Montreal stops Boston
PETER BUDAJ stopped 34 shots and visiting Montreal ended Boston's recent scoring binge with a 4-1 win over the Bruins last night.
The Canadiens won their second game in 3 nights after losing four in a row and snapped a four-game winning streak by the Bruins, who had 21 goals in that stretch.
The Bruins had scored six goals in each of their previous three games.
In other games
* At Columbus, Ryan Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals, ending a three-game losing skid.
* At Toronto, Nazem Kadri had three assists, including his 100th career point, and the Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers, 6-3, for their fifth consecutive home win. James van Riemsdyk set a career high with his 22nd goal for Toronto.
* At Ottawa, Marc Methot, Erik Karlsson, Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored as the Senators jumped out to a four-goal lead and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3.
* At Calgary, Jiri Hudler's empty-net goal with 1:46 left sealed the Flames' 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
* At Dallas, Patrik Elias drew a tripping penalty 28 seconds into overtime and scored a power-play goal 12 seconds later to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 win over the Stars.
* At Denver, Nathan MacKinnon's unassisted goal with 2:25 left stood up as the game-winner as the Colorado Avalanche held off the Minnesota Wild, 5-4.
* At Glendale, Ariz., Zemgus Girgensons' tiebreaking, shorthanded goal early in the third period lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.