Carey Price earns Molson Cup honour for February

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – Netminder Carey Price is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of February (13 points). He earns this honour for the fifth consecutive month this season after winning it in October, November, December and January.

Continue reading Carey Price earns Molson Cup honour for February

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

The Numbers Game: March 2, 2015

SAN JOSE – Here’s a numerical look at Monday’s game between the Habs and Sharks on the west coast.

19 – Number of games Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau missed as a result of suffering a concussion before making his return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Monday night in San Jose. Parenteau had not seen game action since January 15 in Ottawa.

Continue reading The Numbers Game: March 2, 2015

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Thumbs up

SAN JOSE – Marc Bergevin has every reason in the world to be proud of his hockey club. His moves leading up to Monday’s NHL trade deadline confirmed just how pleased he really is.

Continue reading Thumbs up

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Solid depth

MONTREAL – Count on Brian Flynn to bring some solid depth to the Canadiens down the stretch.

Plus, while the 26-year-old forward’s 159 games of NHL experience may have all come with the Sabres, he already knows a thing or two about the Habs.

Continue reading Solid depth

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Making noise

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens bolstered their defense in a big way on Monday morning.

General manager Marc Bergevin fired the annual NHL trade deadline day’s opening salvo, and by 9:00 a.m. the deal was done. Jeff Petry was leaving Edmonton to join the Canadiens in San Jose in return for a pair of 2015 draft picks – one in the second round and a conditional fifth rounder.

Continue reading Making noise

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Subban named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week

NEW YORK (NHL.com) – Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 1.

Continue reading Subban named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Canadiens acquire forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres in return for a fifth round pick in 2016

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Continue reading Canadiens acquire forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres in return for a fifth round pick in 2016

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Canadiens acquire Jeff Petry

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers, in return for a second round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional fifth round pick in 2015 (previously acquired from Colorado).

Continue reading Canadiens acquire Jeff Petry

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Price named second star of the month of February in the NHL

NEW YORK – Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of February.

Continue reading Price named second star of the month of February in the NHL

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

NHL Three Stars: Paul Stastny saves Blues vs. Oilers (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Paul Stastny, St. Louis Blues   Stastny set up Dmitji Jaskin’s first-period goal and scored the game-winner in the third period as the Blues survived the Oilers, 201. No. 2 Star: Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils The Devils goalie made 33 saves, preserving an Andy Greene goal until Travis Zajac’s empty netter, as New Jersey beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-0. No. 3 Star: Jay McClement, Carolina Hurricanes McClement scored to tie the game in the first and then to give the Hurricanes a two-goal lead in the second period as Carolina stunned the New York Islanders, 5-3. Honorable Mention: Brandon Pirri scored twice to lead the Florida Panthers back against the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-3 win. … Alexey Marchenko’s first NHL goal tied the game and Tomas Tatar won it with a power-play goal in the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators. … Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara all scored in the Boston Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. … Carey Price made 30 saves at the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0. David Desharnais had two goals. … Steve Mason made 34 saves and Michael Del Zotto scored a big shorthanded goal in the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers, 4-2. … Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist and Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1. … The Ottawa Senators topped the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, as Mike Hoffman had two goals and Andrew Hammond won again. Did You Know?  Martin Erat scored on Tuukka Rask, which means Terminix will give him free extermination services for life. Dishonorable Mention: Mike Smith lost his eighth straight decision and was pulled after giving up four goals in 31:50. … Richard Panik, Joffrey Lupul, Tyler Bozak and Roman Polak were all minus-3. … Cody McLeod jumped Charlie Coyle, nearly sparked a benches brawl and was given 17 penalty minutes. … The Sharks dropped to 0-6-2 at home in February. … The Wild have won all four games against the Avalanche this season, outscoring them 12-1.

Continue reading NHL Three Stars: Paul Stastny saves Blues vs. Oilers (Puck Daddy)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

First Line Q&A: Stephane Quintal and Marc Bergevin

MONTREAL– Members of the First Line, the Canadiens’ official adult fan club, had a chance to grill former Habs defenseman and current NHL senior vice president of player safety, Stephane Quintal, and Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, as part of the final Q&A session of the 2014-15 season.

Continue reading First Line Q&A: Stephane Quintal and Marc Bergevin

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

First Line Q&A: Stephane Quintal and Marc Bergevin

MONTREAL– Members of the First Line, the Canadiens’ official adult fan club, had a chance to grill former Habs defenseman and current NHL senior vice president of player safety, Stephane Quintal, and Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, as part of the final Q&A session of the 2014-15 season.

