Montreal 4, Carolina 2

Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 15-5-2-2 8-3-2-0 7-2-0-2 W1
Carolina 13-9-1-0 6-5-0-0 7-4-1-0 L1


Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 2: Lars Eller and Brandon Prust collected a goal and two assists apiece and Carey Price turned aside 41 shots as visiting Montreal rebounded from its first regulation loss in nearly a month to topple Carolina.

Defensemen P.K. Subban and Josh Gorges both scored and set up a goal for the Canadiens, who improved to 9-1-3 in their last 13 contests. Prior to its 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Montreal had posted an 11-game point streak (8-0-3) after being trounced 6-0 by Original Six rival Toronto on Feb. 9.

Jordan Staal and Drayson Bowman scored as the Hurricanes registered 21 of their 43 shots during the second period. Jeremy Welsh picked up his first NHL point with an assist and Justin Peters finished with 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

After Price denied captain Eric Staal on a penalty shot to preserve a 2-2 tie in the second period, Montreal ignited its offense in the third. Eller gave the Canadiens the lead at 6:09 of the session by deflecting Gorges' centering feed, and Subban's blast from the point 1:47 later doubled the advantage.

Prust opened the scoring at 3:22 of the first period by cleaning up the rebound of defenseman Alexei Emelin's wrist shot. His backhanded feed found a streaking Gorges on the doorstep nearly five minutes later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carolina was bidding to win five in a row for the first time in three seasons (Feb. 5-March 4, 2010). ... The Canadiens improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games against the Hurricanes. ... Montreal D Yannick Weber exited the game with a lower-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Carolina
Lars Eller 3 Points Drayson Bowman 1
Lars Eller 1 Goals Drayson Bowman 1
Lars Eller 2 Assists Justin Faulk 1
P.K. Subban 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .953 Save Percentage Justin Peters .857
Carey Price 41 Saves Justin Peters 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 28 4 1-6 4-4 12 35
Carolina 43 2 0-4 5-6 16 36

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .778 after a loss.
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