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Canadiens defeat Rangers 7-4

The Montreal Canadiens staved off elimination with a sloppy yet entertaining 7-4 decision over the New York Rangers.

Montreal Canadiens defeat Rangers 3-2

Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:12 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens took an important 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Montreal defeats Tampa Bay Lightening 3-2

Montreal is one victory away from a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning after an 3-2 win in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal set on Sunday.

Montreal defeats Detroit 5-4

Montreal Canadiens stay hot by posting a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
Russia reaches Olympic hockey quarterfinals

Russia reaches Olympic hockey quarterfinals

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a shutout by making 22 saves Tuesday, sending Russia into the Olympic quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory over Norway.

NHL: Montreal 5, Vancouver 2

MONTREAL, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Max Pacioretty scored the game's first and last goals as part of a hat trick Thursday, sending Montreal to a 5-2 triumph over Vancouver.

NHL: Montreal 5, Ottawa 4 (OT)

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- P.K. Suppan scored just 23 seconds into overtime Thursday to give Montreal a wild 5-4 victory over Ottawa.

NHL: Montreal 2, Chicago 1 (OT)

MONTREAL, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Andrei Markov got his second goal of the game 1:28 into overtime Saturday, elevating the Montreal Canadiens over Chicago 2-1.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Montreal 1

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Steve Mason allowed only a shorthanded goal in the second period and made 19 saves Wednesday, boosting Philadelphia to a 3-1 win over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Carey Price stopped 22-of-23 shots and two more in a shootout Saturday, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens over Tampa Bay 2-1.

NHL: Montreal 4, Nashville 3 (OT)

NASHVILLE, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- David Desharnais scored a controversial goal 1:43 into overtime Saturday, sending the Montreal Canadiens past Nashville 4-3.

NHL: Montreal 3, Buffalo 2

MONTREAL, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Tomas Plekanec and Brandon Prust each notched a goal and an assist Saturday, launching the Montreal Canadiens to a fifth straight win, 3-2 over Buffalo.

NHL: Montreal 2, Boston 1

MONTREAL, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Max Pacioretty sent Boston's Johnny Boychuck to the hospital Thursday and then scored the winning goal in Montreal's 2-1 decision over the Bruins.

NHL: Montreal 4, Toronto 2

MONTREAL, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Max Pacioretty scored twice and Carey Price came up big in the third period Saturday, making the difference in Montreal's 4-2 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Washington 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Mikhail Grabovski scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout Friday, giving Washington a 3-2 victory over Montreal.
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Tomas Plekanec
Montreal Canadiens Tomas Plekanec of the Czech Republic skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)
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Tomáš Plekanec (born October 31, 1982) is a Czech professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). After beginning his career for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga, he was selected 71st overall by the Canadiens in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Moving to North America in 2002, he played three seasons for the Canadiens' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, before joining the NHL club full-time for the 2005–06 campaign.

Plekanec played junior in his native Czech Republic with the HC Kladno organization. He debuted with club's senior team in 1998–99, appearing in three Czech Extraliga games. Two years later, he joined the senior team full-time, recording 42 points over 53 games. In the off-season, Plekanec was selected by the Montreal Canadiens 71st overall in the 3rd round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Remaining in the Czech Extraliga for a second full season, he scored 30 points over 43 games in 2001–02.

Plekanec came to North America to begin playing in the Canadiens' system in 2002–03. Assigned to the club's minor league affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), he recorded 46 points over 77 games. Improving to 66 points with Hamilton in 2003–04, he also made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut that season, playing in two games. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Plekanec automatically remained in Hamilton for a third AHL season and recorded 64 points over 80 games.

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