Hyman scores twice, Maple Leafs rally to beat Canadiens 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — It took two late goals by Zach Hyman and a huge comeback by Toronto to end its longest losing streak of the season.
Hyman scored two goals in the final 1:50 of the third...
Petry swats in OT winner to lead Montreal past Boston 3-2
BOSTON (AP) — Somewhere along the way, Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry must have learned a little baseball, too.
The son of major league pitcher Dan Petry scored the game-winner just 15 seconds into overtime on Monday night, batting the puck out of the air and past Tuukka Rask to give Montreal a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Petry helps Canadiens hold off Red Wings 3-2
DETROIT (AP) — Jeff Petry finally scored a goal against the Red Wings in Detroit, and it turned out to be decisive.
Petry scored 19 seconds into the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday night. Petry, a Michigan native, is the son of former Tigers pitcher Dan Petry, who was a member of the Detroit team that won the World Series in 1984. Jeff Petry's goal Tuesday was the 54th of his NHL career, but the first in Detroit.
Petry, Danault lift Canadiens to 3-2 OT win against Stars
DALLAS (AP) — Phillip Danault is scoring goals in bunches for Montreal. Jeff Petry didn't waste much time finishing a rally in overtime against Dallas.
Petry scored 14 seconds into the extra period after Danault had both Montreal goals in regulation and the Canadiens rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Stars on Monday night.
Petry, Price lead Canadiens to 6-4 win over Hurricanes
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens showed their mettle after their worst performance of the season.
Jeff Petry scored twice as the Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 on Thursday night.
Matthew Peca, Brendan Gallagher, Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens, who have won four of their last five games. Phillip Danault and Kenny Agostino each had two assists.
The Canadiens were coming off a season-worst 7-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.
Dumba scores twice, Wild rout Canadiens 7-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Reeling and banged up, the Minnesota Wild were eager to get back on home ice. They took out their recent frustrations on the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Matt Dumba continued his high-scoring start with two goals, Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and the Wild rebounded from a disappointing road trip in a 7-1 victory.
"I think that's all the boys had on their mind, was kind of redeeming ourselves," Dumba said.
Martin Jones makes 40 saves, Sharks beat Canadiens 3-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Martin Jones stopped the Montreal Canadiens — and the San Jose Sharks' four-game skid.
Jones made 40 saves — 22 shots in the third period alone — to help the Sharks beat the Canadiens 3-1 on Sunday night. Justin Braun, Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose.
"We did a great job of eliminating those Grade-A chances and those odd-man rushes that have been causing us some problems," Jones said. "It was much better tonight."
Petry, Drouin lead Canadiens to a 3-2 win over Flames
MONTREAL (AP) — Calgary goalie David Rittich did everything he could to keep the Flames in contention with Montreal, but the Canadiens were just too much Tuesday night.
Jeff Petry and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist, leading Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Flames, the Canadiens' fourth win in five games.
Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost once in eight games this season. Carey Price made 21 saves.
Mitch Marner has goal, 3 assists to lead Maple Leafs
MONTREAL (AP) — Mitch Marner had a goal and three assists and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 on Wednesday night to improve to 5-1-0 in exhibition play.
Nazem Kadri, Auston Matthews, Kasperi Kapanen and Patrick Marleau also scored, and Frederik Andersen made 33 saves.
Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher and David Schlemko scored for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots.
Penguins beat Canadiens to earn 12th straight playoff berth
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' quest for a three-peat is officially on.
Patric Hornqvist picked up his 200th career goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions clinched their 12th straight playoff berth with a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Niemi, Canadiens defeat Rangers 3-1 to snap 6-game skid
MONTREAL (AP) — After weeks without a win, the Montreal Canadiens finally found a team they could beat in the struggling New York Rangers.
Antti Niemi made 31 saves and the Canadiens topped the Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to snap their six-game losing streak.
Tomas Plekanec, Jeff Petry and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal (23-29-8), which won for the first time since Feb. 4 and avoided matching its longest skid of the season.
Defenseman Petry scores twice, Canadiens top Ducks 5-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Getting a goal against his former team was sweet for Logan Shaw.
The right winger started a three-goal first period that led the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Montreal claimed Shaw on waivers from Anaheim on Jan. 15.
