For the third time in four meetings this season the Canadiens and Florida Panthers were forced into overtime. Max Pacioretty’s 36th goal of the season on a power play won the game 3-2 and with the win the Habs clinched a berth in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.
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The Canadiens will try to officially clinch a playoff berth with seven games remaining in their season when they take on the Florida Panthers Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Carey Price will be facing his Olympic Team Canada teammate Roberto Luongo. The Panthers are in a battle for the final Wild Card playoff spot with Boston and Ottawa.
The Canadiens dropped a 5-2 decision in Winnipeg Thursday night and fell from first to fourth in the tight POresident’s Trophy race for overall league points supremacy. The game was dominated by the goaltending; the excellence of Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec and a less thatn stellar effort from Canadiens backup Dustin Tokarski.
The Canadiens complete their brief two game road trip in Winnipeg Thursday night. They continue to hold their slim one point lead in the overall league standings over four teams. Dustin Tokarski will be in goal for the Canadiens. Ondrej Pavelec for Winnipeg.
With a single point in the 3-2 overtime loss in Nashville the Canadiens became the first NHL team to reach the 100 point plateau for the season. The victory left the Habs in first place in the overall league standings with four teams a point behind them including Atlantic Division rival Tampa Bay.,
The Canadiens carry a three game winning streak in against the Predators in Nashville Tuesday night. For the first time this season two of the league’s top two Vezina Trophy candidates will face each other – Carey Price for the Canadiens and Pekka Rinne for Nashville.
The Hamilton Bulldogs scored two third period power play goals to come from behind for a 2-1 win over the Marlies in Toronto Saturday afternoon. Sven Andrighetto led the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist. The win put the Bulldogs four points ahead of the Marlies in the race for the final playoff spots in the AHL Western Conference.
Evan Rankin’s second goal of the game at 2:39 of overtime spoiled a Hamilton Bulldogs comeback bid and gave the Rochester Americans a 3-2 win Friday night at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. The loss damaged Bulldogs chances of avoiding missing the American Hockey League playoffs for the fourth straight season.
Veteran Nick Sorkin broke a 1-1 tie with just over seven minutes remaining and the Hamilton Bulldogs survived two subsequent Adirondack Flames power plays to squeeze out a 2-1 victory at Glens Falls Wednesday night. The win moved the Bulldogs into the eighth and final playoff position in the AHL’s Western Conference ahead of Toronto and Adirondack.
Major Junior hockey’s regular season ended Sunday. Six Canadiens draft choices over the last three years were playing for CHL teams this season, all of them on teams that are playoff bound led by first round draft choices Nikita Scherbak and Michael McCarron.
Defenseman Dylan Olsen scored with 48 seconds remaining in overtime to give the San Antonio Rampage a 3-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Sunday evening in Texas. It completed a weekend sweep over the Bulldogs by the AHL Western Conference leaders.
The Hamilton Bulldogs fell to the San Antonio Rampage 4-2 Saturday night in Texas. The loss dropped the Bulldogs into ninth place in the AHL Western Conference. Connor Brickley, Andrew Yogan, Bobby Butler and Garrett Wilson scored for San Antonio. Nick Sorkin and Gabriel Dumont scored for Hamilton. Mike Condon was in goal for
Toronto Marlies forward Ryan Rupert scored at 17:21 of the first period and goaltender Chris Gibson made the goal stand up as the Marlies shut out the Hamilton Bulldogs 2-0 at before a family day crowd of 11,018 at Montreal’s Bell Centre Sunday afternoon.
The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Rochester Americans 4-2 Friday night in what was the second game of an eight game road trip which continues Sunday afternoon at Montreal’s Bell Centre against the Toronto Marlies. Rookie left wing Daniel Carr scored the eventual game winner with just under two minutes remaining.