VAN
51-22-9
MTL
31-35-16
SO
31 SOG
23 SOG

Canucks 4, Canadiens 3, SO

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 AM

MONTREAL (AP) - Roberto Luongo wanted a shot at redemption. The Vancouver Canucks set the stage with a big comeback, and their All-Star goalie delivered the finishing touch.

Cody Hodgson scored twice, including the only shootout goal, and Vancouver overcame a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Luongo, who stopped 20 shots, turned aside David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Michael Cammalleri in the tiebreaker as the Canucks won their third in a row to begin a five-game trip. Vancouver, which trailed 3-0 in the second, has won eight of nine.

"After the third goal I just wanted to shut the door, and hopefully the boys would bail me out, and they did," Luongo said.

Sami Salo drew Vancouver even at 3 with a power-play goal with 4:40 left in the third. Salo drove a slap shot from the point past Price as Montreal's penalty killers allowed their first goal on home ice since Oct. 24.

Mason Raymond scored a short-handed goal in the second to begin the Canucks' comeback.

"That kind of got us going," Luongo said. "We've been a really good third-period team all year long and we knew that we could come back in the game. We got a huge goal early in the third, and it really gave us the momentum."

It was Raymond's first goal in three games since returning from a vertebrae compression fracture sustained in the Stanley Cup finals.

"I'm feeling pretty good," Raymond said. "I'm continuing to get better, unfortunately it takes games and more games to get really where you want to feel, but I'm very pleased with where I'm at considering where I was."

Hodgson, who deked before shooting over Carey Price on Vancouver's first shootout attempt, scored during 4-on-4 play 4:24 into the third to draw Vancouver within 3-2.

Price made 28 saves, and Raphael Diaz also scored for Montreal, which has lost six of seven (1-3-3).

"At least we're picking up points, but singles aren't helping us right now," said Price, 1-5 in shootouts this season.

The Canucks were without David Booth, who sprained his right MCL on a knee-on-knee hit with Colorado's Kevin Porter in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Avalanche. Porter received a four-game suspension from the NHL earlier in the day. Booth is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Raymond got Vancouver back in the game with Montreal on the power play. He toe-dragged the puck before snapping a shot past Price to draw the Canucks to 3-1.

The Canadiens have allowed five short-handed goals.

Hodgson made it 3-2 with an unassisted effort for his sixth goal.

"It's disappointing but when you look at it, it's simple - special teams," Canadiens coach Jacques Martin said. "They scored short-handed, 4-on-4, and on the power play. I think 5-on-5 we played well. It wasn't a lack of effort. It was one of the best teams in the league and we competed with them, but special teams made the difference."

Frederic St. Denis got his first goal in eight games with the Canadiens to open the scoring 4:38 in. His wrist shot from the point got past Luongo, who complained to no avail to the referee after Montreal's Tomas Plekanec jostled for position with defenseman Kevin Bieksa in front of the net.

Diaz made it 2-0 with 1:09 to go in the first on another shot from the point that found its way past Luongo through traffic in front.

Cole, who got an assist on Diaz's goal, beat Luongo through the pads with a low shot from the right side 2:20 into the second to make it 3-0.

NOTES: Raymond's goal was the Cancuks' first short-handed tally of the season. ... Canadiens D Yannick Weber sat out in favor of St. Denis, who has alternated in and out of the lineup for eight games.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
VAN ()
MTL ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:38MTL Frédéric St-Denis (1) ASST: Mike Cammalleri (9), Tomas Plekanec (18) 1 - 0 MTL
18:51MTL Raphael Diaz (2) ASST: Max Pacioretty (10), Erik Cole (9) 2 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
02:20MTL Erik Cole (9) ASST: NONE 3 - 0 MTL
08:37VAN SHG - Mason Raymond (1) ASST: Jannik Hansen (6) 3 - 1 MTL
3rd Period
04:24VAN Cody Hodgson (6) ASST: NONE 3 - 2 MTL
15:20VAN PPG - Sami Salo (6) ASST: Henrik Sedin (23), Ryan Kesler (13) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1MTLDavid Desharnais - Save
2VANCody Hodgson - Goal
3MTLMax Pacioretty - Missed
4VANRyan Kesler - Save
5MTLMike Cammalleri - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDMontréal CanadiensVancouver Canucks
1David Desharnais
Cody Hodgson
2Max Pacioretty
Ryan Kesler
3Mike Cammalleri
Three Stars of the Game
Cody Hodgson
1st
Cody Hodgson
C
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 10:40
Erik Cole
2nd
Erik Cole
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:41
Frédéric St-Denis
3rd
Frédéric St-Denis
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 11:35
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:37VAN Mason Raymond  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
12:57MTL P.K. Subban  Interference against  Daniel Sedin
13:32MTL Josh Gorges  Cross checking against  Ryan Kesler
2nd Period
07:05VAN Ryan Kesler  Hooking against  Brian Gionta
12:48VAN Dale Weise  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Carey Price
3rd Period
03:53MTL Alexei Emelin  Holding the stick against  Jannik Hansen
04:11VAN Daniel Sedin  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Carey Price
14:40MTL Lars Eller  Cross checking against  Alexandre Burrows
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodVANMTL
1st137
2nd510
3rd105
OT31
Total3123
Team Stats
CategoryVANMTL
Power Plays1/40/4
Hits2525
Faceoff Wins3232
Giveaways1313
Takeaways24
Blocked Shots1526
Penalty Minutes88
  • VANCOUVER
  • MONTREAL
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2D. HamhuisD00-10026:49
3K. BieksaD00-13027:33
4K. BallardD0010014:18
6S. SaloD10-14022:28
9C. HodgsonC1012010:40
14A. BurrowsR00-13022:15
17R. KeslerC0104224:35
21M. RaymondL1023219:09
22D. SedinL00-12222:37
23A. EdlerD0005023:30
27M. MalhotraC00-20014:04
29A. RomeD0000013:49
32D. WeiseR00-1025:16
33H. SedinC01-11023:17
36J. HansenR0112019:00
40M. LapierreC00-10011:37
41A. AlbertsD00-2005:36
42B. SweattL000206:18
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1R. Luongo2023.87064:09
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
13M. CammalleriC0113019:05
14T. PlekanecC0101020:08
15P. NokelainenC000107:53
21B. GiontaR0002011:15
26J. GorgesD0001226:48
32T. MoenL0000017:04
46A. KostitsynL00-13021:38
51D. DesharnaisC0010018:38
52M. DarcheL000006:26
61R. DiazD1001025:11
62F. St-DenisD1011011:35
67M. PaciorettyL0123016:43
71L. LeblancC000108:09
72E. ColeL1113017:41
74A. EmelinD0001223:46
75H. GillD0010015:17
76P. SubbanD0002227:42
81L. EllerC0000218:23
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. Price2831.90364:58