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FINDING A NUMBER ONE CENTRE REMAINS BERGEVIN’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE

During his news conference last week, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin tried to put a damper on hopes of landing a top line centreman in the off-season. It doesn’t m,ean he won’t make the effort however.

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BERGEVIN POST SEASON NEWS CONFERENCE – Gonchar, Weaver and Malhotra Released

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin held a one hour news conference Friday in which he laid out some of his off-season plans for the hockey club. One of his top priorityies will be attempting to re-sign defenseman Jeff Petry. He also announced the release of defensemen Serge Gonchar and Mike Weaver plus forward Manny Malhotra.

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SEASON OVER – Tampa Bay-4 Canadiens-1 (Lightning Win Series 4-2) (May 12, 2015)

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Canadiens hopes of engineering only fifth comeback from an 0-3 deficit in Stanley Cup history with a convincing 4-1 win Tuesday night in Tampa. The Lightning was the series 4 games to 2 and will move on to meet either the Washington Capitals or New York Rangers who will play the seventh and deciding game of their series Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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PREVIEW GAME #6 EAST SEMI-FINAL – Canadiens @ Tampa Bay (TBY Leads Series 3-2) May 12, 2015

The Tampa Bay Lightning have not lost three games in a row since the Canadiens took them out in four straight during last year’s playoff second round. The Canadiens will be looking to beat the Lightning for the third straight time and even their series Tuesday night at the Amalie Centre in Tampa Tuesday night.

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NAILBITER – Canadiens-2 Tampa Bay-1 (TBY Still Leads Series 3-2) May 9, 2015

The Canadiens will play a sixth game in their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. P.A Parenteau scored with just under five minutes remaining to give the Canadiens a 2-1 in the fifth game of the Eastern Conference Semi-final. Game six of the series will be played at Tampa onTuesday.

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MICHAEL McCARRON AND OSHAWA GENERALS REACH MEMORIAL CUP – Win OHL Championship 4-1 vs. Erie Otters

Two members of the Canadiens draft class of 2013 have qualified for the 2015 Memorial Cup Tournament in Quebec City later this month. Michael McCarron scored the winning goal as Oshawa eliminated the Erie Otters in five games in the OHL final. Goaltender Zach Fucale will be in the tournament with the host Quebec Remparts.

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BULLDOGS SAY GOODBYE TO HAMILTON WITH 4-3 SEASON-ENDING SHOOTOUT LOSS SATURDAY

The era of the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs came to an end Saturday with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Lake Erie Monsters at FirstOntario Centre. For the fourth straight season, the Bulldogs will not be taking part in the Calder Cup playoffs.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE WITH WIN AT OKLAHOMA CITY

Rookie left wing Daniel Carr broke a 3-3 tie with 1:23 left in regulation time and the Hamilton Bulldogs went to to a 5-3 win over the Barons Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.

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BULLDOGS KEEP PLAYOFF BERTH IN SIGHT WITH 4-2 WIN FRIDAY AT AUSTIN TEXAS

Nick Sorkin scored twice including the game-winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the Texas Stars 4-3 Friday night in Austin. The win left the Bulldogs one point behind the Toronto Marlies and Milwaukee Admirals who share the eighth and final AHL Western Conference playoff berth. The Bulldogs have four games remaining on their schedule.

TIM BOZON JOINS HAMILTON BULLDOGS – WHL Team Eliminated From Playoffs Monday

Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned forward Tim Bozon to the Bulldogs from the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice.

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BULLDOGS PLAYOFF HOPES FADE – Lose 3-1 at Utica Tuesday

The Hamilton Bulldogs hopes for their first playoff berth took another major blow after dropping a 3-1 decision to the Utica Comets in Utica New York Tuesday night.

BULLDOGS LOSE TO UTICA IN OVERTIME SATURDAY – Hamilton now 1 & 8 During 3-on-3 Overtime Segment

Bobby Sanguinetti scored in the 3-on-3 portion of the overtime and the Utica Comets defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 Saturday night at FirstOntario Centre. The Bulldogs have reached the new 3-on-3 portion of the overtime period nine times this season. They have lost eight of them.

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BULLDOGS DROP 4-2 HOME DECISION TO CHICAGO WOLVES – Fall to 9th in AHL West

The Chicago Wolves put a dent in Hamilton Bulldogs hopes for a place in the 2015 AHL playoffs by posting a 4-2 win Thursday night at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.