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Canadiens Down New Jersey 2-1 - Match Report

Montreal skated to a 2-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday in NHL action at Prudential Center.

Montreal was favored by -123 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.

Colby Armstrong and Tomas Plekanec each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Armstrong opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 8:08 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.

Carey Price turned in a 32-save effort for the Canadiens.

Peter Harrold scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Carey Price.

Johan Hedberg stopped 20 of 22 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 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 33-22.

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