NHL: Montreal 4, New York Islanders 2

MONTREAL, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists Sunday, helping Montreal end a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Toronto 2, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ben Scrivens turned aside 21 shots and Phil Kessel notched two assists for Toronto Saturday, which opened its season with a 2-1 win over Montreal.

Montreal axes ex-interim coach Cunneyworth

MONTREAL, June 6 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens said Wednesday they have fired assistant coach Randy Cunneyworth, who served as the team's interim head coach last season.
Therrien returns to coach Canadiens

Therrien returns to coach Canadiens

MONTREAL, June 5 (UPI) -- Michel Therrien, who last coached the team about nine years ago, is returning as coach of the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL team said Tuesday.
NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sergei Gonchar scored his first goal this season Thursday to break up a tie game 7:18 into the third period and give Pittsburgh a 5-4 win over Montreal.
Sidney Crosby's status day-to-day

Sidney Crosby's status day-to-day

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is on day-to-day status following an injury in a game against Washington, a team report said Thursday.
Penguins' Crosby now doing contact drills

Penguins' Crosby now doing contact drills

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in full-contact drills for the first time since injuring his right ankle in a game a month ago.

NHL: NY Islanders 3, Pittsburgh 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 23 (UPI) -- Rick DiPietro's 26 saves paced the New York Islanders to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night.

NHL: Toronto 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Tomas Kaberle scored the winning goal in overtime Tuesday as the Toronto Maple Leafs posted a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Martin Biron made 30 saves and extended a franchise-record by winning his 13th consecutive start as Buffalo held off Pittsburgh, 4-3, Saturday night.

NHL Penguins fire Olczyk, hire Therrien

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins fired Coach Eddie Olczyk Thursday and named Michel Therrien to replace him.

Montreal 4, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, March 13 (UPI) -- Richard Zednik had a goal and an assist and Jose Theodore stopped 26 shots Thursday night as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-2, for the

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Sather to coach Rangers

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- General Manager Glen Sather of the New York Rangers Thursday named himself coach of the New York Rangers for the remainder of the season.

Rangers fire Bryan Trottier

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers fired first-year coach Bryan Trottier Wednesday after three dismal losses dropped the team with the NHL's highest payroll to 11th place in
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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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