Montreal Canadiens defeat New York Rangers, 5-4

Brandon Dubinsky read John Tortorella's message loudly and much more clearly than he may have liked on Saturday night, but he read it and says he has put it behind him.

It may not be quite as simple for Christopher Higgins.

Tortorella buried Dubinsky on the bench for half the second period and all of the third and overtime after the 23-year-old center's neutral-ice turnover during a Ranger power play resulted in a 2-on-0 goal that kick-started a Canadiens rally in Montr...

MONTREAL - It was a bloody prize fight at the Bell Centre Saturday night, two heavy hitters trading combinations through unstable defenses - and it was the smallest guy of anyone who landed the knockout blow.

Perhaps the only thing more slippery than Ranger leads in Montreal the past few years was Mike Cammalleri Saturday night. The 5-9, 182-pound left winger was a heavyweight for his Habs, weaving his way through four Rangers down three-quarters of the rink to beat Hen...

This is not the way Christopher Higgins wanted to go back, a prodigal son returning to Montreal with no goals, not having scored since Game 3 of April's Canadiens-Bruins playoff series.

For a player who seems to battle frustration nightly, tonight's visit to the city where he began his NHL career, against the team the Long Island product idolized right up until the day they drafted him in 2002 - is just one more thing the Rangers' left winger will be struggling to get h...