After losing four in a row on the road, the Montreal Canadiens came home and won.
Montreal (3-8-0) parlayed an early lead into a 3-0 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists and Josh Anderson scored his third of the season. Brendan Gallagher scored an empty-net goal.
Netminder Alex Nedeljkovic was busy in the Red Wings net conceding two goals from 41 shots
Montreal scored 2:06 after the opening puck drop. Suzuki earned his first of the season batting in his own rebound.
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Anderson doubled the Canadiens’ lead midway through the first period.
The winger entered Detroit’s zone from the left side all alone and his shot from the faceoff circle was no match for Nedeljkovic.
Montreal forward Jonathan Drouin took a shot in the head from teammate Brett Kulak. Drouin hurried to the locker room and didn’t return to the game. He was sent to the hospital for further evaluations.
With Tyler Bertuzzi (unvaccinated) and Dylan Larkin (personal reasons) out of Detroit’s lineup, the Red Wings (4-4-2) couldn’t solve Allen.
Gallagher’s empty-netter sealed Montreal’s second win of the season over Detroit.
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