Montreal Canadiens - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Montreal Canadiens NHL's 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup dynasties The "Great One" thinks the 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers are the greatest team he played on, but there's no shortage of debate over whether that's the best team of all-time. Four of Wayne Gretzky's 1980s Oilers dynasty teams are among the 20 "Greatest NHL teams" as voted by fans during the league's 100th anniversary. Also among the top 20 are three teams from the Montreal Canadien... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:04:00 GMT 2017-05-18T15:04:00Z Rangers advance to 2nd round for 5th time in 6 years NEW YORK (AP) — After pulling out a tough first-round series with three straight wins, the New York Rangers get a couple days to regroup for the next round. It's a routine they know well. Mats Zuccarello scored twice and the Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. New York will face the winner of th... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-04-23T06:33:00Z Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach East semis NEW YORK (AP) — With his team trailing after a lackluster effort in the first 20 minutes, Mats Zuccarello came through in the second period to help the New York Rangers get a big series-clinching win. Zuccarello scored twice and the Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. "He's a... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:42:00 GMT 2017-04-23T04:42:00Z Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle has that enviable blend of size and skills, a 25-year-old forward on the verge of realizing the potential of a former first-round draft pick. Without Coyle's clutch contributions, the Minnesota Wild would have been bounced already from their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues. Perhaps this spring has triggered the breakthrough... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:34:00Z Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After posting two of the top four records in the NHL in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets both need to find out a way to get a win on the road or their playoff runs will end almost as soon as they began. The Blackhawks were shut out twice at home by Nashville and then blew a 2-0 lead in Game 3 to ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-04-19T21:29:00Z Rangers top Canadiens 2-1; series tied 2-2 NEW YORK (AP) — After a lackluster performance in a Game 3 loss, the New York Rangers came out aggressive early on Tuesday night. They managed the puck better and kept the pressure off their own net. And now their series against Montreal is even. Rick Nash and Jesper Fast scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves and the Rangers beat the C... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:25:00 GMT 2017-04-19T03:25:00Z Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday's game than in their first two playoff games combined. That still wasn't enough to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dealt the Blue Jackets a third straight playoff loss and put them on the brink of elimination. Now the Blue Jackets, whose best season... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-04-17T20:16:00Z Radulov helps Canadiens beat Rangers 3-1 for series lead NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Radulov and the Montreal Canadiens have gone from facing a giant hole to holding the momentum in their first-round matchup with the New York Rangers. Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night, giving Montreal a 2-1 lead in the series. Artturi Lehkon... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:37:00 GMT 2017-04-17T03:37:00Z Alexander Radulov lifts Canadiens past Rangers in overtime MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens were in serious trouble until Tomas Plekanec gave them new life with a tying goal with 18 seconds left. And when Alexander Radulov scored 18:34 into overtime, it gave a whole new look to their playoff series with the New York Rangers. Instead of heading to New York trailing by two games, the Canadiens won 4-3 on Frid... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 05:43:00 GMT 2017-04-15T05:43:00Z Veteran goalies take center stage for Rangers, Penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for Henrik Lundqvist not being able to beat the Montreal Canadiens. Ditto with Marc-Andre Fleury's most important games with the Pittsburgh Penguins being in his rearview mirror. Welcome to the 2017 playoffs, same as it ever was for two goaltenders who know a thing or two about what it takes this time of year. Lundqvist turned as... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-13T22:51:00Z Glass, Lundqvist help Rangers beat Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1 MONTREAL (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist got over his troubles with the Montreal Canadiens in a hurry. The New York goalie survived a shaky first period to make 31 saves in the Rangers' 2-0 victory Wednesday night in their playoff opener. It will be up to the Canadiens to come up with an answer in Game 2 on Friday night at Bell Centre, or risk ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-04-13T03:13:00Z Capitals favored to come out of East, but it won't be easy Armed with playoff experience and facing a first-round opponent lacking it, the NHL-best Washington Capitals are again favored to come out of the East. Of course, it won't be easy. Beyond the Capitals being in this position before and continually falling short, the path through the Metropolitan Division and rest of the Eastern Conference is a minefield. To reach the conferen... