Red Wing end 9-game skid against Montreal with 4-2 win

MONTREAL (AP) Claude Julien feels his Montreal Canadiens have simply not been sharp enough to start the season.

The Canadiens lost 4-2 to the Detroit Red Wings in their home opener on Thursday night, Montreal's third defeat in a week.

The Canadiens were coming off a 5-4 overtime loss in Buffalo on Wednesday.

''We have to find that sharpness if we're going to win some hockey games,'' Julien said. ''Physically, we need a break. Mentally, we need to sharpen up. We'll do a little bit of video tomorrow and see if we can't sharpen the guys up a little bit.

''They (Detroit) forced errors and took advantage of them. We're making a lot of mistakes and they're costing us.''

Anthony Mantha scored his sixth goal of the season and Detroit snapped a nine-game losing streak against Montreal.

''Just my confidence right now,'' said Mantha, trying to explain his early-season success. ''My linemates are feeding me properly and right now it's going in so I just need to keep shooting.

''Obviously they had our number,'' said Mantha, who is the grandson of Canadiens great Andre Pronovost. ''We came out strong and Bernier played unreal in net. We're happy about our performance.''

Darren Helm, Tyler Bertuzzi and Luke Glendenning also scored for the Red Wings, who have three wins in four games this season.

Defenseman Danny Dekeyser had two assists and Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves on 35 shots.

Joel Armia and Max Domi scored for the Canadiens, who were playing the second game of a back-to-back following a 5-4 overtime loss in Buffalo. Carey Price stopped 30 of 33 shots.

Detroit had not won in regulation time in Montreal since 2007.

With the score tied 2-2 in the second period, Mantha scored the eventual winner on the power play at 15:38.

Helm nearly doubled Detroit's lead with three minutes left in the game, but Price stopped him on the breakaway. Glendenning put the contest away with an empty-net goal with 58 seconds remaining.

The Canadiens struggled to clear their own crease for much of the game and it cost them.

Helm opened the scoring with his first goal of the season at 13:33 of the first. After Price misplayed the puck behind his net, Helm scored on a rebound to give Detroit the lead.

A faceoff win by Phillip Danault in the offensive zone led to Armia's equalizer with 53 seconds left in the period. The Finnish winger has three goals in his last two games.

The Red Wings regained the lead 30 seconds later when Bertuzzi scored his third of the year on a nice feed from Dylan Larkin behind the red line.

Mantha and Bertuzzi have combined for 10 of Detroit's 14 goals this season.

The teams traded power-play goals in the second period.

The Canadiens tied the score at 4:34 when Jeff Petry's shot bounced off the end boards, back over the net and into the crease where Domi batted it in. Mantha scored with the man advantage 11 minutes later.

NOTES: Jonathan Drouin registered one point in all four games this season. ... It was the first of a four-game homestand for the Canadiens. ... Montreal defensemen Cale Fleur and Brett Kulak were healthy scratches.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: Home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Canadiens: Home against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

