Canada’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 26 years

Hockey 04/23/19, 22:31

Many current NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. The drought now stands at 26 years after all three Canadian teams were eliminated in the opening round of the 2018-19 playoffs.The Boston Bruins defeated Toronto ...

No Canada: Nation’s Stanley Cup drought approaches 26 years

Sports 04/07/19, 14:49

Whenever Eric Desjardins reunites with his 1993 Montreal Canadiens teammates, the topic of Canada's ongoing Stanley Cup drought doesn't come up in conversation."We don't see it that way. Canadian team, American team, it's just that we were part of the NHL," the former star defenseman said. "Sure, it's been a ...

Poehling gets hat trick, Canadiens beat playoff-bound Leafs

Hockey 04/06/19, 21:38

Ryan Poehling recorded a hat trick and added the shootout winner in his NHL debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.Jordan Weal and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens (44-30-8), who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday ...

Capitals beat Canadiens to take Metropolitan Division

Hockey 04/04/19, 21:35

Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Thursday night to clinch the Metropolitan Division title.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one game remaining.After clinching ...

Capitals win Metropolitan Division, beat Canadiens 2-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:45

Nic Dowd put Washington ahead for good early in the second period, Braden Holtby made 33 stops and the Capitals clinched the Metropolitan Division title with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one ...

Blue Jackets jump into playoff spot with win over Canadiens

Hockey 03/28/19, 20:54

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky had 28 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets moved into an Eastern Division wild-card spot with a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.The Blue Jackets, winners of three straight, moved into a tie with Montreal for the second wild card and ...

Tomas Tatar lifts Canadiens past Panthers 6-1

Hockey 03/26/19, 21:41

Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist to lead the Montreal Canadiens over the Florida Panthers 6-1 on Tuesday night to remain in playoff position.Brett Kulak, Artturi Lehkonen, Phillip Danault and Max Domi also scored for the Canadiens (41-28-8), who have won four of five.Carey Price stopped 33 shots ...

Lightning rally past Bruins for 59th win; record in sight

Sports 03/25/19, 21:43

Steven Stamkos scored twice and finished with four points, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the fourth NHL team to win at least 59 games in a season, rallying from two goals down to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Monday night.With five games remaining, Tampa Bay (59-14-4) has a ...

Svechnikov scores in overtime, Carolina beats Montreal 2-1

Hockey 03/24/19, 21:16

Andrei Svechnikov scored with 1:45 left in overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Sunday night in a matchup with Eastern Conference playoff implications.Carolina's Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the tying goal with 5:39 remaining, and Svechnikov ended it with a wrist shot in the extra ...

Brendan Gallagher scores twice, Canadiens beat Sabres 7-4

Hockey 03/23/19, 21:15

Brendan Gallagher had two goals and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Saturday night for their third straight win.Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw, Paul Byron, Max Domi and Tomas Tatar also scored for the Canadiens (40-28-7), who lead the race for the second wild card ...

Price picks up 4th shutout, Canadiens beat Islanders 4-0

Hockey 03/21/19, 21:29

Carey Price stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 4-0 Thursday night to remain in the hunt for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.Joel Armia, Shea Weber, Jonathan Drouin and Jordan Weal also scored for the Canadiens (39-28-7), who ...

Canadiens beat listless Flyers 3-1

Hockey 03/19/19, 20:42

Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber and Max Domi scored goals, Carey Price stopped 32 shots and the Montreal Canadiens earned a 3-1 win over the fading Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.The Canadiens and Flyers are both chasing a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Montreal entered three points behind Columbus for ...

Crawford makes 48 saves in Blackhawks’ 2-0 win vs. Canadiens

Hockey 03/16/19, 21:21

Corey Crawford stopped all 48 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and the surging Chicago Blackhawks won their fifth straight with a 2-0 victory over the struggling Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Connor Murphy and Brendan Perlini scored for the Blackhawks.The Montreal-born Crawford earned his second shutout ...

Lee’s late goal lifts Islanders to 2-1 win over Canadiens

Hockey 03/14/19, 21:18

Anders Lee scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots as the New York Islanders beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Thursday night.Adam Pelech also scored in the second period to help the Islanders win for the fourth time in five games to ...

Habs-Hurricanes game to be broadcast in Plain Cree language

Sports 03/14/19, 15:20

The Montreal Canadiens' visit to the Carolina Hurricanes later this month is expected to be the first NHL game with a broadcaster calling play-by-play in the Plains Cree language.The March 24 game will be aired on Rogers Hometown Hockey on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, which will use Sportsnet's production ...

Price becomes winningest goaltender in Canadiens history

Hockey 03/12/19, 21:46

Carey Price made 20 saves and became the winningest goaltender in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, who beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Tuesday night.It was win No. 315 for Price, snapping a tie with Hall of Famer Jacques Plante atop the team leaderboard. Plante played for ...

Hertl’s 30th goal leads Sharks past Canadiens 5-2

Hockey 03/08/19, 01:11

Tomas Hertl scored his career-high 30th goal of the season, Martin Jones made 37 saves and the San Jose Sharks extended their two-decade home dominance over the Montreal Canadiens with a 5-2 victory Thursday night.The Sharks haven't lost at home to the Canadiens since Nov. 23, 1999, winning 12 straight ...

Price ties Plante on wins list, Canadiens beat Kings 3-1

Hockey 03/06/19, 01:33

Carey Price tied Jacques Plante for most career wins by a Montreal Canadiens goalie, making 26 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.Price won his 314th game in 611 appearances for Montreal, matching the total Plante had in 556 games with the team.The Canadiens ...

Guentzel, Crosby power Penguins past Canadiens 5-1

Hockey 03/02/19, 22:29

Jake Guentzel scored two goals and had two assists and Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Evgeni Malkin and Jared McCann — into an empty net — also scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt ...

Armia scores 3, Canadiens hold on to beat Rangers 4-2

Hockey 03/01/19, 22:13

Joel Armia had three goals and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Friday night.Brendan Gallagher also scored and Carey Price stopped 28 shots for Montreal, which has won four of six. The Canadiens, who hold the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, pulled ...

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