Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes pad save against Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp during first period Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. John Mahoney, The Gazette
• At A Glance: In a matchup between former teammates, Carey Price came out on top with a solid performance – with gusts to superb – in stopping 28 of the 29 shots he faced, while Cristobal Huet looked shaky on two of the four goals he allowed in a 4-1 win for the Canadiens. It was Chicago’s fifth straight loss on the road. The Canadiens got even-strength goals by Alex Kovalev and Guillaume Latendresse, while Andrei Markov and Mathieu Schneider scored on the power play. Patrick Sharp was the only Blackhawk to beat Price.
• Key Moments: The Canadiens killed off all six power plays the Blackhawks enjoyed, led by Price and great work from the foursome in front of him as Montreal kept a talented lineup off the scoresheet with the man advantage.
• What It Means: The win allows the Canadiens to maintain their hold on eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with 88 points, one point behind the New York Rangers for seventh place with one game in hand. The Florida Panthers also won Tuesday night and remain one point behind the Canadiens in ninth spot, but they have played one more game than Montreal.
• Who’s Next: The Canadiens travel to Long Island for their next game vs. the New York Islanders on Thursday before travelling to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.