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.
Canadiens Game Story
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 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.
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.,
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.
Carey Price recorded his eight shutout of the season as the Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. With the win the Canadiens took a four point lead in the NHL’s Atlantic Division over Tampa and at the same time moved into a first place points tie with the Anaheim Ducks for the overall league lead.
Dustin Tokarski put on a show and led the Canadiens to a 3-2 over an inspored Florida Panthers Tuesday night at Sunrise. Tokarski stopped 41 of 43 shots including 21 in the third period to allow the Habs to move back into first place in the Atlantic Division two points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Canadiens were unable to recover from a shaky start and fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 Monday night at St. Petersburg. Steven Stamkos led the Lightning with his 38th and 39th goals of the season. Tampa took a 3-0 lead before the Canadiens could answer. It was the four straight victory over the Habs this season.
Carey Price stopped 35 of 36 shots and led the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders Saturday night at Long Island. The win completed a three game season sweep of the Islanders in which they outscored them 12-4. Max Pacioretty’s shorthanded goal in the second period proved to be the game winner.
The Canadiens late season slump continued Thursday night as the Ottawa Senators took a 5-2 decision out of the Bell Centre Thursday night. The Canadiens have one win in their last six games. Ottawa has beaten them three straight times.