Canadiens use big 2nd period to beat slumping Blues 5-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brendan Gallagher got a lucky bounce, and the Montreal Canadiens took over from there.
Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki scored in the second period, and the...
Gallagher leads Canadiens past Blues 6-3
MONTREAL (AP) — Despite playing their third game in four nights, the Montreal Canadiens were good enough to beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Price picks up 4th shutout, Canadiens beat Islanders 4-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin picked the perfect time to break out of his lengthy scoring slump.
Drouin had a goal and an assist and Carey Price made 28 saves as the Montreal Canadiens...
Shaw, Domi lead Canadiens to 8-1 rout of Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — Reuniting linemates worked out for the Montreal Canadiens.
Andrew Shaw recorded his first career hat trick, Max Domi had two goals and three assists for a career-high five...
Bruins beat Capitals for first time since 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 24 saves, David Krejci scored and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Sunday to snap a 14-game skid against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Boston beat Washington for the first time since March 29, 2014. The Bruins snapped a three-game skid and handed the Capitals their eighth loss in nine games.
Rask earned his 253rd victory to take over first place on the Bruins' career list.
Tatar scores twice to lead Canadiens over Panthers 5-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Tomas Tatar never thought his game was off track, and he showed that for the Canadiens in their first game after the holiday break.
Tatar scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Friday night.
Tartar’s two goals lead Canadiens past Panthers 5-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Friday night.
Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist, and Nicolas Deslauriers and Artturi Lehkonen also scored for the Canadiens, who won their third straight.
Henrik Borgstrom, Denis Malgin and Keith Yandle scored for the Panthers, who ended a two-game winning streak.
Domi scores twice, Canadiens beat Senators 5-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi simplified their games night by putting more shots on net.
Domi had two goals and an assist and Drouin added a goal and two assists as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Tuesday night.
"Me and Max were in the same boat the past couple years where we don't shoot enough," Drouin said. "Sometimes you just got to shoot and keep it simple."
Moore’s late power-play goal lifts Bruins past Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — A bad penalty by Jonathan Drouin in the dying minutes crushed Montreal's comeback hopes.
With Drouin in the box for high-sticking, Boston's John Moore scored a power-play goal to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night in a hard-hitting and penalty-filled affair.
Drouin’s power-play goal sends Canadiens past Canucks 3-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — - The Montreal Canadiens are ending a western road swing with a renewed sense of confidence.
Jonathan Drouin scored a power-play goal with less than three minutes remaining to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Drouin scored just seconds after Vancouver defenseman Michael Del Zotto was whistled for interference.
Tomas Tatar and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens.
Ristolainen goal in OT gives Sabres 6-5 win over Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price put all the blame on himself for Montreal's latest loss.
Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 1:38 of overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-5 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night.
Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skinner each scored twice and Conor Sheary added a goal for the Sabres.
Linus Ullmark gave up five goals on 32 shots through two periods. Carter Hutton came in and made five saves in the third.
Armia lifts Canadiens past Islanders 4-3 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — After his team's first four skaters in the shootout couldn't beat goalie Thomas Greiss, Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien decided to go with the right-handed Joel Armia instead of Charles Hudon.
The move paid off.
Armia scored in the fifth round on the first shootout attempt of his career to lift the Canadiens over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Monday night.
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.
Drouin scores 2 to lead Canadiens in 7-3 win over Red Wings
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Claude Julien said it looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before playing in his 1,000th game Monday night.
Plekanec scored in his milestone game, and Jonathan Drouin added two goals to lead Montreal to a 7-3 victory over the winless Detroit Red Wings.
Julien was also behind the bench for Plekanec's very first NHL game in 2003.
Byron, Drouin lead Canadiens past Penguins in shootout
MONTREAL (AP) — Antti Niemi felt good after his first start of the season — and a win.
Niemi made 25 saves, and Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Niemi, getting the start with Carey Price out with the flu, also stopped both shots in the shootout — on Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby.
