Anaheim 4, Montreal 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 10-11-2-2 4-5-2-2 6-6-0-0 L3
Anaheim 7-13-1-3 5-8-0-0 2-5-1-3 W1

Recap


Corey Perry extended his goal-scoring streak to four games as the Anaheim Ducks earned a much-needed 4-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

The win, which ended a seven-game losing skid, wasn't enough to spare Randy Carlyle's job. The Ducks coach was fired about an hour after the game, replaced by former Washington Capitals bench boss Bruce Boudreau.

Perry finished with a goal and an assist while Ryan Getzlaf ended a 15-game goalless drought as the Ducks prevailed for just the third time in the past 19 games. It was Anaheim's fifth win in its last six meetings against the Canadiens.

With the game tied 1-1, rookie Devante Smith-Pelly put Anaheim ahead on a power play at 6:06 of the middle period, gloving a Bobby Ryan pass before jamming the puck past Montreal netminder Peter Budaj from in close.

Perry extended the advantage on a power play 2:55 into the third period, redirecting a Francois Beauchemin high past Budaj. Niklas Hagman added an empty-netter with 1:28 remaining.

Montreal's Andrei Kostitsyn opened the scoring 3:10 into the game. Tomas Plekanec made a deft spin pass right onto the stick of Kostitsyn, who wired a wrist shot that beat Anaheim netminder Jonas Hiller on the glove side.

Getzlaf drew the Ducks even in the final minute of the period, wristing a pass from Corey Perry past Budaj's blocker.

Montreal forward Louis Leblanc made his NHL debut. He became the 800th player to play for the Canadiens.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Anaheim
Andrei Kostitsyn 1 Points Ryan Getzlaf 3
Andrei Kostitsyn 1 Goals Ryan Getzlaf 1
Brian Gionta 1 Assists Ryan Getzlaf 2
N/A Power Play Goals Corey Perry 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Peter Budaj .885 Save Percentage Jonas Hiller .950
Peter Budaj 23 Saves Jonas Hiller 19

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 20 1 0-7 5-7 14 21
Anaheim 27 4 2-7 7-7 14 25

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Ducks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against San Jose . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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