Latest Montreal Canadiens News

Dvorak scores 2, Montembeault saves 48, Montreal tops Dallas

Jan. 19, 2022 00:59 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Christian Dvorak scored twice, Sam Montembeault made a career-high 48 saves for his second win of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 Tuesday night for their third road win. Dvorak and Michael Pezzetta scored 22 seconds apart in the second...

NHL pioneer O'Ree 'overwhelmed' as No. 22 raised to rafters

Jan. 18, 2022 20:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 now has a permanent home in Boston's TD Garden. The first Black player to appear in an NHL game, O’Ree became the 12th player in franchise history to have his number retired prior to the Bruins’ matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes on...

Montreal Canadiens hire player agent Kent Hughes as GM

Jan. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens hired player agent Kent Hughes as their general manager Tuesday, hoping he can turn around a team with the worst record in the NHL. The 51-year-old Montreal native replaces Marc Bergevin, who was fired Nov. 28 following the Canadiens' poor...

NHL pioneer O'Ree says having Bruins retire jersey an honor

Jan. 17, 2022 21:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Willie O’Ree has experienced many honors during his lifetime, from becoming the NHL's first Black player in 1958 with the Boston Bruins to being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018. But the 86-year-old says having his No. 22 jersey retired in Boston on...

Coyotes send Canadiens to 6th straight loss, 5-2

Jan. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Schmaltz and Johan Larsson each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes stretched the Montreal Canadiens' losing streak to six games with a 5-2 win on Monday. “We had a little something going tonight,” Schmaltz said. “We're just trying to...

Julien named coach, Doan GM of Canada's Olympic hockey team

Jan. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Claude Julien was named coach of Canada's men's hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and Shane Doan was named general manager. Doan and Julien replace St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, who vacated their positions on the...

Kurashev, Blackhawks sink NHL-worst Canadiens in OT

Jan. 14, 2022 00:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Philipp Kurashev scored 2:24 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Thursday night. Montreal, a defending Stanley Cup finalist, has dropped five straight and is 1-9-3 in its past 13 games. The Canadiens are 7-24-5 overall and fell...

Marchand has hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 5-1

Jan. 12, 2022 22:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand skated around the ice, waiting for the cleanup crew to gather up the hats tossed over the glass to celebrate his fifth career hat trick. He stopped to pick up a wide-brimmed purple number that will be signed by the team, dated and added to his...

Lukas Reichel set for NHL debut with Chicago Blackhawks

Jan. 12, 2022 17:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Top prospect Lukas Reichel is slated for his NHL debut when the Chicago Blackhawks host Montreal on Thursday night. Reichel, 19, was added to Chicago's taxi squad Wednesday after he was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League. Interim coach Derek King...

Formers Canadiens GM Bergevin joins Kings as senior advisor

Jan. 09, 2022 22:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin joined the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday as a senior advisor. Bergevin was fired by Montreal on Nov. 28, ending a 10-year run with the Canadiens. “I’ve enjoyed my time away, but I’m...