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Canadiens end brief home slump

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
CANADIENS GET BACK ON TRACK AT HOME

After dropping two of their past three games at Bell Centre, Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal 14 seconds into the third period to end the Carolina Hurricanes' five-game winning streak and help the Montreal Canadiens improve to 12-1-1 at home this season.

* Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the Canadiens have won at least 12 of their first 14 home games for the fifth time in franchise history, most recently in 1984-85 (12-1-1).

* Carey Price continued his hot start, making 31 saves to improve to 12-1-1 with a 1.71 goals against average, .945 save percentage and two shutouts. Price has allowed one goal or fewer in eight of his 14 starts this season.

 

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

MONTREAL 2, Carolina 1

OTTAWA 3, Boston 1

 

NHL GREATS PARTICIPATE IN MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE

Recent Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Eric Lindros and former Rangers great Adam Graves were aboard the Discover NHL "Frozen Fall Fun" float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday.

The 36-foot long by 20-foot wide float featured a synthetic ice rink with children skating, a 12-foot tall turkey that served as a goal and an assortment of colorful fall décor. Singer Daya also delighted the crowd and even signed some hockey sticks for a few lucky fans.

 

SENATORS RALLY, DEFEAT BRUINS

The Ottawa Senators scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Boston Bruins and snap a three-game home losing streak.

* Kyle Turris (9-3-12) and Mark Stone (5-7-12) each scored to maintain a share of the points lead among Senators forwards. Turris leads the team with nine goals, four shy of his total from last season (13 in 57 GP).

* Chris Wideman scored the game-winning goal at 6:28 of the third period. Of his seven NHL goals (79 GP), three have been game-winners.

Video: Senators score three unanswered to defeat the Bruins

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Bruins forward David Pastrnak scored his team-leading 11th goal; that's four shy of his NHL career high, set in 2015-16. … Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm (1-0-1) earned a point for the fourth straight game after going 0-3-3 in his first 15. … Carolina, which leads the NHL in penalty killing (92.2%), stopped Montreal's two power plays and has not allowed a shorthanded goal in 11 consecutive games (0-24).

 

SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

NY Rangers @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m., NBC

Chicago @ Anaheim, 4 p.m., NHLN, PRIME, CSN-CH

NY Islanders @ San Jose, 4 p.m., CSN-CA, MSG+

Pittsburgh @ Minnesota, 4 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, ROOT

Buffalo @ Washington, 5 p.m., CSN-DC, MSG-B

Winnipeg @ Nashville, 6 p.m., TVA Sports, FS-TN, TSN3

Calgary @ Boston, 7:30 p.m., NESN, SNW

Columbus @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, FS-O

Detroit @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m., MSG+, FS-D+

Vancouver @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW+, SNP

Edmonton @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, SNOL

 

DISCOVER NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN TO FEATURE RANGERS, FLYERS

The New York Rangers visit the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2016 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown, which be televised nationally on NBC. Each team will be aiming to bounce back from a loss on Wednesday. The Flyers are led by Wayne Simmonds (10-8-18), whose nine power-play points are one off the League lead. The Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers are paced by Kevin Hayes (9-9-18) and J.T. Miller (8-10-18).

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