Kirby Dach scored two objectives and the Montreal Canadiens earned a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday at Bell Centre.
Nick Suzuki, Arber Xhekaj and Dach gave Montreal (7-6-1) a three-goal lead within the first interval. Mike Hoffman additionally scored, for his third aim in two nights.
Samuel Montembeault made 30 saves for the win.
Thatcher Demko had a tough night within the Canucks’ internet, stopping 22 pictures.
The Canadiens scored on the ability play simply 55 seconds into the sport. Suzuki took a shot from the purpose and immediately made the Canucks, who’ve the league-worst penalty killing effectivity, pay for Tanner Pearson’s hooking penalty.
Montreal doubled their lead with one other shot from the purpose as Xhekaj scored his second of the season when his wrister deflected off Pearson and into the online.
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Dach added a 3rd Canadiens aim when he stole the puck away from J.T. Miller in Vancouver’s zone and beat Demko, giving Montreal a cushty 3-0 lead by the primary intermission.
Hoffman gave the Canadiens a four-goal lead within the second interval. He outpaced Jack Rathbone and gave himself sufficient house to beat Demko with a wrister. Hoffman additionally had a pair of objectives in Montreal’s 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
Vancouver lastly obtained on the scoreboard at 4:46 of the third. Schenn’s slap shot from the purpose whizzed via visitors and beat Montembeault.
Horvat’s scorching streak comes to an finish
Hoglander minimize the Canucks’ deficit to two objectives by hopping on Montembeault’s rebound and placing away his first aim of the season.
Vancouver discovered themselves on the ability play shortly after Hoglander’s aim and dinged two pictures off the submit.
Bo Horvat’s scorching streak got here to an finish in Montreal. Horvat recorded at the very least one level in his final 5 video games and 6 objectives in his final 4. In complete the centre picked up eight objectives and two assists throughout that streak.
Nick Suzuki scored his sixth aim since Oct. 29, trailing solely Buffalo Sabres centre Tage Thompson with seven in that span. Suzuki has now tied Brendan Gallagher for second most in Canadiens’ historical past with a 3rd opening-minute aim. Only Max Pacioretty (5) has extra in franchise historical past.
The Canadiens will proceed their three-game house stand by taking over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The Canucks will journey to Toronto to go to the Maple Leafs on Saturday.