MONTREAL – Sven Andrighetto was the only player to score in a five-round shootout as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Ben Scrivens stopped all five Carolina shooters, including star centre Eric Staal on the final attempt, to secure the win.
Max Pacioretty scored in regulation time for Montreal (26-24-4), which swept a pair of weekend afternoon games after beating Edmonton 5-1 on Saturday.
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Jeff Skinner scored for Carolina (24-21-9).
The Hurricanes had most of the scoring chances in the opening period but only converted when Skinner went to the net to tip Jordan Staal’s shot past Scrivens at 2:27. Skinner has points in five
Pacioretty tied it 8:11 into the second frame when he took a diagonal feed from Andrei Markov and scored his 20th of the season with an off-wing wrist shot from the right circle. The Canadiens
captain ended a seven-game goal-less drought.
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