Montreal vs Minnesota Recap - Canadiens Win 8-1

Montreal vs Minnesota Recap - Canadiens Win 8-1

Minnesota couldn't hang with the Canadiens on Sunday as Montreal blasted the Wild 8-1 at Xcel Energy Center.

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.

Montreal got goals from P.K. Subban (3), Travis Moen, Andrei Kostitsyn, James Wisniewski, Tom Pyatt, and Ryan White in the victory. White opened the scoring at 0:31 of the first period.

Alex Auld turned in a 30-save effort for the Canadiens.

Minnesota got a goal from Mikko Koivu in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jose Theodore stopped 14 of 19 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 1-for-5, while the Wild were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 32-31.

Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Toronto.