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'They never quit': Canadiens fall short in Cup Final

Jul. 08, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

Brendan Gallagher lowered his head and began wiping tears from his scarred face, having difficulty accepting the sudden finality of the Montreal Canadiens' season being over. Already the inspirational leader of the franchise, Gallagher provided the voice to the bitter...

`Crazy' Canadiens familiar with staring down adversity

Jul. 06, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — During a season that has been anything but normal for Dominique Ducharme, the Montreal Canadiens interim coach finds it somehow apt his team is flying into a potential hurricane for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. “It’s no surprise anymore,”...

Richardson set to hand Habs coaching duties back to Ducharme

Jul. 01, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Canadiens assistant Luke Richardson is preparing to hand back the coaching duties to Dominique Ducharme for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final. Ducharme, the team’s interim head coach, spent the past two weeks in mandatory quarantine after...

Lightning vs. Canadiens in 1st all-East Cup Final since 1980

Jun. 26, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

After gutting out a tough series to get to the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning shouldn't have to change their style of play to match up against the Montreal Canadiens. They won't have to change time zones, either. While teams in the Eastern...

Canadiens coach Ducharme to return for Game 3 of Cup Final

Jun. 26, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme will have to wait until Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning to rejoin his team after testing positive for COVID-19. Remaining symptom-free, Ducharme updated...

One trophy ignored, Canadiens shift focus to the Stanley Cup

Jun. 25, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Shea Weber and the Montreal Canadiens kept their hands off the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, and even rookie Cole Caufield had no interest in touching it. “Obviously there’s a bigger one out there that we’re...