Montreal 3, Columbus 2

Friday, November 15, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 10-8-0-2 5-4-0-2 5-4-0-0 W1
Columbus 6-10-2-1 4-6-0-1 2-4-2-0 L3


Canadiens 3, Blue Jackets 2 (SO): David Desharnais scored the only goal of the shootout in the third round as visiting Montreal rallied to beat Columbus.

Desharnais, who has yet to record his first goal of the season and was a healthy scratch last game, beat Curtis McElhinney with a nifty move in the second round of the bonus format. Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller tallied in regulation for the Canadiens and Peter Budaj turned aside 23 shots for his third win in four decisions.

R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov scored as the Blue Jackets took a 2-0 lead in the first period. McElhinney made 38 saves for Columbus, which extended its point streak to four games (1-0-3).

Umberger put the Blue Jackets in front 15:33 into the game, when his shot from the left-wing boards went through a screen and under Budaj. Anisimov’s fluttering shot went in after a wild scramble 1:39 later, but Galchenyuk stole the puck from Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin and scored with 7.8 seconds left in the first.

Montreal had a 15-6 edge in shots during the second period and tied it when Eller flipped in a rebound during a power play at 7:34. The Blue Jackets were outshot 11-5 in the third period but registered the only four shots in overtime, forcing Budaj to make two big saves in the final seconds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Blue Jackets RW Marian Gaborik suffered a sprained knee in the 3-2 overtime loss at Boston on Thursday and is expected to miss up to six weeks. … Montreal RW Brendan Gallagher, who leads the team in goals, missed the game with the flu. … Canadiens RW Brandon Prust returned to the lineup after sitting out 11 games with a shoulder injury and fought Columbus RW Jared Boll in the second period.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Columbus
Lars Eller 1 Points Artem Anisimov 1
Lars Eller 1 Goals Artem Anisimov 1
Daniel Briere 1 Assists Nick Foligno 1
Lars Eller 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Peter Budaj .920 Save Percentage Curtis McElhinney .950
Peter Budaj 23 Saves Curtis McElhinney 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 40 3 1-4 3-3 13 31
Columbus 25 2 0-3 3-4 15 27

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .231 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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