‘Savour Every Moment’: Cornoyer recalls first NHL goal with Canadiens

For as long as he can remember, Yvan Cournoyer dreamed of playing for the Montreal Canadiens. Nearly 60 years after the fact, he recalls the finest details of his first game for them. As a boy in Drummondville, Quebec, about 65 miles east of Montreal, Cournoyer would take a regular Saturday night walk down a … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more

NHL Buzz: Wood makes season debut for Devils against Canadiens

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. New Jersey Devils Miles Wood made his season debut for the Devils against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday. The forward had been out since sustaining a right hip injury during a preseason game that required surgery Nov. … Read more

NHL Buzz: Batherson returns for Senators against Panthers

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. Ottawa Senators Drake Batherson will return for the Senators against the Florida Panthers (7 pm ET; SN1, CITY, BSFL, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The forward has not played since Jan. 25 because of an ankle injury. “Really excited … Read more

NHL On Tap: Maple Leafs visit Canadiens with Matthews nearing 50th goal

Matthews to continue pursuit of 50th goal for Maple Leafs at Canadiens The so-called Original Six era ended with 1967 expansion, but even in today’s 32-team NHL, there remains something truly special about a nationally televised “Hockey Night in Canada” game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, the League’s oldest and winningest teams … Read more

Canadiens eliminated, doomed by absences of Price, Weber, slow start

The Montreal Canadiens failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs one season after reaching the Stanley Cup Final. Montreal (17-37-10) was eliminated from contention when the Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout Friday. The Canadiens can finish no higher than fifth in the eight-team Atlantic Division. The top three teams from … Read more

NHL Buzz: Eichel in lineup for Golden Knights against Kings

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. Vegas Golden Knights Jack Eichel is in the lineup for the Golden Knights against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday after the center was previously ruled as doubtul. Eichel left in the second period of a 5-3 … Read more

NHL Trade Buzz: Golden Knights could seek goalie help with injured Lehner

Vegas Golden Knights Goalie Robin Lehner and forwards Max Pacioretty and Rilly Smith Likely will not return to the lineup soon for the Golden Knights, coach Peter DeBoer said. “None of those guys are on my radar here tonight and I would say doubtful at least in the near future,” DeBoer said. Lehner has not … Read more

NHL Trade Buzz: Golden Knights could seek goalie help with injured Lehner

Vegas Golden Knights Goalie Robin Lehner and forwards Max Pacioretty and Rilly Smith Likely will not return to the lineup soon for the Golden Knights, coach Peter DeBoer said. “None of those guys are on my radar here tonight and I would say doubtful at least in the near future,” DeBoer said. Lehner has not … Read more

NHL Buzz: Bergeron out at least two games for Bruins

Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron did not play for the Bruins against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday and could be out at least one more game. “Yeah, ‘Bergy’s’ not here,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. “He’s out. Previous injury that’s kind of, I don’t know quite how to describe it, kind of remerged, so there’s a … Read more