NHL roundup: Canadiens outlast Senators
MONTREAL — Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller scored shootout goals, and the Canadiens won their fourth straight by beating the Senators, 4-3, on Wednesday night.
Eller also scored in the first period, and Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban added power-play goals in the second for Montreal (18-5-4), which played loosely in its first home game after a five-game trip. Carey Price made 29 saves.
Mika Zibanejad and Daniel Alfredsson had power-play goals for Ottawa (13-8-6), and Patrick Wiercioch also scored for the Senators, who are 1-2-4 in their last seven.
Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner was sharp in the third period, when Montreal had three power plays and stretched its shots advantage to 45-32.
Devils 5, Flyers 2 — In Newark, N.J., Ilya Kovalchuk capped New Jersey's three-goal first period with his NHL-leading fourth short-handed goal, and the Devils beat the Flyers.
Patrik Elias and Adam Henrique, who scored twice, also tallied in the opening period as the Devils beat the Flyers for the third time in three games this season. Andrei Loktionov had the prettiest goal for New Jersey, with a toe-drag move that left Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov at his mercy.
Flames 5, Red Wings 2 — In Calgary, Alberta, Miikka Kiprusoff's 36 saves and three third-period goals were enough to lift the Flames.
Lee Stempniak, Curtis Glencross and Blake Comeau scored in the final frame.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- NHL notebook: Panthers swing deal to acquire veteran Jagr
- Bettman `intrigued’ by possible outdoor game at Beaver Stadium
- NHL notebook: Blackhawks’ Kane goes on long-term IR
- NHL notebook: Kane ready for ‘fresh start’ with Sabres
- NHL notebook: Ducks release goalie Bryzgalov
- NHL notebook: Senators defenseman suspended 3 games for late hit