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HABS FALL SHORT

Sunday, 11.03.2013 / 1:30 AM

The Canadian Press

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HABS FALL SHORT
Montréal Canadiens 1, Colorado Avalanche 4
Three Stars of the Game
Gabriel Landeskog
1st
Gabriel Landeskog
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:31
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
2nd
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 25-25
PIM: 0PP: 4-5
SV%: .967SH: 0-0
Nathan MacKinnon
3rd
Nathan MacKinnon
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:00
DENVER (PC) -- Gabriel Landeskog scored a goal and assisted on rookie Nathan Mackinnon's go-ahead score, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Saturday night for their second six-game win streak this season.

Ryan O'Reilly also had a goal and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 29 saves for the Avalanche, whose 12-1 start is the best in franchise history. P.A. Parenteau added an empty-net score at 19:22 of the third.

Brendan Gallagher scored a power-play goal for the Canadiens.

Landeskog, who had the game's first goal, fired a shot from the wing that bounced away from goalie Peter Budaj. Mackinnon backhanded the rebound into the net to put the Avalanche on top 2-1 at 8:01 of the third. Little more than three minutes later, O'Reilly got a wraparound shot through Budaj for another goal.

Montreal snapped Colorado's season-long streak of 22 consecutive penalty kills on Gallagher's power-play goal at 3:38 of the third period.

With Maxime Talbot in the box for slashing, P.K. Subban took a shot from the point. Giguere couldn't quite corral the puck and Gallagher, positioned at the top of the crease, knocked in the rebound to tie it 1-all.

Landeskog had just climbed onto the ice to begin a shift when he got a lead pass from Marc-Andre Cliche. He built up a head of steam as he pushed the puck down the ice before pulling up in the middle of the left circle and slapping a shot up high that rocketed over Budaj's stick-side shoulder and into the corner of the net for a 1-0 Colorado lead at 11:14 of the second period.

The teams fought through a scoreless first period with both Budaj and Giguere making key saves.

Before the game, the Avalanche retired the No. 52 jersey of longtime defenceman Adam Foote in ceremonies that had the crowd roaring before the puck was even dropped.

Foote, whose 19-year NHL career included two Stanley Cup titles with Colorado, was praised as the ultimate competitor and warrior by his former teammate, Avalanche executive Joe Sakic.

SEE ALSO
Game Highlights - Canadiens @ Avalanche
Boxscore - Canadiens @ Avalanche
The Numbers Game – November 2, 2013
scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
11:14
COL
Gabriel Landeskog (5) ASST: Marc-Andre Cliche (2), Patrick Bordeleau (1)
1 - 0 COL
3rd Period
03:38
MTL
PPG - Brendan Gallagher (7) ASST: P.K. Subban (11), Alex Galchenyuk (9)
1 - 1 Tie
08:01
COL
Nathan MacKinnon (2) ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (6), Jan Hejda (2)
2 - 1 COL
11:31
COL
Ryan O'Reilly (4) ASST: NONE
3 - 1 COL
19:22
COL
EN - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (4) ASST: Matt Duchene (5), Andre Benoit (6)
4 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:56
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan White
02:56
MTL
Ryan White  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
04:58
COL
Patrick Bordeleau  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
04:58
MTL
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Patrick Bordeleau
11:08
COL
Gabriel Landeskog  Holding against  P.K. Subban
19:36
COL
Nate Guenin  Interference against  Tomas Plekanec
2nd Period
05:45
MTL
Max Pacioretty  Tripping against  Ryan Wilson
14:52
MTL
George Parros  Holding against  Cody McLeod
3rd Period
03:03
COL
Maxime Talbot  Slashing against  Max Pacioretty
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 30TOI: 59:45
Saves: 27EV: 23 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
4-0-0
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .967SH: 0 - 0