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-04-10T22:05:00Z NHL playoffs open Wednesday with five series starting A look at the NHL playoffs that begin Wednesday: WHO'S PLAYING EAST: The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. On the Atlantic side, the ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:49:00 GMT 2017-04-10T04:49:00Z Capitals beat Rangers to clinch Presidents' Trophy again WASHINGTON (AP) — Winning the Presidents' Trophy is becoming old hat for the Washington Capitals, though this time it could be more important than ever. The Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night to wrap up their second consecutive regular-season points title, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and Metropolitan Division title. With all those banner add... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:32:00 GMT 2017-04-06T03:32:00Z Iginla, Vanek dealt in otherwise NHL trade deadline day dud Blame Vegas and an ever-tightening playoff race for turning the NHL's trade deadline day into mostly a dud. With teams jockeying to stay in contention and eager to preserve their protected lists to brace for the NHL expansion draft in June, there were only a few notable deals completed before the deadline struck Wednesday afternoon. Off... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:42:00 GMT 2017-03-01T23:42:00Z The Latest: Bruins get winger Stafford from Jets The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 5:20 p.m. The Boston Bruins have acquired winger Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick. Stafford has four goals and nine assists in 40 games this season, his 11th in the NHL. Stafford is a pending unrestricted free agent. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-03-01T22:35:00Z Stars acquire Greg Pateryn from Canadiens for Jordie Benn DALLAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens acquired Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars for Greg Pateryn and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft in an exchange of defensemen Monday. The move, made two days before the NHL trade deadline, came a month after the Canadiens picked up Nikita Nestorov from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a sixth-round pick. ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-02-28T01:07:00Z Beauvillier, Greiss lead Islanders to 3-0 win over Canadiens MONTREAL (AP) — It was a big night for rookie Anthony Beauvillier and the New York Islanders. Beauvillier scored in the first period, Thomas Greiss had stopped 24 shots for his third shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Thursday night. The 19-year-old Beauvillier, who grew up in nearby Sorel-... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:55:00 GMT 2017-02-24T04:55:00Z Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout NEW YORK (AP) — Carey Price gave the Montreal Canadiens a much-needed win. Price made 28 saves and Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens. Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller tw... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:14:00 GMT 2017-02-22T04:14:00Z Montreal Canadiens fire Therrien, hire Julien as coach In the midst of losing their grip on first place, the Montreal Canadiens abruptly fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien in hopes of getting their season back on track. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement two days into his team's bye week. Julien was fired as coach of the Boston Bruins last week and predictions that the vetera... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:30:00 GMT 2017-02-14T23:30:00Z Ovechkin ties Richard, Capitals beat Canadiens 4-1 MONTREAL (AP) — Alex Ovechkin knows Maurice "Rocket" Richard's name, mainly from the six times he won the trophy named after the Montreal Canadiens' great as the top NHL goal-scorer of the year. The name came up again Monday night when the Washington star scored career goal 544, tying Richard's total late in the Capitals' 4-1 victory over the Canadiens. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:06:00 GMT 2017-01-10T05:06:00Z Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 2-1 for 12th win in a row COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets gave their fans quite a gift two days before Christmas — a 12-game winning streak and the best record in the NHL. Columbus defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Friday night to maintain the best record in the NHL and improve to 23-5-4 — its best start in franchise history. The Blue Jackets have not lost since Nov. 26. ... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 04:48:00 GMT 2016-12-24T04:48:00Z Pacioretty has 4 goals while Canadiens crush Avs 10-1 MONTREAL (AP) — The memory of their own lopsided loss was too fresh in the Canadiens' minds for them to get too excited about laying a one-sided beating on the Colorado Avalanche. Max Pacioretty had four goals, Brian Flynn scored twice during a six-goal first period and Montreal routed the Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday night in their biggest offensive output at home since movin... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:33:00 GMT 2016-12-11T04:33:00Z Price loses cool, wins game; Canadiens beat Devils 5-2 MONTREAL (AP) — After being run into for a second time in one period, ever-steady Canadiens goaltender Carey Price lost it. Price, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, pummeled New Jersey forward Kyle Palmieri with his blocker in the first period of Montreal's 5-2 victory over the Devils on Thursday night. Earlier in the p... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:21:00 GMT 2016-12-09T05:21:00Z