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New Jersey Falls 4-3 to Canadiens - Recap

New Jersey Falls 4-3 to Canadiens - Recap

It came down to a shootout and Peter Budaj foiled the opposition in a 4-3 victory for Montreal over New Jersey Wednesday.

Bettors who backed the Canadiens were rewarded as +100 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

David Desharnais clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Canadiens. Montreal got goals from Brian Gionta, Lars Eller, and David Desharnais in the victory. Gionta opened the scoring at 10:36 of the first period.

Peter Budaj stopped 31 of 34 New Jersey shots in the victory.

Patrik Elias, Michael Ryder, and Andrei Loktionov scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Peter Budaj.

Cory Schneider stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

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

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 34-30.

Next game, Montreal takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head home to face Detroit.