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The Canadiens beat the Blue Jackets with two quick goals in the third

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columbus – Arber Xhekaj And the David Savard The Montreal Canadiens scored 57 with a 57-second lead in the third period, which recorded a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday.

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Sean Monahan Also register and Sam Montembolt He made 30 saves for the Canadiens (10-9-1), who lost three of four, including 7-2 to the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday.

“Obviously you have to be happy with the defensive effort after last night,” said Montreal coach Martin St. Louis. “I’m happy with the mentality we had tonight. I simplified it a bit. We played a smart road game and didn’t beat ourselves early to get past the first five or six minutes, because I feel like the last two or three games have put us behind the eight-ball.”

Video: [email protected]: Xhekaj held the match 1-1 in the third

Matthew Oliver record f Jonas Corbesalo Made 26 saves for the Blue Jackets (7-11-1).

“Two goals a minute, you never want that to happen,” Curbesalo said. “At the beginning of the game we played really well [stinks]. “

Video: [email protected]: Savard swerves into Dach’s feed on the third

Montembolt made two breakaway saves 14 seconds apart to keep the game scoreless early in the second period. He made a glove save for Olivier, who caught a pass from Eric Robinson After leaving the penalty area, at 3:24 before stopping a backhand from Gustav Nyquist At 3:38.

“It’s huge,” the Montreal forward said Kirby roof He said. “[Montembeault] He’s been great to us all year every time he’s been in the net. It gives us a lot of confidence. He makes great saves throughout, and saves at the right time. That’s all you can ask for.”

Olivier gave Columbus a 1-0 lead at 1:08 of the third period. Weak scan attempt intercepted by Mike Mathison He scored a short side from the top right circle.

Xhekaj responded 90 seconds later at 2:38 to tie the score at 1-1, shooting through traffic from the left point.

“Every game I tried to get through the pucks,” said Xhekaj. “Those floaters have been working really well for me, so I have to keep at it.”

Video: MTL @ CBJ: Oliver capitalizes on his turnover in the third

Savard put Montreal ahead 2-1 at 3:35 when Dutch’s looping pass was redirected from his left skate, and Monahan scored into an empty net at 18:07 for a 3-1 final game.

“I suspect [Korpisalo] It was solid. “Two goals,” said Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen, “(and) he can’t do much on both goals.” In the first period I thought we could have done more. We got a nice bit. We stop at our place and… there are two or three times where we have one-on-one situations and we don’t get anything out of it. It was nice to get something.

“They got two good bounces. One ran up his stick, the other off his skates. Our heels wore on a bit. It was a pretty solid game all the way through. It’s too bad because we were playing a great game. We didn’t give up too much at all. We had some good looks.” to ourselves.”

Notes: It was Savard’s first goal of the season. … Canadians forward Cole Cofield He had the secondary assist on Savard’s goal and has five points (three goals, two assists) on three straight points. … forward blue jackets Jack Roslovic He returned after missing two games due to an illness. He went 8-for-12 in the face and was -1 in 15:00 of ice time.

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