Continue reading First Line Q&A: Stephane Quintal and Marc Bergevin

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Game preview: Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs

MAPLE LEAFS (25-31-5) at CANADIENS (40-16-5)

TV: CBC, TVA

Season series: The Montreal Canadiens have won their first two games this season against the Toronto Maple Leafs, extending their streak to four in a row dating to last season. Tomas Plekanec leads the Canadiens with two goals and three points. David Desharnais had the decisive shootout goal in their most recent game, a 2-1 Canadiens win Feb. 14.

Continue reading Game preview: Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

QMJHL Roundup: Carozza scores overtime winner as Remparts edge Screaming Eagles (The Canadian Press)

QUEBEC – Massimo Carozza scored his second goal of the game 2:15 into overtime as the Quebec Remparts slipped past the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6-5 on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Continue reading QMJHL Roundup: Carozza scores overtime winner as Remparts edge Screaming Eagles (The Canadian Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

NHL players getting an education about blood clots (The Associated Press)

The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun’s left leg was almost 4 inches bigger than his right because of a clot. Surgery was required to drain the blood and he never played another NHL game.

Continue reading NHL players getting an education about blood clots (The Associated Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

More hockey players being diagnosed with blood clots than ever before (The Canadian Press)

The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he may never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun’s left leg was 10 centimetres bigger than his right because of a clot. A week after NBA star Chris Bosh’s season ended because of blood clots, Kimmo Timonen is on the verge of returning after his own diagnosis over the summer at home in Finland.

Continue reading More hockey players being diagnosed with blood clots than ever before (The Canadian Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Price, Subban help Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 5-2 (The Associated Press)

The Montreal Canadiens have become so accustomed to Carey Price’s recent stellar play, they didn’t talk much about him after their latest win. Instead, on this night, Montreal players and coaches were beaming about a rookie scoring his first two goals and the strong play by defensemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov. Price made 25 saves to extend his franchise-best road winning streak to 10 games, rookie Jacob De La Rose scored twice and Subban had a goal and two assists in the Canadiens’ 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. ”We were moving our feet down low,” Montreal’s Max Pacioretty said.

Continue reading Price, Subban help Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 5-2 (The Associated Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

NHL Three Stars: Hammond robs Kings; Subban pads Habs’ conference lead (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Andrew Hammond, Ottawa Senators The White Rock, British Columbia native picked up his second shutout this season to improve to 4-0-0 on the year. In his four starts he has only allowed three goals for the injury depleted Senators. He stopped 35 of 35 Los Angeles shots on goal to break LA’s eight-game winning streak in a 1-0 win. No. 2 Star: P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens Scored one goal and notched two assists in a 5-2 win over Columbus. Subban was also a plus-5. He now has points in seven of his last eight games including five points (one goal and four assists) in his last two contests. Montreal has the best record in the Eastern Conference with 85 points.  No. 3. Star: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild Made 27 saves on 29 Predators shots on goal in his 19th straight start. The loss for Nashville was just its fourth in regulation at home all year. The victory for Minnesota pushed the Wild into the final Wild Card playoff spot in the Western Conference.  Honorable Mention: Rangers forward Lee Stempniak scored two goals in a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes … teammate Chris Kreider also notched two scores …  Arizona forward Sam Gagner scored two goals in the loss … Chicago’s Teuvo Teravainen scored a goal in a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers. The victory for Chicago was its first since forward Patrick Kane was injured. Teammate Marian Hossa notched two assists and goaltender Corey Crawford stopped all 20 Florida shots on goal … Toronto forward Tyler Bozak scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 win over the Flyers … Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier stopped 47 of 49 Flyers shots on goal in the win … Buffalo forward Brian Gionta scored one goal and added two assists and was a plus-4 in a 6-3 win over Vancouver. Teammate Torrey Mitchell scored two goals and was a plus-4 … Blues forward Patrik Berglund scored a goal … Jets forward Mark Scheifle also scored a goal … Montreal’s Andrei Markov scored a goal, added an assist and was a plus-5 … Minnesota’s Kyle Brodziak scored a goal and added an assist in a win over Nashville as did forward Erik Haula … Nashville forward Matt Cullen picked up two assists in the loss to the Wild … St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 30 of 31 Winnipeg shots on goal in a 2-1 shootout win over the Jets … Blues forward Patrik Berglund scored a goal … Jets forward Mark Scheifle also scored a goal … Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 of 29 Blues shots on goal … Luke Glendening scored the game-winner with 1:15 let to give Detroit a 3-2 win over San Jose. Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored a goal … Matt Irwin also put one in the net for the Sharks … Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and has sick hands. Did You Know?: Max Pacioretty is the third Canadiens’ player in the last 20 years with back-to-back 30 goal seasons.  Dishonorable Mention: Arizona goaltender Mike Smith allowed four goals on 38 shots on goal … Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov was a minus-3 … Philadelphia fired 49 shots on goal at Toronto and still lost … Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski was also a minus-3 as was teammate Scott Hartnell … Vancouver’s Eddie Lack allowed five goals on 23 Buffalo shots on goal … Columbus goaltender Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 26 Montreal shots on goal … San Jose blew a one-goal third period lead and lost to Detroit in regulation.   MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY

