Alex Galchenyuk scored two goals and had an assist and Brian Gallagher scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-2 on Tuesday. Carey Price made 27 saves and set a Canadiens record with his ninth consecutive road victory.
The Blues (38-18-4) went 1-3-0 on their four-game homestand.T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist, David Backes scored as Jake Allen made 18 saves.
Galchenyuk gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead when he deflected P.K.Subban’s shot from the right point past Allen with 6:38 remaining in the first period. Galchenyuk gave Montreal a 2-0 lead when he took Tomas Plekanec’s faceoff win and took a wrist shot to beat Allen on the short side 3:11 into the second. It was his 18th goal.
David Backes cut Montreal’s lead in half when he took Vladimir Tarasenko’s pass in the slot and redirected the puck past Price 6:01 into the second for his 20th goal, but the Canadiens scored two goals in 49 seconds to go up 4-1.