The Canadiens edged the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Saturday night at the Bell Centre and moved into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with the Pittsburgh Penguiins who lost to the Boston Bruins. Tomas Plekanec and Brandon Prust led the Canadiens with a goal and assist each.
Canadiens Game Story
The Canadiens survived a third period comeback attempt by the Boston Bruins to record a 2-1 victory Thursday night at the Bell Centre. It was their fourth straight win over the Bruins dating back to last season and moved the Canadiens into first place in the newly established Atlantic Division.
With their shootout win over the New Jersey Devils Wednesday night the Montreal Canadiens moved to within one point of the first place Boston Bruins in the NHL’s Atlantic Division. David Desharnais scored with 37 seconds remaining in regulation time and then scored the game winner in the shootout for a 4-3 win. The Canadiens host the Bruins Thursday night.
The Canadiens recovered from a shaky first period to edge the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Monday night at the Bell Centre. It was the first of a home and home set against the Devils. The second half will be played out in New Jersey on Wednesday. Alex Galchenyuk’s goal broke a 2-2 tie in the third period and proved to be the winner..
The Montreal Canadiens put together their tenth consecutive solid start and carried it to a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty scored twice and Carey Price stopped 34 of 36 shots to get the win.
The Washington Capitals ended the Canadiens second four game winning streak of the season taking a come-from-behind 3-2 victory in a shootout Friday evening in Washington. It was the second game in eight days in Washington for the Canadiens. They took away three of a possible four points.
The Canadiens picked up their fourth win in a row with a 3-1 win over the Sabres in Buffalo on Wednesday night. The win, combined with Toronto’s shootout loss in Pittsburgh allowed the Canadiens to move into a fifth place tie with the Leafs in the Eastern Conference with identical 14-9-2 records.
With a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Canadiens posted their third win in a row Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty scored twice and the Canadiens defence, led by P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov, shut down NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby.
The Canadiens survived a furious third period Capitals comeback attempt to record a 3-2 win in Washington Friday night. The Canadiens had a 3-0 lead by the 13:40 mark of the first period. Alex Ovechkin with his 18th and 19th goals scored to make it close but Peter Budaj closed it out with fourth win in five starts this season.
Max Pacioretty scored a natural hat trick in the second period, and Carey Price made 25 saves Tuesday when the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-2. Six goals is the most the Canadiens have scored in a game since last season.