P.K. Subban recorded a goal and two assists, Max Pacioretty scored his 30th goal of the season and Carey Price won his 10th consecutive road game as the Canadiens defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 Thursday night.
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The Canadiens will go for a three game season sweep and Carey Price will try for his tenth consecutive road victory when the Canadiens play the Blue Jackets in Columbus Thursday night. Newly acquired right winger Devante Smith-Pelly will make his Canadiens debut in the game.
Alex Galchenyuk had two goals and an assist, Brendan Gallagher scored twice and Carey Price set a Canadiens record for most consecutive road wings as the Canadiens defeated the Blues 5-2 Tuesday night in St. Louis. With the win, the Canadiens held on to their hold of first place in the NHL’s Eastern Conference.
Six days before the next Monday’s trade deadline, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin made his first move. He has traded rookie forward Jiri Sekac to the Anaheim Ducks in return for 22 year old left wing Devante Smith-Pelly.
The Canadiens start a brief two game road trip in St. Louis Tuesday night against the Blues. It’s the second of two scheduled meetings this season. In November the Canadiens were 4-1 winners over St. Louis at the Bell Centre. Once again it will be Carey Price in the Canadiens nets against Jake Allen.
The Canadiens have tried Alex Galchenyuk and left wing and centre and back at left wing this season. Head coach Michel Therrien announced Monday that he is going to give Galchenyuk a chance on the right side, which would be his off-wing.
Led by Max Pacioretty’s two goals, the Canadiens defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Satuirday night at the Bell Centre. The victory, which ended a two game losing streak, allowed the Canadiens to move into first place in the Eastern Conference a point ahead of the New York Islanders.
Petr Mrazek stopped all 26 Hamilton shots and the Grand Rapids Griffins completed a weekend sweep over the Bulldogs with a 2-0 win Saturday night before 10,834 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
Coming off back-to-back losses to Ottawa and Florida, the Canadiens will attempt to avoid a three game losing streak Saturday night when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Carey Price will start in goal for the Canadiens. For the Blue Jackets it will be Curtis McElhinney.
Grand Rapids centre Andreas Athanasiou scored on a breakaway at 4:45 of overtime to give the Griffins a 3-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs before 8,388 fans in Grand Rapids Friday night. It was the first of back to back games between the Bulldogs and the Detroit Red Wings affilliate this weekend at Grand Rapids.