‘We’re glad we’re back at home’: Canadiens’ Therrien

The Canadiens were back on home turf Saturday, sounding like a team that wasn’t dwelling on past success as they prepared for Game 3 in their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. “Focus” and “business mentality” were a few terms that cropped up in Brossard after the Canadiens held a team meeting and did some off-ice stretching. The team returned to Montreal...
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Lightning at Canadiens game preview

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) -- Brian Gionta knows what happened the last two times the Montreal Canadiens opened a playoff series with a pair of wins on the road. The most recent was in 2011, and the Boston Bruins stormed back to win Game 7 in overtime on Nathan Horton's shot off a defenseman's leg. Before that was 2006, when the Canadiens took the opening two games in Carolina...
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Devils have the ideal recruiter in Stephen Gionta if they pursue older brother Brian

The Devils will not be targeting a shootout specialist this summer, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be shopping for some offensive help. And if general manager Lou Lamoriello remains true to form, he just might inquire about bringing right winger Brian Gionta back to New Jersey. Lamoriello said despite the organization’s reputation for thinking defense first, he has always...
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Oh Captain! My Captain!

Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored via penalty shot just over two minutes into overtime and closed out the Habs regular season in exciting fashion. Former Canadien Raphael Diaz gave Habs fans one last treat as he tripped his ex-captain, sending Gio to the penelty shot. With Bell Centre roaring Captain Gio played Captain Hero and pulled a sweet deke backhand past...
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Video: Brian Gionta wins it with a great OT penalty shot

Brian Gionta scored the game winning goal on an overtime penalty shot in the Canadiens' 1-0 win over the Rangers. Goaltender Carey Price recorded the shutout after making 41 saves and keeping New York's scoresheet empty. What a way to cap off the regular season for Montreal, who will be the only Canadian team in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.''We're definitely...
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Gionta’s penalty shot beats Rangers in OT

Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot in overtime, leading the Habs to a dramatic 1-0 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday at the Bell Centre. Gionta was awarded the penalty shot after being tripped on a breakaway by Rangers defenceman and former Hab Raphael Diaz after he had turned over the puck. Canadiens goaltender Carey Price shone in net, making 41 saves...
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Gionta's OT goal helps Canadiens beat Rangers 1-0

MONTREAL (AP) Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot at 2:04 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers in the final NHL regular-season game for both teams Saturday night.
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Habs open four-point gap on Lightning

Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game at 13:13 of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and the Canadiens went to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Alex Galchenyuk was credited with an insurance goal at 15:40 when Tomas Plekanec’s shot went in off his arm. The win tightened the Canadiens’ grip on second place in the Atlantic Division. They...
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Gionta Scores 2 as Canadiens beat Red Wings, 5-3

MONTREAL (AP) Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to give the surging Montreal Canadiens a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
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Wings rally from three goals down, then fall to Canadiens 5-3

MONTREAL (AP) -- Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to give the surging Montreal Canadiens a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Michael Bournival, Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal, while Carey Price made 34 saves. The Canadiens are now 10-2-0 in its last 12 games. Pavel Datsyuk, Luke Glendening...
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