Canadiens tie record, Stamkos stars for Lightning

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Carey Price led the Montreal Canadiens to yet another NHL win, while Steven Stamkos starred for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Canadiens secured a record-equalling ninth straight home win, overcoming the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday.

Stamkos led the Lightning, who had few problems recording a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins were beaten and the Detroit Red Wings enjoyed a win.

 

CRUISING CANADIENS

The Canadiens made it nine straight home wins to start the season, tying a 63-year-old team record.

Price made 23 saves for the Canadiens, while Max Pacioretty had two assists in the win.

 

STARRING STAMKOS

Stamkos set the Lightning up for their win early.

He scored the opening goal against the Islanders and set up the next two for Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson, before Brian Boyle sealed the win.

 

WILD LOSS FOR PENGUINS

The Penguins twice led against the Minnesota Wild before suffering a 4-2 loss.

Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist put them ahead, but their goals were cancelled out by Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter respectively.

Eric Staal and Jason Pominville struck in the third period to see the Wild to their victory.

 

INCREDIBLE SAVES

HOWARD HEROICS

Jimmy Howard made 36 saves as the Red Wings overcame the Vancouver Canucks 3-1.

The Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2, the Anaheim Ducks overcame the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 and the San Jose Sharks were 4-2 winners against the Florida Panthers.

The Nashville Predators claimed a 3-1 win over the St Louis Blues, the Arizona Coyotes went down to the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 and the Dallas Stars edged the Calgary Flames 4-2.

 

BLACKHAWKS EYE EIGHTH STRAIGHT

The Chicago Blackhawks (10-3-1) will be aiming to extend their seven-match winning streak when they host the Washington Capitals (8-3-1) on Friday.