NYR: M. Biron (L)
MTL: C. Price (W)
Earlier tonight in Montreal, the conference leading Canadiens took on the Rangers (who have the fewest goals forward in the Eastern Conference). There was no score in the first and the shots were 6-3 New York. 1:20 into the second, Eller played the puck to Prust and it went off his leg and right to Cole in the slot and he scored to make it 1-0. 12 minutes later, Eller played the puck to Gallchenyuk and he took the puck to the net and scored. Then with under a minute to play with the Habs on a powerplay, Gallchenyuk (behind the net) played the puck to Eller at the right circle and he one timed a shot past Biron to make it 3-0.
In the second the shots were 12-7 Montreal. In the third the Habs were playing to protect the shutout as they had 3 guys back at all times and only allowed 4 shots as the Habs hang on for a 3-0 win. In the win Price made 17 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season. In the loss, Biron made 15 saves. After the game the Head Coach of the Habs spoke about how Montreal has been able to hold every team in the last 5 games to below 20 shots."We addressed it tonight in our meeting before the game."
"We have a style to play," said Therrien. "It's a demanding style, but we want to be a team that's tough to play against. The guys did a great job again.We picked up seven points out of eight (this week). That's pretty exceptional."
Written By Andrew Di Pardo