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Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates with teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Shea Weber (6) and Phillip Danault (24) after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Golden Knights 5-4

Jan. 18, 2020 11:54 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price went from dejection to jubilation in a matter of minutes. Price and the Montreal Canadiens squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Vegas...

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) celebrates his goal with teammates Patrik Laine (29) and Mark Scheifele (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian network kicks off 6 NHL broadcasts in Plains Cree

Jan. 18, 2020 3:11 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Clarence Iron believes he is on a divine mission to revitalize the Plains Cree language through hockey. He will be the play-by-play announcer with host Earl Wood and analyst John Chabot on Sunday night when APTN televises the Winnipeg Jets game in Chicago against the Blackhawks....

Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price, left, blocks a shot past Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kovalchuk, Price lead Canadiens past Flyers 4-1

Jan. 16, 2020 10:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few quick strikes and a rock-solid performance between the pipes by Carey Price is exactly what the Montreal Canadiens needed to remain within shouting distance in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice while Price recorded 40 saves as the Montreal Canadiens...

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford celebrates with teammate Duncan Keith after the Blackhawks defeated the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Smith scores twice, Blackhawks beat Canadiens 4-1

Jan. 16, 2020 12:21 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Corey Crawford doesn’t know why he plays well against his hometown team. The veteran goalie stopped 32 shots to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night. Crawford, from suburban Chateauguay, Quebec, improved to 11-2-2 against the Canadiens....

Detroit Red Wings right wing Filip Zadina (11) celebrates his goal with Adam Erne (73) in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Detroit. Detroit won 4-3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Zadina's late goal lifts Red Wings to 4-3 win over Canadiens

Jan. 7, 2020 11:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are the worst team in the NHL. They just happen to be very successful against the Montreal Canadiens. Filip Zadina scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:52 left in the third period, giving Detroit a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Tuesday night. “We needed this win...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Tanev (13) celebrates with teammate Teddy Blueger after scoring during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tanev’s OT goal lifts Penguins over Canadiens 3-2

Jan. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Teddy Blueger set up Brandon Tanev’s overtime goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins with a shot that turned into a juicy rebound. The Montreal Canadiens were stunned that officials let it stand. Tanev scored a disputed goal in overtime, lifting the Penguins over the Canadiens 3-2 Saturday...

Minor league goalie misses NHL call-up after losing passport

Jan. 4, 2020 9:31 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins minor league goalie Casey DeSmith missed a chance to join the NHL team in Montreal on Saturday because he lost his passport. The Penguins wanted to promote DeSmith from the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for Saturday's game against the Canadiens while they let Tristan Jarry...

Canadiens sign free-agent Kovalchuk to 1-year contract

Jan. 3, 2020 4:31 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens signed free-agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a one-year contract on Friday to offset several injuries. The struggling NHL club agreed to a two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL. Kovalchuk had nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) and 12...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is scored on by Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning extend win streak to 7 with 2-1 win over Canadiens

Jan. 2, 2020 11:30 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal coach Claude Julien felt a hot goaltender prevented the Canadiens from getting the result they deserved. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 38 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Canadiens on Thursday night. Montreal lost...

Calgary Flames right wing Michael Frolik, left, celebrates his goal with Flames center Zac Rinaldo (36) as Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jordan Oesterle (82) skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sabres trade Scandella to Montreal; acquire Flames' Frolik

Jan. 2, 2020 8:37 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill turned a defensive logjam into much-needed scoring depth with two trades Thursday to shake up his slumping team. Buffalo freed up salary cap space by trading defenseman Marco Scandella to the Montreal Canadiens for a fourth-round draft...