Final Score: NY Islanders 2, Montreal 0
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for his fourth
shutout of the season in the New York Islanders' 2-0 victory over the Montreal
Canadiens on Thursday.
Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored for the Islanders, who snapped a three-
"If you look at successful teams, they don't do much in the defensive zone,
it's get it in, get it out and simple plays," Nabokov said. "That's exactly
what we did today."
Carey Price turned aside 28-of-30 shots for the Canadiens, who failed to lock
up the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Division. Montreal now leads the Lightning
by just one point for the second spot in the division. Tampa Bay beat the
Flyers on Thursday.
"It was a bad performance from our team. We didn't play a good game,"
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said.
New York got on the board at the 15:05 mark of the middle stanza. Strome's
slap shot from the top of the right circle hit off the post, bounced off the
camera inside the net and came out. The power-play goal was confirmed
following a video review.
Nelson made it 2-0 with 19.8 seconds left in the second when he fired a shot
from the left circle that beat Price.
Nabokov made five saves in the third period to secure the 59th shutout of his
Montreal took two of three from the Islanders this season ... Canadiens
forward Alex Galchenyuk (lower body) missed the game ... New York forward
Johan Sundstrom left the game at 10:52 of the second period after being
checked into the boards by Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray, who was
playing his first game after serving a three-game suspension. Murray was given
a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct ... The
Canadiens play their final game of the regular season Saturday at home against
the New York Rangers ... The Islanders will visit New Jersey on Friday before
ending the campaign Sunday in Buffalo.
04/10 23:31:59 ET
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