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Game Recap

Red Wings 4, Canadiens 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 4, Canadiens 2
Montréal Canadiens 2, Detroit Red Wings 4

DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard made 36 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Friday night in the matchup between Original Six rivals.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit. Howard made a spectacular glove save while flat on his back on P.K. Subban's shot off a rebound with 2:39 left.

Travis Moen and Benoit Pouliot scored for Montreal. Carey Price stopped 28 shots.

Highlights from the Canadiens-Red Wings game

A large contingent of Montreal fans traded "Go Habs go!" chants with Red Wings supporters' chants of "Go Wings go!" and urged on Price with shouts of "Carey! Carey!" after a couple of sequences.

Pouliot pulled Montreal to 3-2 at 7:43 of the third period on a slap shot from the high slot area for his seventh goal. Eaves got an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Detroit took a 3-1 lead with two goals in the second period.

Kronwall made it 2-1 at 3:48 when he beat Price from the slot for Kronwall's sixth goal. Danny Cleary sent a pass to Kronwall while Cleary was on his knees in the right circle.

Datsyuk's 10th goal gave the Red Wings a two-goal lead with 4:29 left in the second. He took a pass from Jonathan Ericsson, who came out of the penalty box seconds earlier, in the neutral zone, cut in from the right side and beat Price with a backhander high on the short side.

Lidstrom tied it at 1 with 1.2 seconds left in the first period on a 5-on-3 power play. He poked in a pass from Tomas Holmstrom after Josh Georges' turnover in the left corner.

The goal was upheld by video review.

Moen opened the scoring for Montreal with 8:35 left in the opening period, banking a shot in off of Howard's leg from behind the net.

NOTES: Montreal C Scott Gomez didn't play because of a lower-body injury. ... Subban was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the previous three games.


SEE ALSO
Bouncing back
Game highlights
Boxscore
All-Star Campaign 2011
Notebook - Dec. 10

scoring summary
1st Period
11:25
MTL
Travis Moen (3) ASST: Michael Cammalleri (11), Jeff Halpern (10)
1 - 0 MTL
19:58
DET
PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (4) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (23), Tomas Holmstrom (6)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
03:48
DET
Niklas Kronwall (6) ASST: Daniel Cleary (7), Johan Franzen (9)
2 - 1 DET
15:31
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (10) ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (2), Henrik Zetterberg (18)
3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
07:43
MTL
Benoit Pouliot (7) ASST: Alexandre Picard (2)
3 - 2 DET
19:14
DET
EN - Patrick Eaves (5) ASST: NONE
4 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
03:26
MTL
Roman Hamrlik  Interference against  Pavel Datsyuk
15:41
MTL
Josh Gorges  Hooking against  Valtteri Filppula
18:13
MTL
Michael Cammalleri  Hooking against  Pavel Datsyuk
18:22
MTL
Tomas Plekanec  Slashing against  Brian Rafalski
2nd Period
01:10
MTL
Mathieu Darche  Too many men/ice - bench
13:17
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Hooking against  Travis Moen
17:10
MTL
P.K. Subban  Hooking against  Daniel Cleary
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Carey Price
SA: 31TOI: 59:38
Saves: 28EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 12
SV%: .903SH: 0 - 0
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
16-4-2
SA: 38TOI: 59:58
Saves: 36EV: 33 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .947SH: 1 - 1