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SportsGallagher leads Habs past Ducks 4-1

05:30  06 february  2019
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Drouin had one of his best performances versus the Ducks

Drouin had one of his best performances versus the Ducks The skilled forward has had his ups and downs this year, but his game against the Ducks was one of his best yet. Jonathan Drouin is an immensely talented player. That has never been disputed from the day he was drafted by Tampa Bay. It was never doubted that he was incredibly skilled when he was traded to Montreal, he just needed to find some consistency in his game to reach his potential. Recently Drouin went through one of his slumps where his play suffered and he would be mostly invisible in games.

Lee Stempniak scored a pair of goals and Eddie Lack made 21 saves as the Hurricanes defeated the Canadiens, 4 - 1 , in Montreal.

Patric Hornqvist notched a pair of assists and Matt Murray made 19 saves as the Penguins defeated the Canadiens, 4 - 1 , in Montreal.

MONTREAL - Brendan Gallagher scored twice and added an assist as the Montreal Canadiens easily defeated the slumping Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Phillip Danault also scored for the Canadiens (30-18-6), who improved to 7-1-1 in their last nine games. Jonathan Drouin had three assists.

Carey Price made 24 saves on 25 shots for his sixth straight victory — his longest personal win streak since the 2016-17 season.

Price is now six wins away from tying Jacques Plante for winningest goaltender in Canadiens history.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored the lone goal for the Ducks (21-24-9), which have lost five in a row. Goalie Chad Johnson stopped 28-of-32 shots in defeat.

Korbinian Holzer leaves ducks for personal reasons

Korbinian Holzer leaves ducks for personal reasons Korbinian Holzer had only just played his first few games of the season, but now the Anaheim Ducks will have move on to another defenseman for the time being. Holzer has left the team to return home for personal reasons, explaining why Jaycob Megna is in the lineup tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. It seems as though everything is going wrong all at once for the Ducks, who have lost four in a row by a combined score of 23-5 and are already down to the Canadiens in the first period. Holzer, 30, had only played in the last two games after dealing with injury through the first part of the season, and it’s not clear how long he will be away from the team now.

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Karl Alzner and Brendan Gallagher each recorded a goal and an assist, and Carey Price made 34 saves to help the Canadiens to a 5-2 win.

Anaheim has conceded 19 goals in the past three games following a 9-3 loss in Winnipeg on Saturday and a 6-1 defeat in Toronto on Monday.

The Canadiens were all over the Ducks from the opening faceoff, scoring twice before the visitors even got their second shot on goal.

Gallagher got the first at 7:11 of the first period after sustained forecheck by Danault in Anaheim's zone led to a turnover by Josh Manson. The puck ended up on Gallagher's stick for his team-leading 20th of the season.

With Paul Byron injured (left forearm) and Tomas Tatar out sick (flu), Kotkaniemi saw his playing time shoot up. The rookie thanked his coach for the extra minutes with his third goal in as many games off a rebound at 9:36.

The Canadiens made it 3-0 at 16:39 of the first when Gallagher, with his second of the game, fired a one-timer from the slot past Johnson after a poorly timed line change by the Ducks.

Anaheim got one back through their captain Getzlaf, who beat Price on the wraparound at 11:27 of the second period. Getzlaf leads the Ducks with 47 points this season.

After taking their foot off the gas pedal in the second period, the Canadiens started the third with renewed vigour.

Danault restored the three-goal lead at 2:31 after a no-look pass by Drouin behind the net fooled Johnson into looking the wrong way. Danault has eight points in his last nine games.

Notes: Price improved to 3-6-1 all-time against the Ducks. … Montreal finished 0 for 3 on the power play.

Ducks retire Hall of Fame defenceman Niedermayer's No. 27.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Scott Niedermayer accomplished a lot during his 18-year NHL career. The Hall of Fame defenceman added one more to the list on Sunday night when he became the ninth player to have his number retired by two teams. The Anaheim Ducks raised Niedermayer's No. 27 to the rafters at the Honda Center, honouring their former team captain, who helped lead them to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007. He first had his number retired by the New Jersey Devils in 2011. The Ducks honoured Niedermayer before their game against Washington and culminated a week of events celebrating the franchise's 25th season.

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