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NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Montreal



(Monday, December 2nd)

Final Score: Montreal 3, New Jersey 2

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Rene Bourque tallied a goal and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, in the first game of a home-and-home set at Bell Centre.

Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty both added goals, while David Desharnais contributed two assists. Carey Price turned aside 27-of-29 shots as the Canadiens have won two straight and six of their last seven games.

Steve Bernier and Michael Ryder lit the lamp for New Jersey, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Martin Brodeur allowed three goals on 17 shots in defeat.

"We played well at the start. We missed a couple of open-netters. Their defensemen made a couple of good plays and at the end that is what made the difference. P.K. stopped the first one that could have made it 2-0 for us. They took advantage of those chances, we couldn't do the same," said Brodeur.

After being benched for the third period for an undisciplined penalty on Saturday, Galchenyuk responded by scoring the game-winning goal.

Alexei Emelin missed the net on a shot from the middle, but Galchenyuk was there to steer the puck into the net on a broken play to give the Canadiens a 3-2 lead 9:34 into the final stanza.

"I wasn't feeling low on Saturday, it happens, it's part of the game. I put it behind me. I was definitely excited about this game. I wanted to play good and was happy with that goal," said Galchenyuk.

Jaromir Jagr almost scored nearly five minutes into the first. He tried stuffing the puck in near the post, but P.K. Subban was in the crease to keep the puck out with his stick.

New Jersey opened the scoring at 11:13 of the first. Anton Volchenkov fired a low shot from the point and Bernier redirected the puck between his legs and over the pad of Price.

The Canadiens tied the game nearly nine minutes into the second. Desharnais raced back from behind Brodeur to retrieve a loose puck. He quickly dished a backhand pass to Bourque, who wristed a shot from the right circle to tie the game.

Pacioretty broke the tie on the power play 16:49 into the second. Subban's shot was blocked and the puck made its way to Andrei Markov at the left circle. Pacioretty took a feed from Markov at the opposite circle and beat Brodeur on the one-timer.

Bernier raced up the left wing and fired a shot that trickled through the pads of Price, but the Montreal netminder kept it out with the help of a sliding Subban early in the third.

Ryder tied the game at 4:42. The former Canadien blasted a shot over the shoulder of Price from the right circle to knot the game at two.

New Jersey pulled Brodeur with under a minute left, but the Devils could not tie the game with the extra man.

Game Notes

New Jersey forward Adam Henrique left the game after the second period with a lower-body injury ... Bernier has goals in back-to-back games ... Price has won his past five starts ... Devils defenseman Andy Greene's five-game point streak ended ... The two teams will complete their home-and-home series on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

12/02 23:08:32 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
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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