Gustav Nyquist also scored and set up a goal while rookie Riley
Sheahan added an unassisted tally as the Red Wings handed Montreal
its third consecutive setback. Jonas Gustavsson made 30 saves to
give Detroit its first set of back-to-back wins since Dec. 19-21 and
consecutive home victories for the first time since mid-October.
Brendan Gallagher netted the only goal for the Canadiens, who have
been outscored 14-5 during their three-game skid. Carey Price turned
aside 22 shots in losing his fourth straight start.
Zetterberg's one-timer during a power play at 12:27 was the only
goal in the opening period, but the teams combined for three tallies
in under five minutes in the middle session. Sheahan scored his
second career goal at 11:48, beating Price high to the glove side
with a laser from the inner edge of the left faceoff circle.
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The Canadiens answered only 68 seconds later as Gallagher
received a pass along the end line, skated to the front of the
net and stuffed the puck past Gustavsson, but Kronwall restored
the two-goal advantage by one-timing a deflected pass from the
slot with 3:31 left in the period. Nyquist capped the scoring
with 1:19 to play in the third.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Zetterberg has two goals and six assists during
his four-game point streak. ... D P.K. Subban collected his 28th
assist — one shy of his career high — for Montreal, which has
surrendered 22 goals during a 1-4-0 span. ... Red Wings F Daniel
Alfredsson assisted on Zetterberg's goal in his return from a
six-game absence due to back spasms.
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