Blackhawks soar over Canadiens, spoil Carey Price's 500th game
Chicago Blackhawks' Johnny Oduya (27) and Montreal Canadiens' Alexander Radulov, left, and Alex Galchenyuk chase down a loose puck during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:33PM EDT
MONTREAL - Corey Crawford made 39 saves as the visiting Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday to spoil Carey Price's 500th NHL game.
Patrick Kane, Johnny Oduya, Artemi Panarin and Jonathan Toews, into the empty net, scored for the Blackhawks (44-20-5). Kane also added two assists.
Paul Byron and Shea Weber scored for Montreal (39-23-8).
Price made 21 saves as he became the third Canadiens goaltender to reach the 500-game milestone. Only Patrick Roy (551) and Jacques Plante (556) have played more games between the pipes for Montreal.
The Canadiens have not beaten Chicago since 2014 (0-6-1).
Crawford is a big reason for the Hawks' recent success against the Canadiens.