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A rough start to the season got a bit smoother for Lars Eller and David Desharnais on Saturday.
Eller had a goal and two assists and Desharnais scored a pair to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
''We've been struggling a bit the last couple of games so I think it was relief for Davey, too, to see the puck go in twice,'' said Eller of his and Desharnais' first goals of the season, just 28 seconds apart in the second period. ''It's a great feeling to score and a great feeling to win.''
After suiting up for the Canadiens' season opener, Eller was a healthy scratch the next two games. He returned to the lineup last Sunday, inserted on the wing with Desharnais and Erik Cole, with Max Pacioretty sidelined following an appendectomy a day earlier.
Desharnais, meanwhile, had struggled to find his breakout form from a season ago, a campaign that saw him pile up 60 points in 81 games.
''I've got to...
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This week, diving and embellishing has been the hot topic. So, who better than the Canadians defenseman P.K. Subban, who is a very talented and up and coming young defenseman. That being said, Subban's on ice behavior is disgusting, and his antics makes him look like a fraud.
I will call it like it is, Subban is a poor sport, no one wants to watch people flail around on...
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens had scored at least four goals in each of their first five wins. Facing the hottest goalie in the NHL, they managed to claim their latest victory with only half as much offensive production. David Desharnais and Erik Cole scored first-period goals and Carey Price made 32 saves to lead Montreal to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday...
When Montreal Canadiens' left wing Max Pacioretty had an emergency appendectomy, he was expected to miss 3-4 weeks. However, he was in the lineup on Sunday, just eight days after the operation. He did not score on Sunday, but has four assists for the season.
Rene Bourque and David Desharnais each scored twice to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Carey Price made 30 saves for the Canadiens for his fifth win of the season. Lars Eller added a goal and two assists, while rookie Brendan Gallagher also scored.
Ryan Miller stopped 17 shots over two periods for Buffalo before being replaced in the...
David Desharnais and Erik Cole scored first-period goals and the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.
The win completed a sweep of weekend matinees at home for Montreal (6-2-0) after a 6-1 win Saturday over the Buffalo Sabres. The Canadiens have won five straight at home after dropping their home opener to Toronto on Jan. 19.
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens were raring to go when they faced the Buffalo Sabres. Even so, it took them nearly one full period to break through against Ryan Miller, who couldn't hold them off on his own. Rene Bourque and David Desharnais scored twice and Lars Eller had a goal and two assists to lead the Canadiens to a 6-1 victory over the Sabres on Saturday. Rookie...
MONTREAL -- David Desharnais and Erik Cole scored first-period goals and Carey Price made 32 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Desharnais scored his third goal in two games on Montreal's first shot on Craig Anderson 2:13. Cole put the Canadiens ahead to stay with his second goal at 11:29. Jakob Silfverberg gave Ottawa a...
After coming up short against one of the NHL's top goalies, the Montreal Canadiens will have to deal with one of the league's leading scorers.
The Canadiens will try to bounce back from their first loss in five games Saturday when they host a Buffalo Sabres team looking for its sixth straight win in Montreal.
The Canadiens were riding high during a four-game winning streak...
Brandon Prust does not like Chris Neil.
So much so, that the former called out the latter in the wake of the Canadiens’ 5-1 loss to the Senators on Wednesday night.
Via the Ottawa Sun:
"I hope he gives me that fight in our building (Sunday)," said Prust.
Told of this Friday, Neil was quick with a comeback.
"What, fake dropping...
Some of the topics Don Cherry touched on were PK Subban, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jordin Tootoo and Matt Duchene.