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NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Montreal



(Tuesday, November 5th)

Final Score: St. Louis 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak stopped a penalty shot with 48.9 seconds left in regulation and made three saves in a shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Halak deflected former teammate Tomas Plekanec's penalty shot with his right arm after David Backes was whistled for dislodging the St. Louis net.

T.J. Oshie flipped the puck into the top right corner of the net to beat Montreal goalie Carey Price for the only successful shootout try by either team.

Halak stopped Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher, and Max Pacioretty sent a shot wide on Montreal's last chance.

Halak, who played for the Canadiens from 2006-10, had 25 saves in the game and Alexander Steen scored his NHL-leading 13th goal. Chris Stewart also scored on a deflection for the Blues, who captured their fourth straight win in Montreal and moved to 5-0-1 overall in their last six meetings.

Rene Bourque and Michael Bournival scored for the Canadiens, who have dropped three in a row. Price had 30 saves in defeat.

"It wasn't what we wanted but we earned a point," said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. "No doubt they're a good offensive team with lots of speed."

After Montreal took a 2-1 lead with a pair of goals in the second period, the Blues tied it midway through the third when Kevin Shattenkirk's wrist shot from the point deflected off Stewart in front of the crease.

Price had two saves in overtime while Halak didn't face a shot.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said it felt like three different games.

"We were so much better in the first period," he said. "Montreal started coming at us in the second. We were frustrated by it, but in the third period it was a perfect split. They played better than us early and we were better than them late."

Earlier, Backes stole the puck from Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray behind the Montreal net and found Steen in front for a one-timer that gave the Blues a 1-0 lead 2:38 into the game.

Montreal killed off three St. Louis power plays in the first period and tied the game 5:38 into the second after Andrei Markov drove to the net from the right corner for a shot and Bourque was there to jam in the rebound.

The Canadiens took a 2-1 lead with 5:11 remaining in the second period after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester turned the puck over in his own zone and Bournival beat Halak through the legs with a slap shot.

Game Notes

The Canadiens haven't beaten the Blues at home since Jan. 13, 2004 ... The Blues went 2-1 on a three-game road trip and start a five-game homestand Thursday vs. Calgary ... The Canadiens play at Ottawa on Thursday.

11/05 23:32:13 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
10th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
 
4th
LOS 1
PHI 0
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Half
HOU 53
POR 53
 
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
 
2nd
CHI 1
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1