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Caufield, college stars add 'young energy' to NHL playoffs

Jun. 11, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

When the Montreal Canadiens were one goal away from being eliminated in the first round, and then again when they were one goal away from reaching the Stanley Cup semifinals, Cole Caufield set up the overtime winner each time. Caufield was dominating college hockey just...

Canadiens rout Jets 5-1 to take 3-0 series lead

Jun. 06, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Joel Armia had two goals and an assist, Carey Price made 26 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Corey Perry, Artturi Lehkonen and Nick Suzuki also...

Canadiens' Game 1 win tempered by late hit on Jake Evans

Jun. 03, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Eric Staal scored early goals and Montreal beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the second-round series, a victory tempered by a scary late-game hit on Canadiens center Jake Evans. Playing on his...

Price has 30 saves, Canadiens top Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 7

Jun. 01, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens faced elimination three times against the Toronto Maple Leafs. And they brushed off the pressure each time. Carey Price made 30 saves and the Canadiens advanced to the second round by beating the Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 7 on Monday...

Leafs captain John Tavares leaves hospital; out indefinitely

May. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares was discharged from the hospital Friday, one day after leaving the ice on a stretcher following a knee to his head. Coach Sheldon Keefe said after practice that Tavares had a concussion and will be out...

Wild RW Johansson out with broken arm after Game 3 injury

May. 21, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild right wing Marcus Johansson has a broken left arm that will take him out of the playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Johansson was hurt in the first period of Game 3, when he approached the net and appeared to trip on...

Bruins bolster playoff push, acquire Taylor Hall from Sabres

Apr. 12, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Taylor Hall hopes a fresh start with the Boston Bruins can boost his confidence after three dreadful months with the Buffalo Sabres. The opportunity to join a team making a late-season playoff push should help after the NHL’s 2018 MVP was...

Quarantine requirements make for uneven NHL trade deadline

Apr. 12, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

Nick Foligno is leaving his family back in Columbus to join Toronto and will have to isolate for seven days before getting on the ice for the Maple Leafs. He will miss at least five games. Taylor Hall hopped in his car to drive from Buffalo to Boston and expected to be in...

Panthers fill hole on defense; acquire Montour from Sabres

Apr. 10, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. For Buffalo, the last-place Sabres continued selling off assets by acquiring a...

Sabres sitting Taylor Hall in anticipation he'll be traded

Apr. 06, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are taking the precautionary step of scratching forward Taylor Hall for their game at New Jersey on Tuesday night in anticipation the NHL's 2018 MVP will will be traded in the coming days. Team spokesman Chris Dierken announced...