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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.
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.
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.
Saku Koivu got his second goal of the game 1:40 into overtime Tuesday to give the Montreal Canadians a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Mathieu Schneider took a shot from the point and Koivu tipped it in from the slot for the game-winner.
Andrei Markov (power play), Josh Gorges, and Saku Koivu scored first-period goals Saturday night and the Montreal Canadiens beat San Jose 3-2. Koivu's 11th goal this season after an assist by Markov proved to be the game-winner. Jaroslav Halak was bombarded by 48 shots, but yielded two goals for the Canadiens, who have won four in a row after a three-game losing streak.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist each Sunday night to lead Vancouver past Montreal 4-2 -- the Canucks' 10th win in 11 games with the Canadiens. Alexander Edler and Ryan Kesler scored goals and Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for Vancouver, which has won five of six overall and has gone 10-0-1 against Montreal since Nov.
Third period goals Saturday from Christopher Higgins and Saku Koivu helped the Montreal Canadiens rally to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3. Montreal trailed, 3-2, after the second period when Higgins' sixth goal this season at 18:07 of the third created a 3-3 tie. About 90 second later, and with 23
Zach Parise scored just 31 seconds into overtime Saturday, giving the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win over Montreal. Jamie Langenbrunner (unassisted) scored his fourth goal this season at 4:05 of the second period to create a 1-1 tie, and there was no other scoring before regulation ended. Scott Clemmensen
Three players scored in the second period Saturday to boost the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres. The goals were scored by Andrei Kostitsyn (unassisted), Steve Begin and Andrei Markov after assists by Saku Koivu and Kostitsyn. Netminder Carey Price was credited with 26 saves
Alex Tanguay scored the game-winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout Thursday, giving the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 decision over Ottawa. After each side managed one goal during the shootout's first three rounds, Ottawa's Antoine Vermette shot wide against Carey Price.
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