The Montreal Canadiens picked up a third consecutive win against the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 at the Bell Centre.
After the Habs swept the New York Rangers Saturday night, the Habs won all its games against the Canes this season, along with going 10-0-0 against teams in the Southeast. The Canes got on the board early in the first period with a goal from Jordan Staal, however it was all Habs after that, starting off with Andrei Markov on the power play, his seven power play goal of the year. Jeff Halpern also potted his first of the season after being picked up on waivers from the New York Rangers last week. Max Pacioretty also ended a long slump with two goals, one being an empty netter.
Carey Price was once again solid in the win and only allowed one goal in his last two games. Michel Therrien’s group now has 51 points in 35 games, allowing them to gain a 3-point lead on the Bruins, who have a game in hand.
The Canadiens play next against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center as they try to pick up their fourth straight win.