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  • Caps fall to Habs, 4-1; 0-3 start to season is 'embarrassing'

    The first game full of errors, poor defensive coverage and careless penalties could easily be shrugged off as growing pains for a team with a new coach and new system. Maybe even the second, too. But as the Washington Capitals foundered for a third...
  • NHL playoffs: Ducks, Canadiens, Penguins win openers

    NHL playoffs: Ducks, Canadiens, Penguins win openers
    Ducks 4, Stars 3: Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey each supplied a goal and an assist, as the Anaheim Ducks scored the game's first four goals before surviving a scare down the stretch to claim a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of a Western...
  • Canadiens beat Lightning in overtime, 5-4, in playoff opener

    Dale Weise scored 18 minutes 8 seconds into overtime Wednesday night to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the host Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Daniel Briere passed from...
  • Gionta scores lone goal as Habs edge Rangers

    Gionta scores lone goal as Habs edge Rangers MONTREAL -- Leave it to the captain to lead his team to victory. Right winger Brian Gionta scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot at 2:04 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 1-0 win over...
  • Babcock scolds Red Wings' veterans but compliments younger ones after loss to Canadiens

    DETROIT No more optional skates for the Red Wings if they're going to carry that mind-set into games. Coach Mike Babcock described the Wings' slow start in Thursday night's 5-4 loss to Montreal as "unacceptable" and was emphatic there'd be no more soft...
  • Preview: Canadiens at Panthers

    The Montreal Canadiens have won four straight and seven of eight but they have been unable to create separation from Tampa Bay in the race for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens can match their longest winning streak of the season when...
  • Canadiens grab road win over Red Wings

    Canadiens grab road win over Red Wings DETROIT -- The Montreal Canadiens got off to a fast start, sagged a bit in the middle portion of the game but finished strong on Thursday night. Center Tomas Plekanec scored twice and winger Thomas Vanek had a...
  • Canadiens 5, Red Wings 4

    Canadiens 5, Red Wings 4: Thomas Vanek had a goal and two assists and Tomas Plekanec scored twice to reach 20 goals for the sixth time in his career as visiting Montreal won its fourth straight game. David Desharnais added a goal and an assist and Max...
  • Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3

    Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3: Tomas Plekanec snapped a tie midway through the third period as visiting Montreal took the deciding game of its season series against Toronto.Rene Bourque and captain Brian Gionta each recorded a goal and an assist for the...
  • Now the real work begins for U.S. men's hockey team

    Now the real work begins for U.S. men's hockey team
    SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. men's hockey team was designed to be fast and hard to play against and it was all of that in the preliminary round of the Sochi Olympic tournament, sandwiching a dramatic shootout victory over Russia between routs of...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Canadiens, Flyers rising in the Eastern Conference

    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week. + Consecutive victories over Minnesota, Washington and Pittsburgh have fueled the Montreal Canadiens' 5-1-1 surge. Tomas Plekanec won 14 of 19 faceoffs he...
  • Jaromir Jagr to lead Czech Republic at Sochi Olympic Games

    Jaromir Jagr to lead Czech Republic at Sochi Olympic Games
    New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr, who will be 42 next month, was named to the Czech Republic’s Olympic team for the fifth time. Jagr played on the Czech team that won the gold medal in 1998, the first tournament in which NHL players were...