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Canadiens' Paul Byron suspended 3 games for charging

Jan. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for charging Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar. Byron was assessed a minor penalty for charging in the second period of Montreal's 5-1 home victory Tuesday night. The...

Niemi makes 52 saves, Canadiens stop Panthers 5-1

Jan. 15, 2019 11:59 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Antti Niemi experienced two firsts in net for the Montreal Canadiens. First, Niemi made a career-high 52 stops as the Canadiens extended their win streak to three games with a 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. Niemi finished one save shy of the Canadiens' franchise record for saves in...

Correction: Met Opera-New Music Director story

Jan. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Associated Press, based on information provided by the Metropolitan Opera, erroneously reported Pierre Tourville is Nezet-Seguin's husband. They are partners but not married. A corrected version of the story is below: By RONALD BLUM...

Petry swats in OT winner to lead Montreal past Boston 3-2

Jan. 14, 2019 11:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Somewhere along the way, Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry must have learned a little baseball, too. The son of major league pitcher Dan Petry scored the game-winner just 15 seconds into overtime on Monday night, batting the puck out of the air and past Tuukka Rask to give Montreal a 3-2...

43 to hospital after suspected carbon monoxide leak

Jan. 14, 2019 3:46 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A suspected carbon monoxide leak at a Montreal primary school led to the hospitalization of 35 children and eight adults Monday. A spokesman for the ambulance service said students at Ecole des Decouvreurs in the Canadian city's LaSalle neighborhood reported nausea, dizziness and vomiting....

Eriksson, Canucks deal Panthers 6th straight loss, 5-1

Jan. 13, 2019 11:59 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks used their last game against the Florida Panthers as motivation for Sunday's rematch. "We've got some bad blood with them," Vancouver defenseman Ben Hutton said. "Obviously, everyone knows that." When the teams last met in October, Vancouver's star...

Price stops 28 shots, Canadiens beat Avalanche 3-0

Jan. 12, 2019 11:45 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens needed a full-team effort to shut down the NHL's best offensive line. Carey Price stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night. Brett Kulak, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jordie Benn all scored in the...

Stamkos breaks late tie, Lightning beat Sabres 5-3

Jan. 12, 2019 11:03 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Stamkos broke a tie with 5:16 remaining in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored, and Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots. The Lightning have won 18 of...

Avalanche coach, star center appear to make peace

Jan. 11, 2019 4:49 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star center Nathan MacKinnon and coach Jared Bednar appear to have made peace. The two are playing down a dispute caught on camera on the bench Wednesday night in Calgary. They spoke Friday, a day before Colorado plays the Montreal Canadiens. MacKinnon seemed to be...

Rookie Binnington makes 28 saves, Blues top Canadiens 4-1

Jan. 11, 2019 12:08 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington has played in 204 minor league games, plenty of time to wonder if he'd ever make an NHL start. The long wait was worth it for the rookie St. Louis Blues goaltender. Binnington made 28 saves and Oskar Sundqvist added a goal and an assist to lead the Blues to a 4-1 win over...