The Stanley Cup champion had lost two games in regulation since the beginning of the season.
Make that three.
The Canadiens played textbook hockey for 40 minutes and hung on down the stretch to beat Detroit 3-1. Goals by Maxim Lapierre, Tomas Plekanec and Chris Higgins.
Johan Franzen undressed Ryan O’Byrne – who’d been great – to spoil Carey Price’s shutout bid.
Price made 15 saves in the third period, 32 on the game for his 10th win of the season.
Great team effort.
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