Capitals beat Canadiens to take Metropolitan Division
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
Canadiens beat listless Flyers 3-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Montreal didn't need all 240 characters to express on Twitter the importance of beating the Flyers: "Les Canadiens remportent une grosse victoire !" In any language, this much...
Price ties Plante on wins list, Canadiens beat Kings 3-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mark Carey Price has made in his 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens was scribbled in two lines of black marker on a dry erase board in the visitors' locker room,...
Granlund, Dubnyk lead Wild past Canadiens 1-0
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens lost their game to the Minnesota Wild, but not their captain.
Mikael Granlund scored, Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Wild defeated the Canadiens 1-0 Monday night.
The Canadiens got good news about Shea Weber, who was hit in the face with the puck while blocking a shot in the first period.
The Canadiens' captain will travel with the team on a two-game trip, starting Tuesday night in Detroit.
Smith scores twice, Predators top Canadiens 4-1
MONTREAL (AP) — All eyes were on P.K. Subban and Shea Weber. Craig Smith stole the show.
Smith scored twice and the Nashville Predators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Saturday night in the second matchup between Subban and Weber since the blockbuster trade in 2016.
Weber scored against his former team and Subban had two assists in a game in which Smith's team-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season were the difference.
Price gets 300th win as Canadiens beat Coyotes 2-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carey Price stopped 36 shots in his 300th career win, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Paul Byron and Shea Weber scored as Montreal won the second game of a back-to-back for the first time in four tries this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Coyotes, who have lost seven of eight. Darcy Kuemper stopped 26 shots.
Price’s 36 saves help Canadiens beat Coyotes 2-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carey Price reached another milestone and the Montreal Canadiens got another big win.
Price stopped 36 shots in his 300th career win, leading the Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Paul Byron and Shea Weber scored as Montreal won the second game of a back-to-back for the first time in four tries this season. The Canadiens, coming off a 2-1 loss at Colorado on Wednesday night, have won six of their last nine overall.
Tatar’s late goal lifts Canadiens over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens weren't pleased with how they played Sunday. They were just happy to get a win.
Tomas Tatar scored the tiebreaking goal on a deflection with 1:17 left in the third period and the Canadiens beat the Blackhawks 3-2 for their third straight win.
Max Domi and Shea Weber scored in the first period to give Montreal an early lead, but Patrick Kane connected twice to tie the score for Chicago, which has lost seven straight and nine of its last 10.
Weber, Lehkonen each score twice, Canadiens top Rangers 5-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber says he really missed that winning feeling.
In his second game back from injury, Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice and the Canadiens snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
The 33-year-old defenseman missed 73 games following surgeries on his right knee and left foot. He had an assist in a losing effort in his first game back on Thursday.
McElhinney makes 48 saves, Hurricanes beat Canadiens 2-1
MONTREAL (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes allowed more than twice as many shots on goal as they took, but Curtis McElhinney more than made up for it.
McElhinney stopped 48 shots and Carolina beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Tuesday night in Shea Weber's return from injury for Montreal.
Victor Rask and Trevor van Riemsdyk scored for the Hurricanes, who have won four of five.
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will be out for an extended period after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
The Canadiens said Thursday that Weber's recovery time is expected to be five to six months, meaning he won't be suiting up until December at the earliest.
It's the second surgery this year for Weber, who had a torn tendon in his left foot repaired in March.
Ellis scores in shootout, Predators beat Canadiens 3-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Things looked to be getting nasty between P.K. Subban and his former teammates.
Subban was held off the scoresheet and played a turnover-filled game, but his Nashville Predators still pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory on Saturday night — mainly thanks to the outstanding play of goalie Pekka Rinne who made 47 saves, including 10 in the five-minute overtime period.
Ryan Ellis scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Predators to the win.
Schenn scores 3 goals, leads Blues over Canadiens 4-3
MONTREAL (AP) — Brayden Schenn knew that if the St. Louis Blues kept dominating games, their winless run would end sooner or later.
Schenn scored three goals as St. Louis ended a three-game skid with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
"We played well as a team," said Schenn. "I thought we had a good game in Minnesota the last game we played (a 2-1 overtime loss on Saturday) and just didn't get the result we wanted.
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.
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 Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots.
Postseason here, Predators hope trade for Subban pays off
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The adjustment period is over for P.K. Subban along with the regular season, and now expectations for the All-Star defenseman could not be higher.
Galchenyuk scores, gives Canadiens 3-2 OT win over Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — Montreal rested many of its key players with nothing at stake in its last game of the regular season.
The short-handed Canadiens were still good enough to beat the lowly Detroit Red Wings.
Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:42 into overtime, giving Montreal a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday night in the next-to-last game at Joe Louis Arena.
Kane helps Blackhawks topple Canadiens 4-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford likes facing the Canadiens in Montreal.
Crawford made 40 saves and the Blackhawks defeated the Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday night to take the lead atop the Western Conference standings.
"Playing here in front of family and friends is always special," said Crawford, who has never lost to the Habs in regulation time (7-0-2).
Canadiens pound Rangers 4-1, extend winning streak to 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens showed off their resurgent form under coach Claude Julien with a big Eastern Conference win.
Price made 26 saves and the Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Shea Weber, Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw and Jordie Benn scored for the Canadiens, who are in first place in the Atlantic Division.
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.
Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal. Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller twice in the OT, including a diving save in the closing seconds of the extra period.
