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Solid effort

MONTREAL – The Canadiens put up a solid effort against the NHL’s top team on Thursday, but in the end fell just short.

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The Numbers Game – December 18, 2014

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at Thursday’s game between the Canadiens and the Ducks in Montreal.

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It’s good to be back

MONTREAL – Saku Koivu and his family might reside in Southern California, but the longtime Habs captain insists Montreal will always be home.

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Game Preview: Ducks @ Canadiens

DUCKS (21-7-5) @ CANADIENS (20-10-2)

On Thursday night, the Canadiens will welcome the league’s top team to the Bell Centre, and celebrate the storied career of former captain, Saku Koivu.

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Letter from the Béliveau family

Hello everyone.

You can be certain that our grandfather, had he been with us today, wouldn’t have addressed all of you without first expressing his deepest gratitude for the many heartwarming tributes that were shared over the past few days. We would like to take this moment, first and foremost, to say a special thanks to all of you.

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Man of heart

BROSSARD – Brandon Prust might’ve spent his fair share of time in the penalty box, but he’s a gentleman in every sense of the word, especially when it comes to performing community service.

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Celebrating a leader

BROSSARD – When Saku Koivu is presented to the Bell Centre faithful on Thursday night, the 18-year NHL veteran will undoubtedly receive a grand ovation.

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The Montreal Canadiens unveil new and exclusive line of products designed by internationally acclaimed Off the Hook

MONTREAL CANADIENS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens officially launched today their new collaboration in street-wear apparel with internationally acclaimed designer and retailer, Off the Hook Boutique.

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EPIX Road To NHL Winter Classic Ep. 1: That wasn’t cool (Review) (Puck Daddy)

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NHL: 6 stories from Tuesday night (CBC)

All five Canadian teams in action were playing for something of value, with either streaks or pride on the line and, in some cases, both.

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WHL Roundup: Wong’s three points lead Hurricanes to win over Warriors (The Canadian Press)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Tyler Wong had two goals and an assist to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 6-4 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.

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Galchenyuk’s hat trick lifts Canadiens over Canes (The Associated Press)

MONTREAL (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk might be indebted to linemate Max Pacioretty for quite some time.

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NHL-Highlights of Tuesday’s NHL games (Reuters)

Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Tuesday’s National Hockey League games: – – Lightning 3, Flyers 1 Centers Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Valtteri Filppula scored goals and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 23 of 24 shots in his NHL debut as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia. Right winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia’s goal. The 20-year-old Vasilevskiy, a first-round pick in 2012, was recalled from the Lightning’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., earlier on Tuesday and made one outstanding left pad save on a backhander by center Scott Laughton in the third period. …

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NHL-Highlights of Tuesday’s NHL games (Reuters)

Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Tuesday’s National Hockey League games: – – Lightning 3, Flyers 1 Centers Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Valtteri Filppula scored goals and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 23 of 24 shots in his NHL debut as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia. Right winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia’s goal. The 20-year-old Vasilevskiy, a first-round pick in 2012, was recalled from the Lightning’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., earlier on Tuesday and made one outstanding left pad save on a backhander by center Scott Laughton in the third period. …

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NHL Three Stars: Hat tricks for Galchenyuk, Tarasenko; Bob blanks Red Wings (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal Canadiens The young Hab netted his first career hat trick as Montreal downed the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. All three goals were assisted by Max Pacioretty. Galchenyuk’s opening goal was definitely the prettiest one of the night after some slick passing in the Carolina zone: No. 2 Star: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues  After Marian Gaborik helped the Los Angeles Kings race out to a 2-0 lead, Tarasenko and Blues answered five times en route to a 5-2 victory. The forward netted his second career hat trick and reached the 20-goal plateau for the second straight season: No. 3 Star: Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets The Detroit Red Wings couldn’t solve Bob as the Blue Jackets grabbed the extra point after a 1-0 shootout win. Bobrovsky made 30 saves for his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career. Boone Jenner and Ryan Johansen scored Columbus’ only goals in the shootout.  Honorable Mention: Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 23 shots and won his NHL debut as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored five minutes apart in the second period to help pace Tampa to their sixth straight win over the Flyers … Four third period goals, including a pair from Phil Kessel, helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 for their sixth win in a row. Jonathan Bernier made 40 saves for his fourth win in a row. Nazem Kadri had a goal himself in lovely fashion: It took 20 rounds, but Nick Bjugstad finally ended things as the Florida Panthers got by the Washington Capitals 2-1 after a historic shootout … Derek Roy scored the only goal in the shootout and Pekke Rinne made 33 saves as the Nashville Predators defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 … Mark Scheifele scored twice and assisted on another and Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1. Michael Frolik and Evander Kane each chipped in two points … Three points each from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were enough to survive a Minnesota Wild comeback as the Chicago Blackhawks were 5-3 victors. Annti Raanta made 26 saves and won his fourth straight start. Despite the loss Nino Niederreiter contributed this highlight-reel penalty shot: Rick Nash reached the 20-goal mark with a pair of goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots as the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 … Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s goal with 0.3 seconds left in overtime helped the Arizona Coyotes snap a nine-game home losing streak and give them a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.  Did You Know?  “Toronto improved to 14-0 when scoring first and 13-0 after leading through two periods. The Leafs also haven’t lost to Anaheim since Oct. 21, 2008, a 3-2 shootout decision.” (AP) Dishonorable Mention: Via the AP, Philadelphia is 2-13-1 against the Lightning since 2010-11 … Detroit has dropped four in a row, while Carolina hasn’t won in six …  LA has dropped five of six. MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY:

