Montreal 3, Carolina 0

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 24-20-6-3 13-10-2-3 11-10-4-0 L1
Montreal 28-20-2-3 15-9-1-2 13-11-1-1 W1


Canadiens 3, Hurricanes 0: Carey Price turned aside 36 shots for his 22nd career shutout as host Montreal halted its four-game losing streak.

Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty each recorded a goal and an assist while Brandon Prust also scored to give the Canadiens their first regulation win since Jan. 6. Price made 28 saves over the first two periods to halt a personal four-game skid en route to his third shutout of the season.

Anton Khudobin stopped 27 shots for Carolina, which had its four-game winning streak halted. Playing for the fifth time in seven games, the Hurricanes dropped to 10-4-0 in their last 14.

The Canadiens provided Price with the only goal he needed 6:11 into the contest, when defenseman Josh Gorges found Prust all alone in the slot for a wrister that easily beat Khudobin to the far corner.

Gallagher doubled the lead with 1:16 left in the first period, stuffing the puck into the net off a scramble in front to match Montreal's goal total from the previous three games combined. Pacioretty capped the scoring 1:41 into the middle session, when he steered home a crossing pass from blue-liner Andrei Markov after Carolina's defense was slow to react to a rebound at the side of the net.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gallagher scored for the third time in five games after recording only two goals in his previous 23 contests. ... Hurricanes RW Alexander Semin had his six-game point streak snapped. ... In addition to his assist on the opening goal, Gorges recorded seven of Montreal's 27 blocked shots.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Montreal
N/A Points Brendan Gallagher 2
N/A Goals Brendan Gallagher 1
N/A Assists Brendan Gallagher 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .900 Save Percentage Carey Price 1.000
Anton Khudobin 27 Saves Carey Price 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 36 0 0-3 2-2 4 27
Montreal 30 3 0-2 3-3 6 35

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .640 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .393 after a loss.
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