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Monday, January 31, 2011

Highlights (NHL ALL-STARS)Team Lidstrom VS Team Staal


                                   Team Lidstrom 11-10 Team Staal

Scoring Summary

1st Period

TimeTeamPlayer (Assists)Score
00:50Team StaalAlex Ovechkin (1) (Zdeno Chara, Mike Green)1-0 Team Staal
02:48Team StaalPaul Stastny (1) (Patrick Sharp, David Backes)2-0 Team Staal
03:20Team StaalPatrik Elias (1) (Paul Stastny, Mike Green)3-0 Team Staal
05:41Team StaalClaude Giroux (1) (Patrick Sharp, David Backes)4-0 Team Staal
10:50Team LidstromAnze Kopitar (1) (Shea Weber)4-1 Team Staal
13:17Team LidstromDustin Byfuglien (1) (Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith)4-2 Team Staal
16:07Team LidstromLoui Eriksson (1) (Jonathan Toews)4-3 Team Staal
16:30Team LidstromMatt Duchene (1) (Nicklas Lidstrom, Shea Weber)4-4
TimeTeamPenalty Details
No Penalties

2nd Period

TimeTeamPlayer (Assists)Score
01:18Team StaalPatrick Sharp (1) (Claude Giroux)5-4 Team Staal
06:10Team StaalKris Letang (1) (Daniel Sedin, Alex Ovechkin)6-4 Team Staal
10:08Team LidstromAnze Kopitar (2) (Loui Eriksson, Martin Havlat)6-5 Team Staal
14:11Team LidstromSteven Stamkos (1) (Martin St Louis, Brad Richards)6-6
15:31Team LidstromDanny Briere (1) (Henrik Sedin, Shea Weber)7-6 Team Lidstrom
TimeTeamPenalty Details
No Penalties

3rd Period

TimeTeamPlayer (Assists)Score
03:49Team StaalEric Staal (1) (Corey Perry, Rick Nash)7-7
08:46Team StaalKris Letang (2) (Patrik Elias, Jeff Skinner)8-7 Team Staal
09:57Team LidstromDanny Briere (2) (Henrik Sedin, Shea Weber)8-8
10:45Team LidstromJonathan Toews (1) (Loui Eriksson, Martin Havlat)9-8 Team Lidstrom
13:53Team LidstromMartin St Louis (1) (Brent Burns)10-8 Team Lidstrom
15:11Team StaalRick Nash (1) (Corey Perry, Zdeno Chara)10-9 Team Lidstrom
18:49Team LidstromLoui Eriksson (2) (Jonathan Toews, Martin Havlat)11-9 Team Lidstrom
19:26Team StaalEric Staal (2) (Dan Boyle, David Backes)11-10 Team Lidstrom
TimeTeamPenalty Details
06:13Team StaalAlex Ovechkin: 0 minutes, ps-thow object at puck

Team Staal Skaters

Patrick Sharp5120032013:301210
David Backes2030030013:361100
Eric Staal8200020016:481365
Kris Letang320002-1018:191300
Rick Nash4110020015:201100
Paul Stastny3110021015:341168
Alex Ovechkin211002-2016:021200
Claude Giroux211002-1013:161177
Patrik Elias1110020015:441100
Zdeno Chara1020021021:071400
Corey Perry0020020016:021200
Mike Green0020020021:151500
Jeff Skinner401001-1014:421100
Dan Boyle3010010021:541400
Daniel Sedin201001-1015:111102
Ryan Kesler400000-1015:471144
Erik Karlsson1000000020:241400
Marc Staal100000-2017:011300

Team Staal Goalies

Henrik Lundqvist21-16-3314110.78518:36
Cam Ward22-15-5414100.71420:00
Carey Price24-16-5316130.81220:00

