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Sports Canadiens use big 2nd period to beat slumping Blues 5-2

01:35  20 october  2019
01:35  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Alex Pietrangelo has winner as Blues hold off Maple Leafs for 3-2 win

  Alex Pietrangelo has winner as Blues hold off Maple Leafs for 3-2 win TORONTO — Alex Pietrangelo scored the winner in the third period as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. Oskar Sundqvist and Brayden Schenn had the other goals for St. Louis (2-0-1). Jordan Binnington made 32 stops for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Frederik Gauthier and William Nylander replied for Toronto (2-1-1), which has now dropped two straight. The Leafs got 26 saves from Frederik Andersen, who  returned to the crease after watching his team blow a 4-1 third-period lead in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the second game of a back-to-back.

19 (AP) — Third‐ period goals by Mike Polich, Greg Smith and Steve Payne lifted the Minnesota North Stars to a 5 ‐ 2 victory over Montreal tonight, handing Polich tipped in a shot at 4:23 of the final period to snap a 2‐2 tie and start the North Stars’ flurry. Smith got his first goal of the year at 8:02 on a slap

Just 51 seconds later, Colaiacovo gave the Blues the lead for good with a blast from the top of the circle. Brewer completed the three-goal spurt with a “We just got away from some of the things that we did in the first period to be successful,” said Mike Fisher, who gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead in the first.

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ST. LOUIS — Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki scored in the second period, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Saturday.

Jordan Weal and Shea Weber also scored for the Canadiens, who won for the third time in four games. Carey Price made 32 saves in his 325th win, passing Sean Burke for 27th on the NHL career list.

St. Louis dropped its fourth straight game. Jaden Schwartz and David Perron scored for the Stanley Cup champions, and Jake Allen made 20 saves in his first home start since Jan. 8.

The Canadiens grabbed control in the second.

Canadiens soar over the Blues with six-goal outburst

  Canadiens soar over the Blues with six-goal outburst The Canadiens turned on the jets in the third period to defeat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 Saturday at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens outshot the defending Stanley Cup champions 15-10 in the third period and got goals from Artturi Lehkonen, Brendan Gallagher and Max Domi as they improved their record to 2-1-2. Lehkonen put the Canadiens ahead for good when he scored on a wraparound at 7:30, jamming the puck past Jordan Binnington on the short side for his first goal of the season. Gallagher gave the Canadiens a two-goal lead at 11:56 and this was one of those occasions when the new NHL rule on challenges benefitted Montreal.

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens hope to build on two straight victories for a push for a playoff spot.

Brendan Gallagher broke a tie midway through the third period , and Carey Price made 34 saves in the Montreal Canadiens ' 5 - 2 victory over the Vancouver Gallagher was in the slot to pick up the rebound of Alzner's shot and beat goalie Anders Nilsson with a high shot. Gallagher hen fed Byron on a rush

Gallagher pounced on a loose puck off the period's opening faceoff and beat Allen on a seemingly harmless shot from just inside the blue line just 6 seconds into the frame.

Drouin made it 3-1 with a one-timer at 3:39. It was the second power-play goal of the game for Montreal, which improved to 5 for 14 on the road with the man advantage.

Suzuki scored his second goal in as many games with 8:27 left in the second. He buried a one-timer after a Nate Thompson pass freed him up in the slot.

Perron scored with 37 seconds left in the third, but Weber answered with an empty-netter.

Weal's power-play goal gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at the 5:57 mark of the first period. Max Domi picked up an assist to extend his points streak to five games.

Schwartz's first goal of the season tied it 71 seconds later. Schwartz buried a backhander after an Alex Pietrangelo slap shot caromed off the end boards right to his stick.

NOTES: D Christian Folin was back in the Canadiens' lineup for D Cale Fleury, who is day to day with an undisclosed injury. ... D Robert Bortuzzo was in the Blues' lineup after a three-game absence for D Carl Gunnarsson (lower body). ... The Canadiens also scratched D Mike Reilly and RW Joel Armia. ... The Blues also scratched LW Zach Sanford and LW Mackenzie MacEachern.

UP NEXT

Canadiens: Visit Minnesota on Sunday.

Blues: Host Colorado on Monday.

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Joe Harris, The Associated Press

Kane scores twice on power play to lead Sharks over Canadiens 4-2 .
Evander Kane scored twice on the power play as the visiting San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Thursday to snap a two-game losing skid. Kevin Labanc and Melker Karlsson also scored for the Sharks (4-5-1) in the first game of a back-to-back set. Tomas Hertl had three assists.Nick Cousins and Joel Armia scored for the Canadiens (4-4-2), who were on three days rest following Sunday’s 4-3 loss in Minnesota.Carey Price gave up four goals on 23 shots while Sharks backup Aaron Dell made 34 saves.The Sharks have won nine straight games against the Canadiens dating back to Mar. 21, 2015.

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