MONTREAL (AP) -- Michel Therrien's lessons about finishing off games appear to be paying off for the Canadiens.
Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored 18 seconds apart in the third period to seal Montreal's fourth straight win, a 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
Pacioretty added an assist and Brandon Prust also scored for Montreal in the third. For the second straight game, the Canadiens held their opposition below 20 shots on goal.
"You have to learn how to win and this part of that process. We've had two games like this where it's tied 0-0 heading into the third and we find a way to win," said Therrien, the Canadiens' coach.
"We're starting to feel more and more comfortable about playing those tight games. It's a great sign," he added. "It's good for the confidence of the team, of the players. Good teams start to feel comfortable in those games. I don't see any panic. Guys are sticking to the plan."
Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for Carolina, which had ...