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Montreal Skates Past Winnipeg 4-1 - Recap

Michael Ryder was the difference, potting a pair for Montreal on Thursday as the Canadiens skated off with a 4-1 victory over the Jets at Bell Centre.

Montreal was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Montreal got goals from Michael Ryder (2), Brian Gionta, and Alex Galchenyuk in the victory. Ryder opened the scoring at 10:47 of the first period.

Peter Budaj turned in a 33-save effort for the Canadiens.

Winnipeg got a goal from Alex Burmistrov in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 2-for-2, while the Jets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 34-24.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Bruins. Winnipeg, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.