The Montreal Canadiens return to the Bell Center tonight riding a three game winning streak, as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Canadiens finished off a four game road trip to Western Canada with victories over the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. Carey Price played exceptional in defeating Winnipeg and Vancouver, combining to stop 74 of the 75 shots he faced, including a 35 save shutout against the Jets on Tuesday night.
Brandon Prust, P.K. Subban and Daniel Briere were the goal scorers for Montreal on Tuesday night, including Prust’s second game winner on the young season. Subban continues to stay hot, his goal gave him points in five straight games, and he now leads the team with eight points in six games.
Columbus, the newest member of the NHL’s Eastern Conference along with the Detroit Red Wings, have started the season with a 2-3-0 record. They have been led offensively by Marian Gaborik, who has six points in the team’s five games.
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goalie last season, and has picked up right where he left off this year. He has played every minute for the team thus far, and has posted a 2.18 goals against average and a .929 save percentage. The Jackets have found it difficult to score this year, but with Bobrovsky in net, they won’t need many goals to win.