NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Carolina
(Saturday, December 27th)
Final Score: Carolina 2, Montreal 1 (OT)
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Sean Hill scored two power-play goals, including the game winner just 39 seconds into overtime, to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens at RBC Center.
Kevin Weekes stopped 18 shots for Carolina, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Hill's winning goal was set up by a cross checking penalty against Montreal's Andrei Markov. Ron Francis won the faceoff near the left circle and slid the puck slid to Hill, who wristed a high shot past Jose Theodore.
Richard Zednik scored the lone goal for the Canadiens, who fell to 7-8-1-2 on the road this season. Theodore made 24 saves.
Hill scored on a low wrist shot with 4:32 left in the second period to put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0.
Zednik's one-time blast, at 5:58 of the third period on the power play, forged a 1-1 tie and forced overtime.
Montreal scored on the power play in six straight games...Carolina's last power play goal came on December 9th...Hill now has a three-game point streak. His three goals this season have come in the last two games.
12/27 21:57:38 ET