NEW YORK (AP) — Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens showed off their resurgent form under coach Claude Julien with a big Eastern Conference win.
Price made 26 saves and the Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Shea Weber, Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw and Jordie Benn scored for the Canadiens, who are in first place in the Atlantic Division.
Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk each had two assists for Montreal, which has won six of seven. That streak started with a shootout win over the Rangers on Feb. 21 at Madison Square Garden. That was Montreal’s first win under Julien, who took over after Michel Therrien was fired.
“It’s a matter of better execution and managing the puck a little bit better and creating a little bit more offense,” Julien said. “I thought we moved the puck fairly well tonight.”