Continue reading NHL Three Stars: Hammond robs Kings; Subban pads Habs’ conference lead (Puck Daddy)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

NHL: 5 stories from Thursday night (CBC)

The Leafs made a shocking announcement just prior to puck drop, it was a special night for a Canadiens’ rookie, the Canucks and Jets didn’t get the result they wanted, and the Senators spoiled a party that had lasted nearly three weeks. Shortly before their game against Philadelphia, the Leafs announced they had dealt forward David Clarkson to Columbus in exchange for Nathan Horton.

Continue reading NHL: 5 stories from Thursday night (CBC)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

NHL-Highlights of Thursday’s National Hockey League games (Reuters)

Feb 26 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Thursday’s National Hockey League games: – – – Wild 4, Predators 2 The Minnesota Wild became only the fifth visiting team to beat the Nashville Predators, posting a 4-2 win that included a late empty-netter. Getting two goals from its fourth line and another solid game from goalie Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota (33-22-7) won for the 12th time in 15 games. The Predators (41-14-7) fell to 26-4-1 at home but still have the best overall record in the NHL. …

Continue reading NHL-Highlights of Thursday’s National Hockey League games (Reuters)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Price stops 25 shots for 10th straight road win to help Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 5-2 (The Canadian Press)

The Montreal Canadiens have become so accustomed to Carey Price’s recent stellar play, they didn’t talk much about him after their latest win. Instead, on this night, Montreal players and coaches were beaming about a rookie scoring his first two goals and the strong play by defencemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov. Price made 25 saves to extend his franchise-best road winning streak to 10 games, rookie Jacob De La Rose scored twice and Subban had a goal and two assists in the Canadiens’ 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. “We were moving our feet down low,” Montreal’s Max Pacioretty said.

Continue reading Price stops 25 shots for 10th straight road win to help Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 5-2 (The Canadian Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Three Periods: Long live the Kings; Wild redemption for Dubnyk; NHL notes (Yahoo Sports)

Three Periods: Why the streaking Kings decided to be aggressive and acquire Andrej Sekera; how a goalie trade fixed more than goaltending for the Wild; NHL news ‘n’ notes.

Continue reading Three Periods: Long live the Kings; Wild redemption for Dubnyk; NHL notes (Yahoo Sports)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Canadiens set to be buyers, Maple Leafs big sellers at NHL trade deadline (The Canadian Press)

Canada’s seven NHL teams have seven very different perspectives and goals to accomplish before Monday’s NHL trade deadline. Here’s a look at where they stand as the clock ticks down to 3 p.m. on March 2.

Continue reading Canadiens set to be buyers, Maple Leafs big sellers at NHL trade deadline (The Canadian Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

NHL: 4 things to know for Thursday’s games (CBC)

Tonight, the NHL’s second-highest scoring team on home ice welcomes the Philadelphia Flyers (26-24-11) minus hard-working forward Daniel Winnik, who was shipped to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for forward Zach Sill and a pair of draft choices. Last week the Leafs sent Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to Nashville, also in an attempt to build for the future.

Continue reading NHL: 4 things to know for Thursday’s games (CBC)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Price wins 9th straight on road, Canadiens offence sharp in 5-2 win over Blues (The Canadian Press)

Once again, Carey Price made himself right at home in an unfamiliar environment. The Montreal Canadiens backed their goalie with big production. Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher had two goals apiece and Price set a franchise record with his ninth straight road win in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night. “It’s just amazing the way he’s played this year,” Galchenyuk said.

Continue reading Price wins 9th straight on road, Canadiens offence sharp in 5-2 win over Blues (The Canadian Press)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)