Posted November 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
David Desharnais scored the only goal in the shootout and Peter Budaj stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Montreal's regulation goals came from Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller, with Budaj registering 23 stops through overtime. R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov had first-period goals for the Blue Jackets. Curtis McElhinney made 38 saves. The game pitted two teams who have been struggling. The Canadiens had lost five of six (1-3-2), and the Blue Jackets have dropped eight of nine (1-6-2).

Eric Engels: Desharnais scores crucial shootout goal

It was far from pretty, but the Canadiens got the job done in Columbus with a 3-2 shootout win, and it was David Desharnais, by some stroke of miracle, delivering the death blow--much to the delight of his coach and his teammates. You couldn't say it was the kind of game that might inspire some confidence for Montreal's diminutive centre--he who's struggled so mightily...

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Desharnais lifts Canadiens

A tough season for David Desharnais finally produced a bright spot. Desharnais scored in the shootout -- the only time he has found the net all season -- and Peter Budaj stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. ''You know what? He played well,'' Canadiens coach...

How Does $8M Per Year Sound For P.K. Subban?

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Talbot, Rangers Shut Out Canadiens in Montreal 1-0

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Rangers-Canadiens Preview

Carey Price hasn't allowed a goal at home to the New York Rangers in almost three years. The Montreal Canadiens haven't lost to them at Bell Centre in over four. Price is expected to be back in net looking to continue his dominance of the Rangers and help the Canadiens to a ninth straight win over their Original Six rival Saturday night. Montreal (10-8-2) has outscored...
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