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Evans traveling to Vegas with Canadiens for Golden Knights

Jun. 12, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal forward Jake Evans, who has not played since sustaining a concussion on a hit by Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele on June 2, will accompany the Canadiens to Las Vegas for their Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Golden Knights. Interim Canadiens...

Islanders-Lightning, Knights-Canadiens in uncertain final 4

Jun. 12, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

If the teams left in the NHL playoffs are sick and tired of facing the same opponents over and over, they are in luck in the semifinals. After exclusively divisional play this season and through the first two rounds, the hockey playoffs are down to a final four of teams...

Fine lines: Knights receive scoring help across all 4 units

Jun. 11, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

Max Pacioretty and the top line of Vegas are rolling right along. Same with William Karlsson's group on the second unit and right on down the lines. Bottom line: The Golden Knights are operating four highly productive lines heading into their...

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...

Bednar cleared to coach Avs after virus testing irregularity

Jun. 10, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

Jared Bednar was cleared to coach the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights after missing the morning skate Thursday because of a COVID-19 testing irregularity. An Avalanche spokesman confirmed Bednar will be behind the...

Road-ice advantage? Fans are back, visitors quieting them

Jun. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

Fans gave the Carolina Hurricanes a standing ovation after their team bowed out of the second round of the playoffs in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The crowd of 16,000-plus did not get much to cheer about on the ice before the final horn sounded because the...

Price is right in the Canadiens' run to NHL semifinal round

Jun. 09, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Don Nachbaur couldn’t help but reflect back on the cool, calm way Carey Price carried himself as a 16-year-old upon hearing the Montreal Canadiens’ goalie provide a short, to-the-point answer following his latest playoff shutout. “It’s fun,” Price simply said...

Toffoli's OT goal leads Canadiens to series sweep of Jets

Jun. 08, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored at 1:39 of overtime, lifting the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night and a four-game sweep of their second-round playoff series. Toffoli took a cross-crease pass from Cole Caufield and beat...

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...

Jets' Scheifele says family has been abused for hit on Evans

Jun. 04, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Winnipeg Jets star Mark Schiefele is willing to accept his four-game suspension for his crushing blow that sent Montreal's Jake Evans off the ice on a stretcher. What’s not acceptable, he says, is the abuse directed at his family. ...