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Carey Price, Canadiens win eighth straight game

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
CANADIENS WIN EIGHTH STRAIGHT, EXTEND POINT STREAK TO 10 GAMES

Carey Price stopped all 42 shots he faced to help the Montreal Canadiens win their eighth straight game and push their season-long point streak to 10 games (9-0-1) by defeating the Vancouver Canucks.

* Via the Elias Sports Bureau, Montreal has earned at least one point in each of its first 10 games of a season for the fourth time in franchise history (also 1943-44: 11-0-3; 1972-73: 9-0-4; and 1981-82: 6-0-4).

 

KEY RETURNS POWER PENGUINS

Matt Murray made 32 saves in his first NHL appearance this season and Kris Letang (1-1-2) scored his first goal of 2016-17 to propel the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Anaheim Ducks for their fourth straight victory.

Video: PIT@ANA: Murray's great desperation save

* Murray, who broke his right hand during the World Cup of Hockey, picked up his first victory since the Penguins clinched the Stanley Cup in Game 6 on June 12. Letang, who scored the winning goal in the Cup-clinching game, found the net in his return from a five-game absence.

* Forward Matt Cullen scored the game-winning goal on his 40th birthday after getting surprised with a pie in the face during morning skate.

 

LOOSE PUCKS

The Philadelphia Flyers tied the game with 64 seconds left in regulation to set the stage for Jakub Voracek's overtime goal. Philadelphia, which trailed the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 and 3-2, has overcome a multigoal deficit in three of its five victories this season . . . Claude Giroux assisted on Voracek's goal to extend his assist/point streak to a career-high 10 games (2-11-13) . . . Flyers forward Roman Lyubimov (8 GP) scored his first NHL goal . . . The Senators acquired goaltender Mike Condon from the Penguins in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round selection . . . ICYMI: Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot stopped by the NHL office in New York for a Facebook Live chat.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

Philadelphia @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, CSN-PHI
Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m., MSG-B, SNO
Edmonton @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., SN360, MSG
Winnipeg @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, TSN3
New Jersey @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, MSG+ 2
Boston @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, NESN
Vancouver @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN5, SNV
St. Louis @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, FS-MW
Colorado @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, ALT
Nashville @ Arizona, 10 p.m., FS-A, FS-TN
Pittsburgh @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, ROOT
Calgary @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., SN360, CSN-CA

 

BLUES, STARS FACE OFF FOR FIRST TIME SINCE GAME 7

The St. Louis Blues head to Texas to face the Dallas Stars for the first time since Game 7 of their Western Conference Second Round series in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a 6-1 victory by St. Louis. The Blues were led to victory that night by forwards Paul Stastny and Robby Fabbri, who each posted a goal and two assists to help St. Louis reach the Conference Finals for the first time in 15 years.

 

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

The Tampa Bay Lightning will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night when they host the Boston Bruins.

 

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