Canadiens lose in Julien’s return to Montreal

Patrik Laine and Mathieu Perreault each had a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled Claude Julien’s return to Montreal with a 3-1 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday in Montreal.

Joel Armia also scored for Winnipeg (27-29-5), and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 19 shots. The Jets had dropped five of six.

The Canadiens fired Coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Julien, the former Bruins coach, in hopes of getting their season back on track.

Julien coached Montreal from 2003-2006.

Robin Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall as the Buffalo Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues’ six-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory at Buffalo, New York.

 Henrik Zetterberg scored a tiebreaking goal on Detroit’s fifth shootout attempt and then Petr Mrazek stopped Alex Ovechkin, sending the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Detroit.

Cam Talbot made 38 saves, Connor McDavid scored his 20th goal and visiting Edmonton beat Chicago 3-1 for its third straight win.

Cory Schneider made 40 saves and Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist to lead the host New Jersey Devils over the New York Islanders 3-2.


NASCAR: Austin Theriault of Fort Kent won the ARCA opener at Daytona International Speedway after a harrowing late accident damaged part of the energy-absorbing wall and halted the race. The 200-mile event was called with five laps remaining – with Theriault sitting on the high-banked track.

“When you’re fast and you play a smart race, you’re hard to beat,” Theriault said. “Fortunately everything played out in our favor.”


NFL: The Miami Dolphins signed defensive end Cameron Wake to a two-year contract extension.

The 35-year-old Wake is coming off a Pro Bowl season, one year removed from an Achilles injury. He had 111/2 sacks, five forced fumbles and one interception this past season, helping the Dolphins reach the playoffs.

 New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.


PGA: Dustin Johnson finished with three birdies over his last four holes for another 5-under 66 and a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the rain-delayed Genesis Open at Los Angeles.

LPGA: Lizette Salas shot a 2-under 71 to take a two-stroke lead in the Women’s Australian Open at Adelaide.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Brett Rumford shot a 4-under 68 for a five-shot lead in the World Super 6 tournament at Perth, Australia.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied two of the last four holes to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples and Kevin Sutherland into the final round of the Chubb Classic at Naples, Florida.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Mikaela Shiffrin won a third straight slalom title at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, to retain her unbeaten record at major events.

The 21-year-old American extended her first-run lead to finish a huge 1.64 seconds faster than runner-up Wendy Holdener of Switzerland.

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was third, trailing by 1.75.

– Staff and news service report