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Montreal 6, Dallas 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM
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Montreal 6, Dallas 3
Dallas Stars 6, Montréal Canadiens 3
MONTRÉAL (AP)  -  Brenden Morrow, Adam Pardy and Michael Ryder scored first-period goals to send the Dallas Stars to a 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Krys Barch put Dallas up 4-0 when he beat Carey Price 4:04 into the second. Mike Ribeiro scored the Stars’ second power-play goal on Nathan Lawson at 16:24, ending a run of three straight Montreal scores. Matt Fraser scored late in the third.

“I just had a little tweak in my knee and I thought I’d give it a little break before it got any worse,” Morrow said. “More a precaution than anything, day to day.”

Erik Cole got his first Canadiens goal, Andrei Kostitsyn scored with the man-advantage and former Dallas defenseman Jeff Woywitka beat Raycroft before both teams changed goalies midway through the second.

“It was good to get a spark and get things going,” said Cole, who left Carolina for an $18 million, four-year free-agent deal with Montreal. “I’ll definitely be looking forward to more games and certainly to opening night here.”

In addition to new plexiglass around the Bell Centre ice, enhanced safety measures included curved glass panels at the end of each team’s bench and a repositioned stanchion at the other end of the visiting team’s bench.

Seen countless times in video replays of Boston captain Zdeno Chara’s devastating hit on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty in March, the padded stanchion has been moved back 18 inches from the top of the boards. It also now supports only one pane of glass perpendicular to the ice boards, with another pane previously in front of the Canadiens backup goalie now removed.

“It went from the probably the hardest, most dangerous glass in the league to the softest, most absorbable boards, and as a player it means a lot,” Canadiens left wing Michael Cammalleri said. “I thought they did a great job.”

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scoring summary
1st Period
03:12
DAL
Brenden Morrow (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Ribeiro (1), Michael Ryder (1)
1 - 0 DAL
06:56
DAL
PPG - Adam Pardy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Toby Petersen (1)
2 - 0 DAL
09:12
DAL
Michael Ryder (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Maxime Fortunus (1)
3 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
04:04
DAL
Krys Barch (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jake Dowell (1)
4 - 0 DAL
05:36
MTL
Erik Cole (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (1)
4 - 1 DAL
08:31
MTL
PPG - Andrei Kostitsyn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Yannick Weber (1), Carey Price (1)
4 - 2 DAL
10:14
MTL
Jeff Woywitka (1) Slapshot - ASST: Andreas Engqvist (1)
4 - 3 DAL
16:24
DAL
PPG - Mike Ribeiro (1) Tip-in - ASST: Alex Goligoski (1), Philip Larsen (1)
5 - 3 DAL
3rd Period
18:07
DAL
Matt Fraser (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Travis Morin (1), Francis Wathier (1)
6 - 3 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
06:14
MTL
Dany Mass  Slashing  - 2 min against  Mike Ribeiro
2nd Period
00:29
DAL
Adam Pardy  Holding  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec
06:54
DAL
Tomas Vincour  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Yannick Weber
13:09
MTL
Ian Schultz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Francis Wathier
13:09
DAL
Francis Wathier  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ian Schultz
15:57
MTL
Alain Berger  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Tyler Beskorowany
3rd Period
02:22
DAL
Alex Goligoski  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
07:55
DAL
Francis Wathier  Boarding  - 2 min against  Alain Berger
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 11TOI: 30:10
GA: 3SV%: .727
Tyler Beskorowany
Tyler Beskorowany
SA: 8TOI: 29:46
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Carey Price
SA: 13TOI: 29:56
GA: 4SV%: .692
Nathan Lawson
SA: 12TOI: 29:38
GA: 2SV%: .833