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Saturday, January 29, 2011


Selection Team Staal Team Lidstrom
Captain Eric Staal (Hurricanes) Nicklas Lidstrom (Red Wings)
Alternate Captain Mike Green (Capitals) Martin St. Louis (Lightning)
Alternate Captain Ryan Kesler (Canucks) Patrick Kane (Blackhawks)
1st Cam Ward (Hurricanes) Steven Stamkos (Lightning)
2nd Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) Duncan Keith (Blackhawks)
3rd Daniel Sedin (Canucks) Henrik Sedin (Canucks)
4th Zdeno Chara (Bruins) Shea Weber (Predators)
5th Rick Nash (Blue Jackets) Tim Thomas (Bruins)
6th Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers) Daniel Briere (Flyers)
7th Marc Staal (Rangers) Dustin Byfuglien (Thrashers)
8th Patrick Sharp (Blackhawks) Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks)
9th Dan Boyle (Sharks) Marc-Andre Fleury (Penguins)
10th Carey Price (Canadiens) Jonas Hiller (Ducks)
11th Jeff Skinner (Hurricanes) Brad Richards (Stars)
12th Kris Letang (Penguins) Keith Yandle (Coyotes)
13th Claude Giroux (Flyers) Brent Burns (Wild)
14th Erik Karlsson (Senators) Martin Havlat (Blackhawks)
15th Corey Perry (Ducks) Anze Kopitar (Kings)
16th Patrik Elias (Devils) Matt Duchene (Avalanche)
17th David Backes (Blues) Loui Eriksson (Stars)
18th Paul Stastny (Avalanche) Phil Kessel (Maple Leafs)

Team Lidstrom

Position Player NHL Team
G Tim Thomas Boston Bruins
G Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins
G Jonas Hiller Anaheim Ducks
D C- Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings
D Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks
D Shea Weber Nashville Predators
D Dustin Byfuglien Atlanta Thrashers
D Keith Yandle Phoenix Coyotes
D Brent Burns Minnesota Wild
F A- Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning
F A - Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks
F Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning
F Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks
F Daniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers
F Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks
F Brad Richards Dallas Stars
F Martin Havlat Chicago Blackhawks
F Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings
F Matt Duchene Colorado Avalanche
F Loui Eriksson Dallas Stars
F Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs

Team Staal

Position Player NHL Team
G Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes
G Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers
G Carey Price Montreal Canadiens
D A - Mike Green Washington Capitals
D Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
D Marc Staal New York Rangers
D Dan Boyle San Jose Sharks
D Kris Letang Pittsburgh Penguins
D Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators
F C - Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes
F A - Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks
F Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals
F Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks
F Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets
F Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks
F Jeff Skinner Carolina Hurricanes
F Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers
F Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks
F Patrik Elias New Jersey Devils
F David Backes St. Louis Blues
F Paul Stastny Colorado Avalanche

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 22nd, 2011 Inside Hockey featuring Anaheim Duck Saku Koivu Hocke...

Saku Koivu Standing ovation in Bell center

Highlights: Ducks @ Canadiens


(27-20-4) Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Montreal Canadiens (27-17-5)
                                         Final SO

Last night in Montreal, it was a memorable night for Saku Koivu, as he made his return to Montreal. The players from both teams left the ice at the start of the game so Koivu can enjoy his standing ovation with the fans. He raised his stick high over his head. You could see the emotion in his face. He was happy to be back."For some reason I was so nervous before the game that physically I didn't feel well," Koivu said. "But I got my legs going as the game went on.It was maybe the toughest game I've ever played." Koivu was the second longest captain in team history with 9 years. It was good that he got that standing ovation.

But there was a game to be played and it was a good one. It was a faced past game to start and the Ducks got the first goal on the powerplay from Fowler (his 4th) to make it 1-0 after 1. Then in the second, Koivu took a 2 minute penalty for interference, so the Habs went on the powerplay. Paciorety would score from the side of the net to tie the game. But 5 minutes after that Ryan would give the Ducks the lead on a rebound shot that beat Carey Price. Then in the final minute of the second with the Ducks on the powerplay, Koivu's shot was stopped but  Perry would put home the rebound to make it 3-1 after 2.

But in the third with under 7 minutes to go, Darche would score to cut the lead to 1. Then with 15 seconds to play Paciorety would tie the game on a rebound on the powerplay with Koivu in the box once again. So were off to overtime. Overtime solved nothing so were off to a shootout. There was only one goal in the shootout and that goal came from Perry as the Ducks won this game in Koivu's return.

Koivu was given his second standing ovation of the game when he was voted second star by the fans."It didn't go the way we planned with the late goal and getting called for three penalties, but the reaction I got from the fans -- there's no words to describe how I felt at the end," Koivu said. "I'll remember that the rest of my life."

