NHL: Minnesota 3, Edmonton 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom allowed only a first-period goal on 30 shots Wednesday and the Minnesota Wild held on to defeat Edmonton 3-1.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Columbus 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Marek Zidlicky scored with 38.8 seconds left Tuesday to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Anaheim 4 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Guillaume Latendresse scored in the third round of the shootout Friday to finish off a Minnesota comeback and give the Wild a 5-4 win over Anaheim.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Nashville 4 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Andrew Ebbett scored 1:26 into overtime Wednesday, giving Minnesota a 5-4 victory over Nashville.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Colorado 3 (SO)

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Ebbett and Mikko Koivu scored shootout goals in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 win over Colorado Saturday.

NHL: Montreal 5, Toronto 4 (SO)

MONTREAL, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Mike Cammalleri's shootout goal Saturday gave the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Montreal defenseman Brisebois retires

MONTREAL, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Veteran Montreal defenseman Patrice Brisebois retired Thursday after 18 seasons in the National Hockey League.

NHL: Montreal 4, Chicago 1

MONTREAL, March 31 (UPI) -- Carey Price made 28 saves Tuesday, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL: Ottawa 5, Montreal 4

OTTAWA, March 19 (UPI) -- Jason Spezza scored two of Ottawa's three unanswered goals in the first period Thursday night and the Senators held on to edge Montreal 5-4.

NHL: Montreal 3, Nashville 2

MONTREAL, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Andrei Markov produced a goal and an assist Thursday night to keep the Montreal Canadiens hot with a 3-2 victory over Nashville.

NHL: Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Maxim Lapierre scored the deciding shootout goal Tuesday to hand the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Carolina 3, Montreal 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Eric Staal scored twice for the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday in a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL: Montreal 4, Ottawa 0

MONTREAL, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Christopher Higgins had his first NHL career hat trick and goalie Carey Price was perfect Tuesday when Montreal beat Ottawa 4-0.

NHL: Montreal 6, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens, led by two second-period power-play goals by Sergei Kostitsyn, thrashed Toronto 6-1, spoiling the Maple Leafs' NHL home opener.

NHL: Montreal 3, N.Y. Islanders 0

MONTREAL, March 15 (UPI) -- Jaroslav Halak recorded his third career shutout Saturday when the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 3-0.

NHL: Montreal 5, Los Angeles 2

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Guillaume Latendresse had a goal and an assist Saturday to help Montreal beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2.

NHL: Washington 5, Montreal 4 (OT)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Alexander Ovechkin scored four goals Thursday, including the game-winner in overtime, to boost the Washington Capitals past Montreal 5-4.

NHL: Montreal 4, Chicago 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Guillaume Latendresse scored 3:18 into overtime Tuesday, handing the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL: Montreal 5, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Christopher Higgins scored once and had two assists Friday, leading an offensive surge that brought the Montreal Canadiens a 5-1 win over Florida.

NHL: Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Five different Montreal players scored Thursday to help the Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2.

NHL: Montreal 5, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Guillaume Latendresse recorded his first two-goal game this season Thursday to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Washington Capitals 5-2.

NHL: Nashville 5, Montreal 4 (SO)

MONTREAL, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Radek Bonk tied the game and then scored in a shootout Saturday in the Nashville Predators' 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL: Montreal 4, Toronto 3 (SO)

TORONTO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Andrei Kostsitsyn scored in the fifth round of the shootout Tuesday, delivering the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Montreal 2

MONTREAL, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley had a goal and two assists Monday as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2.

NHL: Montreal 7, Boston 4

MONTREAL, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Roman Hamrlik, Mike Komisarek and Alex Kovalev (power play) scored third-period goals Saturday night, as the Montreal Canadiens beat Boston, 7-4.
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