MONTREAL – Key dates in the Montreal Canadiens 100th anniversary season:
Oct. 10 – Centennial season begins amid expections of a run for a 25th Stanley Cup.
Nov. 23 – Canadiens retire goaltending great Patrick Roy’s jersey No. 33.
Jan. 17 – Habs flying with 27-11-6 record.
Jan. 25 – Host NHL all-star game, Alex Kovalev is game MVP.
Feb. 10 – Coach Guy Carbonneau takes team bowling in bid to snap slump.
Feb. 20 – Report that Sergei and Andrei Kostitsyn had hung out with a suspected gangster.
Feb. 21 – Kovalev returns after two-game banishment from team.
March 9 – Carbonneau is fired, Bob Gainey takes over as coach.
March 23 – Report that George Gillett has put team up for sale.
April 22 – Boston completes sweep of first-round playoff series.