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Sochi 2014 Olympics: Max Pacioretty to Play for Team USA
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Sochi 2014 Olympics: Max Pacioretty to Play for Team USA

Feb 11 2014, 5:44pm CST | by

Montreal Canadiens and Team USA left wing Max Pacioretty will play in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi despite being shaken up after he collided with the goal post in the Habs' last game before the Olympics against the Carolina Hurricanes.

It looks like Max Pacioretty will suit up for Team USA in the 2014 Sochi Olympics after all. Some doubts surfaced about Pacioretty's status after he collided with the goal post during the Habs' last...

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44 weeks ago

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Max Pacioretty to Play for Team USA

Feb 11 2014, 5:44pm CST | by

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Max Pacioretty to Play for Team USA Photo Credit: Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens and Team USA left wing Max Pacioretty will play in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi despite being shaken up after he collided with the goal post in the Habs' last game before the Olympics against the Carolina Hurricanes.

It looks like Max Pacioretty will suit up for Team USA in the 2014 Sochi Olympics after all

Some doubts surfaced about Pacioretty's status after he collided with the goal post during the Habs' last game before the Olympics on Feb. 8 against the Carolina Hurricanes. However, he seems to have shaken it off, per ESPN's Scott Burnside:

"Max Pacioretty, who was pushed awkwardly into the goal post during the Montreal Canadiens' final game before the Olympic break, showed no signs of being the worse for wear as he skated on a line with Team USA's Ryan Callahan and Paul Stastny during Monday's skate.

"Pacioretty collided with the post with 7:30 left in the first period Saturday after being checked by Brett Bellemore of the Carolina Hurricanes. And, for a moment, he thought it was bad

"'It was a little bit of a scare,' Pacioretty said Monday.'As soon as I got diagnosed during the game, I knew things were going to be okay. After I got the treatment I needed, had that been an important game, I probably would have been able to come back if it was late in the game. They decided to hold me out, and I'm thankful they did it in my best interests.'" 

Pacioretty went into more detail with Pat Hickey of The Montreal Gazette on Feb. 9: 

"I had trouble catching my breath. 

"It's a play I make often. I went in a little awkwardly and I dinged my arm and hip but I feel good now. 

"I was very worried at first. It was tough to breathe and I was having back spasms but I had x-rays but there was nothing broken. I had some treatments while the game was going on and I feel better, I was in a lot of pain but I could tell it was more muscular.

"I don't feel that bad right now and I have a couple of days before we start playing in Sochi." 

His head coach in Sochi, Pittsburgh Penguins mentor Dan Bylsma, told Burnside he was just as anxious when he found out about Pacioretty's predicament. 

"I heard the news before I saw it. I was a little more nervous when I saw how he went into the net. But shortly after, we already had word how he was doing. 

"It was good to hear that he was doing pretty well and then after the game that he'd be all right to continue on and get over here."

According to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports, Pacioretty and the rest of his teammates on the United States' men's hockey team arrived in Sochi on Monday, Feb. 10 for their first practice. The 25-year-old Pacioretty, a first-time Olympian, told Wyshynski it's time to sacrifice for the greater good.  

"Obviously I'm like a deer in headlights when I see guys like that and I'm put on the same stage as them. But at the same time, I gotta play my game. You check your egos at the door. Everything you do right now is for the team. You have to play with more pride than ever before." 

Pacioretty, who leads the Canadiens with 26 goals and 11 assists in the 2013-14 NHL season, should help Team USA in its bid for Olympic gold when it takes on Slovakia in its first game on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. local time. 

 
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6 weeks ago

About last night …

Nov 2 2014 10:34pm CST | Source: Hockey Inside/Out

At least fans can be thankful their Montreal Canadiens don’t play the Calgary Flames again this season – until the Stanley Cup final. Fearless prediction: Neither of these teams will be playing hockey in June. Calgary is in the early stages of a major rebuild. The Cup is a distant goal for Flames fans. As for the Canadiens faithful … well, maybe picking out spots for the parade in October was a bit premature. There is no polite way to put it: The team sucked out loud Sunday ...
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6 weeks ago

