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Canadiens 2, Hurricanes 1 - SO

Sven Andrighetto scores the only goal in the shootout to give Montreal the win

Jeff Skinner scores for Canes against Montreal
Jeff Skinner scores for Canes against Montreal
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The Carolina Hurricanes earned a point but fell in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens defeated them, 2-1 on Sunday at the Bell Centre.

Jeff Skinner tipped in a Jordan Staal shot just 2:27 into the game for the only Carolina goal in the game, although they came close several times throughout.

Max Pacioretty scored his 20th of the season in the second period to tie it for the home team.

Neither team could light the lamp in the extra period as the goalies continued to shine.

Cam Ward and Ben Scrivens both made several top notch saves when their respective teams needed them, but Sven Andrighetto scored the only goal in the skills competition to win it for the Habs.

The Canes started with Riley Nash, then went to Elias Lindholm, Victor Rask, Skinner, and Eric Staal in the shootout.  None of them could beat Scrivens.

The Canes will return home and prepare for their next game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night and the beginning of their Stanley Cup 10 year anniversary celebration.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes had 35 shots to the Habs 34.  Skinner led the way with seven.
  • Justin Faulk had a team high five hits.  The team was credited with 26.
  • John-Michael Liles led the way with four blocked shots.
  • Event Summary