Mantha leads Red Wings past Canadiens 4-2 to spoil Montreal's home opener
Detroit Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou shoots on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Thursday, October 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
MONTREAL - Anthony Mantha's sixth goal of the season gave the Detroit Red Wings a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night, spoiling Montreal's home opener.
Darren Helm, Tyler Bertuzzi and Luke Glendenning, into the empty net, also scored for the Red Wings (3-1-0), who snapped a nine-game losing streak against Montreal.
Defenceman Danny Dekeyser had two assists while Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves on 35 shots.
Joel Armia and Max Domi scored for the Canadiens (1-1-2), who were playing the second game of a back-to-back after a 5-4 overtime loss in Buffalo. Carey Price was back in net and 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, 2013 first-round draft pick Mantha scored the winner on the power play at 15:38. Continuing his red-hot start to the season, the Longueuil, Que., native beat an unscreened Price top corner with a one-timer.
(The Canadian Press)