Carey Price had 28 saves for his 43rd career shutout, Brett Kulak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored goals midway through the third period, and the host Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for Colorado, which is 1-7-2 in its last 10 games.
Canadiens - Offense - Home - Games - Saturday
The Canadiens’ offense had dried up at home the past three games. Coming into Saturday, Montreal had gone 87 minutes, 13 seconds without a goal at the Bell Centre. After a scoreless first two periods, the Canadiens finally broke through.
Killing off a Colorado power play, Phillip Danault, who had two assists, won a faceoff in the Avalanche end back to Kulak, whose shot from the point beat Varlamov at 8:21. It was the Canadiens’ first home goal since midway through a 4-1 loss to Nashville on Jan. 5.
Montreal - Kotkaniemi - Fifth - Season
Montreal didn’t wait long for another. Just 2:18 later, Kotkaniemi made it 2-0 with his fifth of the season.
Colorado pulled Varlamov for an extra skater, but Jordie Benn scored into...
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