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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...

2009-03-26 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...

2009-03-10 22:33:12

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. Alex Tanguay and Glen Metropolit also scored for the Canadiens, who were coached by General Manager Bob Gainey after Guy Carbonneau was fired Monday. Carey Price stopped 29 shots for the win. Andrew Cogliano, Sheldon Souray and Sam Gagner scored for the...

2009-02-28 22:16:24

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. They had lost four of their previous five meetings with the Sharks. San Jose's goals, both in the second period, were scored...

2009-02-16 00:07:28

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. 30, 2000. Saku Koivu and Andrei Kostitsyn scored goals and Jaroslav Halak let in four goals on 33 shots for Montreal, which has lost five of its last six...

2009-01-31 17:49:51

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 seconds remaining, Koivu's eighth (power play) ended the Canadiens' four-game losing streak. Montreal goalie Carey Price made 29 saves on 32 shots. LA's Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll both had a...

2008-12-06 23:19:38

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 stopped 25-of-26 shots for the Devils, winners in seven of their last eight games. The Canadiens' Matt D'Agostini scored his third goal of the season at 15:35 of the first with assists by...

2008-11-29 21:32:07

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 on 28 shots for the Canadiens, who started a seven-game homestand with a victory after losing three of four. Buffalo's Thomas Vanek scored twice, once on the power play in the first period and...

2008-11-20 22:00:01

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. Tanguay then carried the puck on his backhand side all the way to the goal and was able to slip it through the pads of Alex Auld. Price made 23 saves for his ninth win of the year and Montreal got regulation goals from...


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