The Associated Press
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty broke a tie 14 seconds into the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday night to end the Hurricanes’ winning streak at five games.
Carey Price made 31 saves, and Andrew Shaw also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens improved to 15-4-2 and avenged a 3-2 loss last week in Carolina with backup Al Montoya in goal.
Elias Lindholm scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 21 shots. The Hurricanes dropped to 8-7-4.
Pacioretty put Montreal ahead early the third when he took the rebound of Tomas Plekanec’s shot off the end boards and banked it in off Ward. Carolina coach Bill Peters challenged that Plekanec was offside on the play but the goal stood up to video review.
SENATORS 3, BRUINS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris scored in the third period to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Thursday night.
Mark Stone tied it in the second period, and Craig Anderson made 19 saves. The Senators improved to 12-7-1.
David Pastrnak scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots. The Bruins dropped to 11-9-0.
Wideman scored at 6:28 of the third. After Rask made a save off Derick Brassard, Torey Krug tried to clear the puck, but he put it right onto the stick of Wideman, whose shot bounced off Bruins defenseman Dominic Moore in front of Rask and in.
Turris scored at 10:16, taking a pass from Bobby Ryan and beating Rask on a breakaway.
Ottawa scratched Fredrik Claesson and Max McCormick, and Colin Miller, Zdeno Chara and Anton Khudobin sat out for Boston. ... The Senators have scored the first goal just five times in 20 games this season.
Bruins: Return home to face Calgary on Friday night.
Senators: Host Carolina on Saturday night.