Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Michael Ryder posted two goals and an assist
to lead the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on
Brian Gionta gave a goal and an assist while Alex Galchenyuk scored for the
Canadiens, who won for a fourth time in their past five games. Peter Budaj
stopped 33 shots in the win.
The win allowed Montreal to stay a point ahead of Boston, which defeated New
Jersey on Thursday, for first place in the Northeast Division and second place
in the Eastern Conference, just three points back of Pittsburgh for the top
spot in the conference.
Winnipeg, meanwhile, has dropped a season-high five consecutive games and now
finds itself tied with Washington for first place in the Southeast Division.
Alexander Burmistrov scored the lone goal of the game for the Jets, who saw
goaltender Ondrej Pavelec gave up all four goals on 24 shots.
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