Sports Price earns shutout as Habs snap losing streak

06:35  26 november  2017
06:35  26 november  2017 Source:

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Montreal had been outscored 19-5 on their losing streak , and had given up at least four goals in each of their last six games. But the Habs kept the opposition off the scoreboard on Tuesday, relying on "As a group we knew what we needed to do," said Price , who earned his third shutout of the season.

Price made a season-high 38 saves, including 17 in the opening period, to post his second shutout in the last three games as the Canadiens downed the Blues 3-0 on Tuesday night. Montreal extended its club-record winning streak to start the season to seven games. The save of the game was a

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Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Bryon scored for the Canadiens (9-12-3), who snapped a five-game losing skid. Montreal's last victory was against the Sabres exactly two weeks ago.

Price missed 10 games with a lower-body injury dating back to Nov. 2. His last shutout was on Feb. 28, 2017.

The Canadiens went 4-4-2 in his absence.

Robin Lehner made 23 saves for the last-place Sabres (6-14-4), who have lost eight of their last nine games.

Price had a shaky start to the season prior to getting hurt, but the 30-year-old looked like his old self between the pipes on Saturday.

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The Canadiens goalie, whose specific injury was never disclosed, made key saves to keep his side in the game.

In the second period, Price made back-to-back saves on Zemgus Girgensons and Johan Larsson in close quarters. In the third, Price stopped Jack Eichel twice on the power play to preserve Montreal's three-goal lead.

Petry got the home side on the board with his third goal of the season at 12:54 of the first period. With Montreal on the power play, Petry's shot from the point went off Rasmus Ristolainen's stick and the puck jumped over Lehner's shoulder.

Galchenyuk made it 2-0 with his first goal in 12 games at 13:58 of the second period. Streaking down the ice on a 2-on-1 with Byron, Galchenyuk buried the rebound after Byron's shot bounced off Lehner's pad.

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Byron got one of his own in the third period when he scored on a short-handed breakaway. The first-line winger intercepted a pass from Eichel and moved in all alone on Lehner, beating him five-hole.

It looked like Evander Kane had spoiled Price's shutout with 32 seconds remaining in the game but the goal was disallowed for goaltender interference.

Shea Weber (lower-body injury) missed his third straight game. Antti Niemi was Price's backup after Charlie Lindgren was demoted to the AHL on Friday.

Notes: Montreal plays seven of its next eight games at the Bell Centre. … It was the third of four meetings between the Canadiens and Sabres this season.

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