Nothing changed for the Canadiens.
They finished third from the bottom in the final NHL standings, and the draft lottery draw left the Canadiens picking third when the draft is held in Pittsburgh on June 22
Edmonton moved up a notch into the first spot, bumping poor Columbus to second.
The usual suspects: Max Pacioretty scored his 33rd, Erik Cole his 35th. Brad Staubitz got a 200-foot empty-netter And Tomas Plekanec got a 3-on-5 shorty. Peter Budaj was really good. • • •
Playing his 700th NHL game, Erik Cole scored twice to raise his career-best total to 34. He is living proof that hard work is rewarded. Linemate max Pacioretty, playing his
And maybe more. After battling to 2-2 in regulation, the Canadiens and Caps played through a scoreless overtime period. On to the shootout. Hendricks: Goal. He's 5-for-6 Desharnais: Save Ovechkin: Save Pacioretty: Miss Semin:
Mikael Samuelsson scores the only goal of the third period to erase a 2-1 lead and send the game into overtime. Canadiens had the best of the OT, four
The Canadiens' 4-1 loss in Philadelphia, combined with Buffalo's home win, eliminates our heroes from playoff contention. Surprised? Only that it took this
If the Canadiens played 82 games against the Senators ... Even 20 would have helped. An easy win that was settled early with Erik Cole's hat trick inside of six
The Sabres needed the game to stay in the hunt for an eastern Conference playoff spot. The Canadiens sank deeper into last place. Eight games to go. But it will seem