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Markov’s brilliance leads to milestone in Canadiens’ win over Stars

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2017-03-29

MONTREAL—Andrei Markov cut the play off at centre ice, rushed over the blue line and feathered a pass over to Artturi Lehkonen. It was an assist that led to the third goal of a 4-1 win for the Montreal Canadiens over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, and it was the 572nd point of the 38-year-old’s illustrious career, which tied him for second all-time among Canadiens defencemen.

BALANCED EFFORT – Canadiens-4 Dallas-1 (March 28, 2017)

Source: The Reusch Blog
Date: 2017-03-29

The 4-1 win over Dallas had more than a few story lines. Alexander Radulov and Max Pacioretty ended scoring slumps. So did Brendan Gallagher. Three different lines contributed to the scoring and Andrei Markov reached career milestone and was rewarded by the crowd. But, ultimately it was a familiar story.  The game was decided once again in their nets. THE REPLACEMENT – The Canadiens don’t score a lot which means giving up the opening goal can be a real issue. How much of an issu

In the Habs' Room: 'Always knew we had the best fans in the world': Markov

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2017-03-29

Carey Price made the most of an unscheduled start and was named the first star in the Canadiens’4-1 win over the Dallas Stars Tuesday night, but the loudest ovation was reserved for veteran defenceman Andrei Markov. Markov picked up an assist on Artturi Lehkonen’s third-period goal and that was significant because it was his 572nd career point, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe for second place among Canadiens’ defencemen. “I always knew we had the best fans in the world,” Markov said when asked about the ovation. “It’s nice. It’s a big honour to be with those people, but right now it’s more important to win. We didn’t have a good start, but after that we played a good game. We realized that we weren’t playing a good game; we struggled with our passes and made turnovers, but we realized we can play better.” Markov’s teammates joined in the praise of the 38-year-old defenceman.  “He’s a guy who’s been

Andrei Markov ties Guy Lapointe for second all-time in points by a Canadiens defenceman

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-03-29

An assist tonight moves the long-time defender into second place for scoring by a defencemen. Andrei Markov continues to defy Father Time and all the people who doubted his ability to play elite hockey at the NHL level. Tonight, with his assist on Artturi Lehkonen’s goal, the stalwart defender moves into a tie with Guy Lapointe for second all-time in scoring by a Montreal defencemen. Congratulations Andrei! #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/FizDklbNe0— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 29, 2

Andrei Markov tied for second in Canadiens all-time defence scoring

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2017-03-29

Toronto’s Auston Matthews set a franchise best Tuesday night, at the beginning of his career. In Montreal, Andrei Markov hit a franchise milestone as he moves towards the conclusion of his career. With an assist on Artturi Lehkonen’s third-period goal, Markov tied Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe for second in all-time scoring by a Canadiens defenceman. Congratulations Andrei! #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/FizDklbNe0 — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 29

About last night … Canadiens beat Dallas 4-1

Source: Hockey Inside/Out
Date: 2017-03-29

Benn vs. Benn. Lehkonen vs. Lehtonen. Petry vs. Pateryn. What is this? The National Hillbilly League? OK, we’ve had our laugh. And why not yuck it up?  The Canadiens, in their 4-1 win over Dallas, looked like they’re ready for the postseason.  Carey Price was customarily brilliant. The Canadiens’ 36-28 shot advantage is misleading because Dallas had some Grade A looks at Price … and he stopped them all, save for that fluke Curtis McKenzie goal in the early minutes. In 15 games under Claude Julien, Price is 11-4-0.  The All-World goaltender is in the zone. That augurs very well for the playoffs. And for a change, Price got some run support. The three top forward lines all made the scoresheet, with goals by top liners Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov, Brendan Gallagher (with an assist by fellow Mighty Mite Paul Byron) and Artturi Lehkonen, who is up to 14 on the season. Ageless Andrei

Canadiens Smoke Stars

Source: Dennis-Kane.com
Date: 2017-03-29

Ready? Take a deep breath: The Dallas Stars scored just 1:47 into the game, but that was it for the visitors as Max Pacioretty’s 34th of the season tied it in the second, while in the third, Gally, Lehkonen, and Radulov broke it open and the big win gives the team 95 points on the season, four better than Ottawa which got a loser point in their OT loss to Philly, and now the Canadiens hope to make it three straight on Thursday when the Florida Panthers, another team like Dallas that has no hope for the postseason, pay a visit to the Bell Centre, home of $12 beer even though the team is owned by Molsons, which I don’t think is right but I can’t buy beer at the Bell anyway because I’m 5000 km. from there and I can drink pints right here in Powell River for $4.50, and if you’re still with me, the Canadiens outshot Dallas 36-28 and Carey Price was as solid as can be throughout. Whew, a one sentence recap. Maybe I’ll just move on to something less tiring now.

Canadiens widen Atlantic Division lead with 4-1 victory over the Stars

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2017-03-29

The bottom line: Brendan Gallagher, Artturi Lehkonen and Alex Radulov scored third-period goals to lead the Canadiens to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Kari Lehtonen was outstanding in the Dallas net until Gallagher gave the Canadiens their first lead when he scored his ninth goal of the season from the faceoff circle at 3:21. Lehkonen notched his 14th goal with a shot from the point at 13:02 and Radulov capped off the third-period outburst with his 16th goal at 17:58. Lehtonen made 32 saves, while Carey Price made 27. Price didn’t face as many shots as Lehtonen, but kept the Canadiens in the game with a number of saves, which earned him chants of “Ca-rey, Ca-rey”. He made back-to-back saves on Radek Faksa and Jason Dickinson early in the third period to keep the score tied at 1. Scoreboard watching: With the win, the Canadiens opened a four-point lead on second-place Ottawa, after the Senators los

Gallagher nets game winner as Canadiens top Stars

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2017-03-29

MONTREAL — Brendan Gallagher broke a tie 3:31 into the third period as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Tuesday night. Max Pacioretty, Artturi Lehkonen and

Canadiens vs Stars Top Six Minutes: The Superior Benn

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2017-03-29

In a battle of the brothers, Jordie and the Habs came out on top. For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. It’s a battle of the brothers Benn, and Greg Pateryn is back. The question remains, will the Canadiens be able to hold their own, or will they fall to yet another team out of the playoff picture? First Period Pateryn is going to score, isn’t he. Jamie Benn in alone is never something you want to hear... If you spend that much time in your own zone, Habs, you’re going to get Star struck. Like that. When Steve Ott has the Habs’ best chance* so far,

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