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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).
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David Desharnais scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Canadiens defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night at Nationwide Arena. Peter Budaj stopped the three shooters he faced to win the battle of the backup goaltenders. Curtis McElhinney was the busier of the two prior to the shootout with 38 saves. Budaj stopped 23 shots but had big saves against Nikita Nikitin...
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.
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