Eller breaks tie with goal in third as Canadiens beat Stars

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 03, 2014
Lars Eller broke a tie midway through the third period, Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 on Thursday night. P.K. Subban had a goal and three assists, and Brendan Gallagher and David Desharnais also scored for Montreal, which finished a season-high six-game road trip at 3-2-1. Valeri Nichushkin converted a penalty shot for Dallas. Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Brenden Dillon tallied for the Stars. Dallas (20-13-7) lost in regulation for the first time in eight games, ending its longest streak of games with a point this season at 5-0-2. Seguin scored his 21st at 7:42 of the third period on the power play and Dillon followed 47 seconds later to tie it. But Eller netted his 10th of the season at 10:39 to put Montreal (24-14-4) ahead. Pacioretty added an empty-netter. Nichushkin, taken down by Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges near the crease, beat goalie Carey Price to his glove side on the penalty shot to tie the score at 2-2 early in the second period. Subban scored at 6:30 to put Montreal ahead. Price got his second assist of the season on the goal. Subban earlier made a backhand pass while wheeling through the left circle to set up Desharnais in the slot for a shot that beat Kari Lehtonen, who was screened and falling in the crease, to give Montreal a 2-1 lead. Benn opened the scoring with his 14th goal of the season at 6:12 of the first period. He struck a one-timer near the right point following a cross-ice pass out of the left corner from Seguin. That extended Benn's streak of consecutive games with a point to five, including goals in four. The Canadiens tied the score at the 11-minute mark of the period. Pacioretty took an outlet pass at the red line from Subban, raced in alone on the Dallas net and beat Lehtonen to his glove side for his team-leading 18th goal. NOTES: Montreal wing George Parros, sidelined since Dec. 14 with his second concussion of the season, left the team on Thursday morning and went to the University of Michigan to seek an opinion of a concussion specialist. ... Canadiens center Daniel Briere, the 36-year-old former All-Star, was a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Emails suggest no foul play in Eli Manning memorabilia case

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander fined $100,000 for confronting official

Genie Bouchard: Maria Sharapova is ‘cheater,’ should be banned for life

Marshawn Lynch confirms he has joined the Raiders

Browns’ Joe Thomas: ‘I’m already seeing memory loss’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Westbrook hasn’t ‘even thought about’ contract extension

Pirates call up Gift Ngoepe, first MLB player from African continent

‘Well-connected’ people believe Trubisky will go No. 1

Teams could trade into first round for Davis Webb

Report: No communication between Derrick Henry, Titans

Adrian Peterson releases statement about joining Saints

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

Box Score 4/26: NFL Draft eve

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

Perfect matches: Handpicking players for certain teams in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft do-overs we'd most like to see

NFL Draft X-factor players you may have missed during their college careers

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

Perfect matches: Handpicking players for certain teams in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft do-overs we'd most like to see

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker