Montreal halts Boston's win streak at four

 

BOSTON — Peter Budaj stopped 34 shots and the Montreal Canadiens ended Boston’s recent scoring binge with a 4-1 win over the Bruins on Thursday night.

The Canadiens won their second game in three nights after losing four in a row. They also stopped a four-game winning streak for the Bruins, who had 21 goals in that stretch.

Alexei Emelin and Max Pacioretty scored before Dougie Hamilton’s goal cut Montreal’s lead to 2-1 after one period. Brian Gionta made it 3-1 at 11:54 of the second, ending goalie Tuukka Rask’s night.

 

PREDATORS: Shea Weber is day to day with an upper body injury and did not skate Thursday in Nashville’s first practice since the defenseman was hurt.

Weber left Tuesday night’s 4-3 win at Winnipeg 3:28 into the third period and did not return.

 

DEVILS: Jay Pandolfo, 39, is retiring after 15 seasons in the NHL and two Stanley Cups with New Jersey.

The forward announced his retirement Thursday through the NHL Players’ Association.

 

AVALANCHE: Signed Russian goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year extension that goes through the 2018-19 sea­son.

Varlamov, 25, is thriving under first-year coach Pat­rick Roy.

More

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 21:22

Fishing Tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch. Read more

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:54

Atlanta track holds off on resurfacing