MONTREAL (AP) Carey Price made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-0 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
Montreal has opened with 10 straight victories at Bell Centre, a franchise record for consecutive home victories to start a season. The previous record was established in 1953.
Danault, playing in just his second game at center, got Montreal on the board at 4:17 of the first period. After Shaw’s initial shot squeaked by Howard, Danault had a tap-in. Danault has five goals in 15 games this season, after scoring four goals in 53 previous career NHL games.
Byron made it 2-0 just a few minutes later. He went top shelf on a breakaway after the puck bobbled on Niklas Kronwall at the blue line.
Weber capped Montreal’s dominant first period with a power-play goal with a minute left, giving Howard no chance on a blistering one-timer from several feet inside the zone. Weber has five of the team’s 10 power-play goals this season.
Shaw put the game out of Detroit’s reach at 15:13 of the second period. Eight seconds into Montreal’s third power play of the evening, Alex Galchenyuk‘s slap shot from the point went off Shaw’s left skate and in for the winger’s first goal since the season opener on Oct. 13.
Pacioretty made it 5-0 at 16:49 of the second.