Canadiens blank Bruins

Boston, MA ( – Carey Price stopped 33 shots for his second
shutout of the season as the Montreal Canadiens grabbed a 2-0 win over the
Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, Andrei Markov scored and Brendan
Gallagher dished out two helpers for the Canadiens, who have won eight of
their last nine games.

Tuukka Rask allowed both goals on 23 shots for the Bruins, who had a three-
game winning streak snapped.

Montreal scored the only goal it needed at 11:37 of the first period while on
the power play as Plekanec won a right circle faceoff over to Gallagher, who
dished it back to the point where Markov wristed it in for his second of the

The Canadiens made it a 2-0 game at 8:59 of the second period on a rush play.
Alex Galchenyuk rushed in down the right wing and chipped a pass ahead to
Gallagher, whose shot was stopped by Rask but Plekanec was at the left side to
backhand home the rebound.

Price polished off the shutout with 13 saves in the third period.

Game Notes

Montreal plays in New York against the Rangers on Sunday … Boston hosts
Pittsburgh on Monday … Montreal has won all three games versus Boston this
season … Price has 27 shutouts in his career.