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2009-10-01 21:50:57

Josh Gorges scored with 13 seconds left in overtime Thursday to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over Toronto. It was a successful debut for Montreal Coach Jacques Martin, who takes over a team revamped from the one that struggled during the second half of last season and was swept by Boston in the first round of the playoffs. Two of the newcomers -- Brian Gionta and Travis Moen -- scored for the Canadiens. Mike Cammalleri, signed as a free agent, added two assists. Montreal trailed,...

2009-06-01 14:10:50

Jacques Martin has left his position as Florida Panthers general manager to become head coach of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. Martin is the 26th head coach in the Canadiens' storied history but Montreal hasn't won the Stanley Cup since 1993. The 16-year championship drought is the longest for the team, which marked its 100th season in 2008-09. Montreal is coming off a 41-30-11 season in which the Canadiens were swept from the playoffs in the first round. The team was 35-24-11 when Coach Guy...

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...

2009-04-12 19:22:43

Phil Kessel notched a hat trick Sunday for the Boston Bruins, who ended the regular season schedule with a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders. The Bruins now go to the playoffs where they tangle with the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. The Islanders are done for the season. Kessel's hat trick was the second of his career. Michael Ryder, Marc Savard and Chuck Kobasew also scored for Boston. Tim Thomas got his 36th win of the season, blocking 32 New York shots. Radek Martinek and Doug...

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...

2009-03-24 22:06:20

Alex Kovalev and Alex Tanguay each scored two goals Tuesday and the Montreal Canadiens skated to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists and Glen Metropolit also scored for Montreal, which ended a five-game winless streak. Tanguay and Andrei Markov had three assists. Carey Price made 22 saves for the Canadiens. Montreal moved two points ahead of idle Florida into sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHL East with each team having...


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