Price makes 24 saves as Montreal beats the Kings 4-1

Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault, left, celebrates his goal past Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj with teammate Andrew Shaw during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via iAP)
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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.