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.
The San Jose Sharks carry their fading hopes of landing a playoff berth for the eleventh consecutive season into the Bell Centre against the Canadiens Saturday night. Sharks goaltending has shut the Canadiens out the last three times they’ve faced the Canadiens. Antti Niemi will be attempting to extend the shutout streak against the Canadiens Carey Price.
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.
The Canadiens will look to extend their hold on first place in the Atlantic Division and complete a season sweep of the Caroline Hurricanes Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens enter the game two points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa is idle until Friday when they host Detroit. Carey Price will back in goal for the Canadiens. Anton Khodobin for the Hurricanes.
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 and Florida Panthers meet for the third time this season Tuesday night at Sunrise. The teams have split the first two meetings this season, each game decided on a shootout. Despite losing six of their last eight games, the Canadiens continue to hold a narrow lead atop the Atlantic Division thanks to a game in hand they hold over Tampa who share the points lead at 93.
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.
The Canadiens face the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night looking for their first win of the season against the in four meetings. In their three wins over Montreal they have outscored the Canadiens 12-3. The Habs still have a two point lead with a game in hand over the Lightning in the race for the lead in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.
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.