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The Canadiens blocked 29 shots en route to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars Tuesday at the Bell Centre, their second win in as many nights.
“It’s a nice team victory,” said coach Michel Therrien, who called the back-to-back wins “four big points.” The Canadiens defeated the Rangers in New York on Monday 2-0.
With players missing from their lineup, the Canadiens have to concentrate on playing well defensively, Therrien said.
“Again tonight I think we did that well.”
As long as they keep that mentality, Therrien added, they’ll give themselves chances to win games.
“We learn from our mistakes and that’s what I like about our team,” he said.
“The guys realized we need to play sound defensive hockey and create some chances. And this is again what we did. That’s the way we’re going to have success.”
Defenceman Douglas Murray made his Bell Centre debut as a Hab, after missing the start of the season with an upper-body injury. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Murray dished out six hits and blocked three shots in 12 minutes of ice time. It was his second game of the season.
Murray brings such a physical presence and is a tough guy to play against, Therrien said.
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