Latest Montreal Canadiens News

AP source: Chicago aims for Canadiens assistant Richardson

Jun. 24, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are nearing a deal with Luke Richardson to become their next coach, turning to the former NHL defenseman to help lead their already painful rebuilding process. Richardson and the Blackhawks are working on a contract, according to a person...

Stanley Cup Final shows value of hitting on top draft picks

Jun. 18, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning's lean years helped them land Steven Stamkos with the first pick in the 2008 NHL draft and Victor Hedman second in 2009. Same for the Colorado Avalanche with Gabriel Landeskog going second in 2011, Nathan MacKinnon first in 2013 and Cale Makar fourth in 2017....

Colorado Avalanche ride two goalies into Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 10, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Matt Murray stepped on the ice on the first day of the 2017 NHL playoffs ready to lead the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup once again. He didn't make it to puck drop. An injury during warmups sidelined him for a month and turned the job over to Marc-Andre...

Bruins' Bergeron wins 5th Selke, still unsure about future

Jun. 05, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

Patrice Bergeron is the Selke Trophy winner as the NHL's best defensive forward for a record-breaking fifth time. The big question now is whether the Boston Bruins captain will go for a sixth. Bergeron accepted the award Sunday in the aftermath of surgery for a tendon...

Wright, Slafkovsky vie to become No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Jun. 03, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Shane Wright landed a steak dinner with the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL's pre-draft combine this week. Juraj Slafkovsky brought the sizzle. Whatever attributes separate the two players considered to be the top-ranked prospects, a lack of self-confidence...

Canadiens sign head coach St. Louis to 3-year extension

Jun. 01, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis officially became the 32nd head coach in Montreal Canadiens' history after signing a three-year contract extension on Wednesday, nearly four months after being named interim coach. St. Louis, 46, took over from Dominique Ducharme, who...

Two-time defending champion Lightning chasing NHL history

May. 21, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t want to get ahead of themselves in their bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The two-time defending champions are up 2-0 on the Presidents Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference...

Column: Maple Leafs now at 55 years since last championship

May. 16, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

As soon as the NHL expanded to more than six teams, and television sets started showing games in color, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in trouble. Once again, the hockey playoffs are moving on to the second round without the Maple Leafs, who will be watching the rest of the postseason...

Canadiens win NHL draft lottery; Devils move up to No. 2

May. 10, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

The Montreal Canadiens are not only hosting the NHL draft in July, they’ll have a chance to be the headliners after winning the draft lottery on Tuesday night. The Canadiens retain the right to the No. 1 pick, a bright spot after a turbulent season in which they changed coaches,...

Canadiens rout Panthers 10-2 in regular-season finale

Apr. 29, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Cole Caufield had his first NHL hat trick and the Montreal Canadiens routed the Presidents’ Trophy champion Florida Panthers 10-2 on Friday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. As Tyler Pitlick netted Montreal’s 10th goal, “Guy! Guy! Guy!”...