NHL

Montreal Canadiens (13-11-6)


Thu. 12/5 Fri. 12/6 Tue. 12/10 Wed. 12/11 Sat. 12/14
vs. Col 
L 2-3
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@ NYR 
W 2-1
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@ Pit 
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vs. Ott 
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vs. Det 
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Thompson scores late in 3rd, Canadiens beat Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) The Montreal Canadiens are hoping their season is back on track.

After suffering eight straight losses, Friday night's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers gave Montreal two victories in their last three games, and something to build on.

Nate Thompson scored the winner with 67 seconds left in the third period. Leading a Canadiens break, Nick Cousins had a shot blocked but found the 35-year-old veteran to set up his first goal since Nov. 9. The Montreal bench jumped to their feet in celebration.

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Leaders
Points: T. Tatar25
Plus/Minus: S. Weber9
Shots on Goal: B. Gallagher115
PIM: T. Tatar22
Win: C. Price12
Shutouts: C. Price1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 95 (10)
Shots: 1057 (2)
PP%: 19.0% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 195 (29)
Assists: 147 (17)
SH Goals: 1 (28)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Boston 20 4 6 46
Florida 14 9 5 33
Buffalo 13 11 6 32
Montreal 13 11 6 32
Toronto 14 13 4 32
Tampa Bay 14 10 3 31
Ottawa 12 17 1 25
Detroit 7 21 3 17
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 101 (5)
Shots Against: 951 (17)
PK%: 75.6% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 183 (31)
Shutouts: 1 (19)
Sv%: 0.894 (25)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 J. Kotkaniemi Concussion - left game (day-to-day)
11/30 V. Mete Ankle - left game (IR)
11/16 P. Byron Knee (IR)
11/16 J. Drouin Wrist (IR)
9/13 J. Teasdale Torn right ACL, MCL (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/7 C. Hudon Sent to minors Laval-AHL
12/4 O. Leskinen Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
12/4 G. Olofsson Sent to minors Laval-AHL
12/3 K. Kinkaid Sent to minors Laval-AHL
12/2 C. Primeau Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
12/2 M. Peca Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
12/2 K. Kinkaid Waived
11/29 G. Olofsson Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
11/27 C. Folin Sent to minors Laval-AHL for conditioning stint
11/25 C. Hudon Called up from minors from Laval-AHL