Benoit Pouliot MTL Save
Corey Perry ANA Save
Andrei Kostitsyn MTL Save
Bobby Ryan ANA Goal
Brian Gionta MTL Miss

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Tonight in Montreal, former Habs captain Saku Koivu  will return to the Bell Centre this time as a Anaheim Duck. Koivu played in Montreal for 13 seasons, 9 as captain with Montreal. He was the 27th Captain in Habs history and he was the second longest right next to John Beliveau. He had 641 points as a Canadien and he is going to make his return tonight."There was a lot of mixed feelings and emotions involved when I thought about returning here. So many things happened here. I've spent the majority of my adult life here in Montreal, a lot more than in Finland where I'm from," Koivu said.

"It's been kind of emotional. When the schedule came out in late July, obviously I circled that date, when we would be in Montreal. But it felt miles away, at the end of January. I had all this time to prepare myself and get ready. And then last night in Toronto, after the game, it's two nights from now and then I started getting a little nervous and emotional." Saku Koivu was a great Captain of the Canadiens and I think he will get a standing ovation from the Fans tonight.

But there's more talk about number 11 (which is currently being worn by Scott Gomez) being retired in Koivu's honer once he retires. But the standards are high in Montreal when it comes to that. If he had won a stanley cup or at least went to the final it would probably be a guarantee but since he didn't it's unknown if it would ever get retired. If it is retired it would be for more reasons like for example, winning his fight with Cancer or for the raising of $8 million for the purchase of a PET Scan machine. But this will all be sorted out once he retires. For now lets just watch the game.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Highlights: Canadiens @ Senators


(27-17-4) Montreal Canadiens 7-1 Ottawa Senators (17-25-7)

Last night in Ottawa, it was a embarrassing night for the Senators as they lost 7-1.It started early in the first period when Pouliot had a breakaway and roofed it over top of Mike Brodeur to make it 1-0. Shortly after that Plekanec would score from the slot to make it 2-0. Kelly would score for the Sens to cut the lead to 1 after one. But in the second the Habs would take the game by storm. As Brian Gionta reiecevd a centering pass and he snaped it past Brodeur to make it 3-1. As the Habs went on the Powerplay and Paciorety would score to make it 4-1.That's it for Brodeur (who gave up 4 goals on 15 shots) as Elliot would come in to replace him. But it wouldn't do any better.Then Plekanec would score his second of the game to make it 5-1  after 2 periods.

In the third, the Canadiens would add 2 more goals from Kostitsyn and Subban as they would take the win. 7-1 is your final."I can't explain it," said Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. "We're not making good decisions with (the puck) and part of it because we don't want to make mistakes.We try to make plays we normally wouldn't and instead of just making the open play we're complicating things and it's costing us."In relief for the Senators in the loss, Elliot made 17 saves on 20 shots. In the win, Carey Price made 33 saves."You could see when they scored their goal that they were working to get back into the game," Pouliot said."

"They weren't playing bad but when we got those two quick goals in the second it just knocked them down. After that we just took control of the game and did our job. Everyone contributed to this win." The Habs next game will be tonight against Saku Koivu and the Ducks.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


In the 2-1 overtime loss, the Habs didn`t get just a loss. As they lost Max Pacioretty to a upper body injury. Nobody knows for sure what it is yet. He was on a IV and was rapped tight in the blankets as he was taken to hospital. The injury was sufferd from a point shot by Wisinewski.But he did join his team after the game. 1 minute before that injury, Mike Cammalleri was pushed into the boards by Mike Weber and sufferd a Shoulder injury and will be out for 2 weeks.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Highlights: Canadiens @ Sabres


(26-17-4) Montreal Canadiens 1-2 Buffalo Sabres (20-20-5)
                                               Final Ot

Last night in Buffalo, the Habs started the game on a bad note. Early on, Cammalleri was driven into the boards hard by Mike Weber and he would leave the game with a separated shoulder. Then with the Habs on the powerplay James Wisineskis shot will hit Paciorety right in the rib cage and he would leave the game on a stretcher and not return. Still on the powerplay though, and Hamirlik`s shot was tipped in by Desharnais. Then with 40 seconds  to go Subban took a shot off the leg and he limped of the ice but he would return.So,the Habs up by 1 after 1. Then with the Sbres on the powerplay in the second, Tyler Ennis would put it home to tie the game. No scoring in the third, but Gomez took a late high sticking penalty.

