Found April 10, 2013 on The Hockey House:
The Montreal Canadiens announced a two-year contract extension for netminder Peter Budaj with a prorated cap hit of $1.15 million US per season. Budaj has proved he could be a very reliable backup goalie to Carey Price this season. The Slovakian goalie is 6-1-1, with one shutout, a 2.17 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Budaj [...]

Budaj Signs Extension With Montreal

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Wednesday a two-year contract extension for goaltender Peter Budaj (2013-14 and 2014-15). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This season, Budaj played eight games with the Canadiens. In his eight NHL season, his second as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, he has a record...

Canadiens clinch playoff spot

Peter Budaj stopped 14 shots, and the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth and regained the Northeast Division lead with a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov had a goal and assist each, and Rene Bourque, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens. In earning its fourth postseason berth in five years,...

Ott tries licking Halpern's visor during faceoff

You’re down 4-0 at home in the 3rd period to Northeast Division rival Montreal, and you’re looking for something, anything, to spark your team to a miraculous comeback. Sabres forward Steve Ott went the unconventional route, opting to try and lick Habs center Jeff Halpern’s visor prior to a faceoff, in an attempt to throw Halpern off his game and win the draw. Did it work?...

Habs lose a close one, Eller dominates

The Canadiens lost a close one Tuesday evening, 3-2 to the surging Washington Capitals. Carey Price looked very human on two of the Capitals goals, while the Canadiens went to sleep for portions of the game, especially the second period, which has become an unfortunate theme in an otherwise strong season. However, a realy bright spot for Montreal was the third line of Alex Galchenyuk...

Steve Ott Licks Jeff Halpern’s Visor Before Third-Period Faceoff (Video)

Steve Ott is known around the league as many things: a pest, an agitator and even a dirty player. However, this time he has now pulled an even more bizarre stunt. Before a faceoff in Thursday’s game against the Canadiens, Ott appeared to lick the visor of Montreal forward Jeff Halpern. It seems like Ott was up to his old tricks all night on Thursday, as he also got in a fight...

Alex Ovechkin dangles and snipes against Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been the hottest player in the league recently and now has 17 goals in 14 games and is tied with Steven Stamkos for the league lead in goals with 26.  On Tuesday night he dangled Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder and then buried a nice shot past Carey Price.  The Capitals beat the Canadiens last night 3-2 and are currently in...

Reactions: Sabres Trounced By Canadiens 5-1

It was the Montreal Takeover at First Niagara Center Thursday night If there were any hopes of a late season surge to the playoffs for the Buffalo Sabres, those ideas can now be put to rest after the team no-showed for the second game in a row in a 5-1 blowout loss to Montreal. From the opening faceoff at the Belle Cen…err…First Niagara Center, it was clear that Montreal —...

GARTH: Boo Die

Whatsa matter? Guilty conscience? There will be a playoff aroma and vibe in the air when the Sabres and Habs grapple on Thursday night. The Habs will be looking to avenge the loss to the Caps that they suffered in Tuesday night, while the Sabres will be desperate to get back on the winning way after having their three game win streak whacked in Winnipeg. On Wednesday, Peter...

Canadiens-Maple Leafs Preview

The Montreal Canadiens have clinched a playoff spot after finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last season. They hope that's just the beginning. With its best results on the road in 35 years, Montreal looks to continue its roll Saturday night when it visits a Toronto Maple Leafs team that's seeking its first playoff berth in nine seasons. A conference-worst...
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