Islanders vs Canadiens Final: 3-2 - Recap
The Canadiens came up short Saturday against the Islanders, falling 3-2 in a shootout.
The Islanders were a -107 favorite in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.
The win was clinched by Josh Bailey, who beat Peter Budaj in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. New York got goals from Mark Streit and Frans Nielsen in the victory. Streit opened the scoring at 2:00 of the second period.
Al Montoya turned in a 28-save effort for the Islanders.
Aaron Palushaj and Louis Leblanc scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Al Montoya.
Peter Budaj stopped 36 of 38 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-3, while the Canadiens were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 38-30.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Buffalo.