POSTED ON Saturday, 05.14.2016 / 1:00 PM ET

France 1, Finland 3

Former Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet helped keep things scoreless through 20 before Finland pulled ahead with a three-goal second period to remain undefeated in the tournament.

Habs prospect Tim Bozon did not see any ice time for the French Side.
 

Russia 5, Switzerland 1

Canadiens defensemen Alexei Emelin and forward Sven Andrighetto faced-off with Russia and Switzerland on Saturday. A pair of one-goal periods by Russia kept things close through 40, until the hosts enjoyed two 5-on-3 advantages in the final frame to put the game out of reach.

Emelin recorded one shot on goal and was a -1 over 15:45 of ice time as Russia now sits second in Group A behind Tomas Plekanec’s Czechs.

Andrighetto meanwhile was held scoreless over 13:46 of ice time, registering three shots on goal as Switzerland now hangs on to the final playoff spot.
 

Canada 5, Slovakia 0

Canada blanked Slovakia 5-0 on Saturday to remain tied with the unbeaten Finns atop Group B.

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher was nevertheless held scoreless in Team Canada's five-goal outing, registering just a pair of first-period shots over 11:36 of ice time.

Habs prospect Martin Reway for his part played 15:50 for Slovakia, testing goaltender Cam Talbot just once in the middle frame.

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.13.2016 / 10:09 AM ET

Czech Republic vs. Kazakhstan

Tomas Plekanec lit the lamp in the first period to open the scoring between the Czech Republic and Kazakstan on Friday. Clinging to a one-goal lead in the third period, the Czech captain netted the insurance marker for his second goal of the game to give his team a 3-1 victory.

USA vs. Hungary

Mike Condon was given the day off on Friday after his 19-save shutout performance over France. With Condon getting some much deserved rest, the USA skated to a 5-1 win thanks to a three point game from Nick Foligno.

Denmark vs. Latvia

Friday's contest between Denmark and Latvia required a shootout to settle the score. Up first for Denmark was none other than the Habs very own Lars Eller, who found the back of the net to help lift Denmark to a 3-2 shootout win.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.12.2016 / 6:42 PM ET

The Canadiens lit up their logo at the Tour des Canadiens on Thursday evening.

“While the Bell Centre is surrounded by incredible real estate and commercial projects in the downtown core, it was important for us to put our team’s logo atop the city of Montreal. The fact that we find our brand atop our residential project that has our name only adds to the importance of this occasion. The success of a project the size of the Tour des Canadiens required an incredible amount of support, determination and resilience from all parties involved. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, who transformed this ambitious project into a superb building where we’re all gathered tonight for this celebration,” said Geoff Molson, the president and CEO of the Canadiens, Bell Centre and evenko.

Members of Canderel and Cadillac Fairview attended the illumination ceremony, in addition to members of the Canadiens’ management group.

- canadiens.com

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.12.2016 / 1:40 PM ET

Czech Republic vs. Norway

Captain Tomas Plekanec and the Czech Republic – the leaders of Group A entering Day 7 of World Championship preliminary round action – cranked up the offense in Thursday’s 7-0 win over Norway. The Habs' veteran center registered two penalty minutes and fired one shot on goal in 14:57 of ice-time in the victory.

USA vs. France

Mike Condon got the nod between the pipes in Team USA’s matchup against France in the fourth game of the tournament for both teams. The Habs' rookie netminder kicked aside all 19 shots thrown his way en route to earning a 4-0 shutout over France.

Forward Tim Bozon had a chance to end Condon’s shutout bid in the third period, but was denied by the 26-year-old goaltender.

Russia vs. Denmark

Alexei Emelin and Lars Eller clashed on Thursday as Russia and Denmark battled on Day 7 of tournament play. By the end of the first period, Russia had already lit the lamp three times to jump out to an early 3-0 lead.

The Russians would cruise to a 10-1 victory. Eller managed to register an assist on Denmark’s lone goal of the game. Emelin, meanwhile, collected two shots on goal and logged 16:40 of ice time for Russia.

Canada vs. Germany

Canada looked to remain undefeated in their fourth game of the World Hockey Championship on Thursday against Germany. With the score tied 2-2 through 40 minutes of play, Taylor Hall netted his second goal of the game to kick off a series of three unanswered goals by Canada in the final frame. Brendan Gallagher recorded two shots on goal in 14:39 of ice time in Canada’s 5-2 win.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.11.2016 / 2:51 PM ET

Switzerland vs. Latvia

With the score deadlocked at 3-3 in the third period of Wednesday's matchup between Switzerland and Latvia, Swiss sniper Sven Andrighetto scooped up the puck in the left faceoff circle and unloaded a hard wrist-shot to light the lamp and post his third point (1G, 2A) of the game. Though Latvia would go on to even the score 4-4, Switzerland stole the game with a goal in the final moments of the third period.

Slovakia vs. Belarus

Slovakia opened the scoring on Wednesday morning thanks to a power-play marker off the stick off Andrej Sekera that was set up on the man advantage by forward Martin Reway. Belarus, however, would score four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 4-2 come-from-behind victory.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.10.2016 / 2:16 PM ET

Denmark vs. Switzerland

Canadiens forwards Lars Eller and Sven Andrighetto went head-to-head as Switzerland and Denmark clashed on Tuesday.

Andrighetto and Switzerland came away with a 3-2 win in Tuesday’s contest – which came with both teams deadlocked at four points through the first three games of tournament play for both clubs.

In 11:55 of action, the high-flying Swiss forward fired three shots on net and amassed a roughing penalty whereas Eller registered an assist in the losing effort and led all forwards with a game-high 25:49.