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Galchenyuk nets first-career hat trick as Canadiens defeat Hurricanes (The Canadian Press)

MONTREAL – Alex Galchenyuk may be indebted to his linemate Max Pacioretty for the next little while.

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If the hat fits

MONTREAL – In a week dedicated to goal-setting, Alex Galchenyuk has quickly shown a knack for goal scoring.

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The Numbers Game – December 16, 2014

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at Tuesday’s game between the Canadiens and the Hurricanes in Montreal.

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NHL: 5 things to know for Tuesday (CBC)

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to extend their winning streak against the Anaheim Ducks, the Canadiens try to blow away the Hurricanes, the Flames try to avoid a sixth loss in a row and the Oilers enter the post-Dallas Eakins era.

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Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Hurricanes

HURRICANES (8-18-3) @ CANADIENS (19-10-2)

The Canadiens will be looking for a third consecutive win on Tuesday while the Hurricanes will try to avoid a sixth straight loss when the two teams meet at the Bell Centre.

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NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)

Dec 15 (The Sports Xchange) – The Edmonton Oilers, who have one win in their past 16 games, fired head coach Dallas Eakins on Monday. Todd Nelson, coach of the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, will join the team in time for Edmonton’s next game on Tuesday at the Arizona Coyotes. General manager Craig MacTavish made the announcement and said he will coach the team temporarily while Nelson transitions into the role of interim coach for the remainder of the season. – – The Minnesota Wild placed defenseman Keith Ballard and forward Ryan Carter on injured reserve. …

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Hurricanes-Canadiens Preview (The Associated Press)

Carey Price once again looks like one of the NHL’s top goaltenders after a slow start to the season.

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What We Learned: Is Nashville a giant tease or playoff threat? (Puck Daddy)

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Tomas Vokoun announces retirement after 15 NHL seasons (Puck Daddy)

After 700 NHL games over the course of 15 seasons, 38-year old Tomas Vokoun has announced his retirement. “My family is priority. I had some offers but it was like: Maybe. We will see. I didn´t want to travel round the clubs and wait,” Vokoun told iSport , via Zdenek Janda .  Vokoun was the Nashville Predators’ fifth choice in the 1998 NHL Expansion Draft after the Montreal Canadiens, who drafted him 226th overall in 1994, left him unprotected. He waited for his chance behind Mike Dunham, and when he finally took on the no. 1 job he turned into a workhorse, averaging 68 appearances over the next three seasons. As part of the small club of right-handed goaltenders in the NHL, Vokoun blossomed into a steady no. 1 under the tutelage of Mitch Korn with the Predators. helping the team make the playoffs twice. After eight years, he was traded to the Florida Panthers, where his work would only increase. Vokoun faced more than 2,000 shots twice in four seasons in Sunrise. He saw 7,902 total shots as a Panther, nearly 900 more than his previous four seasons in Nashville (7,012). The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in June 2012, in what would be his final season in the NHL. During the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he would replace Marc-Andre Fleury during their first round series with the New York Islanders and help lead them to the Eastern Conference Final. The following September, the Penguins announced that Vokoun would be out indefinitely after a blood clot was discovered, an ailment that had cut short his 2005-06 season. Vokoun would never play again.  “I can say that it was a successful career,” Vokoun said to iSport. “I’m proud of what I did.” Vokoun won 300 NHL games, owns bronze medals from the 2004 World Cup and 2006 Olympics, plus two golds from the 2005 and 2010 World Championships. He appeared in two All-Star Games and is the Predators’ franchise record-holder in goaltender appearances (383), minutes played (21,789) and saves (9,657).  – – – – – – – Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Sean_Leahy MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY :      

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Red Deer Rebels make blockbuster deal with Saskatoon Blades in preparation for 2016 Memorial Cup (Buzzing The Net)

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Goaltender Tomas Vokoun decides to retire after playing 15 NHL seasons (The Canadian Press)

Goaltender Tomas Vokoun has decided to retire after a 15-year NHL career.

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Top talent

MONTREAL – Jiri Sekac has been a revelation for the Canadiens this season.