So insueing powerplay, Vanek plays it to Pominville and he puts it home as the Sabres take this one 2-1 is the final."It almost feels like a win, getting that point," said Price. "I felt like we were battling uphill all game.Our guys played hard and we had to earn it." In the loss, Price made 37 saves on 39 shots. As for Miller, he made 29 saves in the win."Gerbe did a great job getting the penalty to get that power play," Ennis said about the Gomez penalty. "When you get a chance in overtime like that, you have to bury it.It was big for us for Pommer to do that." The Habs next game will be Friday against the Senators.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Highlights: Flames @ Canadiens


(20-20-6) Calgary Flames 4-5 Montreal Canadiens (26-17-3)

Last night in Montreal, it was quit a game between the Habs and Flames. But only one team came out on top. That team was the Canadiens. So lets now take you back to the start of this game. Just 3 minutes in, Lars Eller opened the scoring with his 3rd of the year. Then 10 minutes in Cammalleri took a slashing penalty. Auld and the Canadiens kept the puck out of the net. Then just as the penalty ended Cammalleri reiceved a break a way pass from Halpern and Cammalleri shot the puck right upstairs to make it 2-0 after one.Then just 2 minutes into the second, Kostitsyn made it 3-0. Just 2 minutes after that Halpern made it 4-0.

That was it for Kiprusoff as he gave up 4 goals on 17 shots. So in comes Karlesson. The goalie change made Calgary regain life as Bourque scored with 7 minutes to play in the second to cut the lead to 3. But they wern't done. With 2 minutes to play in the second they cut the lead to 2 goals with a tip in by Iginla. Then just 3 minutes into the third, Kotalik would cut the lead to one. Then former Hab, Alex Tanguay would tie it up on a deke from in front of the net. So Aulds done for the night as he gave up 4 goals on 24 shots. So Price would come in. This game would need overtime.

In Overtime, Gomez came in all by himeself and waited for Subban and then played it to Subban, who would roof it pass Karlesson as the Habs picked up the 2 points. Karlesson made 11 saves on 12 shots as he gets credit for the ot loss. As for the Habs, Price got credit for the win as he stopped all 4 shots he faced. That win for Price was his league leading 23rd of the year (Price has a record of  23-15-3). After the game there was much to talk about the winning goal."I scored the goal, I did a celebration," said Subban. "I wish I had just put my stick up, but that's something I've always dreamed of -- scoring the winner in overtime.

"He scored the goal and he can do whatever he wants," said Flames winger Alex Tanguay. "I think it's a good thing. It creates excitement for the fans." Even though the Habs blew the lead I think they deserved to win. Having said that, they should have won in regulation not in overtime. But overall, both teams played a good game. Not great, but good.The Habs next game will be tonight against the Sabres.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Highlights: Rangers @ Canadiens


(26-17-3) New York Rangers 2-3 Montreal Canadiens (25-17-3)

Last night in Montreal, the Habs were looking to get back on track after losing 5-2 to the Penguins and they did just that with there speed. In the first period with the Habs down 1-0 (goal by Boyle), the Canadiens just took complete control with chance after chance, save after save. But it would lead to a penalty. So with the Habs on the powerplay, Roman Hamirlik slapped it home past Lundquist to tie the game.

Then with the Habs on another powerplay just a few minutes after the gaol, the Habs would strike again with a pass from Wisineski to Subban and to Plekanec at the side of the net who would tap in his 14th of the year. The Habs got there second powerplay goal of the game. Prior to this game the Habs just had 1 powerplay in there last 4 games.On a B-Side note,  with that goal by Plekanec, he has 13 goals on home ice and just 1 on the road.

The Canadiens just wouldn``t stop in that first period as they would add one more goal which was from Kostitsyn to make it 3-1. But in the second things would start to get out of hand. On one play Pouliot was pushed into Lundquist and Lundquist just went mad. As he jumped onto Pouliot and started throwing punches. Surprising enough, the goaltender did not get a penalty. So theres no score in the second. But in the third, the Rangers woke up as they cut the lead to 1 goal with a  goal from Zuccarello. The Rangers were shooting from everywhere but they couldn`t beat Price or the post as they would lose 3-2.

"I felt he didn't try to stop," said Lundqvist about the play when Pouliot ran into him. "But the energy in this building makes you want to jump guys sometimes. It's hard to stay calm.Seriously, it happens. During the season you always have people run into you, but as long as they try to stop, nothing happens."