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123T
DET3-1
2114
MON1-1
1102
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Abdelkader RW00121/0014:561
A. Athanasiou C00046/7014:370
T. Bertuzzi LW10140/0019:192
M. Bowey D00200/0015:180
D. Cholowski D01020/0015:461
D. DeKeyser D02310/0022:501
C. Ehn LW00-100/0011:471
A. Erne LW00012/0010:084
V. Filppula C01004/6012:560
L. Glendening C10136/2013:504
M. Green D00-110/0021:130
D. Helm LW10050/0013:570
T. Hirose LW01010/0013:250
F. Hronek D00000/0021:021
D. Larkin C011311/10020:451
A. Mantha RW10141/1417:441
P. Nemeth D00030/0221:370
J. de la Rose C01206/7014:487
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Armia RW10020/0016:524
P. Byron LW00000/0013:500
B. Chiarot D00040/0021:471
P. Danault C01-2112/12017:355
M. Domi C10017/9015:260
J. Drouin LW01050/0017:521
C. Folin D00-110/0215:144
B. Gallagher RW00-340/0015:580
J. Kotkaniemi C00027/7014:393
A. Lehkonen LW00000/0012:343
V. Mete D00020/0016:570
J. Petry D01010/0023:470
M. Reilly D00-100/0014:071
N. Suzuki C00000/0216:304
T. Tatar LW01-240/0016:272
N. Thompson C00013/6012:212
J. Weal RW00-134/3014:020
S. Weber D00-140/0022:262
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (W)3523359:59
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (W)35
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Price (L)3333058:20
GOALIESSA
C. Price (L)33
GOAL Luke Glendening (Empty net shot), Assist: Valtteri Filppula
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • DET
      19:02GOAL Luke Glendening (Empty net shot), Assist: Valtteri Filppula
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • DET
      15:38(PP) GOAL Anthony Mantha (Slap shot), Assists: Dennis Cholowski and Taro Hirose
    • MON
      04:34(PP) GOAL Max Domi (Backhand shot), Assists: Tomas Tatar and Jeff Petry
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • DET
      19:37GOAL Tyler Bertuzzi (Backhand shot), Assists: Dylan Larkin and Danny DeKeyser
    • MON
      19:07GOAL Joel Armia (Wrist shot), Assists: Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault
    • DET
      13:33GOAL Darren Helm (Wrist shot), Assists: Jacob de la Rose and Danny DeKeyser
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • DET
      19:34Anthony Mantha penalty Delay of Game - 2 min.
    • MON
      02:25Christian Folin penalty Elbowing - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • MON
      14:22Nick Suzuki penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • DET
      05:16Patrik Nemeth penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • DET
      02:57Anthony Mantha penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    DET
    MON
    Shots on Goal3435
    Goals in Power Play11
    Faceoff Wins3733
    Penalties32
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties32
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    DET
    Shots on Goal34
    Goals in Power Play1
    Faceoff Wins37
    Penalties3
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties3
    Misconducts0
    123T
    DET3-1
    2114
    MON1-1
    1102
    STARS OF THE GAME
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Abdelkader RW00121/0014:561
    A. Athanasiou C00046/7014:370
    T. Bertuzzi LW10140/0019:192
    M. Bowey D00200/0015:180
    D. Cholowski D01020/0015:461
    D. DeKeyser D02310/0022:501
    C. Ehn LW00-100/0011:471
    A. Erne LW00012/0010:084
    V. Filppula C01004/6012:560
    L. Glendening C10136/2013:504
    M. Green D00-110/0021:130
    D. Helm LW10050/0013:570
    T. Hirose LW01010/0013:250
    F. Hronek D00000/0021:021
    D. Larkin C011311/10020:451
    A. Mantha RW10141/1417:441
    P. Nemeth D00030/0221:370
    J. de la Rose C01206/7014:487
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Armia RW10020/0016:524
    P. Byron LW00000/0013:500
    B. Chiarot D00040/0021:471
    P. Danault C01-2112/12017:355
    M. Domi C10017/9015:260
    J. Drouin LW01050/0017:521
    C. Folin D00-110/0215:144
    B. Gallagher RW00-340/0015:580
    J. Kotkaniemi C00027/7014:393
    A. Lehkonen LW00000/0012:343
    V. Mete D00020/0016:570
    J. Petry D01010/0023:470
    M. Reilly D00-100/0014:071
    N. Suzuki C00000/0216:304
    T. Tatar LW01-240/0016:272
    N. Thompson C00013/6012:212
    J. Weal RW00-134/3014:020
    S. Weber D00-140/0022:262
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Bernier (W)3523359:59
    GOALIESSA
    J. Bernier (W)35
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Price (L)3333058:20
    GOALIESSA
    C. Price (L)33
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    DET3-1
    2114
    MON1-1
    1102
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Abdelkader RW00121/0014:561
    A. Athanasiou C00046/7014:370
    T. Bertuzzi LW10140/0019:192
    M. Bowey D00200/0015:180
    D. Cholowski D01020/0015:461
    D. DeKeyser D02310/0022:501
    C. Ehn LW00-100/0011:471
    A. Erne LW00012/0010:084
    V. Filppula C01004/6012:560
    L. Glendening C10136/2013:504
    M. Green D00-110/0021:130
    D. Helm LW10050/0013:570
    T. Hirose LW01010/0013:250
    F. Hronek D00000/0021:021
    D. Larkin C011311/10020:451
    A. Mantha RW10141/1417:441
    P. Nemeth D00030/0221:370
    J. de la Rose C01206/7014:487
    Total4703437/336-24
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Armia RW10020/0016:524
    P. Byron LW00000/0013:500
    B. Chiarot D00040/0021:471
    P. Danault C01-2112/12017:355
    M. Domi C10017/9015:260
    J. Drouin LW01050/0017:521
    C. Folin D00-110/0215:144
    B. Gallagher RW00-340/0015:580
    J. Kotkaniemi C00027/7014:393
    A. Lehkonen LW00000/0012:343
    V. Mete D00020/0016:570
    J. Petry D01010/0023:470
    M. Reilly D00-100/0014:071
    N. Suzuki C00000/0216:304
    T. Tatar LW01-240/0016:272
    N. Thompson C00013/6012:212
    J. Weal RW00-134/3014:020
    S. Weber D00-140/0022:262
    Total2403533/374-32
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Bernier (W)3523359:59
    GOALIESSA
    J. Bernier (W)35
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Price (L)3333058:20
    GOALIESSA
    C. Price (L)33
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 1ST PERIOD
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123T
      DET3-1
      2114
      MON1-1
      1102
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