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

01:30  20 october  2019
01:30  20 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

Johansson scores in OT, Sabres top Canadiens 5-4

  Johansson scores in OT, Sabres top Canadiens 5-4 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Marcus Johansson scored 1:30 into overtime, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. © APWF Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Christian Folin (32) work along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) Jack Eichel scored twice and added two assists, and the Sabres improved to 3-0-1, the team's best start since opening the 2009-10 season 4-0-1.

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.

ST. LOUIS (AP) 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.

a hockey player with a bat: Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher (11) reaches for the puck with St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)© APWF Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher (11) reaches for the puck with St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

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.

a hockey game in the snow: Montreal Canadiens' Jeff Petry (26) gets the puck by St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)© APWF Montreal Canadiens' Jeff Petry (26) gets the puck by St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

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.

Price, Mete, Suzuki help Canadiens beat Wild 4-0

  Price, Mete, Suzuki help Canadiens beat Wild 4-0 MONTREAL (AP) Carey Price made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season and Victor Mete and Nick Suzuki scored their first NHL goals in a first-period burst in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. © APWF Montreal Canadiens' Victor Mete celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates Shea Weber, left, and Joel Armia, right, during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

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

a group of people riding skis on a snowy surface: Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price (31) blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)© APWF Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price (31) blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

The Canadiens grabbed control in the second.

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.

Parise scores winner, Wild beat Canadiens 4-3 for 2nd win

  Parise scores winner, Wild beat Canadiens 4-3 for 2nd win ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of relief. Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Wild won their second game of the season, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Sunday."It's been a tough start for everybody," Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I love seeing the emotion on the faces, especially when it's good emotion.

The St. Louis centre netted two goals, and the unbeaten Blues beat the slumping New York Rangers 5 -3 on Saturday night. St. Louis Blues ' David Backes (42) battles with New York Rangers' Derick Brassard (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct.

''We will use these last couple games to try to find some little things so we are ready to go for when the playoffs start,'' Murray said. The Penguins went 3 for 5 with the man advantage, including Kessel and Sheahan scoring less than two minutes apart in the third period to blow open a one-goal game.

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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David Perron scores in OT, Blues beat Blue Jackets 4-3 .
ST. LOUIS (AP) David Perron scored eight seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. © APWF St. Louis Blues' David Perron, right, is congratulated by Alex Pietrangelo (27) after scoring in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) © APWF St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) shoots for a goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg, of Sweden, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in St. Louis.

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