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Today the NHL announced that Montreal Canadiens Goalie Carey Price has made one of the All Star teams.Price will be drafted by one of the 2 captains later this month in the NHL'S FIRST ANNUAL ALL-STAR DRAFT.
All-Star game roster

Corey Perry – Anaheim Ducks
Jarome Iginla – Calgary Flames
Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes
Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche
Rick Nash – Columbus Blue Jackets
Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars
Brad Richards – Dallas Stars
Ales Hemsky – Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias – New Jersey Devils
Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers
Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins
David Backes – St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Kesler – Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals
Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta Thrashers
Tobias Enstrom – Atlanta Thrashers
Zdeno Chara – Boston Bruins
Duncan Keith – Chicago Blackhawks
Nicklas Lidstrom – Detroit Red Wings
Brent Burns – Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber – Nashville Predators
Marc Staal – New York Rangers
Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators
Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins
Dan Boyle – San Jose Sharks
Mike Green – Washington Capitals

Jonas Hiller – Anaheim Ducks
Tim Thomas – Boston Bruins
Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes
Carey Price – Canadiens de MontrĂ©al
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers
Marc-Andre Fleury – Pittsburgh Penguins

Cam Fowler – Anaheim Ducks
Tyler Seguin – Boston Bruins
Tyler Ennis – Buffalo Sabres
Jeff Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes
Kevin Shattenkirk – Colorado Avalanche
Jordan Eberle – Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers
Evgeny Dadonov – Florida Panthers
Michael Grabner – New York Islanders
Derek Stepan – New York Rangers
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Phoenix Coyotes
Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks

Highlights: Canadiens @ Rangers


(24-16-3) Montreal Canadiens 2-1 New York Rangers (25-16-3)

Last night in New York, the Canadiens went down 1-0 early with a goal from Dubinsky. But they never gave up. Late in the second, Spaceks shot went off the skate of  Darche and into the net to tie the game. Then half way through the third, the Canadiens would get a goal from Pouliot to make it 2-1 that would be the game winner.In the win, Auld made 25 saves."We did a good job of sticking with our game plan. That early goal, we didn't get down about it. We stayed with it and kept coming," said Auld, 4-0-2 against the Rangers." My only loss here was a Shuttout loss."

In the loss, Lundquist made 36 saves but his Ranger team couldn't find a way to put it into the back of the Montreal net. Ever since the Rangers got that early 1-0 lead they began to sit back which lead Montreal to win the game. what teams have to know about Montreal is that even if they are down there not out, just look at the game prior to this one. Montreal gave Boston there first loss after leading after 2 periods by scoring 2 late goals. It doesn't matter how far behind in the game Montreal is, they still don't give up."We had opportunities to get it out early, we didn't," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "Then we just couldn't grab a hold of it."

The Habs next game will be tonight against the Penguins. Carey Price will get the start for Montreal.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Montreal Canadiens 2011 schedule
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Highlights: Bruins @ Canadiens


(21-12-7) Boston Bruins 2-3 Montreal Canadiens (23-16-3)

Last night in Montreal, the Habs and the Bruins battled to the end but only one team came out on top. That team was the Canadiens.The Habs got off to a bad start giving up 2 goals in the second to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead (both goals came from Bergeron)."We were down two goals, I don't think that's any reason for fans to go home," said Hal Gill. "Kirk Muller was one of the loudest voices on the bench saying this is why we play 60 minutes." So thanks to some good words by Muller the Habs didn't give up. Late in the third the Habs were on the powerplay, Gomez pass to Gionta didn't go to Gionta but it went in between the legs of Thomas (who didn't expect that pass to go on net) to cut the lead in half. With under 1 minute to play,Wisinewski's shot went off of Gionta and into the net to tie the game.

So they went to overtime. With under 2 minutes to play Pacioretty scores on Thomas upstairs to win the game for Montreal.After he scored he tapped Chara in the back. Chara didn't like it, so a scrum in sued. Chara ended up punching the ref in the face with his glove but the ref was ok. The NHL is expected to look at that. But anyway, Price was a key factor in the win as he made 27 saves."They found a way to win and we found a way to give it to them," said Boston coach Claude Julien. The Habs next game will be Tuesday against the Rangers on RDS.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

