NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Montreal
(Wednesday, November 16th)
Final Score: Montreal 4, Carolina 0
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Carey Price stopped all 25 shots he faced to post his first shutout of the season, leading Montreal to a 4-0 decision over Carolina at Bell Centre.
Mike Cammalleri, Yannick Weber, Travis Moen and P.K. Subban all lit the lamp for the Canadiens, who have won three of their last four.
"The young guys behind me did the job," Price said of his young defense corps, five of which held less than 100 games of NHL experience. "I think communication was the biggest help tonight. We made sure that everyone was talking and we made sure that everyone knew where everyone else was."
Cam Ward surrendered all four goals on 36 shots for the Hurricanes, who have dropped seven of nine.
The Habs took a 1-0 lead at the 7:15 mark of the first when Cammalleri ripped home a rising shot off a Tomas Plekanec feed on the right wing.
It was 2-0 for Montreal on a power play when Weber's one-timer from the left circle slid between the left post and Ward's pad with 4:44 left in the first period.
Subban's first goal of the year put the home team ahead by three at 6:13 of the second period, then Moen banked a shot off Ward from behind the goal line with 38.2 seconds remaining for a four-goal bulge.
Price was tested just four times in the first period, then made eight stops in the second and 13 in the third.
"We didn't play. We got what we derserved," said Carolina forward Eric Staal. "There's no question there is concern in here. We have to get back to a winning formula at some point. If we keep losing we'll be out [of playoff contention] before you know it."
Montreal has taken six of the last nine meetings with Carolina since the start of the 2009-10 season...Price registered his 13th career clean sheet and his first regular-season shutout since March 12...The Hurricanes haven't won in Montreal since March 31, 2010...It marked the fourth time since relocating from Hartford that the Hurricanes have been blanked by the Canadiens, with the last time coming in a 1-0 overtime loss on February 28, 2004.
11/16 22:54:35 ET