Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

Waking up with the Kings: December 5

It’s easy to think of Saturday’s shootout loss to the Canadiens as another anomalous performance, one in which the strange juju of the Arizona game seeped into the weekend, but really, other than a mix-up up or two in coverage and intermittent loose play, Los Angeles was fine at home and showed good... Read More
Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

The view from Montreal

Montreal Gazette Canadiens depose Kings in freewheeling game decided in shootout "The Canadiens are 2-2 on their current five-game road trip. The win allowed the Canadiens to regain the top spot in the NHL with 36 points. They are a point ahead of Chicago and the New York Rangers and have a ga... Read More
Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

December 4 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 ... Read More
Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

December 4 postgame quotes: Montreal

Michel Therrien, on Alex Radulov’s play: Yeah he played a hell of a game for us. He’s strong on the puck, makes some good plays. Him and Pacioretty were really productive tonight and they were good. We got a really strong game so it’s good to see, that was the first time we put all those guys toget... Read More
Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

Game 25: Los Angeles vs Montreal

Montreal Canadiens 5, Los Angeles Kings 4 Final-Shootout Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 31; MTL – 30 PP: LAK – 2/4; MTL – 2/5 First Period 1) MTL - Max Pacioretty (6) (Andrei Markov, Alexander Radulov), 2:30 Second Period 2) LAK PPG - Jeff Carter (11) (... Read More
MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 10: Carey Price #31, Alexei Emelin #74, Torrey Mitchell #17, Paul Byron #41 and Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens protect the net against Tyler Toffoli #73 and Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on November 10, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Waking up with the Kings: November 11

Montreal is an interesting team. (They’re also probably a very good team, given that they’ve won 12 of 14 games for the first time in their 99-year history, and employ a 9-0-0 netminder who is the best goalie in the world at the moment.) But looking at that team, I don’t see a ton of difference betw... Read More
(Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

The View from Montreal

Montreal Gazette Canadiens cut Carey Price a break with solid win over Kings "After being outshot 123-61 in Price’s three previous starts, the Canadiens held the Kings to 24 shots on goal. Price has a 9-0 record." SportsNet Carey Price solid again; Canadiens remain undefeated at home ... Read More

November 10 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 32-90-20 all-time against Montreal, a record that includes a road mark of 10-50-11. These teams will conclude their season series at Staples Center on December 4. -The Kings fell to 3-2-0 against the Eastern Conference, 1-1-0 against the Atlantic Division, 3-5-... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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