MONTREAL (AP) — Trailing by two late in the second period, the New Jersey Devils didn’t panic. They maintained their focus and rallied for the win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Capitals coach Todd Reirden called a timeout to tell his team to wake up, it was too late.
Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on Jonathan Drouin had already...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of...
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are hitting their stride at the right time.
Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist to lead the Canadiens over the Florida Panthers 6-1 on Tuesday...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was fined $5,000 for a dangerous trip against Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad.
Danault tripped Ekblad with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining in Montreal's 5-3 win at Florida on Friday night. Danault was given a roughing penalty on the play. The NHL announced the fine Saturday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillip Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday.
Danault entered the game with two goals this season. His third score of the game came with 1:25 left in the third period, setting up Byron's backhand goal 1:59 into OT.
Carey Price made 23 saves, and the Canadiens swept the season series against Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillip Danault was 10 years old when Marc-Andre Fleury made his NHL debut.
After getting his first career three-goal game against the 15-year veteran goaltender, it's understandable why the 25-year-old center for the Montreal Canadiens became uneasy referring to Fleury by his nickname: "Flower."
Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight victory.
Buffalo's win streak is the longest in the NHL and the team's best stretch since winning 10 in a row to start the 2006-07 season. Casey Mittelstadt also scored for the Sabres, and Carter Hutton made 31 saves.
MONTREAL (AP) — While all eyes were on former Montreal captain Max Pacioretty, it was the player the Canadiens traded for who led his new team to a come-from-behind victory.
Tomas Tatar scored the game-winner in the third period as the Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Saturday night in Pacioretty's return to Montreal.
Pacioretty was dealt to the Golden Knights in the offseason in return for Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a second-round draft pick.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone scored his second goal of the game 2:30 into overtime and the Ottawa Senators rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night.
Stone's one-timer from the face-off circle beat Carey Price for the winner.
Stone had a goal and an assist in regulation, while Mikkel Boedker and Matt Duchene also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson made 24 saves in the win.
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.
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was released from a hospital Sunday after tests for a head injury.
Danault was hit in the head by Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara's slap shot Saturday night and taken off the ice on a stretcher.
"Phillip Danault was released from the hospital earlier today and is now resting at home," the Canadiens said Sunday on Twitter.
MONTREAL (AP) — Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period.
Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci had the other goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens center Phillip Danault was awake and moving after taking Zdeno Chara's slap shot to the head. Considering how hard Chara can shoot, many at the silent Bell Centre feared it might have been much worse.
Danault was hospitalized after a frightening play in Montreal's 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, a game that ended with Brad Marchand's goal in the fourth round of a shootout.
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens center Phillip Danault has been stretchered off the ice after he was hit in the head by a slap shot from Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.
Danault went down with 1:37 left in the second period Saturday night. Chara, who has one of the hardest shots in the NHL, looked on in concern as trainers attended to Danault.
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.
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.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two days after clinching a playoff spot, the Montreal Canadiens virtually locked up a division title.
Alexander Radulov scored 51 seconds into overtime to lift the Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.
Phillip Danault also scored and Carey Price stopped 21 shots for the Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens, who hold an eight point advantage over Toronto and Ottawa entering the final week of the regular season.
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored a hat trick, Carey Price made 37 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Tuesday night.
David Desharnais and Paul Byron also scored for Montreal. Alexander Radulov and Phillip Danault each had two assists.
Dmitry Kulikov and Brian Gionta scored for Buffalo late in the third period, and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots.
Pacioretty scored once per period en route to his second hat trick of the season.
MONTREAL (AP) — Zach Bogosian scored his first goal of the season in overtime and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a back-to-back for both teams.
Sabres captain Brian Gionta and Cody Franson also scored. Robin Lehner stopped 36 shots.
Artturi Lehkonen and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 35 saves.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Al Montoya got his first win in six appearance and it came against his former team.
Phillip Danault scored 39 seconds into overtime after Brendan Gallagher tied it late in the third period, leading the Montreal Canadiens over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Montoya made 31 saves to record his first win since Oct. 26, against the New York Islanders. Montoya appeared in 45 games for the Panthers from 2014-16.
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made 24 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night to improve to 9-0-0 at home, tying a franchise record for most consecutive home wins to start a season since 1953.
Paul Byron, Daniel Carr, Phillip Danault and Alex Galchenyuk, into the empty net, scored for Montreal (12-1-1), which has won three straight.
Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the Kings (7-7-0) while Peter Budaj made 19 saves.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shea Weber came through with a late goal to get the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens another big win.
Weber's power-play goal with 2:57 remaining lifted the Canadiens to their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Paul Byron and Phillip Danault also scored to help Montreal improve to 6-0-1 and remain the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss.
BOSTON (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are already off to a strong start. It doesn't hurt that they have star goaltender Carey Price getting some early season rust off now, too.
Price stopped 19 shots in his second start, and Brendan Gallagher and Phillip Danault each had second-period goals Saturday night to lift the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.