|MTL||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|DET||1||2||1||(0 - 0)||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.
|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.
|Travis Moen (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Cammalleri (11), Jeff Halpern (10)|
1 - 0 MTL
|PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (4) Snap shot - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (23), Tomas Holmstrom (6)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Niklas Kronwall (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Daniel Cleary (7), Johan Franzen (9)|
2 - 1 DET
|Pavel Datsyuk (10) Backhand shot - ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (2), Henrik Zetterberg (18)|
3 - 1 DET
|Benoit Pouliot (7) Slapshot - ASST: Alexandre Picard (2)|
3 - 2 DET
|EN - Patrick Eaves (5) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 2 DET
|Roman Hamrlik Interference against Pavel Datsyuk|
|Josh Gorges Hooking against Valtteri Filppula|
|Mike Cammalleri Hooking against Pavel Datsyuk|
|Tomas Plekanec Slashing against Brian Rafalski|
|Mathieu Darche Too many men/ice - bench|
|Jonathan Ericsson Hooking against Travis Moen|
|P.K. Subban Hooking against Daniel Cleary|
|SA: 31||TOI: 59:38|
|Saves: 28||EV: 17 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 11 - 12|
|SV%: .903||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 38||TOI: 59:58|
|Saves: 36||EV: 33 - 35|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .947||SH: 1 - 1|