Slovakia vs. Germany

Martin Reway logged 16:20 on a team-high 24 shifts for in Slovakia’s 5-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday. Up next for Reway and Slovakia, is a matchup against Belarus on Wednesday.

France vs. Hungary

Tim Bozon skated 14:01 in France’s convincing 6-2 victory over Hungary on Tuesday, which marks their 2nd win of tournament. The 22-year-old also registered a couple of penalty minutes and a shot on goal in 18 shifts against Hungary.


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POSTED ON Monday, 05.9.2016 / 3:51 PM ET
Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Russia vs. Latvia

Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin logged just 8:41 of ice-time in Russia’s 4-0 victory over Latvia on Monday morning after the rearguard received a 5-minute major penalty for tripping and was subsequently given a game misconduct.

Canada vs. Belarus

Brendan Gallagher registered a power-play assist in Canada’s 8-0 convincing victory over Belarus, combining with Connor McDavid and Michael Matheson to score Canada’s 8th goal of the game. The Habs persistent winger also fired two shots on goal and ended the match with a +1 rating.

Czech Republic vs. Sweden

Captain Tomas Plekanec and the Czech Republic defeated Sweden by the score of 4-2 in their 3rd game of tournament action. The Habs veteran paced all forwards with 18:34 of ice-time, where he fired two shots on net and finished the game with a +1 rating.

USA vs. Finland

In his second start of the tournament, Habs netminder Mike Condon kicked aside 19 of the 22 shots he faced in USA’s 3-2 loss to Finland on Monday. The rookie netminder kept the game deadlocked at 2-2 before Leo Komarov put Finland ahead by a goal with a power play marker early in the third period.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 05.8.2016 / 10:10 AM ET

Russia vs. Kazakhstan

Alexei Emelin and Team Russia picked up a 6-4 victory over Kazakhstan on Sunday afternoon. The Habs bruising blue-liner logged 14:20 of ice-time in the win.

Photo: Minas Panagiotakis/HHOF-IIHF Images

Canada vs. Hungary

In their second match of the tournament Canada cruised to a 7-1 victory over Hungary.

Brendan Gallagher, who scored the winning goal in Canada's opening game, was left off the score-sheet in 11:53 minutes of playing time on Sunday.

Switzerland vs. Norway

Sven Andrighetto skated 15:30 in Switzerland's 4-3 overtime loss to Norway. The high-flying winger led the way in the shot department with four pucks fired on net in the loss.

Sweden vs. Denmark

Lars Eller registered a power-play assist on Denmark's lone goal in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Sweden. The birthday boy also fired two shots on night while leading all forwards with 18:54 of ice-time.

France vs. Slovakia

Slovakia defeated France by the score of 5-1 in their second game of tournament action.

Sunday's contest saw two familiar faces go head-to-head as both Martin Reway (Slovakia) and Tim Bozon (France) recorded over 16:00 minutes of ice-time for their respective clubs.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 05.7.2016 / 11:08 AM ET

Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Latvia vs. Czech Republic

Tomas Plekanec scored a pair of goals in the Czech Republic's 4-3 shootout victory over Latvia on Saturday night in Russia.

Plekanec logged 21:11 of ice time and chipped in with five shots on goal.

The Czechs will be back in action on Monday against Sweden.

Slovakia vs. Hungary

The Slovaks bested the Hungarians by a score of 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the day.

Martin Reway logged 18:31 of playing time, but didn’t register a point. He amassed three shots on goal.

Slovakia will be back in action on Sunday against France and Tim Bozon.

Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan managed to upset Switzerland by a score of 3-2 in a shootout.

Sven Andrighetto picked up an assist on Switzerland’s first goal, which was scored by Samuel Walser. He also amassed four shots on goal during the contest.

Norway vs. Denmark

Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Lars Eller and the Danes blanked the Norwegians 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the tournament-opener for both countries.

Eller was among Denmark’s three most utilized forwards, logging 17 :31 of ice time. He also registered three shots on goal.

He picked up an assist on the second-period goal scored by Jesper B. Jensen.

France vs. Germany

France edged out Germany 3-2 in a shootout as former Canadiens netminder Cristobal Huet made 27 saves to pick up the win.

Tim Bozon, who logged 16 :36 of ice time, was held off the scoresheet.

United States vs. Belarus

Mike Condon turned aside 20 shots in the United States’ 6-3 win over Belarus on Saturday night.

Condon, who didn’t start in the Americans’ previous outing against Canada on Friday, gave up goals to Geoff Platt, Andrei Stats and Dmitri Korobov.

Team USA will be back in action on Monday. It’s still unknown whether or not Condon will get the start in goal.

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.6.2016 / 12:35 PM ET
Credit: IIHF

Tenacious Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher celebrated his birthday in style by scoring the game-winning-goal in Team Canada’s opening match at the IIHF World Championship in Saint Petersburg, Russia to secure a convincing 5-1 victory over Team USA.

Ryan O’Reilly found Gallagher set up in the left faceoff circle and the birthday boy fired a shot by Team USA netminder Keith Kinkaid (Devils) with a perfect shot.

Netminder Mike Condon will look for his chance in the blue-paint after backing up Kinkaid in Team USA’s 5-1 loss.

Next up for Team Canada is a clash against Team Hungary on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic opened the World Hockey Championship with a 3-0 victory over Russia on Friday night at the Ice Palace in Moscow.

Tomas Kundratek, Roman Cervenka and Michal Birner scored for the Czechs. Dominik Furch made 25 saves to register the shutout.

Both Tomas Plekanec and Alexei Emelin were held off the scoresheet.

Plekanec will be back in action on Saturday against Latvia, while Emelin and the Russians will battle Kazakhstan on Sunday.

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