Suzuki scores in shootout and Allen makes 42 saves as Canadiens come back to beat Jets 4-3
Sat, Oct 28, 2023
NHL News (AP)
MONTREAL (AP) - Goaltender Jake Allen made 42 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night.
Montreal captain Nick Suzuki scored to open the shootout and Allen shut the door the rest of the way after a scoreless back-and-forth overtime period.
Justin Barron, Sean Monahan and Joel Armia scored for Montreal (5-2-1). Kaiden Guhle pitched in with two assists.
Montreal's Cole Caufield, who scored the OT winner Thursday in a 4-3 comeback win over Columbus, missed a wide-open cage on a one-timer with 30 seconds left.
Captain Adam Lowry scored twice, Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and Mason Appleton pitched in two helpers for Winnipeg (4-3-1). Backup netminder Laurent Brossoit made 26 saves.
Jets star Mark Scheifele, who was suspended four games for a hit that injured Canadiens forward Jake Evans in the 2021 playoffs, received boos from the Bell Centre fans every time he touched the puck.
Top Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson left after the second period and did not return. Matheson had five points in eight games this season, and averaged 26 minutes a night entering the game.
Montreal is already down top-pairing defenseman David Savard for six-to-eight weeks due to a left-hand fracture.
Jets: Hosts the New York Rangers on Monday.
Canadiens: Opens a three-game road trip against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.
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