Radulov scores, Montoya gets shutout for Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens' David Desharnais celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates Max Pacioretty, right, and Andrew Shaw during second period NHL hockey action, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
MONTREAL (AP) David Desharnais scored twice and Al Montoya made 36 saves as the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 4-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Off-season signing Alexander Radulov got his first goal as a Canadien – with Montoya picking up an assist – while Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which has started the season 2-0-1. Montoya, signed from the Florida Panthers this summer, picked up his sixth career shutout.
The Penguins, coming off an overtime loss at home Monday night, played their first road game of the season.
While the ailing Carey Price got a huge ovation from the Bell Centre crowd in pre-game introductions, his replacement Montoya was spectacular in goal as Pittsburgh outshot the Canadiens 36-32.