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Jonathan Drouin did something Wednesday no member of the Montreal Canadiens had done in three years -- score on a penalty shot.

Drouin beat goalie Mike Condon at 2:56 of the second period in a 2-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators in the final game between the teams before the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic, which will be played outdoors on Dec. 16 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.

It was the first successful penalty shot by a Canadiens player since Dale Weise scored against the Boston Bruins on Nov. 13, 2014.

It was the first successful penalty shot in Drouin's NHL career and the eighth penalty-shot goal in 19 attempts in the League this season.

Even better news for the Canadiens: Goalie Carey Price won his third straight start since returning from a lower-body injury on Nov. 25.

He has allowed one goal or fewer in all three games. Price is 150-7-4 in 161 NHL starts when allowing one or fewer goals.


Super 16: Metro crowding the field

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MacLean: Standings may not stand

Former NHL coach Paul MacLean says don't count on the standings at Thanksgiving to tell whole story of what the Stanley Cup Playoff picture may look like.


Stamkos hits one knee for power-play goal

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos went to one knee to blast a power-play goal past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask for his 12th goal of the season Wednesday.


Darth Kessel hopes The Force is with you

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Parise skating again for Wild

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Air Athanasiou goes to dunk city

Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou went to dunk city Wednesday on the hardcourt at Little Caesars Arena.


MacKinnon wins it for Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal against Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck 59 seconds into overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win.


Stars to continue wearing Lehtinen's yellow skate laces

The Dallas Stars haven't lost in the two games since donning yellow skate laces as a tribute to Jere Lehtinen on the night they retired his number, and they're not going to stop now.


Roy finishes Fowler's great feed

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