The Montreal Canadiens wrapped up their mini-road trip on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 regulation loss to the Minnesota Wild. The day before, the Habs defeated the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2. Despite the 1-1 record on the road trip, the Canadiens have struggled against both the Blues and Wild in recent
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Minnesota Wild won their second game of the season, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Sunday. Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Brad Hunt also scored for Minnesota, which matched its highest goal total through eight games this season.
The Maple Leafs have some roster decisions to make Sportsnet: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott and forward Zach Hyman are nearing a return. Both are eligible to come off the LTIR next Saturday. To activate either they are going to need to clear some roster spot(s) either by demotion, waivers or trade. The Leafs
Special teams are a very important aspect for any NHL team aspiring to make the playoffs. This is why the power play has been a hot topic for the Montreal Canadiens since having the dubious distinction of icing one of the worst power plays during the 2018-19 season. To make matters worse, to start this
Canadiens eyeing a Sharks defenseman? Kevin Kurz: The Montreal Canadiens have been scouting the San Jose Sharks this season. Elliotte Friedman reports the Canadiens are looking at left-handed defensemen. The Sharks have a left-handed defenseman who is from Montreal – Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Devils mailbag on Hall, the D, Boyle and Schneider Corey Masisak of The
How long will the New Jersey Devil be able to wait with Taylor Hall? Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The New Jersey Devils still plan on trying to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent Taylor Hall to a long-term contract extension. There is no reason to believe at this point that they are considering any other options.
In the summer of 2017, I sat in the stands of Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa, watching my son participate in the Waterloo Blackhawks USHL Futures Invite Camp. The on-ice instructor was former Waterloo Blackhawks standout and current Vancouver Canucks star, Brock Boeser. I leaned in to listen as Boeser talked to and coached these
MONTREAL — Brendan Gallagher scored a goal and added two assists as the Montreal Canadiens doubled the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday night at Bell Centre. Tomas Tatar, Jonathan Drouin, Philip Danault, Arturri Lehkonen, and Max Domi also scored for Montreal (2-1-2). Brayden Schenn, Samuel Blais, and Vince Dunn replied
Mats Naslund played a style of hockey that was far larger than his 5-foot-7, 160-pound frame. Possessing tremendous speed and an ability to generate offense seemingly on a whim, Naslund was the star forward for the Montreal Canadiens during the decade of the 1980s. Combining his skill, determination, and Nordic heritage, the fans of Montreal
“Too early” for Penguins to be looking at centermen Rob Rossi of The Athletic: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said that it is still “too early” to look into a trade for a centerman after the injuries to Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad. Penguins have some defensemen they could move TSN: Bob McKenzie on what
TORONTO — Paul Byron scored in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 on Saturday for their first win of the season. Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and John Tavares all failed to beat Carey Price in the shootout. Brendan Gallagher had a goal and two assists for Montreal (1-0-1). Phillip Danault and
Extension talks to start for some pending restricted free agents Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: From understanding, the New York Islanders and the agent for Mathew Barzal, J.P. Barry, have already established that they’d like to have contract extension talks this fall. Barzal’s numbers so far have him between Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. That
RALEIGH, N.C. — Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night in the teams’ opener. Erik Haula, making his debut with the Hurricanes, tied it at 3 with 13:05 left in regulation and Martin Necas scored with
The Islanders placed defenseman Hickey on waivers today David Pagnotta: The New York Islanders have been trying to trade defenseman Thomas Hickey since last season. He has three years on his deal at a $2.5 million salary cap hit. There may not have been a trade worth taking out there, so he’s on waivers today.
For today’s NHL rumors, there is news out of Toronto surrounding Auston Matthews and Taylor Hall has downplayed the progress of an extension with the New Jersey Devils. Plus, will the Pittsburgh Penguins move a goaltender to get under the salary cap? Are the Montreal Canadiens looking to move a forward? And finally, how does
The Avs and Rantanen closing the gap on a new deal Chris Johnston: Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent forward Mikko Rantanen is not skating with SC Bern anymore and is going back to Helskinki. It is believed that they are making progress on a contract. Pierre LeBrun: There is still some work to be done
MONTREAL — Prospect Nick Suzuki scored in overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators in the final preseason game for both teams. Phillip Danault, Tomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher scored in regulation for the Canadiens (5-2-0). Back after missing two games with a bruised left hand, Carey Price stopped
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news surrounding the Winnipeg Jets’ negotiations with restricted free agents Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine. There is also news out of Toronto from Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. Are the Montreal Canadiens serious about dealing Jonathan Drouin? Finally, are the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues making