Monday, December 21, 2009

Montreal 3 New York Islanders 0

Canadiens' Andrei Markov smiles as he is congratulated for his goal by team mates during the second period of their NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday night.Photograph by: Shannon Stapleton, Reuters

St. Andrei Markov Brings Canadiens Back To Life As Jaroslav Halak Posts 40-Save Shutout -- Montreal Gazette

Canadiens 3, Islanders 0

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Andrei Markov returned to the Canadiens' lineup after a 35-game absence Saturday night and had an immediate impact - scoring two power-play goals.

But the difference-maker was backup goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who made 40 saves as the Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 3-0.

Halak, who has been angling for a trade because he wants to play more, showed why general manager Bob Gainey can’t afford to deal him away.

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More News on Saturday's Hockey Game

New York Islanders fall to Montreal Canadiens as goalie Martin Biron loses fifth straight start -- New York Daily News
Halak, Markov lead Canadiens past Islanders -- AP
Welcome return: Markov scores twice, Halak perfect as Habs shut out Islanders -- The Examiner
Islanders, Biron buried by Canadiens, 3-0 -- New York Post
Habs hope to keep rolling on road trip -- CBC
Markov shows how ready he is -- National Post
Snowstorm grounds Canadiens on Long Island -- AP

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