Weber, Canadiens start fast, hold off Kings

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  • Shea Weber scored two power-play goals, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Bell Centre on Saturday.
  • Weber gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at 10:13 of the first period, and his second goal made it 3-0 at 16:48.

“We know we haven’t been good enough in the last little while here,” Weber said. “… I thought tonight we had a much better start, and obviously you saw what a start can do. You play with the lead and, even though maybe it could have gone the other way for a while there, you definitely set yourself up to be more successful that way.”

  • Weber has 101 power-play goals and passed Mathieu Schneider (100) for 11th among NHL defensemen since the League started tracking the statistic in 1933-34.

“I’m sure he’s very proud about it, but Shea puts in the work and he’s put in the work his whole career and he deserves those accolades,” said Jonathan Drouin, who had an assist on each of Weber’s goals. “He’s a team guy, but it’s always fun to see somebody that cares about the team accomplish that stuff.”

  • Nate Thompson scored, and Carey Price made 31 saves for Montreal (9-5-3), which is 5-1-1 in its past seven games.
  • Anze Kopitar and Blake Lizotte scored, and Jonathan Quick made 34 saves for Los Angeles (5-11-1), which is winless (0-2-1) in its past three and 1-6-1 in its past eight.

“The first period, it was a sloppy period and you can’t spot a team three goals,” said Kopitar, the Kings captain. “We had a good second, a good third, but we’ve talked about this enough so far. I mean, it’s been 16 games in, you can’t play 40 minutes, or 45, or 55, you’ve got to play the full 60.”

NHL Highlights | Kings vs. Canadiens – Nov. 9, 2019

EXTRA NOTES

  • Quick had a shutout in each of his previous two starts in Montreal (Oct. 26, 2017, and Dec. 17, 2015). Weber’s first goal was the first Quick allowed at Bell Centre since Jan. 31, 2009. …
  • The Kings ended a three-game road trip.
  • It was their seventh road game in their past nine.
Sources & Credits: Sean Farrell / NHL.com, MTL Canadiens, LA Kings

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