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|Monday, 22 October 2007 16:26|
Cam Ward stopped 19 shots and improved to 5-0 in regulation, Ray Whitney had an empty-net goal and an assist, and Rod Brind'Amour added two assists for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.
Carolina held a 31-20 shots advantage and dealt Vancouver its first road loss of the season and first loss in four visits to the RBC Center.
Brendan Morrison made it a one-goal game by scoring with 6:41 remaining, and Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots for the Canucks. The reigning Northwest Division champions have lost three of four.
Canadiens 6, Bruins 1
MONTREAL (AP) - Chris Higgins and Alex Kovalev scored Montreal's first two goals off faceoffs and Cristobal Huet made 31 saves to beat Boston.
Steve Begin, Patrice Brisebois, Mikhail Grabovski and Andrei Markov also scored for Montreal, which snapped Boston's four-game winning streak.
Bryan Smolinski, who played his 1,000th NHL regular-season game, set up Grabovski's first career goal with a pass on a 2-on-1 that put the Canadiens up 5-1 midway through the third.
Dennis Wideman scored his first of the season earlier in the period for the Bruins (5-3).
Kovalev, who played his 999th NHL regular-season game, also had an assist. Saku Koivu and Tomas Plekanec each had two assists.