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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 17: Rob Blake and his family watch as his #4 jersey is retired during a ceremony before the game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Columbus Blue Jackets had what it took to end the Bruins winning streak...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Cool Off in Montreal

TONIGHT’S RECAP After beating their two biggest Metropolitan Division rivals in consecutive games, the New York Islanders lost to the Montreal Canadiens 6-4. Jack Capuano decided to ride the hot hand and started Jaroslav Halak in back-to-back games for only the second time this season. The Canadiens got on the board early, which seemed to be a common theme of the evening. After...
Via Islanders Insight
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Plekanec helps Canadiens cool off Islanders with 2 goals, 2 assists

  Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-4 victory over the previously streaking New York Islanders on Saturday night. Metropolitan Division-leading New York had won four straight. Tampa Bay jumped over the Islanders for first place in the Eastern Conference by beating Colorado on Saturday. P.K. Subban, Dale Weise, Alex Galchenyuk...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Pregame Report

New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Pregame Report When: Saturday, January 17, 2015Where: Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM There’s no time to celebrate for the Islanders and their fans as the team looks to bring down another Eastern Conference leader...
Via Islanders Insight
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallagher breaks tie, helps Canadiens hand Senators loss

  Brendan Gallagher scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Carey Price stopped 24 shots, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night. Brandon Prust, Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal, which completed a 4-1-0 homestand and opens a four-game road trip Tuesday against the New York Islanders. Erik Condra scored for Ottawa...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallagher helps Canadiens beat Senators, 4-1

MONTREAL (AP) Brendan Gallagher scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Carey Price stopped 24 shots, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night. Brandon Prust, Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal, which completed a 4-1-0 homestand and opens a four-game road trip Tuesday against the New York Islanders. Erik Condra...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Plekanec scores late goal as Canadiens get past Canucks

  Tomas Plekanec scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Carey Price stopped 15 shots. Derek Dorsett scored for and Ryan Miller made 21 saves as Vancouver finished a 3-3...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Plekanec scores late as Canadiens beat Canucks

MONTREAL (AP) Tomas Plekanec scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Carey Price stopped 15 shots. Derek Dorsett scored for and Ryan Miller made 21 saves as Vancouver finished...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fix, December 6th

It’s a big weekend in the NHL, and what better way to make sure you win some money, then to get a full breakdown of all the top games. Here’s a look at what you will get throughout this article. In this edition, we breakdown Montreal/Dallas Chicago/Nashville Columbus/Tampa Bay Buffalo/Florida (some surprisingly good plays here) Boston/Arizona Vancouver/Toronto Suggested plays...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens 3 Stars: Montreal’s Carey Price Makes 33 Saves In 2-0 Win

BOSTON — The Montreal Canadiens have won the season series 3-0 with the rival Boston Bruins following a 2-0 shutout win Saturday night at TD Garden. Habs goaltender Carey Price made 30 saves for his second shutout of the season and the first of his regular-season career against the Bruins. Here are the “3 Stars” from Bruins-Canadiens. No. 3 Star: Brendan Gallagher, Right Wing...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Price makes 33 saves in shutout win over Bruins

  Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Saturday night. Andrei Markov added his 100th career goal for the Canadiens, who posted their eighth win in nine games. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots, but feel to 3-12-3 in his career during the regular season against the Canadiens. Montreal improved to 3...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens beat Bruins 2-0 behind Price's 33 saves

BOSTON (AP) Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Saturday night. Andrei Markov added his 100th career goal for the Canadiens, who posted their eighth win in nine games. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots, but feel to 3-12-3 in his career during the regular season against the Canadiens. Montreal improved...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the best penalty killers in the NHL?

