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Vezina favorite Price elevating game for Canadiens

NHL.com - With three-quarters of the 2014-15 season complete, NHL.com looks at some of the biggest storylines and award contenders.The Montreal Canadiens won their fourth straight game Saturday and are building on their lead atop the Atlantic Division. One could make a strong case their goaltender is the biggest reason why.Carey Price has been sensational all season long and was named the

Carey Price earns Molson Cup honour for February

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Netminder Carey Price is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of February (13 points). He earns this honour for the fifth consecutive month this season after winning it in October, November, December and January.Price was selected the first star of the game three times (on February 8 at Boston, February 16 at Detroit and February 28 against Toronto), the second st

Good show

SAN JOSE – It wasn’t the easiest of days for Jeff Petry, but the Canadiens’ newest rearguard certainly made a good first impression on Monday night.Logging just over 18 minutes of ice time in his Habs debut, the 27-year-old rearguard showcased the attributes that made him a prime target for teams around the league looking to bolster their respective blue lines leading up to the NHL trade deadl

The Numbers Game: March 2, 2015

SAN JOSE – Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Habs and Sharks on the west coast.19 – Number of games Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau missed as a result of suffering a concussion before making his return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Monday night in San Jose. Parenteau had not seen game action since January 15 in Ottawa.27 – Number of shifts amassed by Jeff Petry on Monday night

Thumbs up

SAN JOSE – Marc Bergevin has every reason in the world to be proud of his hockey club. His moves leading up to Monday’s NHL trade deadline confirmed just how pleased he really is.The Canadiens’ general manager elected to keep his Eastern Conference leading squad intact, going ahead with a plan to add reinforcements to the mix in the form of defenseman Jeff Petry from Edmonton and forwards Torr

Solid depth

MONTREAL – Count on Brian Flynn to bring some solid depth to the Canadiens down the stretch.Plus, while the 26-year-old forward’s 159 games of NHL experience may have all come with the Sabres, he already knows a thing or two about the Habs.“I’ll definitely miss the guys here, but I know it’s a good group of guys there because Gorgy [Josh Gorges] and Gio [Brian Gionta] came from there. They

Montreal acquires Torrey Mitchell

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of forward Torrey Mitchell from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for Jack Nevins and a seventh round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.Mitchell, 30, recorded 13 points (6 goals and 7 assists) in 51 regular season games with the Sabres in 2014-15, averaging 15:20 minutes of ice time p

Making noise

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens bolstered their defense in a big way on Monday morning.General manager Marc Bergevin fired the annual NHL trade deadline day’s opening salvo, and by 9:00 a.m. the deal was done. Jeff Petry was leaving Edmonton to join the Canadiens in San Jose in return for a pair of 2015 draft picks – one in the second round and a conditional fifth rounder.Needless to say

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Sharks

CANADIENS (41-16-5) @ SHARKS (30-25-8)The Canadiens kick off their annual west coast trip on Monday night looking for a first win in San Jose since November 1999.In 16 visits to Silicon Valley since the NHL expanded to San Jose in 1991, the Canadiens have won just four games on the road against the Sharks.The timing may be prime to reverse the trend however, as Michel Therrien’s squad

Subban named the NHL's Second Star of the Week

NEW YORK (NHL.com) – Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 1.FIRST STAR – ANDREW HAMMOND, G, OTTAWA SENATORSHammond went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .978 save percentage and two shutouts to backstop the Senators (27-23-10

Canadiens acquire forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres in return for a fifth round pick in 2016

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.Flynn, 26, recorded 17 points (5 goals and 22 assists) in 54 regular season games with the Sabres in 2014-2015 averaging 15:33 of ice time per game. He served eight penalty minutes and had

Canadiens acquire Jeff Petry

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers, in return for a second round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional fifth round pick in 2015 (previously acquired from Colorado).Petry, 27, recorded 15 points (4 goals and 11 assists) in 59 regular season games with

Price named second star of the month of February in the NHL

NEW YORK – Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of February.FIRST STAR – DEVAN DUBNYK, G, MINNESOTA WILDDubnyk (11-2-1, 1.64 GAA, .939 SV%, 3 SO) led the NHL with 11 wins and three shutouts while starting all 14 games for the Wild (33-22-7, 73 p

The Man

MONTREAL – There’s no questioning Manny Malhotra’s skills in the circle, but it turns out the two-way forward can also be crafty from the top of one.Mr. Automatic all season long when taking draws with a league-leading 59.9% face-off efficiency, Malhotra has been a big part of the Canadiens’ improved puck possession this season. On Saturday night against the visiting Maple Leafs however, he wa

The Numbers Game: February 28, 2015

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Maple Leafs in Montreal.20 – Number of Canadiens players who have scored at least one goal this season. Manny Malhotra became just the latest to do so on Saturday after snapping a wrister past Jonathan Bernier in the opening frame to score his first as a Hab.14 - Number of days since veteran defenseman Sergei Go

First Line Q&A: Stephane Quintal and Marc Bergevin

MONTREAL– Members of the First Line, the Canadiens’ official adult fan club, had a chance to grill former Habs defenseman and current NHL senior vice president of player safety, Stephane Quintal, and Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, as part of the final Q&A session of the 2014-15 season. Up first on Saturday afternoon, Quintal handled questions regarding his role as the league’s head

