Canadiens Down Minnesota 5-4 - Match Report
The Wild came up short Thursday against the Canadiens, falling 5-4 in a shootout.
Montreal won as a -131 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
David Desharnais potted the shootout winner for Montreal. Montreal got goals from Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, and P.K. Subban in the victory. Subban opened the scoring at 2:33 of the first period.
Carey Price turned in a 26-save effort for the Canadiens.
Minnesota got goals from Matt Kassian (2), Dany Heatley, and Devin Setoguchi in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Minnesota got a 19-stop effort from Josh Harding in the loss.
Montreal scored 3 times on 7 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 30-28.
Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Maple Leafs. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.