Most often within those writing about advanced statistics for the NHL we hear about even strength numbers. This is largely because being on a power play or penalty kill tips the scales somewhat in either direction. At even strength we can better determine the player’s skill level without the bias that comes with the extra attacker or being down one teammate. NHL teams often acquire...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens score shorthanded 2-on-0 breakaway goal vs Rangers (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens took advantage of a miscue on a New York Rangers power play and turned it into a 2-on-0 breakaway, scoring a shorthanded goal in the first period of Saturday night's game at the Bell Centre.Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty were able to pass back and forth all the way down the ice until Plekanec put it in the net for the easy goal.The Canadiens beat the Rangers...
Via Holdout Sports
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Plekanec and Pacioretty combine for a beautiful short-handed goal

It’s not often you see a two-on-zero break from a team killing a penalty, but that’s exactly what happened when the Montreal Canadiens battled the New York Rangers on Saturday night. The Canadiens stole the puck and Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty combined for a beautiful short-handed goal.
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Plekanec and Pacioretty combine for a beautiful short-handed goal

It’s not often you see a two-on-zero break from a team killing a penalty, but that’s exactly what happened when the Montreal Canadiens battled the New York Rangers on Saturday night. The Canadiens stole the puck and Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty combined for a beautiful short-handed goal.
Via Bloguin Best
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Third period collapse leads to shootout loss for Flyers

For 40 minutes, it looked like the Flyers were going to claim their first win of the season after falling to the Bruins and Devils in back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the Montreal Canadiens had other ideas on Saturday night. The Canadiens down 3-0 coming out into the third period were able to rally from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Flyers 4-3 in a shootout...
Via Total Sports Live
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meltdown vs. Montreal: Flyers collapse in loss to the Canadiens

What looked to be a surefire win for the Philadelphia Flyers turned into a major meltdown as they lost 4-3 to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Michael Raffl, and Wayne Simmonds (2) scored for the Flyers, while Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Alex Galchenyuk, and P.A. Parentau (SO) handled business for the Canadiens. Ray Emery recorded 35 saves on 38 shots, and Carey Price...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps fall to Habs in season opener in shootout

The Washington Capitals held a narrow 1-0 lead through two periods against the Montreal Canadians in their season opener.  That goal was courtesy of 19 year-old Andre Burakovsky, his first career NHL goal in his NHL debut.  However, Tomas Plekanec scored in the third period to force the game into overtime and eventual shootout.  Brendan Gallagher scored the decisive shootout tally...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Plekanec continues hot start as Canadiens edge Capitals in shootout

  Tomas Plekanec scored his third goal of the young season, and the Montreal Canadiens recovered from a slow start Thursday night for a 2-1 shootout win over the Washington Capitals and new coach Barry Trotz. Brendan Gallagher scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of the shootout, which, intriguingly, did not feature Capitals star and three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin until...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Plekanec, Canadiens top Capitals 2-1 in shootout

WASHINGTON (AP) Tomas Plekanec scored his third goal of the young season, and the Montreal Canadiens recovered from a slow start Thursday night for a 2-1 shootout win over the Washington Capitals and new coach Barry Trotz. Brendan Gallagher scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of the shootout, which, intriguingly, did not feature Capitals star and three-time NHL MVP Alex...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting the Season Right: Habs Down Leafs in Opener

#456907850 / gettyimages.com That’s the way to start the season. Montreal takes two points in Toronto, defeating the division-rival Maple Leafs 4-3 on the strength of two goals from Tomas Plekanec, including the game winner with under a minute left in the game. The Habs took the early lead on a band angle shot from […]
Via The Hockey Report
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Habs Primed For Bounce Back Season

Getty Images By Daniel Fuoco @d_fuoco With the start of a new Montreal Canadiens season upon us, there are renewed high expectations on this team to have a successful season, that comes with the notion of last seasons near missed Stanley Cup appearance. In order for the Habs to have success on the ice, there are key contributors that need to step up and have productive seasons in...
Via The Hockey Guys
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens edge Maple Leafs behind Plekanec's pair in season opener

  Tomas Plekanec banked a shot off Toronto defenseman Stuart Percy's skate with 43 seconds left to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in the season opener. Plekanec scored his second goal of the game after Morgan Rielly tied it for Toronto with 2:19 to play. P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal and Carey Price made...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Plekanec lifts Canadiens past Maple Leafs, 4-3

TORONTO (AP) Tomas Plekanec banked a shot off Toronto defenseman Stuart Percy's skate with 43 seconds left to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in the season opener. Plekanec scored his second goal of the game after Morgan Rielly tied it for Toronto with 2:19 to play. P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal and Carey...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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