Price makes 24 saves as Montreal beats the Kings 4-1
MONTREAL (AP) Carey Price made 24 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night to improve to 9-0-0 at home, tying a franchise record for most consecutive home wins to start a season since 1953.
Paul Byron, Daniel Carr, Phillip Danault and Alex Galchenyuk, into the empty net, scored for Montreal (12-1-1), which has won three straight.
Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the Kings (7-7-0) while Peter Budaj made 19 saves.
Toffoli ended Price's shutout bid at 11:57 of the third period, on the power play, just minutes after the Canadiens goalie robbed Anze Kopitar while sprawled on the ice.
Price is 5-1-0 in his last six career starts against the Kings. He is 19-2-0 in his last 21 starts dating to last season.