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MONTREAL -- It took the arrival of the red-hot Carolina Hurricanes to get the Canadiens out of their funk. The Hurricanes came to the Bell Centre riding a four-game win streak, and sporting one of the best records in January at 9-3-0. But Montreal cooled them off on Tuesday night, winning 3-0 on the back of a 36-save shutout by Carey Price and an all-around team effort in front of him. "The team was engaged," said head coach Michel Therrien, celebrating a Habs victory for the first time in almost two weeks. "It was a nice team win. A lot of guys had great games." Coming into this one it was a tale of two teams. The Hurricanes (24-20-9) had won four in a row and 10 of their last 13. They jumped four places in the Metropolitan Division in the month of January, good for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Forwards Alexander Semin and Eric Staal came to Montreal looking to extend six-game point streaks. The Canadiens (28-20-5), meanwhile, had lost four in a row, including a 5-0 shellacking at the hands of the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Montreal had been outscored 19-5 on their losing streak, and had given up at least four goals in each of their last six games. But the Habs kept the opposition off the scoreboard on Tuesday, relying on two first-period goals, a staggering 27-blocked shots and a goaltender at his best. "As a group we knew what we needed to do," said Price, who earned his third shutout of the season. "Theres no question that we talked about it enough, and it was time to do it. "We played with a lot of confidence tonight. Thats what it comes down to. It came down to us just willing to win." After a big save by Price on Nathan Gerbe at one end of the rink, the Canadiens Brandon Prust scored what turned out to be the winner on a fast break the other way at 6:11 of the first period. Rene Bourque, who had only one assist since the start of the year, started the tic-tac-toe play when he found Josh Gorges in the clear to Anton Khudobins right. Gorges, who finished the game with a team-high seven blocked shots, quickly dished the puck to Prust, who beat the Hurricanes netminder with a wrist shot under the blocker for his fifth of the season. "My goals are usually when crashing the net, going off my leg or something," said Prust. "This was a good one to get." The Canadiens doubled their lead late in the period when Brendan Gallagher persistently poked home his own rebound, getting the better of the Hurricanes in a six-player melee in front of Khudobins net. Max Pacioretty added an easy tap-in at 1:41 of the second for his 22nd of the year to make it 3-0. Therrien praised his team, but also the way they approached the recent bad form. "Its really important how you face adversity," said Therrien. "We decided to stay positive with our players. Its all about attitude. When you have the right attitude, its always helpful." The game was Carolinas second in as many nights, and fifth in seven days. The Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday, scoring three third-period goals for the come-from-behind victory. "We seemed to be out of gas a little bit," said Eric Staal, who was frustrated on three occasions by Price. "You never want to use that excuse, but we have played a lot of hockey here. "If we were really feeling good and jumping, we would have had a better attack. But when we did get chances, Price was real good and made a lot of key saves." Khudobin made 27 saves for the Canes. Montreal has now won six of its last seven against Carolina at the Bell Centre. Notes: Before the game, Habs assigned forward Louis Leblanc to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Leblanc has yet to register a point in eight NHL games with the Canadiens this season. a Carolina starting goaltender Cam Ward has now missed 13 games with a lower-body injury. a Ex-Hab forward Aaron Palushaj, who played 41 career games with Montreal between 2010 and 2012, was in the starting lineup for Carolina. a The Canes and Habs meet again on Feb. 8 in Raleigh, N.C., for the third and final time this year. Kieran Gibbs England Jersey . There is no argument that the line of Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Thomas Vanek was one of the hottest in the NHL leading into the post-season, and they did combine for three goals and seven points, but it was the depth of all four lines that helped propel Montreal. Charles Barkley Jersey . 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Listen to all the action on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. Chicago hopes to stay locked in with a trip to Minnesota Wednesday. Toronto has won three in a row and six of its last seven games, including Saturdays 102-98 triumph at Milwaukee in which Greivis Vasquez poured in a game-high 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 23. Jonas Valanciunas contributed a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto, which made eight straight free throws in the final minute to hold off the Bucks. The Raptors had a 28-22 lead after the first quarter, but Milwaukee recorded a 34-19 difference over the next 12 minutes. The Raptors needed a total team effort in the second half and set a franchise record for road wins in a season with 21. "A team that is going to the playoffs playing to win a division can not have excuses," Vasquez said of the slow start from Toronto. "We got the win. Ugly, pretty, it was a win." Vasquez made 6-of-8 3-pointers and the Raptors have hit at least 10 from beyond the arc in each of the past three games. They are 21-8 when making 10 or more from downtown. Toronto guard Kyle Lowry missed his third straight game with a knee injury and is questionable Wednesday. Lowry scored at least 19 points from March 9-26 (22.5 ppg), but is posting 12.0 ppg in his past three. The Raptors are 17-8 since the All-Star break and 38-20 since trading Rudy Gay in December, and have a chance to pass the team record of 47 wins set in 2006-07 and 2000-01. A big reason for the turnaround has been All-Star DeRozan, who is averaging 23.5 points since the break. DeRozan needs one assist to beccome the second player in Raptors history to record at least 1,700 points and 300 assists in the same season.ddddddddddddVince Carter had 2,107 points and 322 assists during the 1999-00 campaign. Toronto will also welcome the New York Knicks to town, have won four in a row at home and are 24-14 at Air Canada Centre. Philadelphia will begin its final road trip of the season, a three-game jaunt through Toronto, Memphis and Charlotte. The 76ers snapped a 13-game road losing streak with a win at Boston last Friday and are 8-29 away from home. They are 2-3 overall since snapping a 26- game losing streak and dropped a 105-101 decision to Brooklyn at home on Saturday. Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Hollis Thompson added 18 and Tony Wroten chipped in 15 off the bench in defeat. Philly shot a decent 46 percent, while the Nets led by as many as 21 points in the second half but stumbled down the stretch. Mirza Teletovic drilled a 3- pointer from the right wing for a 99-95 margin with 48.9 seconds to play, and Brooklyn hit 6-of-6 from the foul line in the final 30 seconds to hang on. "We were trying to come back and win, no matter if they had the bench, the starters, or who they had," said Wroten. "No matter who they had out there, were trying to win regardless." Thompson made a career-best 6-of-8 from 3-point range for the Sixers, who have scored 100 or more points in three of the last five games (104.6 ppg) after failing to reach the century mark in a season-high nine straight games. The 76ers are allowing an NBA-high 109.9 points this season and have lost the first three meetings with Toronto this season. The Raptors have never swept a season series from the Sixers. These two Atlantic Division foes have split the last 16 meetings at Toronto. DeRozan is averaging 31.3 points against the Sixers this season (3 games), while Young is posting an average of 17.0 ppg in two meetings with Toronto. Cheap NFL JerseysWholesale JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysJerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ' ' '
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