Prust, Eller each have goal, 2 assists and Canadiens surge past Hurricanes 4-2
Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal (12) shoots while Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price deflects the shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:11PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:46PM EST
RALEIGH, N.C.--Brandon Prust and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
Eller's goal at 6:09 of the third gave Montreal the lead for good and P.K. Subban added a power-play goal at 7:56 to make it 4-2.
The Canadiens, playing their third game of a five-game road trip, were outshot 43-28 but Carey Price made 41 saves to earn his 12th win of the season.
Carolina goalkeeper Justin Peters, playing his second straight game since being called up from Charlotte of the AHL, made 24 saves on 28 shots.
The Hurricanes had their four-game winning streak ended.
Carolina dominated play in the second period with a 21-5 shot advantage, but the Hurricanes were unable to connect enough against Price, who had given up 12 goals in his previous two starts. Price also stopped Eric Staal's penalty shot with 5:08 left in the second period.
Prust opened the scoring at 3:22 of the first and defenceman Josh Georges notched his second goal of the season at 8:19 and Montreal went up 2-0 in the first period.
Using an 8-1 shot advantage to start the second period, the Hurricanes rallied as Jordan Staal got his sixth goal of the season with a shot from the right circle at 6:07 to make it 2-1.
Drayson Bowman tied it at 2-2 when he scored his second goal of the season at 10:27 of the second.