Price stops the bleeding
Carey Price made 36 saves for his first shutout since Dec. 14 as the Canadiens topped Carolina.
Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens.
Next stop: Boston.
Carolina had a few chances, but Price stopped them all
The dangerous lead
Max Pacioretty's 22nd made it 3-0.
That was the score New Year's Eve in Carolina.
I'm just sayin'.
Hurricanes outshot the Canadiens 13-11, and Carey Price was brilliant, especially on a glove save on Alexander Semin.
Jeff Skinner and Semin rang shots off the goalpost.
Much-needed good start
The Canadiens needed more than five minutes to get their first shot on Anton Khudobin.
A minute later, Brandon Prust – who registered the SoG – scopred his fifth of the season off a nice pass by Josh Gorges.
Carey Price maintained the lead with brilliant bang-bang stops on Drayson Bowman and Jordan Staal, who broke away during a Canadiens power play.
The indefatigable Brendan Gallagher doubled the lead with his 14th of the season, poking the puck past Khudobin off a goalmouth scrum.
Carolina outshot the Canadiens 13-10.
Will the bleeding stop?
Two teams on four-game streaks meet at the Bell Centre Tuesday night.
Carolina has won four in a row and moved into playoff contention.
After falling behind 2-0 to visiting Columbus less than three minutes into the game Monday night, the Hurricanes rallied with three third-period goals.
The Canadiens have lost four in a row and are clinging precariously to a wild-card playoff spot.
In possibly their worst effort of the season, the Canadiens were smoked 5-0 by Washington at the Bell Centre Saturday night.
The faithful were not amused. Booing began in the second period.
And if Carolina jumps out early Tuesday night ...
Well, it ain't gonna be pretty at the ol' ballyard.
Carolina is playing its third game in four nights and fifth in seven. If the Hurricanes dominate the third period at the Bell Centre, this Canadiens team is worse than we think.