Blue Jack­ets in­flict record loss on Cana­di­ens, win 10-0

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The Mon­treal Cana­di­ens were the last team in the NHL to lose a game in reg­u­la­tion this sea­son - and they did it in his­toric fash­ion Fri­day night.

And the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets made a lit­tle his­tory of their own. Cam Atkin­son, Nick Foligno, Scott Hart­nell and Josh An­der­son each scored two goals as Colum­bus swamped Mon­treal 10-0, match­ing the big­gest loss in the Cana­di­ens’ sto­ried his­tory and break­ing the Blue Jack­ets’ fran­chise record.

Mon­treal lost by 10 goals for the fifth time and the first since an 11-1 loss to Detroit in Fe­bru­ary 1995. The Cana­di­ens dropped to 9-1-1.

I don’t think you’re go­ing for­get one like that,” Mon­treal wing Bren­dan Gal­lagher said. “We got taught a les­son here tonight. We had it com­ing. Last game we were sloppy, we got away with it. Tonight we didn’t.”

Sergei Bo­brovsky made 30 saves, and Seth Jones and David Savard added goals to help the Blue Jack­ets im­prove to 5-3-1. Colum­bus eclipsed its pre­vi­ous record of­fen­sive out­put of eight goals in a game.

Af­ter sur­ren­der­ing 13 goals in 10 games be­fore Fri­day, Mon­treal gave up eight to Colum­bus in the first two pe­ri­ods, half of them on power plays. Six­teen Colum­bus play­ers picked up at least one point.

“There’s noth­ing pos­i­tive about tonight - noth­ing,” Mon­treal coach Michel Ther­rien said. The Blue Jack­ets banged away at Al Mon­toya, Mon­treal’s backup goalie who started in place in a Cary Price in the first game of a back-toback set. On a power play with 9:04 left in the first, Foligno tapped it out from be­hind the net to Atkin­son, who picked up his third goal of the sea­son and later would get his fourth.

Seth Jones found the net just 58 sec­onds later from the left cir­cle on a pass out from be­hind the goal line from An­der­son to make it 2-0.

Savard scored for Colum­bus again with 5:54 left in the first - with a bit of luck. Savard was shoot­ing in­side to Matt Calvert, but the puck hit the skate of Mon­treal’s Jeff Petry and trick­led through the legs of Mon­toya. The goal was Savard’s first of the sea­son and Markus Nu­ti­vaara got an as­sist, his first NHL point.

Atkin­son scored his sec­ond goal of the night 4:01 into the sec­ond pe­riod on a put-back af­ter Gag­ner’s shot bounced off Mon­toya’s pads.

Foligno net­ted Colum­bus’ fifth off a pass from Zach Weren­ski 10:12 into the pe­riod, and Hart­nell tapped in a loose puck from in front of the net a minute and 41 sec­onds later for the sixth score. Foligno scored the sev­enth in traf­fic 1:46 sec­onds af­ter that.

An­der­son scored the eighth from the slot just be­fore the end of the sec­ond pe­riod. Hart­nell and An­der­son added the last two in the third pe­riod.

“You’ve been on the other side where ev­ery­thing is not go­ing right,” Foligno said. “It just seemed to be the case tonight where we were just get­ting ev­ery bounce. But we were earn­ing it too. I’m not go­ing to take away from our game, ei­ther. We did a lot of good things. But I’ve never been up by 10 in my en­tire ca­reer.” Mon­toya had 30 saves for Mon­treal.


Rookie Bran­don Tanev’s sec­ond goal of the game, with 1:16 left, broke a tie and led Win­nipeg to a come-frombe­hind win over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. Pa­trik Laine, Mark Scheifele and Niko­laj Eh­lers also scored for the Jets. Goalie Con­nor Helle­buyck, who is from the Detroit-area sub­urb of Com­merce Town­ship, stopped 30 shots. Luke Glen­den­ing, Hen­rik Zet­ter­berg and Justin Ab­delka­der scored for the Red Wings, who lost their fourth straight. Goal­tender Petr Mrazek made 26 saves.


Rickard Rakell had two goals and an as­sist to lead Ana­heim over Ari­zona at the Honda Cen­ter. An­toine Ver­mette fin­ished with a goal and an as­sist, Kevin Bieksa and Jakob Sil­fver­berg each tal­lied a goal, Corey Perry added two as­sists, and goalie John Gibson stopped 21 shots for the Ducks. Jamie McGinn scored for the Coy­otes, who con­ceded 33 shots on goal. —Agen­cies

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