The Canadiens finished their five game homestand with a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday night. During the home stand they won four of five games and are back on top of the Atlantic Division with 44 points. Tampa also has 44 but the Canadiens now hold a game in hand over them.
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The Canadiens play their final home game of the 2014 calendar year Saturday night when they take on the Ottawa Senators. It is the first of four meetings between the clubs this season. Carey Price will make his ninth consecutive start in goal. Robin Lehner will be in goal for Ottawa. Max Pacioretty will be a gametime decision.
The Canadiens are anxiously awaiting the medical report on Max Pacioretty who suffered an apparent head injury is when checked into the glass by Anaheim’s Clayton Stoner Thursday night. Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser says the Stoner check should have been reviewed by NHL Player Safety. Also Canadiens assign Dustin Tokarski, Eric Tangredi and prospect Dalton Thrower to Hamilton Bulldogs.
Matt Beleskey’s tiebreaking goal scored seconds after a penalty to P.K. Subban expired handed the Anaheim Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens Thursday night at the Bell Centre. What proved to be the winning goal came with 11:33 remaining in regulation time.
The Canadiens will honour former team Captain Saku Koivu prior to Thursday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. The Habs are looking for their fourth win in a row and their third straight win against Anaheim. Carey Price will start in goal for Montreal, his eighth in a row. Frederik Andersen will be in goal for Anaheim.
With Lars Eller close to returning to the Canadiens lineup the Canadiens returned Sven Andrighetto to their Hamilton Bulldogs farm team following Wednesday practice. Eller is not expected to play against Anaheim Thursday but could be ready to play when the Habs face Ottawa on Saturday.
A goal from Carl Klingberg late in the second period broke a 2-2 tie led the St. and handed the St. John’s IceCaps a 4-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night at FirstOntario Centre. Jason Jaffrey led St. John’s with 2 goals and 2 assists. His second goal came into an empty net. The
The Hamilton Bulldogs pushed their record three games over .500 for the first time this season following a 5-2 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Wednesday night. Defenseman Mac Bennett scored twice for Hamilton and Charles Hudon recorded an assist to stay atop the AHL scoring race.
Chad Ruhwedel’s scored at 5:46 of overtime with Greg Pateryn in the penalty box to give the Rochester Americans a come-from-behind win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday night at Rochester.
T.J. Hensick scored two goals in the final four minutes of the second period as the Hamilton Bulldogs came from behind to edge the Rochester Americans 3-2 Friday night at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.
Max Reinhart’s second goal of the game at 2:16 of overtime gave the Adirondack Flames a 3-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Wednesday night at Glens Falls NewYork. The goal came on the 50th shot against former Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald. Sven Baertschi had tied the game late in the third period after Charles Hudon
Defenseman Maxime Fortunus scored at 5:04 of overtime to give the Texas Stars a 2-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Sunday afternoon at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. Feeling the effect of three games in three days, the Bulldogs were outshot 18-8 in the first period and Scott Glennie scored on a power play as Texas
Charles Hudon scored a goal and added two assists as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 4-2 Saturday evening in Toronto. Hudon, a rookie, continues to lead the American HBockey League scoring race. Michael Bournival scored twice for Hamilton including the empty net clincher.
The Toronto Marlies came from behind with three third period goals to beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 Friday night at FirstOntario Centre.