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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 the mark.
Cole scored twice in the second period, Pacioretty had a pair of goals in the third and Alexei Emelin also found the net for Montreal (30-35-15), the last-place team in the Eastern Conference.
Vincent Lecavalier scored off a gift from Montreal backup goalie Peter Budaj, and defenseman Bruno Gervais added a goal for Tampa Bay (37-36-7), which has also been eliminated from playoff contention.
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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 (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 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 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...
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...
Since the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup for the 24th time in franchise history in 1993, the most prized trophy in sports hasn't been earned by a team from Canada since. It's not like the teams from North of the border haven't had their shots at Lord Stanley's chalice. Canadian NHL teams have lost in the Stanley Cup Finals five times since 1993, with the...
With 28 of the 30 NHL teams on the schedule tonight, many of the contests will be critical in determining seeding or entry in the playoffs, which begin next Wednesday. One game that will have considerably less consequence will be the home finale of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who face the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning are playing the second of back to back games, having lost...
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...
Peter Budaj with the perfect pass to Vinny Lecavalier.
The Tampa Bay Lightning hurt a Southeast Division rival's playoff chances in their last game.
They won't be playing spoiler when they visit Montreal.
Tampa Bay opens a season-ending road trip Wednesday night when the Eastern Conference-worst Canadiens try to snap a four-game losing streak.
Eliminated from postseason contention Saturday after coming within one win of the...