At the halfway mark of their schedule, your Montreal Canadiens are STILL in first place in the Eastern Conference.
After playing their worst second period of the season – out shot 21-5, a 2-0 lead erased by Carolina – the Canadiens dialed up a splendid third.
Goals by Lars Eller and P.K. Subban put the Hurricanes away.
Carey Price made 42 saves – a season high.
Brandon Prust had a goal and two assists – the first three-point game of his career.
Lars Eller also had a goal and two assists.
The Canadiens have not lost consecutive games in regulation time this season.
Josh Gorges, who NEVER scores, had a goal and an assist.
Alexei Emelin assisted on the Prust goal that opened the scoring and dished out EIGHT hits.
The Canadiens PK went 4-for-4.
And one of the league’s hotest lines – Eric Staal, Jiri Tlusty and Alexander Semin – were held without a point.