May 21, 1993 |
Guy Carbonneau scored at 12:34 of overtime as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders, 2-1, Thursday night for their record-tying 11th consecutive playoff victory. The Canadiens took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Wales Conference final and can advance to the Stanley Cup finals with a victory over the Islanders on Saturday. Only two teams in NHL history have come back from 3-0 deficits in the playoffs--the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1975 Islanders.
March 9, 1986 |
The morning after a game, Guy Carbonneau sits in the stands of the Montreal Forum, where the legacy of former Canadiens always has dwarfed his admirable career. Wearing baggy, worn practice garb cut off at the knees and slippers over his bare feet, Carbonneau looks decidedly unintimidating. And yet there is an air of confidence about Carbonneau that is almost regal. Clearly, Carbonneau knows his mind as well as his game. "I can beat anybody," the 26-year-old center says with direct simplicity.
December 28, 1993 |
Guy Carbonneau had three goals and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens stopped the Blues' five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Monday night at St. Louis. The Canadiens (15-14-6) are in fourth place in the Northeast Division, but they are 4-0-2 intheir last six games against the Blues. Carbonneau's first two goals came off rebound shots. He completed the second hat trick of his career, and first since 1983, with 27 seconds left on a shot that slipped under Curtis Joseph's glove.
June 8, 1993 |
It figured that Guy Carbonneau was involved in the play that gave the Montreal Canadiens a chance to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3, in overtime Saturday night in the Game 3 of Stanley Cup finals. The win gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the series, with Game 4 on Monday night. With 12.9 seconds left in regulation time, a wrap-around shot by the Kings' Tomas Sandstrom hit Carbonneau's body in the crease and was smothered.
February 2, 1986 |
When the Montreal Canadiens dominated hockey, they were known as the Flying Frenchmen. In the late 1970s, the Canadiens were still flying high with such quick-skating stars as Guy Lafleur, Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Lemaire and Guy Lapointe. But the dynasty faded. Now, the team, which has bounced back into contention, is dominated by Americans and Swedes. There is a notable exception--Guy Carbonneau.
June 5, 1993 |
Not much gets by Guy Carbonneau. Not many opposing centers get past him, either. And thanks to his keen eyesight and vigorous defensive play, the Montreal Canadiens are tied with the Kings instead of facing a 2-0 deficit tonight as the Stanley Cup finals shift to the westernmost of the two Forums.