|CAR||0||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
|MTL||0||0||0||1||(0 - 0)||1|
MONTREAL (AP) _ Mike Ribeiro made the most of a second chance at a perfect setup.
Ribeiro scored 3:38 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Montreal earned its second straight overtime win as Ribeiro scored his 17th goal from the right edge of the crease by redirecting Andrei Markov's pass from the left side past Kevin Weekes.
Markov teased Ribeiro after he fanned on a similar pass from the Canadiens defenseman in the first period.
``I told him, `If you give me one more, I won't miss it,' and that's what happened,'' Ribeiro said.
Jose Theodore made 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season, giving Montreal its season-high fourth straight win.
The Canadiens, who beat Boston 3-2 Thursday, have won five of six.
Weekes stopped 31 shots and was within 1:22 of setting the Hurricanes' record of seven shutouts in a season when Ribeiro scored.
``It was a great pass by Markov, and Ribeiro was hiding out and he made a good play,'' Weekes said. ``Unfortunately it goes against us and it's an overtime loss for us.''
Weekes and teammate Arturs Irbe have both recorded six shutouts in a season with Carolina.
Montreal went 0-for-9 on the power play. Carolina was 0-for-6.
``It wasn't an easy game to play,'' Ribeiro said. ``That's a team that gives a 60-minute effort. They're always in your face. Our power play had a hard time adjusting, but thankfully we came away with a huge two points.''
Montreal, which lost a season-high four straight following the All-Star break, is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 74 points.
The Hurricanes fell to 2-1 on a four-game road trip, but extended their point streak to six games (3-0-1-2).
``I have a headache right now, but it's part of the game,'' Theodore said. ``I thought he ran me pretty hard, but if that's the price to pay for a shutout and a win, no problem.''
Adams lobbied the referees for a penalty shot because he was hauled down from behind by Montreal captain Saku Koivu. But instead, Koivu was sent off for hooking.
``I guess his explanation was that he hooked me hard, but I wasn't in enough,'' Kevyn Adams said. ``But I don't know, I find that hard to believe. I'd like to see it again. I was alone, I was getting ready to make the play and all of a sudden the guy takes me down like that. To me, that's a penalty shot.''
Carolina's Craig Adams came close to scoring about five minutes into the third after Theodore tried to play a puck behind his net. Theodore scrambled back to his crease just in time to make a pad save on Adams, who tried to stuff in the puck from the right side.
|Mike Ribeiro Snap shot - ASST: Andrei Markov , Michael Ryder|
1 - 0 MTL
|Jesse Boulerice Fighting (maj) against Stephane Quintal|
|Stephane Quintal Fighting (maj) against Jesse Boulerice|
|Craig Adams Tripping against Andreas Dackell|
|Josef Vasicek Hooking against Andreas Dackell|
|Saku Koivu Hooking against Rod Brind'Amour|
|Josef Vasicek Slashing against Saku Koivu|
|Craig Rivet Hi-sticking against Jeff O'Neill|
|Jesse Boulerice Tripping against Saku Koivu|
|Patrice Brisebois Cross checking against Erik Cole|
|Saku Koivu Hi-sticking against Rod Brind'Amour|
|Craig Rivet Roughing against Craig Adams|
|Craig Adams Roughing against Craig Rivet|
|Craig Adams Interference on goalkeeper against Jose Theodore|
|Rod Brind'Amour Hooking against Mike Ribeiro|
|Mike Ribeiro Hi-sticking against Justin Williams|
|Niclas Wallin Slashing against Francis Bouillon|
|Allan Rourke Holding against Richard Zednik|
|Bruno St. Jacques Holding the stick against Andreas Dackell|
|Pierre Dagenais Holding the stick against Glen Wesley|
|Sean Hill Cross checking against Pierre Dagenais|
|Saku Koivu Hooking against Kevyn Adams|
|SA: 32||TOI: 63:38|
|Saves: 31||EV: 21 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 8|
|SV%: .969||SH: 2 - 2|
|SA: 18||TOI: 63:10|
|Saves: 18||EV: 13 - 13|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 2 - 2|