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.
MONTREAL (AP) — A high-intensity hockey game between the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens took a dangerous turn in the third period, when Andrew Shaw left with an injury.
Montreal defeated Dallas 4-2 on Tuesday night but the game went sour when Shaw hobbled off the ice after a helmet-to-helmet collision with former teammate Greg Pateryn.
Pominville scores in OT, Sabres beat NHL-best Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored on a power play at 1:26 of overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 victory over the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Pominville beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a one-timer from the left circle to give the Sabres their second straight victory over the Lightning.
Evan Rodrigues tied it for Buffalo in the third, and Chad Johnson stopped 21 shots.
Avalanche lose 4-2 to Canadiens, ending 10-game win streak
MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended Colorado's 10-game winning streak Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over the Avalanche.
Nicolas Deslauriers, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 20 saves for his 14th win of the season.
Canadiens win 4-2, stop Avalanche streak at 10 games
MONTREAL (AP) — It took one of Jonathan Drouin's best games of the season to stop Colorado's 10-game winning streak.
Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a long run of surprising success for the Avalanche with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
Byron scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Lightning 2-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty broke a long goal drought to help the Montreal Canadiens end a five-game losing streak.
Paul Byron scored in a shootout and Montreal beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night.
Byron was the only player to score in the shootout. Pacioretty scored in regulation for Montreal in its first victory since Dec. 22. Nikita Kucherov scored for Tampa Bay.
Pacioretty opened the scoring at 20 seconds of the second period.
Price leads Canadiens to 3rd straight win, 2-1 over Senators
MONTREAL (AP) — As poorly as Carey Price played early in the season, he is making up for it now.
Price made 27 saves for his third win in three starts since he missed 10 games with a lower body injury, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the slumping Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The star goaltender, who began the season 3-7-1 with a 3.77 goals-against average, is 3-0-0 and has allowed only two goals on 102 shots since he returned last week.
Price makes 37 saves, Canadiens end Jackets’ streak at 6
MONTREAL (AP) — With Carey Price in net, Brendan Gallagher figures other teams must find a two-goal cushion insurmountable.
Price made 37 saves, Gallagher got his 10th goal and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday night.
"When you're able to get a two-goal lead, it's tough to score on Price," Gallagher said. "The other team has to score three on him, and that's tough to do on any given night."
Weber scores two; Canadiens snap skid, beat Panthers 5-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal's franchise players stepped up in a big way as the Canadiens notched their first regulation victory of the season.
Shea Weber scored twice, helping Montreal end its seven-game skid with a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who had not won since their season opener. Carey Price made 26 saves and Jonathan Drouin had two assists.
Drouin scores to seal Canadiens 3-2 shootout win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jonathan Drouin scored the lone shootout goal in rallying the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Phillip Danault forced overtime by scoring a short-handed goal on a wraparound with 11:59 left. Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal. Carey Price stopped 43 shots through overtime and all three shootout attempts following an offseason in which he signed an eight-year, $84 million contract.
Lightning get 2 power-play goals, beat Red Wings 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning had a big offensive night without high-scoring Nikita Kucherov.
Alex Killorn and Jonathan Drouin scored power-play goals 1:51 apart late in the second period and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Thursday.
J.T. Brown, Andrej Sustr and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who are three points behind Boston for the second Eastern Conference wild card. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves.
Gourde scores in OT, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde's second career goal capped a tremendous comeback by the Tampa Bay Lightning against one of the NHL's elite teams.
Gourde had a breakaway goal 4:25 into overtime and the Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night.
Playing in his 13th game this season and 15th overall, Gourde beat Scott Darling after Victor Hedman set up the winner with his third assist of the game.
Kucherov scores 3, Lightning beat Bruins 6-3
BOSTON (AP) — Nikita Kucherov helped the Tampa Bay Lightning get a big win in the playoff push.
Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over Boston on Thursday night, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak and helping them pull three points behind the Bruins for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
"It's huge," Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin said. "We didn't have room for error tonight, but we can't be too high on ourselves."
