Hurricanes edge Pens 4-3 to take lead in tight Metropolitan
Jesper Fast scored 9 seconds into the third period to break a tie, Sebastian Aho followed with his 22nd goal of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Sunday to move into first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Hurricanes tender $6.1M offer sheet to Canadiens' Kotkanemi
The Carolina Hurricanes have tendered an offer sheet to Canadiens restricted free agent Kotkaniemi. Kotkaniemi signed the offer sheet for $6.1 million for next season. He wants to come to Carolina ,” Carolina general manager Don Waddell said. “He's seen the core we've built here, and he wants to be a part of that.”Montreal signed Aho to a $42.3 million, five-year offer sheet in the summer of 2019. The Canadiens and Kotkaniemi's agent did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment about the offer sheet.wftv.com
Canadiens' Armia in COVID-19 protocol day before Cup Final
(Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) (Paul Chiasson)Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia has been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol and won’t travel with the team to Tampa Bay on Sunday, a day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. General manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement after Armia was not at practice in Montreal before the Canadiens traveled to play the Lightning. It’s unclear how long Armia will be in the protocol or whether he tested positive. The Canadiens are without interim coach Dominique Ducharme, who remains in isolation since testing positive for COVID on June 18. Ducharme missed the final four games of Montreal’s six-game semifinal series win over Vegas.wftv.com
Price makes 26 saves, Habs top Vegas 4-1, one win from Final
The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Carey Price made 26 saves to lead Montreal to 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night, putting the Canadiens one win away from the Stanley Cup Final. The Canadiens lead Vegas 3-2 in the their best-of-seven series, with Game 6 scheduled for historic Bell Centre in Montreal on Thursday. The Golden Knights, who have scored 11 goals in the series, have gotten just four from their forwards. It was all the Golden Knights would get, as Price stopped the final nine shots he saw, and Suzuki - who never got to suit up for one regular-season game with the Golden Knights - made an empty-net goal to provide the final margin___.wftv.com
Canadiens beat Maple Leafs 3-2 in OT to force Game 7
Maple Leafs Canadiens Hockey Montreal Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) reacts after scoring in overtime on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff seres Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) (Ryan Remiorz)MONTREAL — (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored at 15:15 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday night to force Game 7 in the first-round series. Jason Spezza and T.J. Brodie scored for Toronto, beating Price with under 10 minutes to go in regulation to tie it. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe's challenge was denied, putting the Maple Leafs back down a man. And the Canadiens made the Maple Leafs pay when Toffoli squeezed a shot past Campbell at 6:43 to stretch the lead to 2-0.wftv.com
The Latest: NHL postpones Oilers-Canadiens game
The postponement of the game was the 38th overall this season for coronavirus-related reasons, and first to involve the seven-team all-Canadian North Division. The 10 players listed matches the most since Feb. 21. A total of 157 NHL players have now spent at least one day in the COVID-19 protocol this season. The NHL on Friday postponed two Bruins games after four more Boston players entered the COVID protocol, for a total of five. Sweeney said the players were driven separately back to Boston from Buffalo after that game was postponed.