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Recap - Hurricanes Defeat Montreal 2-1

Carolina earned a 2-1 victory over Montreal on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at PNC Arena.

Carolina was favored by -165 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Eric Staal clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Hurricanes. Chad LaRose scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. LaRose opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 10:02 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jamie McBain and Joni Pitkanen.

Cam Ward turned in a 30-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Blake Geoffrion scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Cam Ward.

Peter Budaj stopped 28 of 29 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Carolina went 1-for-6, while the Canadiens were 0-for-7 with the man advantage.

Montreal outshot Carolina 31-29 in the game.

Carolina heads into a battle against the Panthers. Montreal, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.