Shea Weber had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens. Andrew Shaw also scored for Montreal.
Big goalie, little kid dominate All-Star Skills Competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Mike Smith and little Ryker Kesler stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
The towering Arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the Four Line Challenge on Saturday night, and the 6-year-old son of Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored on Montreal goalie Carey Price during the Shootout.
Power-play goals by Weber, Pacioretty lift Habs over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The toughest thing Montreal Canadiens goalie Al Montoya had to do against the New Jersey Devils was stay awake.
The Canadiens limited the Devils to a season-low 17 shots, and Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty each scored a power-play goal during a major penalty early in the third period of Montreal's 3-1 victory Friday night.
Weber leaves winner as Canadiens beat Predators 2-1 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens knew just how much it meant to Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov to return to Music City.
Leaving with a victory is so much sweeter.
Weber scored in the third period of his first game back in Nashville and Max Pacioretty had a goal late in overtime, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Predators 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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.
Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy scored for the Islanders but the Panthers tied the game late and went on to win in overtime, 3-2, at Sunrise, Fla.
Jonathan Marchessault tied the game with 13.6 seconds left in regulation and Denis Malgin scored late in overtime. Florida trailed 2-0 in the third period before getting goals from Kyle Rau and Marchessault.
Weber gives Canadiens 5th straight win, 3-2 over Islanders
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.
Gallagher, Price lead Canadiens over Flyers 3-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Michel Therrien liked what he saw from the Montreal Canadiens' power play. He is still going to keep tinkering with it.
Looking to jump start Montreal's stalled power play, Therrien shuffled some players around and that was the difference as the Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only NHL team unbeaten in regulation time.
Carey Price makes 27 saves, Canadiens beat Coyotes 5-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price eased back into action with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Price made 27 saves in his season debut to help the Canadiens beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2.
"It was nice to get back into the routine and get to play a regular-season game," Price said. "I felt fine. I felt pretty good in the skate this morning. We were skating well and moving the puck. It's always a bonus to put up five (goals)."
Shea Weber quickly making his presence felt in Montreal
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Shea Weber didn't have to turn far to get the lowdown on Montreal upon learning he had been traded to the Canadiens.
Standing immediately next to Weber was good friend and former Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges, who was staring at his phone in disbelief. The two had just finished a boating excursion with their sons in Kelowna, British Columbia, and left their phones in the car when the blockbuster trade that sent P.K. Subban to Nashville was completed on June 29.
Fan upset by trade donating $250,000 to Subban’s charity
MONTREAL (AP) — A man who took put a full-page ad in a Montreal newspaper to express his anger over P.K. Subban's trade from the Canadiens to Nashville is making a big donation to the popular defenseman's charity.
The Montreal Children's Hospital said Tuesday that Dr. Charles Kowalski and his wife are donating $250,000 to P.K.'s Helping Hand Fund. The couple had originally pledged $50,000 to the foundation.
Gallagher scores twice in Canadiens 4-1 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Montreal captain Max Pacioretty liked what he saw from the new-look Canadiens in getting off to a successful start to the season.
And Brendan Gallagher looks like he's ready to bounce back from an injury-shortened season.
Gallagher scored twice while newcomers Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and backup goalie Al Montoya made significant contributions in a 4-1 season-opening victory over the injury-depleted Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Nashville Predators at a glance
LAST SEASON: 41-27-14, 96 points. Fourth in Central Division. Lost to San Jose Sharks in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Peter Laviolette (third season, 15th NHL season).
ADDED: D P.K. Subban, D Matt Carle and D Yannick Weber.
LOST: D Shea Weber, G Carter Hutton and D Barret Jackman.
Pens, Caps, Lightning and Panthers make East crowded at top
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The gang's almost entirely back for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals, Steven Stamkos re-upped with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the retooled Florida Panthers look ready for their close up.
Subban big draw as Nashville Predators open training camp
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — P.K. Subban hasn't even taken the ice yet in his new Predators' sweater, yet the defenseman keeps hearing the same thing over and over.
No, he's not being asked about winning the Stanley Cup even though his acquisition has raised expectations higher in Nashville than they've ever been.
US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup hockey exhibition
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski each had a goal and an assist to help the United States beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in an exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey.
The teams will play again Saturday night in Ottawa, Ontario.
Jonathan Quick made 32 saves in the first two periods, and Ben Bishop stopped nine shots in the third. Zach Parise and Derek Stepan also scored for the Americans.
Predators name Mike Fisher 7th captain in franchise history
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have named forward Mike Fisher as the seventh captain in franchise history, replacing Shea Weber who was traded to Montreal in July for P.K. Subban in a stunning move.
General manager David Poile said Thursday that Fisher easily could have been captain many times in his career.
Canada picks Crosby as captain for World Cup of Hockey
The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one.
"It was: 'This is what we're going to do. Any questions? Next," general manager Doug Armstrong recalled.
Shea Weber making himself at home with Montreal Canadiens
TERREBONE, Quebec (AP) — Shea Weber knows all about the outrage Montreal Canadiens fans expressed when he was acquired from Nashville for P.K. Subban.
And the big defenseman knows his every move will be scrutinized and compared to the flashy Subban. The 11-year NHL veteran made it clear in his first meeting with the Montreal media since the June 29 trade that none of that will rattle him.
"I'm not really worried about that," said Weber, who participated in coach...