The image of Pat Burns is projected onto Bell Centre ice Saturday during the Canadiens’ pregame tribute to their late coach.
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came moments after Price used hs glove to bat away a scoring chance by
Kris Versteeg. Price was also in the right spot to make a save on Tyler
Bozak’s shot off a goalmouth scramble at 7:45.
in the dying seconds of the Canadiens’ only power play. The goal was
unassisted because Leafs defenceman Mike Komisarek seemed to forget
that he wasn’t a Canadien any more and his pass from the side bioards
found Cammalleri alone in the slot.
Gustavsson lived up to his
nickname in the first period as the Canadiens took advantage of a series
of odd-man rushes to outshoot the Leafs 17-10.
Neither team was
able to score but there were a couple of shots that hit posts.
Komisarek, a defenceman not known for his prowess, hit a post midway
through the period. The Canadiens’ Andrei Kostitsyn, who is known as a
scorer, hit a post in the final two minutes after jockeying for position
in the slot on a 2-on-1 break.
It was the 12th win this season for Price and that’s one fewer than his win total for all of last season.
Canadiens coach Jacques Martin reached another milestone as he coached his 1,200th game and picked up his 569th win.
Canadiens are back on the road Monday night when they have a rematch
with the Flyers in Philadelphia. The Canadiens beat the Flyers 3-0 on
The Canadiens are back home to meet the Los Angeles Kings
Wednesday and wrap up the week with back-to-back games Friday in
Atlanta and Saturday at home to the Buffalo Sabres.