Montreal 4, Nashville 3

Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 22-13-0-3 12-7-0-2 10-6-0-1 W1
Nashville 16-16-1-3 8-7-1-2 8-9-0-1 L3


Canadiens 4, Predators 3 (OT):
David Desharnais forced a turnover and blasted a slap shot past Carter Hutton 1:43 into overtime as visiting Montreal overcame a Nashville rally.

Defenseman P.K. Subban tallied for the first time in 10 games while Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec also scored for the Canadiens, who are 1-1-0 on their six-game road trip. Carey Price made 31 saves, including 18 in the second period.

Captain Shea Weber had a goal and an assist while Gabriel Bourque and Nick Spaling also tallied for the Predators, who are winless in three contests. Marek Mazanec was pulled after allowing three goals on five shots in his first start since December 7 and Hutton made 17 saves the rest of the way.

Subban opened the scoring 11 1/2 minutes into the game with a slap shot from the high slot. Pacioretty put home a backhander after driving to the net 1:50 later and Plekanec tipped in captain Brian Gionta’s shot 77 seconds afterward to end Mazanec’s night.

Bourque began Nashville's comeback by firing a quick shot over Price at 11:51 of the second period and Spaling tipped in Weber’s shot during a power play with 1:51 remaining in the session. Weber scored during another man advantage with 6:20 left in the third to send the game to overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Montreal has not won in regulation in Nashville since March 10, 2003. … Mazanec has been pulled in two of his last three starts. … Weber is on a five-game point streak, with two goals and five assists in that span.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Nashville
David Desharnais 1 Points Shea Weber 2
David Desharnais 1 Goals Shea Weber 1
Lars Eller 1 Assists Shea Weber 1
N/A Power Play Goals Shea Weber 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .912 Save Percentage Carter Hutton .944
Carey Price 31 Saves Carter Hutton 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 23 4 0-2 0-2 19 25
Nashville 34 3 2-2 2-2 9 40

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Boston. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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