Jaromir Jagr is playing the game again. Without a contract with Ak-Bars Kazan, Jagr mentioned that he may be interested in returning to the NHL after three years in the KHL. Following the Czech Republic’s 7-4 win over Russia in the World Championship bronze medal game, Jagr mentioned Montreal, New York and Pittsburgh as prefered stops. In nine world championship games, playing on a line centered by Tomas Plekanec, Jagr scored five goals and four assists.
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Tomas Plekanec scored twice as defending the World Champion Czech Republic defeated Germany 5-2 in the final game of the tournament’s Qualifying round. The Czech move into the quarterfinals with a perfect 6-0 record. Plekanec scored four goals and one assist in his five game since arriving in Slovakia after the Canadiens were eliminated from
Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec scored the winning goal on a penalty shot and assisted on goal by Jaromir Jagr as the Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2 at the World Hockey Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia Sunday. Plekanec has two goals and an assist in four tournament games. The penalty shot came at 3:27 of the third
Everybody seems to have an opinion about what Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier should do in order to upgrade his team’s offense. It runs the gamut from sending the unproductive Scott Gomez and the remaining three years of his contract to the Hamilton Bulldogs to signing, and then trading Andrei Kostitsyn.
Gauthier doesn’t telegraph his punches a la Brian Burke, so like everyone else, we can only guess the direction he’ll take. .
Tomas Plekanec is the Canadiens player of the month for January. The 28-year old forward led the team in scoring with nine points (5-4-9) in 11 games in January, including a team-high of five goals. Two of his goals were scored on the power play. Plekanec will be presented with the Molson Cup during
For the Montreal Canadiens it might have been a perfect week except…..Andrei Markov was hurt again, Dustin Brown was put on waivers and Ryan O’Byrne was traded.
The week started with a 2-0 shutdown of the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre. Carey Price stopped all 35 shots, 20 of them in the third period. Markov and Hamrlik scored the goals. On Thursday in Boston another defensive masterpiece and a 3-1 win over the Bruins. Saturday night Carey Price kept the Canadiens in the game with 15 first period saves’
Today’s NHL harbours few secrets. Every game is attended by a gaggle of professional scouts. Every game is on satellite TV and analyzed top-to-bottom. So, when the Canadiens played the Blue Jackets in Columbus last night, everyone in their organization was well aware that Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta were locked in awful slumps. It meant that the Columbus coaching staff could invest 80% of their attention on shutting down Tomas Plekanec, Michael Cammalleri and Andrei Kostitsyn.
The three Canadiens games in four nights produced two wins and one overtime loss, five of a possible six points. Untimely penalties hurt the Canadiens vs.Tampa Bay Wednesday. Carey Price faced 47 shots. Friday in Buffalo, the Canadiens halved the opposition shots on goal, got both goals from the defence (Picard & Gorges) and shut down the Sabres in the third period for a 2-1 victory. Saturday night they fell behind 3-1 against Ottawa and came back thanks to the Plekanec line. Ottawa was limited to 2 shots in the third period.
The Canadiens came back from a 3-1 2nd period deficit to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 at the Bell Centre on Saturday night. Jeff Halpern, Andrei Kostitsyn scored before the end of the second period to tie the game. Tomas Plekanec scored the game winner with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation time. The Senators had taken the lead with goals by Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek fifty-three seconds apart in the second period. Michalek had also scored in the first period. Brian Gionta scored the other Canadiens goal. The Candiens outshot the Senators 40-19. Montreal’s season record is now 3-1-1.
The finger of blame for the Canadiens 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night can be pointed in many directions, but ultimately blame must be placed on the heads of the refereeing tandem of Don VanMassenhoven and Steve Kozari who completely missed a blatant trip in front of the Canadiens net with just over a minute left in regulation time that led to the goal that sent the game into overtime. Steven Stamkos scored on the play and Ryan Malone, who had executed the trip that led to the tieing goal, then scored with 51-seconds left in overtime to win the game