 days ago.

During the second intermission of the 2019 Winter Classic, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced four events that will take place next season. There will be three outdoor games on the 2019-20 NHL calendar with the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets meeting in the 2019 Heritage Classic on Oct. 26 at Mosaic Stadium (capacity: 33,350) in Regina, Sask. The 2020 Winter Classic will head to the Cotton Bowl (capacity: 92,100) as the Dallas Stars will play host on New Year’s Day.

New Year's resolutions for each Canadian NHL team

Source | 19 days ago.

Since most NHL franchises likely didn’t bother setting New Year’s goals and resolutions, I took the liberty of creating a few on their behalf. It’s been a strange three-and-a-half-years in Edmonton since Peter Chiarelli took over as general manager in 2015, to say the least. The team was lucky enough to land its fourth No. 1 overall pick in just six years that summer, bringing Connor McDavid to town in what has obviously been one of the best things to happen to, well, any franchise ever, really.

Canadiens conclude six-game trip versus Stars

Source | 19 days ago.

The Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars enter their New Year's Eve tilt at American Airlines Center heading in opposite directions, but both clubs hope to end 2018 with a victory. Montreal (20-14-5) is concluding a six-game road trip and is 3-2-0 on after a 6-5 loss at Tampa Bay on Saturday. The Canadiens are 10-7-3 on the road this season.

With two blowout losses on outdoor resume, Torey Krug looking for different result

Source | 20 days ago.

Torey Krug has loved playing hockey outdoors since he was a puck-loving kid growing up in Michigan, so the puck-moving defenseman loves the idea of the Winter Classic. He'd just like to actually, you know, win one of them, after his teams have been drubbed in both of the outdoor hockey games that he's played in his distinguished hockey career. The first was "The Big Chill" in 2010 where his Michigan State Spartans got smoked by the Michigan Wolverines to the tune of a 5-0 loss in front of 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.

Lightning host Canadiens, aim to go unbeaten in December

Source | 21 days ago.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to remain unbeaten in the month of December when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at Amalie Arena. The Eastern Conference leading Lightning have posted a 10-0-1 record this month while remaining unbeaten in regulation in 13 consecutive games, tied for the second longest streak of consecutive games earning a point in franchise history. Overall, Tampa Bay has won 15 of the past 17 games, with a 15-1-1 record since Nov. 21 that has launched the Lightning to the top of the league standings, six points clear of second place Toronto.

Will Domi have to answer for preseason sucker punch on Ekblad?

Source | 22 days ago.

The preseason feels like it was ages ago, but don’t be surprised if the Florida Panthers haven’t completely forgotten about it. On Friday night, the Panthers and Montreal Canadiens will go head-to-head for the first time since Max Domi split Aaron Ekblad open with a sucker punch in September. Domi ended up being suspended for five preseason games, which is kind of a joke considering he wouldn’t have played in every one of those exhibition tilts anyway.

After tough overtime loss, Golden Knights host Kings

Source | 27 days ago.

The Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings meet Sunday after enduring overtime games Saturday, but the challenge of bouncing back will be more difficult for the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena at Las Vegas. The Knights (20-15-3 with 43 points) were 1:25 away from a victory against the Montreal Canadiens but fell short in a 4-3 overtime loss. The Kings, last in the Pacific Division with a 13-20-3 record and 29 points, should come to Las Vegas energized following their second straight win, persevering over the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in overtime.

Danault scores 3, Byron in OT to lift Habs over Vegas

Source | 27 days ago.

Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday. I call him Flower, I mean, I just hear that's his name; but Marc-Andre, I think he's a great goalie, but it was just my time tonight,'' said Danault, draped in a fur-lined trench coat after the game. Obviously he made some big saves, too.