Montreal 6, Dallas 4

Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 24-14-1-3 12-7-0-2 12-7-1-1 W1
Dallas 20-13-3-4 9-5-2-3 11-8-1-1 L1


Canadiens 6, Stars 4: Max Pacioretty and defenseman P.K. Subban each recorded four points while Lars Eller scored the go-ahead goal with 9:21 left in the third period as visiting Montreal edged Dallas.

Eller roofed a shot from the bottom of the right circle for a 5-4 lead and Pacioretty added his second goal into an empty net with 1:04 remaining for the Canadiens. Subban scored and set up three others while David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher each had a goal and an assist and Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal, which finished its road trip with a 3-2-1 mark.

Tyler Seguin collected a goal and an assist and defenseman Kevin Connauton set up a pair of tallies for the Stars, who saw their seven-game point streak end. Rookie Valeri Nichushkin, captain Jamie Benn and defenseman Brenden Dillon also scored and Kari Lehtonen turned aside 22 shots for Dallas.

Benn converted a nifty cross-ice pass from Seguin 6:12 into the game and Pacioretty, who was named to the U.S. OIympic team on Wednesday, answered 4:48 later after reeling in a stretch pass from Subban. Desharnais scored from the slot after a backhand feed by Subban 1:35 into the middle session and Nichushkin tied it on a penalty shot at 5:23.

Subban looped through the slot and beat Lehtonen from the right circle to put Montreal back in front 1:07 later and Gallagher added a power-play goal 3:30 into the third. Seguin responded with a man-advantage tally from the right circle at 7:42 before Dillon tied it from the right point 47 ticks later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Subban, who also had six hits, leads the Canadiens with 33 points. … Seguin registered his 12th multi-point effort in his first season with the Stars. … Montreal F Daniel Briere, who has gone without a point the last 10 games, was a healthy scratch.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Dallas
Max Pacioretty 4 Points Tyler Seguin 2
Max Pacioretty 2 Goals Tyler Seguin 1
P.K. Subban 3 Assists Kevin Connauton 2
Brendan Gallagher 1 Power Play Goals Tyler Seguin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .875 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .815
Carey Price 28 Saves Kari Lehtonen 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 28 6 1-4 2-3 18 21
Dallas 32 4 1-3 3-4 20 42

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .684 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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