Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Sep 11, 2014

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Saku Koivu has retired after an 18-year NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens. The four-time Finnish Olympic medalist and cancer survivor announced his decision through the NHL players’ association on Wednesday. The Ducks decided they wouldn’t attempt to re-sign Koivu ...

Rangers blank Canadiens, advance to Stanley Cup finals

May 30, 2014

Rangers blank Canadiens, advance to Stanley Cup finals

Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed to be. After one of the toughest games of his career, the New York goalie bounced back with a performance that put the Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals. Lundqvist wasn’t overly busy in stopping ...

Canadiens stay alive, force Game 6

May 28, 2014

Canadiens stay alive, force Game 6

Rene Bourque scored three goals and the Montreal Canadiens chased goalie Henrik Lundqvist to beat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Tuesday, staving off elimination in the Eastern Conference final. The Rangers, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, will have another chance to earn ...

St. Louis the hero again as Rangers beat Habs

May 26, 2014

St. Louis the hero again as Rangers beat Habs

Martin St. Louis found another way to lift up his New York Rangers teammates. This time he carried them within one win of the Stanley Cup finals. What St. Louis lacks in physical size, he compensates with heart. Since he rejoined the club one ...

Habs slip past Rangers in OT

May 23, 2014

Habs slip past Rangers in OT

Dustin Tokarski has two days to relax, and he won’t have to come up with any more answers about whether he is ready for the Stanley Cup playoff stage. His play on Thursday night against the New York Rangers did all the talking and ...

Rangers take 2-0 series lead

May 20, 2014

Rangers take 2-0 series lead

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading back to New ...

Rangers pound Canadiens in Game 1

May 18, 2014

Rangers pound Canadiens in Game 1

Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers had a reason to smile in the midst of a weekend of sadness. St. Louis, who will attend his mother’s funeral with his teammates on Sunday, scored the opening goal of the Eastern Conference finals to ...

Montreal puts away Boston

May 15, 2014

Montreal puts away Boston

Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs — their first postseason series victory in four years — they knew that a more difficult challenge was next. The Boston Bruins. Their Original Six rival. The defending Eastern Conference champions ...

Habs deliver clutch victory

May 13, 2014

Habs deliver clutch victory

Old rivals Montreal and Boston are going to another Game 7. The Canadiens kept up a strong pace and produced their best effort of the playoffs and Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist and Carey Price made 26 saves in a 4-0 ...

Bruins push Habs to brink

May 11, 2014

Bruins push Habs to brink

It took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. They needed only 32 seconds to do it again. Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back advantages to help the Bruins snap an 0-for-39 ...

Bruins down Canadiens in OT to tie series 2-2

May 9, 2014

Bruins down Canadiens in OT to tie series 2-2

Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta. Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, the 23-year-old Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston ...

Subban, Habs down Bruins

May 7, 2014

Subban, Habs down Bruins

P.K. Subban has picked the right time to go on an offensive tear. The 2013 Norris Trophy winner had his third straight two-point game with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens held off the Boston Bruins for a 4-2 victory Tuesday ...