Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Saturday night.
As always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.
The Rangers need to leave the odor — and the brutal hockey — in Montreal after completely falling flat at Bell Center in a 7-4 defeat Tuesday.
“Is he playing well? Yeah, but we’re doing a good job,” Subban said. “Some of it is luck, as well. He’s getting a little bit lucky, but that’s what you need in the playoffs.”
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Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.
Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec had power-play goals, and the Montreal Canadiens scored three times in a span of 2:46 in the first period to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Saturday night.