Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher each
registered a goal and an assist to power the Montreal Canadiens to a sixth
straight win with a 4-1 decision over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Brandon Prust and Tomas Plekanec also scored for the Canadiens, who were
coming off a 6-3 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Dustin Tokarski turned aside 28 shots in the win.
Riley Sheahan notched a power-play goal for Detroit and Jimmy Howard allowed
all four goals on 19 shots in defeat.
After a scoreless first, Prust rushed up the right side and fired a shot off
the glove of Howard short side for his first goal of the season 3:20 into the
Just over five minutes later, Subban’s blast from the point off a faceoff hit
defenseman Kyle Quincey’s leg and bounced off the ice and over Howard’s
shoulder for a power-play goal and a 2-0 game.
Less than two minutes into the third, Plekanec tapped in a rebound of
Gallagher’s shot for a 3-0 advantage.
Tokarski turned aside Danny DeKeyser’s blast from the point, but Sheahan
skated across the crease to backhand the rebound into an open net 4:06 into
the final stanza.
Gallagher was knocked down behind the net, but he got up on one knee and
banked a shot off the arm of Howard from well below the goal line and into the
net to restore Montreal’s three-goal lead just over four minutes later.
Montreal has won four straight games against Detroit … The Canadiens also
defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 21 … Howard tied Greg Stefan
for sixth among Detroit goalies with 299 games played.