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Canadiens' Plekanec believes the youth will takeover

The Montreal Canadiens stayed relatively quiet this offseason. Their two signings? Forward Alexander Semin and defenseman Mark Barberio. Not exactly marquee signings a team pushing ever so close to the Stanley Cup would expect. But why? Why wouldn't a team want to sign more guys to put them over the edge? Tomas Plekanec might know the answer. It all lies within Montreal's youth....
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015-16...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman is Establishing Himself as an Elite NHL Defenseman

Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning carries the puck against Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at the Amalie Arena on March 16, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)   Defense wins championships, it’s a cliché but it still remains true today. When you think of Stanley Cup teams of the past, one common...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec’s Scoring Drought Allowed for Montreal’s Early Exit

Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens controls the puck while being challenged by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 10, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/Getty Images)   The Montreal Canadiens’ comeback hopes were dashed in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the latter emerged as victors of...
Via The Sports Journal
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Young and Hungry’ Step Aside for Older and Experienced

  MONTREAL, CANADA – MAY 9: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens fires the puck against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) Andrew Hammond’s 20-1...
Via The 6th Sens
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Price, Plekanec lead Canadiens to 4-1 win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Carey Price stopped 24 shots to pick up his league-leading 42nd win, Tomas Plekanec scored his 200th career goal, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 Sunday. Brendan Gallagher, P.A. Parenteau and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for Montreal. Aaron Ekblad scored for Florida, and Dan Ellis finished with 23 saves. Plekanec opened the scoring...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Price earns 2nd straight shutout, Canadiens top Sharks 2-0

MONTREAL (AP) Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period and Carey Price made 29 saves for his second shutout in a row and ninth of the season as the Montreal Canadiens beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Saturday night. Price, coming off a 4-0 win over Carolina on Thursday, earned his NHL-leading 40th victory to become the third Canadiens goalie to reach that milestone - following Jacques...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Price, Canadiens hand slumping Islanders another loss at Nassau

  Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored 2:15 apart in the second period, and Carey Price stopped 35 shots as the Montreal Canadiens dealt the slumping New York Islanders a 3-1 loss on Saturday night. The Islanders have hit the skids at Nassau Coliseum, their soon-to-be former home once they relocate to Brooklyn next season. New York is 1-3-1 in its last five overall. At home...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Price, Canadiens hand Islanders another home loss, 3-1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored 2:15 apart in the second period, and Carey Price stopped 35 shots as the Montreal Canadiens dealt the slumping New York Islanders a 3-1 loss on Saturday night. The Islanders have hit the skids at Nassau Coliseum, their soon-to-be former home once they relocate to Brooklyn next season. New York is 1-3-1 in its last five...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Plekanec, Price lead Canadiens to 2-0 win over Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) Tomas Plekanec snapped a scoreless tie with 2:30 remaining and Carey Price made 25 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, propelling the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Plekanec's slap shot got past Jimmy Howard for his 17th goal of the season. Max Pacioretty, who assisted on the first goal, added an empty-netter in...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Plekanec, Price lead Canadiens over Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- Tomas Plekanec snapped a scoreless tie with 2:30 remaining and Carey Price made 25 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, propelling the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Plekanec's slap shot got past Jimmy Howard for his 17th goal of the season. Max Pacioretty, who assisted on the first goal, added an empty-netter...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Plekanec, Weise score two apiece to lead Canadiens past Devils

  Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Saturday night. Andrei Markov and Lars Eller also scored for the Canadiens, who topped two goals for the first time in five games, and David Desharnais also had three assists. Markov, Eller and Plekanec scored in the second...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Plekanec, Weise lead Canadiens in 6-2 win over Devils

MONTREAL (AP) Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Saturday night. Andrei Markov and Lars Eller also scored for the Canadiens, who topped two goals for the first time in five games. Markov, Eller and Plekanec scored in the second period to put Montreal ahead...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  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
January 17, 2015  |  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

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

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 Bloguin Best
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 Puck Drunk Love
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
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