Montreal 3, Winnipeg 1

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 31-32-5-7 17-15-2-5 14-17-3-2 L1
Montreal 41-29-3-3 23-11-2-3 18-18-1-0 W1


Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche scored within seconds of each other in the first period as the Montreal Canadiens snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.

Carey Price made 27 saves and Andrei Kostitsyn added an insurance tally for the Canadiens, who had been shut out in each of their last three setbacks - the franchise’s longest such streak since Oct. 1949.

Montreal snapped its goalless drought with just over seven minutes left in the first period when Hamrlik emerged from a scrum in front of the net and stuffed the puck past Ondrej Pavelec’s outstretched right skate for his fifth tally.

The Canadiens struck again 11 seconds later when the Thrashers misplayed a puck along the boards, allowing Darche to slap his ninth goal past Pavelec on the same side of the net.

Atlanta avoided a shutout when Nik Antropov took a feed from Eric Boulton on a give-and-go and tipped it past Price at the 8:35 mark of the third period.

Kostitsyn’s empty-netter with 1:20 remaining put away the game.

Pavelec finished with 28 saves.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Montreal
Nik Antropov 1 Points Mathieu Darche 1
Nik Antropov 1 Goals Mathieu Darche 1
Eric Boulton 1 Assists Michael Cammalleri 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .933 Save Percentage Carey Price .964
Ondrej Pavelec 28 Saves Carey Price 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 28 1 0-2 4-4 27 29
Montreal 31 3 0-4 2-2 13 33

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Jets have a W/L % of .355 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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