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Devils suffer rare loss at Bell Centre

Monday, 12.02.2013 / 11:41 PM

Associated Press

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Devils suffer rare loss at Bell Centre
New Jersey Devils 2, Montréal Canadiens 3
Three Stars of the Game
David Desharnais
1st
David Desharnais
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:27
Carey Price
2nd
Carey Price
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
GA: 2EV: 24-26
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .933SH: 1-1
Steve Bernier
3rd
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 16:45

MONTREAL -- Alex Galchenyuk scored midway through the third period to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday night.

Rene Bourque and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens (16-9-3). Carey Price made 27 saves.

Steve Bernier and Michael Ryder scored for the Devils (11-12-5), and Martin Brodeur stopped 14 shots.

Ryder tied it at 2 with a slap shot that got past Price at 4:42 in the third. But Galchenyuk responded five minutes later, picking up his seventh goal after Alexei Emelin's shot landed on his stick.

It was New Jersey's first regulation loss at the Bell Centre since 2008.

Sustained pressure by the Devils in the Canadiens' zone led to Bernier's second goal in as many games, putting New Jersey in front at 11:13 of the first period. The Quebec City native was left all alone in front of the net and beat Price on his blocker side by deflecting an Anton Volchenkov shot from the point.

The Canadiens tied it at 8:49 of the second when David Desharnais made a no-look, behind-the-back pass to Bourque, who scored his sixth goal.

With Dainius Zubrus in the box for interference, Pacioretty made it 2-1 with a power-play score at 16:49 off a cross-ice pass from Andrei Markov.

The game was the first of a home-and-home series against the Devils. The teams face off again on Wednesday in New Jersey.

Game notes The Canadiens have earned 13 points from their last seven games. ... The Devils were without Adam Larsson (lower body), Stephen Gionta (ankle) and Ryane Clowe (head). ... Ryan White and Francis Bouillon were healthy scratches for Montreal. ... Montreal has allowed two goals or fewer in its last 11 games.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:13
NJD
Steve Bernier (3) ASST: Anton Volchenkov (4), Adam Henrique (5)
1 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
08:49
MTL
Rene Bourque (6) ASST: David Desharnais (6), P.K. Subban (20)
1 - 1 Tie
16:49
MTL
PPG - Max Pacioretty (10) ASST: Andrei Markov (16), David Desharnais (7)
2 - 1 MTL
3rd Period
04:42
NJD
Michael Ryder (6) ASST: Mark Fayne (1), Eric Gelinas (9)
2 - 2 Tie
09:34
MTL
Alex Galchenyuk (7) ASST: Lars Eller (9), Alexei Emelin (3)
3 - 2 MTL
penalty summary
1st Period
18:14
MTL
Michael Bournival  Hooking against  Damien Brunner
2nd Period
02:04
NJD
Michael Ryder  Holding against  Brendan Gallagher
09:22
MTL
Lars Eller  Hi-sticking against  Eric Gelinas
15:49
NJD
Dainius Zubrus  Interference against  Brendan Gallagher
3rd Period
13:51
MTL
Alexei Emelin  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
SA: 17TOI: 59:09
Saves: 14EV: 12 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .824SH: 2 - 2
Carey Price
Carey Price
12-8-2
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1
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