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The Montreal Canadiens made it official Friday that they will be sellers leading up to the NHL trade deadline, dealing defenseman Hal Gill to the Nashville Predators for a draft pick and a piece of their history in the grandson of late Hall of Famer Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion.
These are down times for the Montreal Canadiens, but in the skies they soar.
Montreal Canadiens forward Scott Gomez and an assistant coach got into a shouting match at practice Tuesday.
It's come to this for the Montreal Canadiens: The Catholic church is asking people to pray for the last-place team.
In the third period of the Washington Capitals' 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center, Rene Bourque lifted his right elbow up and struck Nicklas Backstrom in the jaw. Backstrom stayed in the game briefly but had to come out.
Alex Ovechkin took just one shot on goal and played a shade under 20 minutes. It wasn't the magnificent, light-up-Bell Centre sort of comeback that some in Montreal may have scripted, but the Washington Capitals' captain emerged from his three-game suspension thrilled to be back on the ice.
Tomas Vokoun's first career game came with the Montreal Canadiens in Philadelphia on Feb. 6, 1997. He got shelled for four goals on 14 shots and was yanked after one period. At 20 years old, that could have been his only chance as he faded away along with countless other goalies who didn't work out in the NHL.
In their first nine games without Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals picked up nine points. Not a pace good enough to win the Southeast Division if it continued, but not too bad without a leading scorer and MVP.
It took just nine seconds into Rene Bourque's first shift Jan. 18 for the Washington Capitals' Matt Hendricks to challenge him to fight. On Jan. 3, then with the Calgary Flames, Bourque put Nicklas Backstrom out of the lineup with a reckless elbow to the head.