December 20, 2011
BOSTON — David Krejci scored off his skate to break a second-period tie, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 shots on Monday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Benoit Pouliot and Brad Marchand also scored for the Bruins, who have won five in a row and 19 of 22 since losing back-to-back games to Montreal at the end of October. Carey Price made 28 saves and Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal, which lost its third straight game — its second in a row since coach Jacques Martin was fired and replaced by Randy Cunneyworth.
May 3, 2013
Craig Anderson made 48 saves in a spectacular performance as the visiting Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens, 4-2, Thursday night in Game 1 of their playoff series. Jakob Silfverberg and Marc Methot scored early in the third period to give Ottawa a 3-2 lead. Erik Karlsson and Guillaume Latendresse also scored for the Senators, who were outshot, 50-31, but saw Anderson easily win the goaltending duel with Carey Price, who was beaten twice through the pads. Rene Bourque and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal, which set a team record for shots in a regulation-time playoff game.
June 17, 2010 |
Justine Henin reached the semifinals of the Unicef Open at Den Bosch, Netherlands, without dropping a set in the Wimbledon warmup tournament. Henin defeated Kristina Barrois 7-5, 6-3 to set up a match with fifth-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru , who beat Yaroslava Shvedova , 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. --- Kim Clijsters lost 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament at Eastbourne, England. Clijsters dropped just three games in her opening two matches but the Belgian player struggled against Azarenka, who reeled off four games in a row to close out the match.
October 5, 2010 |
The meek inherited the East, if not the earth, in the playoffs last spring. The top-seeded Washington Capitals were upset by the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens, who then eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. In the conference final the Canadiens faced the seventh-seeded Philadelphia Flyers, who had upset New Jersey and rallied from an 0-3 deficit against Boston to become only the third team in Stanley Cup playoff history to erase that deficit in a best-of-seven series.
March 14, 2011
Through Monday 's games (Previous rank) 1. Vancouver 46-16-9. Canucks have won six in a row and lead the NHL with a plus-66 goal differential. Daniel Sedin leads league in points with 90 and twin Henrik in assists with 68. (3) 2. Washington 40-20-10. Capitals have won eight in a row and nine of 10. They've proved they can grind, which should serve them well come playoff time. (6) 3. Chicago 38-24-8. Blackhawks earned four of eight points on their trip to Toronto, Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington.
April 16, 2008 |
Joe Thornton scored with only 9.4 seconds left in regulation Tuesday night to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames at Calgary, Canada. Thornton tipped Douglas Murray's shot from the point past goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to win a game in which the Sharks trailed twice. The Flames set a franchise low for shots on goal in a playoff game, mustering only 10 against the Sharks' Evgeni Nabokov. The previous low was 15.