Game preview: Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs

MAPLE LEAFS (25-31-5) at CANADIENS (40-16-5)TV: CBC, TVASeason series: The Montreal Canadiens have won their first two games this season against the Toronto Maple Leafs, extending their streak to four in a row dating to last season. Tomas Plekanec leads the Canadiens with two goals and three points. David Desharnais had the decisive shootout goal in their most recent game, a 2-1 Canadiens

Talent on display

COLUMBUS – Jacob De La Rose has been nothing short of outstanding since making his NHL debut in early February. On Thursday night, the 19-year-old was finally rewarded for all of his hard work, tallying not only his first career NHL goal, but lighting the lamp a second time with an empty-netter to pace the Canadiens to their third straight victory – a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwid

The Numbers Game: February 26, 2015

COLUMBUS – Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Habs and the Blue Jackets in Columbus.130 – Number of games Devante Smith-Pelly has taken part in over the course of his NHL career, including Thursday night’s tilt in Columbus. The 22-year-old made his Canadiens debut after being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks earlier in the week in exchange for Jiri Sekac.1:45 – Time that

Feeling the love

COLUMBUS – Devante Smith-Pelly joined his new teammates less than 24 hours ago, but he’s already feeling right at home in the Canadiens’ locker room.The 22-year-old made that abundantly clear on Thursday morning after taking part in the team’s optional skate at Nationwide Arena, where Smith-Pelly will debut for the CH against the Blue Jackets to close out their two-game road swing.“It was

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Blue Jackets

CANADIENS (39-16-5) @ BLUE JACKETS (26-29-4)The Habs meet the Blue Jackets for the second time in less than a week on Thursday in Columbus.Saturday at the Bell Centre, Max Pacioretty scored a pair of first period goals to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Ohioan squad. Pacioretty also scored the game-winner the last time the Habs were in the Buckeye State, just over a month ago, on

Just about good to go

COLUMBUS – It hasn’t been the easiest of stretches for Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, but it looks like the veteran winger will be back in the Canadiens’ lineup sooner rather than later.On Wednesday, Parenteau practiced alongside his teammates for a second consecutive day, taking part in every aspect of the on-ice session at Nationwide Arena. While the 31-year-old won’t suit up against the Blue J

Instant impact

ST. LOUIS – There’s no denying Alex Galchenyuk’s unique ability to break a hockey game wide open.Back in the Canadiens’ lineup after missing the last two games with the flu, Galchenyuk played the right-wing position to perfection, lighting up the St. Louis Blues with two goals in a three-point effort that paced Michel Therrien’s troops to a 5-2 win at Scottrade Center. It was first time since

The Numbers Game: February 24, 2015

ST.LOUIS – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Habs and Blues in St.Louis.4 – Number of games that defenseman Greg Pateryn has now played with the Canadiens this season, besting the career-high mark of three games the Sterling Heights, MI native suited up for during the 2012-13 campaign.2 – Number of games Alex Galchenyuk was forced to miss over the last few days due to i

Looking West

MONTREAL – NHL trade season has arrived in Montreal.That became clear on Tuesday morning, when Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced the acquisition of forward Devante Smith-Pelly from the Anaheim Ducks in return for forward Jiri Sekac, adding some size up front in time for the annual postseason push.“You look at our needs and I think he fits what we’re looking for mov

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Blues

CANADIENS (38-16-5) @ BLUES (38-17-4)The Canadiens and Blues meet in St-Louis on Tuesday with a pair of practically identical records.Tied with 38 wins apiece, a single regulation loss separates third-place Montreal and fourth-place St-Louis in the NHL’s league-wide standings.The last time the two teams met this season, Max Pacioretty scored a pair of goals to lead the Canadiens to a 4

Canadiens acquire forward Devante Smith-Pelly from the Anaheim Ducks in return for Jiri Sekac

PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday the acquisition of forward Devante Smith-Pelly from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for forward Jiri Sekac.Smith-Pelly (22) recorded 17 points (5 goals and 12 assists) in 54 regular season games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15 with a 14:38 time on ice average. He scored a shorthanded goal and added

Encouraging signs

BROSSARD – A week ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline, the Habs got better on Monday without touching a dial.The Canadiens received some encouraging news at practice in Brossard in the form of Alex Galchenyuk, Sergei Gonchar and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau all back on the ice in varying capacities.Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Galchenyuk will be back in uniform against the Blues a

After Sochi, Price has become one of League's best

(MONTREAL) A year ago this week, the 2014 Sochi Olympics entered the knockout round. To celebrate, NHL.com looks at three players who used one of hockey's biggest stages to grab the spotlight and parlay their celebrity into the 2014-15 NHL season.Today, we look at Canada goalie Carey Price, who led his team to its second straight gold medal.When Carey Price left for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Quick, Sedin and Pacioretty named stars of the week

NEW YORK (NHL.com) – Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin and Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 22.FIRST STAR – JONATHAN QUICK, G, LOS ANGELES KINGSQuick went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .959 save percentage to backstop the Kings (28-18-12, 68 points) to


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