DETROIT - Andrei Markov scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 exhibition win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Montreal defenceman Mathieu Carle was carried off the ice on a stretcher 5:25 into the game after a hit by Detroit forward Tomas Kopecky at the Red Wings' blue-line. Carle lay motionless and face down on the ice until he was attended to by team personnel.
He lost and regained consciousness on the ice and was taken to Detroit Medical Center for further testing.
Detroit defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom was hit in the face with a shot and was helped off the ice 3:05 into the third period. He took stitches above his right eye and also went to the hospital for precautionary X-rays.
Trailing 2-1 in the third period, Tomas Deauregard tied it for Montreal with a power-play goal with 7:51 left. The Red Wings took the lead on Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal with 3:23 left in the second period.
Matt D'Agostini's goal with a man-advantage early in the second period tied the game 1-1.
Tomas Holmstrom's power-play goal 5:35 into the first period gave Detroit a 1-0 lead.