Kucherov’s hat trick helps Lightning turn back Senators 5-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gave the trade-depleted Tampa Bay Lightning a much-needed lift.
Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
Kucherov had the second hat trick of his career and added an assist in the third period. Jonathan Drouin assisted all three of his goals and Victor Hedman assisted on two.
Drouin scores nifty goal in OT as Lightning beat Avs 3-2
DENVER (AP) — Jonathan Drouin made just one move to score the game-winner. He was too spent to do more than that.
Drouin stole the puck down low during a draining shift and scored 2:27 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Sunday night.
Drouin swiped the puck from forward Matt Nieto deep in Avalanche territory before faking one way and flipping a backhand past Calvin Pickard.
Lightning send Jets to 4th straight loss with 4-1 victory
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jonathan Drouin will probably see himself on some highlight segments during the next few days.
The Tampa Bay forward made a slick pass to set up a goal by rookie Brayden Point in the Lightning's 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
Mikko Koivu’s shootout goal gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Lightning
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have slipped into a long slump almost every winter this decade.
Bad habits can be broken, though. The Wild have been remarkably slump-proof this season.
Mikko Koivu got the lone goal in the shootout, and Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Friday night to avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time this season.
Bishop, Kucherov help Lightning beat Kings 5-0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ben Bishop came up big early and the Tampa Bay offense did the rest.
Bishop made 28 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice during a three-goal second period and the Lightning blanked the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay, which won consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 20-22, also got goals from Jonathan Drouin, Gabriel Dumont and Braydon Coburn.
"They're battling, you can see that," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.
Boyle gets winner in SO, Lightning beat Ducks 3-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are hopeful that a shootout win over Anaheim will jumpstart a playoff push.
Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of the tiebreaker and the Lightning beat the Ducks 3-2 on Saturday night.
Jonathan Drouin and Alex Killorn scored in regulation, Nikita Kucherov had two assists, and Ben Bishop made 14 saves for the Lightning, who won the shootout 3-2 and improved to 4-9-2 over the last 15 games.
Korpisalo makes 31 saves, Blue Jackets top Lightning 3-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo made quite an impression in his NHL return.
Korpisalo made 31 saves in his first game of the season, Nick Foligno had a go-ahead power-play goal in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Friday night.
"It's been a long time since I played here," said the 22-year-old Korpisalo, who went 16-11-4 in 31 games with Columbus last season. "I just tried to go out there and enjoy it, have fun."
Carlson has 2 goals as Capitals shut out Lightning 4-0
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first minute of Friday's game, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored, and the Tampa Bay Lightning knew they were in for a difficult night.
Carlson would go to score another goal in the first period, Alex Ovechkin added one, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Capitals beat the short-handed Lightning 4-0.
Killorn gets go-ahead goal, Lightning beat Blues 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are starting to have success at home during a key time, while the St. Louis Blues had another road defeat and lost a goalie, too.
Alex Killorn scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Drouin added two late goals and the Lightning rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.
Killorn gets go-ahead goal, Lightning beat Blues 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Drouin added two late goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.
McDavid scores in shootout to lift Oilers over Lightning 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Oilers came out winners in an overtime game for the first time in a while.
McDavid scored the decisive goal in the shootout and Edmonton beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.
Milan Lucic and Leon Draisaitl scored in regulation for the Oilers, who had won two of three since dropping four straight, including two OT losses and a shootout defeat.
Megna, Skille score 2 each, Canucks beat Lightning 5-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Megna and Jack Skille both had two goals, Ryan Miller made 38 saves before leaving with six minutes left in the third period and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Thursday night.
Erik Gudbranson also scored for the Canucks, who are 1-1 on a five-game road.
Miller skated to the bench and then went to the locker room. There was no immediate word on why he departed.
Tampa Bay, in a 1-5-1 slide, got a goal from Jonathan Drouin.