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NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Carolina

(Friday, December 5th)

Final Score: Carolina 1, Montreal 1

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Mike Ribeiro scored the tying goal with 5:49 left in regulation as the Montreal Canadiens played the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-1 stalemate at the RBC Center.

Jose Theodore stopped 35-of-36 shots for the Canadiens, now unbeaten in their last four contests (2-0-2).

Kevin Weekes made 26 saves and Kevyn Adams scored the only goal, a shorthanded tally, for the Hurricanes, who are now winless in their last two games (0-0-1-1). The Canes were 0-for-7 on the power play, but were able to score with a man down.

Montreal's Yanic Perreault had the best scoring chance in overtime, but he dinged a shot off the right post following a nice cross-ice feed by Jan Bulis.

Ribeiro scored his fourth of the season on the power play when he easily put home the rebound of a shot by Pierre Dagenais past Weekes.

Adams scored his second marker of the year on a breakaway when Marty Murray hit him with a lead pass at center ice. Adams streaked in and beat Theodore five-hole after a deke.

The game was chippy from the outset, as Francis Bouillon dropped the gloves with Craig Adams just 3:33 into the game. The two teams combined for 46 penalty minutes.

Game Notes

The meeting was the first of a home-and home between the two teams as they face off again in Montreal on Saturday night...Montreal is 2-0-2 in its last four...The Canadiens are 4-0-4 in the last seven contests in Raleigh....Adams' shorthanded goal was the first for Carolina this season..Jeff O'Neill has not scored in eight straight games...Canes defenseman Glen Wesley returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a shoulder injury.

12/05 22:07:01 ET

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