Alex Galchenyuk scored in the fourth minute of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. The win gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead in their best of seven quarterfinal series with the scene shifting to Ottawa Sunday.
Canadiens Game Story
Fourth liner Brian Flynn scored a goal and added two assists and the Canadiens survived a game misconduct to P.K. Subban to edged the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal Wednesday night. Game two will be played at the Bell Centre Friday.
The Canadiens completed a season sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre and finished their 2014-2015 season on top of the
Atlantic Division with the second best record in the NHL after a 4-3 win in a shootout. Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais scored in the shootout to secure the win. The Canadiens will open their Stanley Cup playoffs against Ottawa next week.
The Canadiens retained their two point lead in the Atlantic Division with a 4-3 overtime win against the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Lars Eller scored at 1:21 of the overtime period to give Carey Price his club record 43rd win of the season. The Canadiens need only a single point in their final game of the season in Toronto Saturday to clinch the division title and home ice advantage in the playoff’s first two series.
With their 4-1 win over the Panthers in Florida the Canadiens opened a two point lead on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL’s Atlantic Division. Both the Canadiens and Lightning have two games left to play in the 2014-2015 season. Tomas Plekanec and P.A. Parenteau led the way, each with a goal and assist.
The Canadiens slump continues but by picking up a single point in their 3-2 shootout loss at the hands of the New Jersey Devils at Newark Friday night, the Canadiens guaranteed themselves of at least home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
The Canadiens lost their tenth game in their last 16 starts, this one 5-4 in a shootout at the hands of the Washington Capitals but continue to hold a slim hold atop the Atlantic Division standings heading towards the final week of the season. Washington scored three power play goals, two by Alex Ovechkin en route to the win. P.K. Subban led the Canadiens with a goal and two assists.
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.
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.