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Habs plan to trade Max Pacioretty as soon as possible: report

The Montreal Canadiens will not negotiate a contract extension with captain Max Pacioretty and now intend to trade him, according to a report from The Athletic on Tuesday. Citing an NHL source, the report says general manager Marc Bergevin told Pacioretty — who is entering the final year of his contract — there will be no contract negotiations and the ...

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NHL draft: Sabres take Dahlin No.1, Habs select Kotkaniemi third

The draft has become one of the most highly-anticipated days on the NHL calendar in the league’s salary cap era. Unlike the trade deadline and the start of free agency, teams have often made big splashes with deals involving star players or high picks. That didn’t happen Friday night. Dahlin joins Mats Sundin as the only Swedes taken with the ...

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Listless Habs allow Pens to clinch 12th straight playoff berth

Mike Sullivan knew the Stanley Cup hangover was coming. Even if the Pittsburgh Penguins coach danced around the phrase whenever the subject came up during the opening three months of the season as the two-time defending champions alternated between sizzling and sleepy. “The first part of the year was a bit… CBC | NHL News

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Brendan Gallagher pots pair as Habs double up Red Wings

Even with the Montreal Canadiens eliminated from playoff contention, Brendan Gallagher continues to battle hard every single game. Gallagher scored twice, including his 30th goal of the season, as the Canadiens defeated the visiting Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Monday. The feisty winger also notched his 48th and 49th points of the season. His previous career high was 47. Montreal ...

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Niemi shuts out Sabres for rare bright spot in bleak week for Habs

Upon handing the puck to Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi in honor of his 35-save performance, defenceman Karl Alzner had a hard time believing how long it has been since his teammate’s last shutout. It’s been more than two years. “It’s hard to believe as good of a goalie as he is for that to be the case,” Alzner said, Friday ...

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Panthers shut out Habs to inch closer to playoffs

The Florida Panthers are inching closer to a playoff spot. Roberto Luongo’s 28-save shutout lifted the Panthers to a 2-0 victory over the injury-riddled Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. It left them three points back of New Jersey for the eighth and last Eastern Conference playoff spot with two games in hand on the Devils. Florida beats Montreal 2-0, Roberto ...

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Habs can't overcome Patric Hornqvist's big night in loss to Penguins

It was only a matter of time before the relentless Pittsburgh Penguins broke through Montreal’s defences for good. Montreal kept the Penguins at bay for two periods but couldn’t hold them off in the third, as Pittsburgh defeated the Canadiens 5-3 on Thursday. The game was tied 3-3 going into the final frame. “Line after line they come at you,” ...

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Devils pile on Habs as Taylor Hall extends point streak to 26

There’s no stopping Taylor Hall, unquestionably the New Jersey Devils’ most valuable player in their quest to end a five-year playoff drought. Hall extended his point-scoring streak to 19 games, Travis Zajac scored two power-play goals and the Devils snapped a three-game skid with a 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Hall’s consecutive-points streak is the longest ...

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Bruins complete comeback in OT to sweep season series with Habs

Brad Marchand waited patiently along the boards, sizing up the situation before swooping around the net and finding his spot to shoot. Marchand scored 2:06 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 comeback win over the Canadiens on Saturday. Brad Marchand’s 60th point of the season was the overtime-winner, as Boston beats Original Six-rival Montreal on Saturday ...

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