Artturi Lehkonen scored two times because the Montreal Canadiens snapped their five-game losing skid with a Four-2 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Brendan Gallagher and Nikita Scherbak additionally scored for Montreal (26-32-12), which had now not gained since Mar. 2. Alex Galchenyuk had two assists.
Radek Faksa and Jamie Benn scored for Dallas (38-26-6) whilst goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 22-of-26 pictures in defeat.
Antti Niemi made 36 saves for his 5th victory of the season. Niemi has now not misplaced in legislation time since Feb. 14. He’s Three-Zero-Three since then.
The Canadiens have been at house for the primary time following a six-game highway shuttle (1-Three-2).
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Andrew Shaw left the sport halfway in the course of the 3rd duration with an harm. Shaw hit former teammate Greg Pateryn alongside the forums however were given the worst of it as their heads collided. The Canadiens winger has already neglected 19 video games this yr with a lower-body harm.
The recreation marked Alexander Radulov’s return to the Bell Centre. Radulov had now not confronted his former membership in Montreal since signing with Dallas as a loose agent within the low season.
Radulov was once met with cheers when he was once featured at the giant display screen within the first duration. The winger scored 18 targets in 76 video games for Montreal final yr — his first season again within the NHL since 2011.
Faksa were given Dallas at the board at 11:48 of the primary duration as he deflected Pateryn’s shot previous Niemi.
Lehkonen tied issues up with a wrist shot, blocker facet, on a quick destroy at 16:31 for his first of the sport.
A four-minute high-sticking penalty to Dan Hamhuis in the second one duration modified the end result of the sport, with Montreal scoring two times in 35 seconds.
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First, Lehkonen beat Lehtonen five-hole from the slot at eight:41. And after Faksa took a tripping penalty to offer the Canadiens a two-man benefit, Gallagher netted his team-leading 26th of the season at nine:16.
Benn were given one again for the guests, at the energy play, at 18:20 of the second one. Radulov were given an lend a hand at the objective.
Scherbak made it Four-2, once more at the energy play, at nine:26 of the 3rd duration.
Montreal completed Three-for-Five with the additional skater.
Weber out 6 months
During the sport, the Canadiens introduced defenceman Shea Weber underwent surgical operation previous on Tuesday to fix a torn tendon in his left foot. The crew expects his restoration to final six months.
Weber is assumed to were injured when he was once hit through a shot within the first recreation of this season. The 32-year-old has now not performed since Dec. 16.