Canadiens Down New York 5-3 - Match Report
The Canadiens beat New York 5-3 on Tuesday, earning a victory backstopped by Carey Price's 29 saves.
The Canadiens were a -150 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Hal Gill, Erik Cole, Mathieu Darche, Andrei Kostitsyn, and Petteri Nokelainen each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Kostitsyn opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 9:15 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Tomas Plekanec and Tomas Kaberle.
Carey Price turned in a 29-save effort for the Canadiens.
Matt Moulson, Josh Bailey, and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Carey Price.
Al Montoya stopped 24 of 28 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Montreal went 1-for-4, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 32-29.
Next game, Montreal takes its act home to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Dallas.