Media run-ins costly to NLH coaches, GM's

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Shoving a member of the media will cost Coach Scotty Bowman and the Detroit Red Wings. Talking to the media will cost three other coaches and general managers.

Montreal 2, Boston 1

BOSTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Jose Theodore regained his regular-season form Saturday, recording 43 saves to help the Montreal Canadiens edge the Boston Bruins, 2-1, and grab a three games t

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McLaren suspended pending hearing

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Boston Bruins defenseman Kyle McLaren, who left a vicious mark on his club's Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Montreal Canadiens, was suspended F

Boston 5, Montreal 2

MONTREAL, April 25 (UPI) -- P.J. Stock, Joe Thornton and Martin Lapointe scored first-period goals and Brian Rolston added a backbreaking, shorthanded tally in the second period Thursday n

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Montreal 4, Columbus 1

MONTREAL, April 6 (UPI) -- Jose Theodore made 19 saves and defenseman Stephane Quintal snapped a scoreless tie 5:05 into the second period Saturday night as the Montreal Canadiens defeate

Montreal coaxch gets contract extension

MONTREAL, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Despite being in last place in the Northeast Division, the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday rewarded coach Michel Therrien with a one-year contract extension.

Montreal 5, Buffalo 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- After a dangerous collision and a cheap shot that could lead to a suspension, Brian Savage scored three goals and replacement Mathieu Garon made 26 saves Friday

Canadiens goalie Hackett injures shoulder

MONTREAL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens could not get through the first month of the season without a major injury.

Montreal 6, Ottawa 4

OTTAWA, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Brian Savage continued his phenomenal production in October with a power-play goal and three assists Thursday night and linemate Oleg Petrov added two goals and
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Michel Therrien
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Michel Therrien tries to get the referee attention during the first period at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 16, 2005. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

Michel Therrien (born November 4, 1963) is a former hockey player and head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Therrien coached the Canadiens for three seasons, taking them to the Eastern Conference semi-finals in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs. During the 2006–07 season, he coached the Penguins to one of the most successful single-season improvements in NHL history, finishing with a 47–24–11 record (105 pts), a berth in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, and a nomination for the Jack Adams Award, as the NHL's best coach. The following season, the Penguins under Therrien made it to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, ultimately losing to the Detroit Red Wings in six games. On February 15, 2009, with the Penguins struggling to make the playoffs, the Penguins organization announced that it had relieved Therrien of coaching duties and had promoted its AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma to serve as interim head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Prior to his coaching career, Therrien played three years as a defenceman in the AHL, compiling a total of 86 points in 206 games and winning the Calder Cup in 1985 with the Sherbrooke Canadiens, on the same team as eventual Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy. Before coaching in the professional leagues, Therrien was a coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He is a single parent of two children, Elizabeth and Charles.

After stumbling out to a 5–13–2 record, the Montreal Canadiens fired their head coach Alain Vigneault and hired rookie Michel Therrien. The Canadiens went 23–27–13 under Michel and missed the playoffs.

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