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Montréal
Canadiens
41-30-7-4
Carolina
Hurricanes
28-34-14-6
OT
27 SOG
36 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
MTL
CAR
game recap

Montréal Canadiens 1, Carolina Hurricanes 1 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

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Montréal Canadiens 1, Carolina Hurricanes 1 FINAL OT
Montréal Canadiens 1, Carolina Hurricanes 1

GAME: Carolina Hurricanes (7-10-8-1) at Montreal Canadiens (11-11-3-1).

Montreal Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore hopes to continue baffling the frustrated Carolina Hurricanes as the teams complete a home-and-home series at the Bell Centre.

Theodore made 36 saves Friday as Montreal rallied for a 1-1 tie in Carolina, extending the Canadiens' unbeaten streak to five (2-0-2) and continuing the Hurricanes' offensive woes.

"I don't know how to explain it," Hurricanes right wing Jeff O'Neill said. "We had shots on net, we were going to the net, we had tons of chances, nothing is going in."

It was the 20th time in 26 games the Hurricanes have had at least 30 shots on goal. But Carolina has scored two or fewer goals in 19 of those games.

"We're just not getting the bounces," center Ron Francis said. "The bounce they get goes up in the air, over a couple of our guy's heads, and ends up in our net."

Although he may not be able to match the form he displayed in 2001-02 when he won the Hart and Vezina Trophies, Theodore is having a much better season than he did in 2002-03, when he finished with a 2.90 goals-against average. His current GAA is 2.31.

Hurricanes goalie Kevin Weekes has also been sensational. Weekes stopped 26 of 27 shots Friday to lower his goals against average to 2.10.

Weekes and Theodore both have four shutouts this season. New Jersey's Martin Brodeur leads the NHL with five.

STANDINGS: Hurricanes - 23 points, 3rd place, 7 PB, Southeast Division. Canadiens - 26 points, 5th place, 9 PB, Northeast Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Hurricanes - Josef Vasicek, 9 goals; O'Neill, 13 assists; Erik Cole, 16 points; Jesse Boulerice, 59 PIM. Canadiens - Richard Zednik and Sheldon Souray, 8 goals; Mike Ribeiro, 12 assists and 16 points; Craig Rivet, 40 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Dec. 4): Hurricanes - Power play: 11.9 percent (14 for 118), 25th in NHL. Penalty killing: 83.5 percent (91 for 109), 18th. Canadiens - Power play: 14.0 percent (14 for 10), 23rd. Penalty killing: 78.3 percent (70 for 92), 27th.

GOALTENDERS: Hurricanes - Weekes (7-8-6, 4 SO, 2.10 GAA); Jamie Storr (0-3-2, 0, 2.97). Canadiens - Theodore (9-10-2, 4, 2.31); Mathieu Garon (2-2-1, 0, 2.17).

SEASON SERIES: Tied, 1-1.

LAST MEETING: Friday; tied, 1-1. At Carolina, Ribeiro scored a power-play goal with less than six minutes remaining to tie it for the Canadiens.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Hurricanes - 2-7-3-0 on the road; Canadiens - 6-6-2-0 at home.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:04
CAR
SHG - Kevyn Adams (2) ASST: Marty Murray (3)
1 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
14:11
MTL
PPG - Mike Ribeiro (4) ASST: Pierre Dagenais (2), Yanic Perreault (7)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
03:33
CAR
Craig Adams  Fighting against  Francis Bouillon
03:33
CAR
Eric Staal  Roughing against  Craig Rivet
03:33
MTL
Craig Rivet  Roughing against  Eric Staal
03:33
MTL
Francis Bouillon  Fighting against  Craig Adams
06:33
MTL
Stephane Quintal  Cross checking against  Marty Murray
06:33
MTL
Yanic Perreault  Tripping against  Ryan Bayda
07:54
MTL
Steve Begin  Cross checking against  Eric Staal
13:53
CAR
Aaron Ward  Holding against  Andreas Dackell
16:30
CAR
Sean Hill  Slashing against  Steve Begin
20:00
MTL
Craig Rivet  Roughing against  Craig Adams
2nd Period
08:03
MTL
Pierre Dagenais  Tripping against  Josef Vasicek
14:09
CAR
Jesse Boulerice  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Jose Theodore
17:35
MTL
Darren Langdon  Elbowing against  Craig Adams
3rd Period
00:10
CAR
Danny Markov  Fighting against  Richard Zednik
00:10
MTL
Richard Zednik  Fighting against  Danny Markov
00:51
MTL
Chad Kilger  Hi-sticking against  Robert Boughner
13:29
CAR
Rod Brind'Amour  Hooking - Obstruction against  Saku Koivu
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jose Theodore
Jose Theodore
SA: 36TOI: 65:00
Saves: 35EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 11
SV%: .972SH: 2 - 3
Kevin Weekes
SA: 27TOI: 64:26
Saves: 26EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .963SH: 1 - 1