Canadiens vs. Flames preview; Carey Price earns Molson Cup

Nov 1 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: Hockey Inside/Out

It’s going to be a rare Saturday night in Montreal with no Canadiens game. The Habs practised Saturday morning in Brossard, but won’t play again until Sunday night when the Calgary Flames visit the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CITY TV, RDS, TSN Radio 690). There are only four other Saturdays this season when the Habs don’t play: Dec. 13, Dec. 27, Jan. 24 and April 4. Carey Price will be awarded the Molson Cup for the month of October before Sat ...
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6 weeks ago

Sedin scores in OT as Canucks beat Canadiens

Oct 30 2014 11:55pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

VANCOUVER — Daniel Sedin scored on a power play at 2:45 of overtime Thursday as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. Sedin took a sweet feed from his brother Henrik off the rush and beat Carey Price for his third of the season after the Canucks blew a 2-0 third-period lead. brightcove.createExperiences(); Nick Bonino and Brad Richardson scored for Vanc ...
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6 weeks ago

Sedin scores in OT as Canucks beat Canadiens

Oct 30 2014 11:55pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

VANCOUVER — Daniel Sedin scored on a power play at 2:45 of overtime Thursday as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. Sedin took a sweet feed from his brother Henrik off the rush and beat Carey Price for his third of the season after the Canucks blew a 2-0 third-period lead. Nick Bonino and Brad Richardson scored for Vancouver (7-3-0), which got 28 saves from Ryan Miller. Alex Galchenyuk and ...
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7 weeks ago

Canadiens vs. Canucks preview

Oct 29 2014 5:07pm CDT | Source: Hockey Inside/Out

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE VANCOUVER — The Canadiens will conclude their three-game swing through Canada’s western provinces Thursday with a game against the Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m., SN360, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The Canadiens are 1-1 heading into it, 3-0 losers to the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, 2-1 shootout winners over the Flames in Calgary on Tuesday. Streaking Habs: The Canadiens have won their last three games, home and away, against the Canucks, outscoring ...
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7 weeks ago

‘You’ve got to thank Pricer for that one,’ Pacioretty says after Habs win over Flames

Oct 29 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Hockey Inside/Out

Carey Price might want to ask for a raise. Price is in the third season of a six-year, $39-million contract that pays him $6.5 million per season — or $2.5 million less than P.K. Subban is earning per year on his new eight-year, $72-million deal. Price was the best player on the ice Tuesday night in Calgary, making 37 saves to steal a 2-1 shootout win over the Flames. Price stopped all three Flames in the shootout, while P.A. Parenteau scored the winner for the Habs. “It wasn’t the pretties ...
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7 weeks ago

Oilers shut out Canadiens to win fourth straight

Oct 27 2014 11:10pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

EDMONTON — Ben Scrivens made 29 saves and Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers continued to turn their season around with a 3-0 victory over the league-leading Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Nail Yakupov and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers (4-4-1) who have won four in a row to erase a 0-4-1 start to the season, their worst in franchise history. Dustin Tokarski stopped 16-of-18 shots for ...
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8 weeks ago

Desharnais gives Canadiens OT win over Wings

Oct 21 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MONTREAL — David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a comeback 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Desharnais poked the puck in from the side of the net after Jimmy Howard made saves on blasts from Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban as Montreal (6-1-0) won a third game in a row. Henrik Zetterberg, with an assist from Pavel Datsyuk, scored in the second frame for Detroit (3-1-2). ...
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8 weeks ago

Desharnais gives Canadiens OT win over Wings

Oct 21 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MONTREAL — David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a comeback 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Desharnais poked the puck in from the side of the net after Jimmy Howard made saves on blasts from Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban as Montreal (6-1-0) won a third game in a row. Henrik Zetterberg, with an assist from Pavel Datsyuk, scored in the second frame for Detroit (3-1-2). More NHL on Sportsnet ...
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8 weeks ago

Desharnais gives Canadiens OT win over Wings

Oct 21 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MONTREAL — David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a comeback 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Desharnais poked the puck in from the side of the net after Jimmy Howard made saves on blasts from Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban as Montreal (6-1-0) won a third game in a row. Henrik Zetterberg, with an assist from Pavel Datsyuk, scored in the second fram ...
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