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The Montreal Canadiens still have a chance to avoid a dubious distinction the storied franchise has never suffered.
Erik Cole may just help them avoid it.
The former Carolina forward looks to stay hot as he and the Canadiens visit Raleigh for the Hurricanes' home finale Thursday night.
Montreal (30-35-15) has not finished at the bottom of a conference since conferences were introduced in 1974. Its most recent last-place finish in anything bigger than a division came in 1939-40, when the club placed last in the seven-team NHL.
With two games remaining, the Canadiens remain in the Eastern Conference cellar, but they're just two points behind the New York Islanders and three back of Toronto. They host the Maple Leafs in Saturday's season finale.
The Habs have lost six straight on the road, but they snapped a four-game overall skid with Wednesday's 5-2 home victory over Tampa Bay, with Cole getting a pair of second-period goals.
"It was a lot of fun," sai...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj must have been in a giving mood Wednesday as he donated to Vinny Lecavalier’s goal scoring fund. Lecavalier misplayed a pass from a teammate along the right wing and the puck slid into the Canadiens’ zone. Budaj skated out to the left face-off circle to play it and play it he did. He served the puck up on a silver platter like a waitress...
With only three games left in the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens are playing it safe with All-Star goalie Carey Price.
Price will be examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. David Mulder to determine whether his headaches are a sign of something more serious. He'll miss Montreal's game against Tampa Bay that night and is doubtful for a game at Carolina on Thursday...
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has a mild concussion and will miss the rest of the season.
The team made the announcement Wednesday after the 24-year-old All-Star was examined by the club's doctor.
Price has been suffering from headaches since teammate David Desharnais landed on him during a 2-on-1 drill in practice late last week. He played the following night in a...
MONTREAL (AP) -- Canadiens linemates Erik Cole and Max Pacioretty both scored two goals, and Montreal snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Lightning star Steven Stamkos didn't score, despite several good chances, and remained two goals short of 60. He will play in his hometown of Toronto on Thursday night and has two games...
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss the final few days of the season with a concussion.
Price had been suffering headaches since he was landed upon by teammate David Desharnais during practice last week.
He was, however, in uniform against the New York Rangers a day later.
The 24-year-old Price is 26-28-11 with a .916 save percentage and 2.43 goals-against average...
Canadiens linemates Erik Cole and Max Pacioretty both scored two goals, and Montreal snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Lightning star Steven Stamkos didn't score, despite several good chances, and remained two goals short of 60. He'll play in his hometown of Toronto on Thursday night and has two games left to reach...
One issue today: the Carey Price injury. My question: why is there so much controversy about this? Just shut him down. Not worth the risk. If he has a concussion, give him an early summer. Throw Robert Mayer in there and see what we got and, hey, we probably get a better draft pick.
Don’t mess with Price’s head - literally - sit him, let him rest, and get ready for next year...
The Montreal Canadiens will not be in the 2011-12 playoffs. Carey Price is out with a minor concussion. As if Montreal fans weren't depressed enough, backup goaltender Peter Budaj added insult to injury.
In just his 15th start of the season, Budaj committed a huge blunder, wandering well out of his crease to handle a puck coming into his zone...
Peter Budaj with the perfect pass to Vinny Lecavalier.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Brandon Sutter and Tuomo Ruutu scored and Cam Ward made 38 saves to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Tuesday night.
Jason Spezza scored with 13 seconds left in the third period to spoil Ward's shutout bid.
The Hurricanes, long out of postseason contention, ensured the playoff-bound Senators can finish no higher than seventh in the Eastern...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- One of the "Erics" from the Carolina Hurricanes' glory days seemed destined to make the biggest play Thursday night. Cam Ward was just glad it was the one who's still with the team.
Eric Staal scored the only goal in the shootout to lead Carolina past the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 in the Hurricanes' home finale.
Chad LaRose scored on the...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Sabres 6, Leafs 5 (OT)Devils 3, Islanders 1Rangers 5, Flyers 3Penguins 5, Bruins 3Hurricanes 2, Senators 1Jets 5, Panthers 4 (OT)Predators 2, Wild 1 (SO)Sharks 5, Stars 2Canucks 5, Ducks 4 (OT)Coyotes 2, Blue Jackets 0RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Mike Smith (54 saves, shutout)2. Derek Roy (2 goals, overtime game winner)3. Cam Ward (38 saves...