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NHL Game Summary - Columbus at Montreal



(Tuesday, November 11th)

Final Score: Columbus 1, Montreal 1

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Marc Denis stopped six shots in overtime to help Columbus salvage a 1-1 tie with Montreal at the Bell Centre.

Denis, who turned away 15 shots in the game's final 25 minutes, finished with 30 saves to help the Blue Jackets remain unbeaten in their last three (2-0-1).

Rick Nash scored for Columbus, which remained winless in seven road games this season (0-5-1-1).

Mathieu Garon posted 35 saves -- including 11 in the third period -- for the Canadiens, who are unbeaten in their last two (1-0-1). Michael Ryder scored the lone Montreal goal.

The Blue Jackets controlled the first period, posting a 12-2 shot advantage. Geoff Sanderson had a breakaway with less than nine minutes left in period, but Garon turned him aside.

Later in the first, Montreal killed off a two-man disadvantage.

However, the Canadiens scored the game's first goal 2:49 into the second period. Mike Ribeiro fed a pass to the slot for Ryder, who deflected the puck off Columbus defenseman Luke Richardson into the net.

Nash's power-play goal, with 6:56 left in the second, forged a 1-1 tie for Columbus. David Vyborny -- positioned behind the net -- fed a pass between the circles for Nash, who scored on a wrist shot.

In the overtime, Montreal had the two best scoring opportunities. Denis deflected a shot by Craig Rivet with his skate. Then Sheldon Souray's shot from the left circle trickled past the right post.

Game Notes

Ron Hainsey notched an assist for the Canadiens, who are 5-5-1 at home this season...Columbus held a 36-31 shot advantage...Montreal went 0-for-5 on the power play.

11/11 22:30:51 ET


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