Latest 2007–08 Montreal Canadiens season Stories
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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