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.
Alex Galchenyuk recorded the first hattrick of his NHL career to lead the Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Galchenyuk scored the last three goals for the Habs after Brandon Prust had given the Canadiens a 1-0 first period lead. The win was the third in a row for the Canadiens.
The Canadiens will be looking for their third straight home ice win when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes at the Bell Centre Tuesday night. The Hurricanes come in to Montreal on a five game losing streak. Carey Price will be in goal again for the Canadiens. Cam Ward for Carolina.
Just over a year ago, Lars Eller opined that the Edmonton Oilers played like a “junior team”. He was ridiculed for it by Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins but, history has proven Eller’s assessment to be dead-on. Monday morning the Oilers fired Eakins.
Led by Carey Price, the Canadiens defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings 6-2 in a rare Friday night game at the Bell Centre. Rookie Jiri Sekac led Canadiens with two goals.
The Canadiens will be trying to win their second game in a row when they take on the Los Angeles Kings Friday night at the Bell Centre. It will be the second game of a five game home stand. The Kings meanwhile, will be playing their second game in 24 hours following a Thursday night 5-3 win in Ottawa. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens. Jonathan Quick for the Kings.
The Canadiens practiced Thursday in preparation for their meeting with the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings Friday night at the Bell Centre. P.K. Subban was an absentee after showing flu-like symptoms. Lars Eller, Bryan Allen and Hamilton forwards Jacob de la Rose and Charles Hudon were part of the Thursday conversation at the Brossard training facility.