"That one felt pretty good," Shaw said. "I have a lot of good friends over there.
Deslauriers scores twice, Canadiens beat Canucks 7-5
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Back indoors, the Montreal Canadiens got back on track.
Nicolas Deslauriers had the first two-goal game of his career, Carey Price made 34 saves and the Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-5 on Tuesday night.
Montreal traveled to the West Coast after losing 3-0 outdoors to Ottawa on Saturday in the frigid NHL 100 Classic.
Price returns to make 36 saves, Canadiens top Sabres 3-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made himself right at home in his return from a lower-body injury.
Price made 36 saves for his 40th NHL shutout and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
"I felt pretty good," Price said. "I felt prepared more than anything. I spent a lot of time thinking about today. I'm glad it all turned out well. Injuries aren't a vacation. It took a lot to get ready.
Kings F Jeff Carter out indefinitely after leg cut
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a cut on his left leg.
Kings general manager Rob Blake announced his star power forward's injury Thursday.
Carter was hurt on a hit by Jeff Petry during the Kings' 5-1 victory over Montreal on Wednesday night to extend the best start in franchise history (5-0-1). Petry's skate came off the ice and connected with the inside of Carter's lower leg during the first period.
Auston Matthews has hat trick in Leafs’ 5-1 win
Auston Matthews and William Nylander are showing no signs of any sophomore slump so far through the pre-season.
Matthews had a hat trick and an assist and Nylander had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in an NHL preseason game on Monday night.
Matthews scored his first goal of the game 47 seconds into the first period. His wrist shot from just inside the blue line went over the right shoulder of Canadiens goaltender Al Montoya.
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.
Pacioretty scores in OT to lift Canadiens past Stars, 4-3
DALLAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty helped the Montreal Canadiens get another big overtime win, scored the winning goal in the extra period for the second straight night.
Pacioretty's second goal of the game, on a breakaway 19 seconds into overtime, lifted the Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
He took a pass from Jeff Petry and skated in on Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for the win. Montreal was playing its fifth straight overtime game and improved to 3-0-2 in the stretch.
Petry steps up for banged up Canadiens in win over Ducks
MONTREAL (AP) — With Andrei Markov nursing an upper-body injury and Shea Weber in a scoring slump, the Montreal Canadiens needed a defenseman to step up.
It turned out to be Jeff Petry, who scored a goal and added two assists to keep his hot streak alive as the Canadiens downed the sluggish Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Tuesday night.
That gave Petry a goal in three consecutive games for the first time in his career and seven points in his last five outings.
Sharks chase Carey Price, beat Canadiens 4-2.
MONTREAL (AP) — David Schlemko, Patrick Marleau, Timo Meier and Melker Karlsson scored to chase Carey Price in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Friday night.
Looking for his 250th victory, Price was pulled after conceding the four goals on 18 shots. Al Montoya made five saves in relief.
Brian Flynn and Jeff Petry scored in the third period for Montreal. The Canadiens are 1-7-1 against San Jose in the last six years.
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty had four goals, Brian Flynn scored twice during a six-goal first period and the Montreal Canadiens routed the Colorado Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday night.
Flynn, Pacioretty and Artturi Lehkonen each scored against Calvin Pickard in the opening 7:12, and then Pacioretty, Paul Byron and Flynn each had a goal among the first four shots on Semyon Varlamov.
Rask helps Hurricanes rally for 3-2 win over Canadiens
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A big comeback win has the Carolina Hurricanes on a three-game winning streak and a point-a-game pace for the season.
Victor Rask had a goal and an assist in Carolina's three-goal third period as the Hurricanes rallied for a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Jeff Skinner and Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes (6-6-4) during their outburst over a 5-minute, 50-second span of third period. Ron Hainsey had two assists and Cam Ward stopped 31 shots.
Kane helps Blackhawks hand Canadiens 2nd regulation loss
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane keeps finding new ways to score big goals — and the Chicago Blackhawks keep on rolling.
Kane, the reigning NHL scoring leader and MVP, scored a spectacular tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Blackhawks beat Montreal 3-2 on Sunday night, handing the league-leading Canadiens just their second regulation loss of the season.