Posted February 08, 2014 on AP on Fox
Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty sustained a lower body injury when he was checked into the goal in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes, putting in jeopardy his spot on the U.S. Olympic hockey team. Pacioretty collided with the goal with 7:30 left in the first period Saturday after being checked by Carolina's Brett Bellemore in the teams' final game before the Olympic break. A native of New Canaan, Conn., Pacioretty was scheduled to leave for Sochi, Russia, on Sunday to join the American team, which opens play on Thursday against Slovakia. The 25-year-old Pacioretty has played 49 games this season. He has 26 goals and 11 assists. Pacioretty had second hat trick of the season Thursday in a 5-2 win over Vancouver.

Max Pacioretty nets hat trick, gets two penalty shots in same period

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty had a historic night on Thursday night. Against the Vancouver Canucks he was awarded two penalty shots in two minutes in the second period and became the first player in NHL history to have two penalty shots in one period. He didn’t score on either one, but that didn’t matter, he managed to score a hat trick anyways. [NHL] The post Max...

Max Pacioretty Leaves Game With Injury, Leaves Olympic Status In Doubt (Video)

Montreal Canadians forward Max Pacioretty left Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes after colliding into a net post during the first period. Pacioretty was driving hard to the net when Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore checked him into the post. The big winger remained on the ice for several moments before being he headed to the dressing room, appearing to favor...

Canadiens and U.S. Olympian Max Pacioretty Leaves Game

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty left Saturday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes and did not return. As reported by Kurt Dusterberg on, Pacioretty left with 7:30 remaining in the first period. The injury occurred as he was driving towards the net, and was hit into the post by Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore.Pacioretty was helped off the ice by...

‘I’ll be good to go to Sochi,’ says Max Pacioretty

For a time Saturday night, Max Pacioretty‘s Olympic dream looked in jeopardy – on the eve of him flying to Russia and Sochi. Pacioretty, a forward for the Montreal Canadiens and the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, left Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period, after a hit from Brett Bellemore and a hard collision into the Carolina net. At the time...

Max Pacioretty Sets NHL Record With Two Penalty Shots In One Period (Video)

Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty became the first player in NHL history to be granted two penalty shots in one period during his team’s game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Both penalty shots occured in the second period. The first was awarded when Canucks defenseman and former teammate Raphael Diaz took a scoring chance away from Pacioretty, and the second...

Pacioretty leads Canadiens past Canucks 5-2

Max Pacioretty scored three goals for his third career hat trick - despite missing on two penalty shots - to help the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 victory over the Canucks on Thursday night that extended Vancouver's losing streak to six games. Ryan White and Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal, while Carey Price made 42 saves. Pacioretty was awarded two penalty shots in...

Video- Max Pacioretty Had 3 Goals Last Night, But Could Have Had 5

Pacioretty missed on two penalty shots last night within a span of under three minutes.

USA lines: Cally with Stastny and Pacioretty

Per SI’s Sarah Kwak, Team USA’s lines are the following: James van Riemsdyk-Joe Pavelski-Phil Kessel Zach Parise-David Backes-TJ Oshie Dustin Brown-Ryan Kesler-Patrick Kane Ryan Callahan-Paul Stastny-Max Pacioretty That is a very deep two-way roster, but doesn’t have the offensive punch of the Canadians. No, seriously, Matt Duchene and Martin St. Louis are the 13th and 14th...

Pacioretty scores hat trick in Habs 5-2 win over Canucks

Max Pacioretty scored three goals to back up another solid goaltending performance by Carey Price as the Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday at the Bell Centre. Price exchanged greetings with Olympic teammate Roberto Luongo during the pregame warmup and then proceeded to outplay the 2010 Olympic gold medalist. Price made 42 saves while Luongo had 25. Montreal remained...

Canadiens-Hurricanes Preview

Before he heads to Sochi to represent the United States in the Olympics, Max Pacioretty gets one more chance to give the Montreal Canadiens a lift. After earning both a dubious distinction and a hat trick in his previous game, Pacioretty looks to help the Canadiens extend their win streak to three with another victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Pacioretty leads...

Canadiens go into Olympic break with win of Hurricanes

The Canadiens found themselves down to 10 forwards after Max Pacioretty suffered a lower-body injury in the first period but linemate David Desharnais picked up the slack with a pair of goals and Sochi-bound goaltender Carey Price made 31 saves as the Canadiens rallied to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Saturday night at PNC Arena. Second-period explosion: Carolina dominated...

Puck Dumps 2/7/14

The NHL roster freeze is at 2pm if you live in the Central Time Zone. Good luck figuring it our on the east coast! The Top Line Max Pacioretty was given 2 penalty shots and missed them both, but still managed to get a hat trick, ESPN, Yahoo, TSN, CBC,, The Local Take   Scoreboard Calgary 4, New York Islanders 2 - If Thomas Vanek is getting traded...
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