NHL: MONTREAL CANADIENS VS. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Montreal Canadians' Andrei Markov checks Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin into the boards, during the first period at the Verizon Center in Washington, on March 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
Lars Eller had a goal and two assists Saturday, sparking the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over Toronto in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Rene Bourque ignited an offensive outburst Thursday that brought Montreal a spot in the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over Buffalo.
Brendan Gallagher ended the shootout in the sixth round Wednesday to give Montreal a 6-5 victory over Boston.
Ben Bishop turned aside 44-of-45 shots and made a game-winning stop in a shootout Monday to deliver the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over Montreal.
Andrei Markov's fourth goal in four games was an overtime game-winner Sunday, boosting the Montreal Canadiens over New Jersey 4-3.
Power play scores from Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov touched off a four-goal second period Thursday, lifting Montreal to a 4-1 win over Washington.
Andrei Markov netted a pair of goals for Montreal Tuesday and the Canadiens logged their first victory of the season with a 4-1 decision over Florida.
Carey Price turned aside all 35 shots he saw Tuesday, notching his second shutout of the year in the Montreal Canadiens' 2-0 decision over Vancouver.
Sergei Kostitsyn tallied twice and Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves Saturday to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win over Boston.
Glen Metropolit scored two power-play goals Wednesday, leading the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.