Habs, Kings both chase second victory in two days

The Montreal Canadiens, off to a 2-1-0 start on their five-game road trip, continue the trek with a Saturday matinee against the Los Angeles Kings. After dropping the first game of the trip 5-2 against the Boston Bruins, coach Martin St. Louis’ group responded with a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday and a 3-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Friday afternoon. It’s the first road trip of more than three

Skidding Sharks look to change course against Canadiens

Coming off a loss at Seattle on Wednesday that head coach David Quinn called “embarrassing,” the San Jose Sharks open a three-game homestand Friday afternoon against the Montreal Canadiens. The Sharks enter the contest with the fewest points (seven) and wins (three) in the NHL, and their minus-55 goal differential is easily the worst in the league. The low point of the season that began with a 0-10-1 start was back-to-back losses to Vancouver and

Golden Knights to keep ‘head down’ vs. Canadiens

After getting shut out in a game for the first time since last February, the Vegas Golden Knights continue their five-game road trip Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The Golden Knights opened the trip with a 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday as Charlie Lindgren notched his first shutout since 2018 by making 35 saves. It marked the first time since Feb. 27 at Colorado when Alexandar Georgiev turned aside 31 shots

Canadiens try to bounce back vs. road-weary Flames

The rebuilding Montreal Canadiens are off to a strong start this season — albeit in big part thanks to their overtime success — but received a valuable lesson about the importance of maintaining their focus in their last outing. Coming off Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the visiting Vancouver Canucks that snapped a two-game winning streak, the Canadiens will look to regroup when they host the struggling Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Montreal claimed a thrilling overtime

Canucks face Canadiens looking to rebound from loss

Two teams playing the second game of back-to-backs meet Sunday night when the Vancouver Canucks visit the Montreal Canadiens. The Canucks saw their five-game winning streak snapped in a 5-2 loss at Toronto on Saturday. The Canadiens, in turn, opened a four-game homestand with a 3-2 overtime upset of the Boston Bruins. Defenseman Kaiden Guhle, who also had an assist, scored on a rebound at 2:13 of overtime to give Montreal its first win against

Bruins face Canadiens leaning into positive chemistry

The Boston Bruins have started piling up the wins for a second straight season. While last season’s Bruins surged to an NHL-best 65 victories, the competitive nature of games this season has been much tighter despite an 11-1-1 start. The Bruins’ 23 points matched the champion Vegas Golden Knights for tops in the league heading into Friday’s action. Boston heads north for a Saturday night matchup with the Atlantic Division rival Montreal Canadiens having won

Red Wings turn to James Reimer as Canadiens visit

The Detroit Red Wings started the season 5-1. The last two weeks have been a much tougher stretch, as they’ve gone 2-4-1. They will host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, and the outcome could alter their goaltending situation. Ville Husso has received a majority of the starts, but he has a 3.57 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. James Reimer, who has a 1.52 GAA and .944 save percentage, will make his fifth start

Lightning head to Montreal to face Habs, Tampa legend Martin St. Louis

The Montreal Canadiens will open a stretch of five of their next six games at home when they host coach Martin St. Louis’ former club, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the first of four meetings between the Atlantic Division foes. The Canadiens, who went 0-2-1 on their recent road trip, are off to a similar start as last season, but some bright spots in the lineup have stood out. Juraj Slafkovsky is one of those

Canadiens face Blues, aiming to start new point streak

Last season, the rebuilding Montreal Canadiens stayed focused on player development while sliding to their 31-45-6 finish. This season they are looking to translate growth into more victories. “The group steered us in that direction,” Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis said. “We have to make decisions that help us get the two points, but also we have to factor in the youth of our club and where we want to be.” Montreal earned points in

Canadiens, Coyotes attempt to keep strong starts going

The Arizona Coyotes won’t have long to dwell on their Wednesday loss to the Anaheim Ducks, as they return home to face the Montreal Canadiens in Tempe, Ariz., on Thursday. Two teams that entered the season with lesser expectations, the Coyotes and Canadiens have strung together competitive campaigns so far. They sit on nine and 12 points, good for third and fourth in the Central and Atlantic Divisions, respectively. For the Canadiens, coming off a