The 22-year-old winger has turned plenty of heads in his short time in La Belle Province, demonstrating the same skill, finesse and intensity that impressed the Habs’ brass when they came across the former KHL standout while he was plying his trade overseas for HC Lev-Praha.

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Kings-Maple Leafs Preview (The Associated Press)

A recent surge by the Toronto Maple Leafs includes their longest win streak in almost a year, though it’s been 12 since they defeated the Los Angeles Kings at home.

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Canada, Fucale off to ‘good start’ in first game of selection camp (Buzzing The Net)

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NHL: 3 stories from Friday night (CBC)

The loses are piling up for the Oilers. In Pittsburgh, the Flames were not able to halt their recent slide either, despite the absence of Sidney Crosby, who was tested for the mumps. But on the bright side, Carey Price was the star of the show at the Bell Centre as the Canadiens routed the Kings.  

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NHL: 3 stories from Friday night (CBC)

The loses are piling up for the Oilers. In Pittsburgh, the Flames were not able to halt their recent slide either, despite the absence of Sidney Crosby, who was tested for the mumps. But on the bright side, Carey Price was the star of the show at the Bell Centre as the Canadiens routed the Kings.  

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NHL Three Stars: Price, Habs stop Kings; Panthers win in shoot-out; Fasth yells at Oilers (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens The Habs netminder made 44 saves in a 6-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings .   No. 2 Star: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins The Penguins were Sid-less, but they did get back Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang; the latter of whom played 27:16. Flower stopped 26 shots in Pittsburgh’s 3-1 win over Calgary . He went old school poke check save on Paul Byron’s breakaway.   No. 3 Star: Vincent Trocheck, Florida Panthers The Panthers are a fun team to watch. They took a physical game with the Red Wings all the way to the shoot-out where Florida won 3-2 in Detroit . Trocheck’s goal wasn’t the clincher, but it was the prettiest.   Honorable Mention: Anaheim win their sixth straight by defeating the Oilers  with help from Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Getzlaf who scored within 51-seconds of the start of the second period … Tiny Ducks d-man Sami Vatanen added a goal and an assist to his new career high in points in the 4-2 win against Edmonton … Jiri Sekac pours salt in the wounds of LA with this nifty spin-o-rama goal: … Gustav Nyquist has a goal for your consideration as well … Did You Know? Per Elias: Sven Andrighetto is the first @CanadiensMTL player with a point in each of his first 3 NHL games since Pierre Mondou in 1977-78. — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 13, 2014 Dishonorable Mention: Detroit’s Stephen Weiss suffered another injury, a separated shoulder, against Florida … Simon Despres leveled Ladislav Smid with a headshot ; supplementary discipline possible … Viktor Fasth got the hook after letting in 3 goals on 11 shots. He was not happy with his teammates … Viktor Fasth flips his lid on his teammates after getting pulled vs. the Ducks https://t.co/mAZ7zaMsqf — Jason Gold (@JayGold85) December 13, 2014 … I don’t think Fasth is speaking Swedish … Martin Jones got the nod for the Kings. He allowed 6 goals on 20 shots … Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar were both minus-3. More NHL coverage on Yahoo Canada Sports:

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

Dec 12 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s National Hockey League games: – – – Penguins 3, Flames 1 A depleted Pittsburgh Penguins shrugged off the absence of captain Sidney Crosby to defeat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Friday. Blake Comeau, Kris Letang and Rob Klinkhammer picked up the slack by scoring the goals for Pittsburgh (19-6-3), who beat the Flames for the eighth consecutive time. Crosby missed the game with an undisclosed illness and is also expected to miss Saturday’s contest in Columbus. The Flames (17-12-2) dropped their fourth straight game. …

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Sekac, Price lead Canadiens past Kings, 6-2 (The Associated Press)

MONTREAL (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings were all over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions just didn’t have much to show for it.

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Sudbury’s Troy Timpano stones Windsor with 43-save shutout: Friday’s 3 Stars (Buzzing The Net)

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Price shines, Sekac scores two as Canadiens defeat Los Angeles 6-2 (The Canadian Press)

MONTREAL – The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings were all over the Canadiens on Friday night, but that didn’t matter to Montreal goaltender Carey Price.

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As good as it gets

MONTREAL – It’s tough to put just how good a goaltender Carey Price is into words, but his teammates did a fairly good job of that on Friday night.

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The Numbers Game – December 12, 2014

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at Friday’s game between the Canadiens and the Kings in Montreal.

0 – Number of losses the Canadiens have suffered in games held on Friday nights in Montreal in team history, including their most recent outing game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Habs boast a record of 12 wins, no losses, and four ties in 16 games held on this particular day of the week.

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Groulx: Starting goaltender job up for grabs at Canadian world junior camp (The Canadian Press)

TORONTO – Netminders Zach Fucale and Eric Comrie have already locked down spots on the Canadian world junior team.

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Cup dreams in Vegas; Drouin not going to WJCs; Ekblad surpassing expectations (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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