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Kotkaniemi scores in Montreal return, Hurricanes win 4-1

Oct. 21, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first goal for Carolina in his return to Montreal, helping the Hurricanes beat the winless Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night. The 21-year-old Kotkaniemi left the Canadiens for the Hurricanes over the summer after signing a...

Rookie Dahlen scores twice, Sharks blank Canadiens 5-0

Oct. 20, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rookie Jonathan Dahlen scored his first two goals in his second career game, and the San Jose Sharks blanked the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Tuesday night. Erik Karlsson and Timo Meir each had a goal and two assists for the Sharks. Kevin Labanc also...

Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi primed for Montreal return

Oct. 19, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — After signing a surprising offer sheet in restricted free agency with the Carolina Hurricanes in late August, Jesperi Kotkaniemi waited seven days to see if the Montreal Canadiens would match the one-year, $6.1 million deal. “That week went really...

Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1

Oct. 17, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant. Lafreniere, the top...

Sabres, minus Eichel, open season with 5-1 rout of Canadiens

Oct. 14, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At 40 and opening his 19th NHL season, Sabres goalie Craig Anderson has been around long enough to realize it’s not about what star players a team might be missing, or how inexperienced the roster. “I think first and foremost, it's not what you...

Maple Leafs agree to helmet decal deal with TikTok

Oct. 13, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs sported TikTok decals on their helmets Wednesday night for the season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The team’s parent company announced a deal with TikTok earlier Wednesday for the social media platform’s logo to...

Canucks trade Juolevi to Panthers for Lammikko, Juulsen

Oct. 10, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks traded Finnish defenseman Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers on Sunday for Finnish forward Juho Lammikko and B.C. defenseman Noah Juulsen. Selected fifth overall in the 2016 NHL draft, the 23-year-old Juolevi...

Montreal star Carey Price steps away for mental health help

Oct. 08, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association joint player assistance program, a stunning announcement Thursday less than a week before the start of the season and just three months after the former NHL MVP backstopped Montreal...

Golden Knights enter new era with same high expectations

Sep. 29, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are no longer the NHL’s shiny new toy. That honor now belongs to the expansion Seattle Kraken. With only seven players left from the inaugural roster that reached the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and the...

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...