This was probably the strangest part of last night’s Canadiens-Senators game: Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a goal for the Senators, but got a high stick in the face and lost a tooth. Here he is trying to pick it up.
In case you’re keeping track at home — Carey Price, the Canadiens goaltender lost a tooth during Game 2 (he skated over to the bench and handed it to the trainer) and his Senators counterpart, Craig Anderson, lost a tooth in Game 1. Essentially, the team that has a player who loses a tooth, ends up winning the game. (Photo: Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Canadiens centre Lars Eller was left unconscious and bleeding on the ice after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenceman Eric Gryba in the second period Senators’ 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final on Thursday night.
“It’s tough seeing a guy laying in a heap with blood coming out,” said Canadiens centre Ryan White. “You never want to see that.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Infographic: The fight for the Stanley Cup Much angst, and ink, has been spilled in recent years over fighting in hockey. Progressives say ban fighting. Traditionalists say ‘over our dead bodies.’ A moral debate rages. Yet what seldom gets asked is: How does fighting affect a team’s performance? Does toughness win games? Is meting out an ugly black eye as valuable as scoring a pretty goal? Let’s drop the gloves, shall we, and look at the numbers. (Illustration by Mike Faille)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remembers the days when Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter would stop by the Brodeurs’ home, dropping in on the man who many times froze the Kid’s megawatt smile.
Denis Brodeur, Martin’s dad, was for years the Expos’ photographer, snapping the ballplayers’ Florida mug shots and their exploits on the diamond in Montreal. Carter, needless to say, was in many of those photos. And young Marty often tagged along when his dad headed down to West Palm Beach for the spring-training assignment.
On Sunday night, Martin Brodeur stood in his goal crease before his team’s 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and watched the emotional scoreboard tribute to Carter, who died last Thursday of brain cancer at age 57. Photo: Olivier Jean/Reuters
During the first intermission of Toronto’s 5-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the lanky Swede spoke at length to the media and took one last trip down memory lane in a week full of trips down memory lane.
Read some of that exchange, and check out more pictures from the banner-raising ceremony here.
He shoots, he… scores??? Scott Gomez’s goal in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday was much celebrated in Montreal, and probably back home in Alaska, because of the long scoring drought it ended for the veteran forward. Here are some facts and figures about Gomez’s grand goalless streak and its triumphant end. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)