Mon 0 1 1 2
NYR 0 0 0 0
Date of game: 10/28/2013

Recap: NY Rangers vs. Montreal

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Peter Budaj stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Montreal Canadiens posted a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday.

Thanks to Budaj's first shutout of the season and goals from Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk, the Canadiens won their fourth straight road game since taking a 3-2 loss in Calgary on Oct. 9.

"It was a great team victory," Budaj said. "We did the little things right."

Meanwhile, the Rangers continued to struggle as they lost for the sixth time in the past eight games and have scored just 11 goals over that span. Henrik Lundqvist made 25 stops in the loss.

It was New York's home opener as the team began the season with a nine-game road trip due to a $1 billion renovation project at Madison Square Garden.

"It's fun to play here again," Lundqvist said. "It was a disappointing loss but it was great to be back."

Montreal got the only goal it needed at 16:34 of the second period while on the power play. Michael Bournival skated into the zone down the middle and sent the puck over to his left for Plekanec, who skated to the front and switched to the backhand before stuffing it in for his sixth goal of the season.

Budaj turned aside 14 shots in the second period after making seven in the first, and helped his team kill off a pair of power plays in the third, including one after a slashing call on Andrei Markov with 7:19 to play.

The Canadiens sealed the win with 2:51 left after a turnover in their own end resulted in a 2-on-1 the other way. Galchenyuk took the puck in down the left wing and passed it to the front for Lars Eller, who sent a backhand pass over to the left where the puck went off Galchenyuk's right skate and in.

Game Notes

Budaj has 11 shutouts in his career ... Montreal hosts Dallas on Tuesday ... The Canadiens took all three games against the Rangers last season and have won six of the last seven contests ... The Rangers next play the Islanders on Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum.

Leinart, Crouch headline 2016 College HOF ballot

Former Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam are among 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players on the ballot for election into the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Halfway to the Sprint Cup Chase

The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins.

Blue Jays activate Navarro from DL

The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list following a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.