Canada beats Finland in world juniors to face Russia in gold medal game – National

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada was looking for payback.The national team got it, and then some, in a dominant wire-to-wire performance Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.The Canadians scored three times before their semifinal with Finland was four minutes old in cruising to a 5-0 victory that sets up a mouth-watering gold-medal showdown with Russia on Sunday.Alexis Lafreniere...

Repeated defensive miscues send reeling Habs to sixth consecutive loss

The Canadiens gave up three goals on odd-man rushes and one on a breakaway as the New Jersey Devils outscored Montreal 6-4 Thursday night to extend the Canadiens’ losing streak to six games.A string of defensive miscues had the Canadiens playing catch-up all night and Damon Severson’s third-period goal on a 2-on-1 break gave New Jersey a 5-3 lead and proved to be the game-winner after...

Canadiens suffer embarrassing 8-1 loss to rival Bruins at Bell Centre

Carey Price and the Montreal defence were missing in action Tuesday night as the Boston Bruins trounced the Canadiens 8-1 at the Bell Centre. The loss extended the Canadiens’ current winless streak to five games (0-3-2).Price gave up five goals on 11 shots before he was given the hook early in the second period. He has given up 11 goals on the last 31 shots he has faced going back to...