Gurianov scores twice to propel Stars past Canadiens
- Denis Gurianov scored two goals for the Dallas Stars, including on a penalty shot, in a 4-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens at American Airlines Center on Saturday.
“It feels better for the boys, especially when we had a game in Denver yesterday (2-1 win at the Colorado Avalanche) and flew in last night,” Gurianov said. “That was a tough game for us because we lost an hour (traveling). It’s kind of tough, but I think the boys did a great job.”
- Ben Bishop made 35 saves, and Alexander Radulov and Miro Heiskanen scored for the Stars (7-8-1), who have won three straight and six of their past seven games (6-1-0).
- Artturi Lehkonen scored for the Canadiens (7-5-2), who had won three straight. Carey Price made 36 saves.
“The real explanation is that I didn’t think we had our legs,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. “I didn’t think we had the energy tonight. There was no fight in the dog. We lost a lot of battles. We had a couple good shifts here or there, but overall we looked like a tired team tonight.”
- The Canadiens are 10-for-48 on the power play this season. …
- Lindell led all skaters in time on ice (30:20), setting a new NHL career high. …
- Stars forward Blake Comeau returned to the lineup after missing 14 games with a lower-body injury.
- He led the team with four hits in 15:02 of ice time.
Sources & Credits: Josh Clark / NHL.com, DAL Stars, MTL Canadiens