Carolina vs Montreal Wrap - Carolina Wins 5-3

Carolina vs Montreal Wrap - Carolina Wins 5-3

Eric Staal was the difference, potting a pair for Carolina on Monday as the Hurricanes skated off with a 5-3 victory over the Canadiens at Bell Centre.

The Hurricanes were a +139 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

Eric Staal (2), Jaroslav Spacek, Jiri Tlusty, and Jamie McBain each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Tlusty opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 3:09 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Bryan Allen.

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

Erik Cole, Tomas Plekanec, and David Desharnais scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Cam Ward.

Carey Price stopped 30 of 34 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Carolina scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 35-33.

Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sharks. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Boston.