Canadiens Down Minnesota 6-2 - Match Report
The battle between the Canadiens and Wild didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Minnesota was handed a 6-2 defeat on Tuesday at Bell Centre.
Montreal was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Montreal got goals from Max Pacioretty (3), Daniel Briere, Michael Bournival, and Alex Galchenyuk in the victory. Pacioretty opened the scoring at 2:57 of the second period.
Carey Price stopped 25 of 27 Minnesota shots in the victory.
Dany Heatley and Nino Niederreiter scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Carey Price.
Minnesota got a 16-stop effort from Josh Harding in the loss.
Montreal scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 28-27.
Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Capitals. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at Ottawa.