Habs halt Rangers’ streak
CANADIENS 4, RANGERS 0
MONTREAL • Carey Price needed only 17 saves to register his second consecutive shutout as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the New York Rangers 4-0 Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Rangers were aiming for their first eight-game streak since the 1974-75 season, but were utterly domin- ated and suffered their fifth straight loss in Montreal.
The Canadiens won the special teams battle with Erik Cole and Tomas Plekanec scoring power-play goals, while the penalty killers faced four New York power plays and not only kept the Rangers off the scoreboard, they limited the visitors to one shot on goal.
Yannick Weber sent Cole in- to the clear and he scored off the rush at 3:45 of the first period.
Brian Gionta beat Rangers goaltender Martin Biron with another long shot to give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead at 8:12 of the second period.
Gionta scored his second goal of the night at 13:47 of the third period.
Brian Gionta deflects a puck in front of Rangers goalie Martin Biron on Saturday night.