AHL: Bulldogs beat the Wolves 4-1

(21-12-1) Hamilton Bulldogs 4-1 Chicago Wolves (21-17-2)
Yesterday in Chicago, the Bulldogs went on the road seeking a win and they got just that as they won 4-1 against the Wolves. It all started in the first when the Bulldogs were shorthanded. St.Denis sent the puck up the ice to Dustin Boyd who came in on the right side and then cut across the crease and snuck it by Peter Mannino to make it 1-0 after one period. 41 seconds into the 2nd, Wyman scored to mae it 2-0. Wyman would add another goal that period to make it 3-0 going into the third.In the third, Klubernaz would add another goal to make it 4-0 on the powerplay. The Wolves would add 1 goal late but it wouldn't matter as the Bulldogs take this game 4-1 and will jump into 4th in the West.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Friday, January 7, 2011


Last night in Montreal, Canadiens Gm Pierre Gauthier announced that defensman Josh Gorges will undergo knee surgery to repair his right knee which will keep him out of the Habs lineup for the remainder of the season.Georges had 7 points (1 goal, 6 assits) this season in 36 games."Any time you lose a player it's a loss but in the case of Josh he's a strong leader and a great competitor," Gauthier said. "We knew this was coming, we knew after Dec. 26 when his knee locked on the ice on Long Island, and from that point on we knew we'd have to replace him." Gorges and Markov are out for the rest of the season and Hamirlik got injured in the Ot loss to the Thrashers and it is not known how long he will be out for as it's a undisclosed injury.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Highlights: Penguins @ Canadiens


(26-12-4) Pittsburgh Penguins 1-2 Montreal Canadiens (22-16-3)
                                            Final SO

Last night in Montreal, the Penguins were without Crosby (due to a mild concussion). So the question was how would they respond? Well, just 3 minutes into the game former Hab Arraon Asham scored to give the Pens the early lead. But Price kept the Habs in the game with 12 1st period saves. So the Habs responded with a goal from Pouliot in the second to tie the game. The game ended up going to a shootout.

The first 4 Montreal shooters were stopped as well were the Pens. But the Habs 5th shooter Benoit Pouliot, he would skate in and fake a shot and his left hand let go of the stick and he quickly dragged the puck to the other side and one handed the puck into the back of the net to make it 1-0 in the Canadiens first shootout of the season. Chris Kunitz would miss on the do or die attempt for Pittsburgh so the Habs won this game 2-1 is your final.

In the victory, Carey Price made 31 saves as for the Pens goalie(Johnson), made 22 saves in the loss."We won, we got the extra point and we got to keep going," Pouliot said. "It was a huge win, they are first in the East, and we battled through it, picked it up after the first and won the game." The Habs next game will be Saturday against the Bruins.

Michael Cammalleri MTL Save
Kris Letang PIT Save
P.K. Subban MTL Save
Pascal Dupuis PIT Save
Brian Gionta MTL Save
Evgeni Malkin PIT Miss
Andrei Kostitsyn MTL Miss
Mark Letestu PIT Save
Benoit Pouliot MTL  Goal
Chris Kunitz PIT Save

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Thursday, January 6, 2011

All Stars announced

RANK PLAYER TEAM number of votes
1 Sidney crosby 635,509
2 Jonathan Toews 407,676
3 EVgeni malkin 376,887

RANK PLAYER TEAM number of votes
2 Duncan Keith 382,162
RANK PLAYER TEAM number of votes
1 Marc-andré fleury 462,305

Sunday, January 2, 2011


(21-15-6) Atlanta Thrashers 4-3 Montreal Canadiens (21-16-3)
                                         Final Ot

Today in Montreal, the Canadiens fell behind the Thrashers 3 times and rallied back but they came up short in the end as Byfuglien scored in overtime to lead the Thrashers to a 4-3 overtime victory."I thought we played an all right game, we let them back every time we scored," said Byfuglien. "In overtime we got a power play and capitalized on it."In the loss, Plekanec, Subban and Gionta scored for the Habs and Price made 24 saves on 28 shots.As for the Thrashers, Pavolic made 47 saves on 50 shots in the win.He was the big reason why the Habs lost this game.

"Yeah a lot of shots, you know they play like that -- shooting the puck, driving to the net and trying to tip the puck," said Pavelec. "It was pretty good in our zone, it's great that we found a way to win." In the win. Kane and Peverley also scored."There's some good things to build off in this game and the game before," said Gionta. "We've got to stay positive and use those to our benefit. If you get 50 shots on net you have a pretty good chance to win." The Habs next game will be Thursday against the Penguins.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

Saturday, January 1, 2011