Latest 2007–08 Montreal Canadiens season Stories

2009-09-24 21:42:48

Veteran Montreal defenseman Patrice Brisebois retired Thursday after 18 seasons in the National Hockey League. Brisebois, a Montreal native, played in the 1,000th game of his career last season. He can hang up his skates today knowing that he had a great career and he was lucky to experience all that he did over the years, right wing Guillaume Latendresse said on the team's Web site. Brisebois, 38, was a second-round pick (30th overall) by the Canadiens in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and also...

2009-04-22 20:52:26

Michael Ryder scored twice Wednesday and Boston advanced to the second round of the playoffs by downing Montreal 4-1. The Bruins, seeded No. 1 in the East, became the NHL's second team to make it past the opening round of the two-month playoff grind. Vancouver reached the second round in the West Tuesday. Boston eliminated Montreal in four straight games and won its first playoff series in a decade. The loss brought an end to the Canadiens' 100th season. Ryder, who spent his first four NHL...

2009-04-18 22:34:25

Marc Savard had two goals and two assists Saturday to help the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 5-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. The victory gave Boston a 2-0 lead heading to Montreal for Game 3 Monday. Savard started the scoring with a power-play goal at 9:59 of the first period. He scored his second power-play goal at 8:13 of the second and assisted on goals by Shane Hnidy and Michael Ryder (power play). Ryder also had one assist, while Tim Thomas stopped 29-of-30 shots...

2009-04-16 21:21:00

Zdeno Chara scored the go-ahead goal with 8:45 to play Thursday and the Boston Bruins opened the playoffs with a 4-2 decision over Montreal. Boston won all three regular-season home games against the Canadiens, but let an early two-goal lead get away and found itself tied as the contest entered the final half of the third period. With Josh Gorges in the penalty box for cross-checking, Chara blasted a slapshot past Carey Price for the game-winner. Phil Kessel, who had opened the scoring with...

2009-04-09 21:58:21

Mark Recchi's overtime goal Thursday gave the Boston Bruins a 5-4 win over Montreal, which sneaked into the NHL playoffs despite the loss. Recchi's game-winner was his second goal of the contest. Montreal got a point by getting into overtime, and that was enough to secure a playoff spot for the Canadiens. Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Phil Kessel also scored for the Eastern Conference's top-seeded Bruins. Boston goalie Tim Thomas picked up his 35th victory of the year with 35 saves. Matt...

2009-04-06 22:03:46

Dany Heatley scored twice in a 38-second span in the third period Monday to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Chris Campoli scored the other goal and Alex Auld made 20 saves for the Senators. Alex Kovalev and Roman Hamrlik each had a goal for the Canadiens. Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in the loss. Montreal is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 92 points, three ahead of the New York Rangers and Panthers. Montreal plays the Rangers Tuesday.

2009-04-04 22:19:52

A goal and three assists for Alexei Kovalev Saturday led the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-2 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal improved to 5-0-1 in its last six games. Kovalev's 24th goal of the season (power play) and gave Montreal a 1-0 lead at 6:11 of the first period. He assisted on goals by Alex Tanguay in the second, and Maxim Lapierre (power play) and Josh Gorges power play) in the third. Roman Hamrlik had two assists, while Jaroslav Halak, playing for the flu-ridden Carey Price,...

2009-04-02 21:38:38

Saku Koivu and Mathieu Schneider scored first-period power-play goals Thursday and Montreal moved up the playoff ladder by downing the New York Islanders 5-1. The Canadiens reached 90 points for the season and moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference -- one point in front of the New York Rangers. Montreal has five games remaining and the Rangers just four. The Islanders, mired in last place in the East, surrendered three power-play goals overall and fell behind 4-0 just 3:12 into...

2009-03-31 22:41:31

Carey Price made 28 saves Tuesday, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Alex Kovalev, Guillaume Latendresse and Andrei Markov scored for the Canadiens, who have won three of their last four games. Montreal is one point ahead of Florida for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has 88 points and sits one behind the New York Rangers with six games remaining. Patrick Sharp scored the only goal for Chicago, which has...

2009-03-26 22:05:22

Saku Koivu scored 1:45 into overtime Thursday to bring the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 decision over Tampa Bay. The Canadiens let a 2-0 lead get away in the third period, but managed to get their second straight victory after enduring a season-worst, five-game losing streak. Montreal maintained a two-point lead over Florida in the race for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Florida recorded a 4-2 win over Philadelphia Thursday. The Canadiens' Carey Price took a shutout...

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