Montreal Ices Florida 3-2 - Recap
The Canadiens beat Florida 3-2 on Wednesday, earning a victory backstopped by Alex Auld's Alex AuldSaves saves.
Bettors who backed the Canadiens were rewarded as -138 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
Montreal got goals from Jeff Halpern, Brian Gionta, and Tomas Plekanec in the victory. Halpern opened the scoring at 4:50 of the second period.
Alex Auld turned in a 33-save effort for the Canadiens.
Florida got goals from Stephen Weiss and Scott Timmins in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 38 of 41 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Montreal went 0-for-5, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 41-35.
Montreal heads into a battle against the Rangers. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.