Price, Mete, Suzuki help Canadiens beat Wild 4-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season and Victor Mete and Nick Suzuki scored their first NHL goals in a first-period burst in the Montreal Canadiens’ 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots for the reeling Wild. They dropped to 1-6-0.
Playing his 127th NHL game, the 21-year-old Mete opened the scoring with 5:23 left in the first. He found space in the slot, took a backhand pass from Cousins from behind the net and beat Stalock to the glove side. That ended the longest goal drought to start a career in Canadiens history, a mark previously held by Mike Komisarek at 122 games.
Armia connected on a 5-on-3 power play with 2:28 left, and Suzuki scored with 37 seconds remaining in the period. Gallagher finished the scoring in the third period.
Josh Bailey scored into an empty net on a power play with 27 seconds left in the third period to cap New York’s third straight victory and seal Winnipeg’s third loss in a row.
Barzal broke the tie with 17 seconds remaining in the second period.
Brayden Point, Mathieu Joseph and Kevin Shattenkirk scored in regulation for Tampa Bay and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves. David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist, and Patrice Bergeron added a goal for Boston. Boston three goals came on power plays.
Arizona, 3-0-1 in its last four games, went 3 for 6 on the power play. Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots and set a franchise record by allowing no more than two goals in 12 consecutive games. Jakob Chychrun added his first goal of the season. Dante Fabbro and Nick Bonino scored for the Predators.
Jack Campbell made 21 saves for the Kings, who were shut out in the second straight game and have lost three straight.
Vegas fired a franchise-record 54 shots on goal.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 saves.
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