Canadiens 3, Jets 0

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

MONTREAL (AP) - Carey Price made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Max Pacioretty scored his 19th goal in the first and Alexei Emelin made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal 7:20 into the second. Plekanec, who set up Emelin's goal, was credited with his 11th goal on a power play at 11:28.

Price made a lunging glove save on Antti Miettinen, then a sprawling stop on the forward's backhand off the rebound 2:46 into the third to preserve his 15th career shutout.

The Canadiens, who lost 3-0 to Washington on Saturday, moved back into a tie with Carolina at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with 49 points.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 20 shots for Winnipeg, which lost its second in a row.

The Jets remained in 10th place in the East with 54 points, six behind the eighth and final playoff spot.

Montreal's Scott Gomez failed to score for a 52nd straight game. The veteran center, who is in the fifth year of a seven-year, $51.5-million contract he signed with the New York Rangers, has gone a full calendar year since he scored last Feb. 5.

There was a long delay before the Canadiens' third goal was announced to the crowd. Gomez, who was mockingly cheered whenever he touched the puck, was in front of the net when Pavelec was beat by Plekanec's shot from inside the blue line.

Some in the crowd of 21,273 booed when PA announcer Michel Lacroix finally announced that the goal was credited to Plekanec.

Pacioretty got credit for opening the scoring 18:02 in when Pavelec inadvertently knocked a loose puck into the net with his stick.

Emelin scored his second goal when he drove the net to direct Plekanec's feed past Pavelec while Andrei Kostistyn was serving his second minor penalty of the game.

NOTES: Jets RW Blake Wheeler fought with Montreal D P.K. Subban 16:05 into the second. ... Canadiens D Raphael Diaz was left out of the lineup. ... Gomez has seven assists in 23 games.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
18:02MTL Max Pacioretty (19) ASST: Yannick Weber (11), Aaron Palushaj (1) 1 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
07:20MTL SHG - Alexei Emelin (2) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (25), Mathieu Darche (5) 2 - 0 MTL
11:28MTL PPG - Tomas Plekanec (11) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (22), P.K. Subban (17) 3 - 0 MTL
3rd Period
Three Stars of the Game
Carey Price
Carey Price
SA: 23TOI: 59:57
GA: 0EV: 19-19
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Tomas Plekanec
Tomas Plekanec
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:46
Alexei Emelin
Alexei Emelin
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 6
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:41
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:31WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Interference on goalkeeper against  Carey Price
09:03MTL Andrei Kostitsyn  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ondrej Pavelec
2nd Period
01:05MTL Mathieu Darche  Interference against  Dustin Byfuglien
05:59MTL Andrei Kostitsyn  Tripping against  Mark Stuart
10:12WPG Blake Wheeler  Roughing against  Josh Gorges
16:05WPG Blake Wheeler  Fighting (maj) against  P.K. Subban
16:05MTL P.K. Subban  Fighting (maj) against  Blake Wheeler
3rd Period
12:25MTL Erik Cole  Too many men/ice - bench
15:03WPG Mark Stuart  Tripping against  Max Pacioretty
17:58MTL Rene Bourque  Tripping against  Toby Enstrom
19:07WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Hooking against  Tomas Plekanec
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/51/4
Faceoff Wins2223
Blocked Shots1812
Penalty Minutes1315
4Z. BogosianD0001024:14
5M. StuartD00-11213:55
6R. HainseyD0002017:41
8A. BurmistrovC00-10017:30
13K. WellwoodC00-11017:19
15T. GlassL0001014:28
16A. LaddL00-13020:45
18B. LittleC00-11020:20
19J. SlaterC0000014:03
20A. MiettinenR0005011:54
21A. GagnonC000108:15
22C. ThorburnR0001010:03
26B. WheelerR00-10717:56
29J. OduyaD00-10013:56
33D. ByfuglienD00-10422:45
39T. EnstromD00-12025:11
46S. MachacekR000407:47
80N. AntropovC00-10017:14
31O. Pavelec2023.87058:35
11S. GomezC0000010:28
14T. PlekanecC1111023:46
17C. CampoliD0001012:36
22T. KaberleD0100014:41
26J. GorgesD0000023:03
27R. BourqueR0000220:37
46A. KostitsynL0003411:23
51D. DesharnaisC0012013:28
52M. DarcheL0112220:14
60A. PalushajR0113012:23
67M. PaciorettyL1013015:38
68Y. WeberD0111013:57
71L. LeblancC0002012:16
72E. ColeL0000016:23
74A. EmelinD1012016:41
75H. GillD0012019:10
76P. SubbanD0110519:52
81L. EllerC0001013:27
31C. Price23231.00059:57