The Tampa Bay Lightning completed a second straight year of regular season dominance over the Canadiens with a 5-3 win Monday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens were 0-4-1 in this season’s five games and over the last two seasons have one win in nine games.
The Canadiens look to extend their lead in the NHL’s Atlantic Division with their first win over the Tampa Bay Lightning this season Monday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens are 0-3-1 so far this season against the Lightning. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens. Ben Bishop for Tampa.
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.
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.
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.
Carey Price won his 40th game of the season and recorded his ninth shutout as the Canadiens shutout the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. A goal late in the first period by Tomas Plekanec proved to be the game winner. With the win the Canadiens remain on top of the league standings.