Carey Price, Max Pacioretty, Canadiens remain unstoppable
Montreal blanks Blues to improve to 7-0-0
The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames were in action on Tuesday night. Here is a quick look at how they fared.
Price remains in Vezina form
Carey Price is the very early favourite to win his second straight Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. The league's 2014-2015 MVP posted his second shutout in three starts, a 38-save performance in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues as Montreal improved to 7-0-0.
Price made 17 stops in the first period while Max Pacioretty staked the Canadiens to an early lead with his fifth goal of the season. Alex Semin, who signed with Montreal as a free agent in the summer, and Torrey Mitchell also scored.
Price, who is 6-0-0 on the season, has allowed six goals in as many games and boasts a scintillating .966 save percentage.
The Canadiens went unbeaten (7-0-1) in eight games to start the 1961-62 season and have a chance to match that when they play the Sabres in Buffalo on Friday night.
Dubious franchise mark
The Calgary Flames dropped to 0-4-0 on home ice for the first time in their history, losing 6-2 to the unbeaten-in-three Washington Capitals.
Nicklas Backstrom paced the Capitals attack with two goals while Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of the season and 900th NHL point.
Sean Monahan and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, which is last in the Western Conference with a 1-5-0 record.
Crosby ends points drought
After going five games with a goal or assist, matching the longest scoring drought of his NHL career, Sidney Crosby notched his first three points of the season in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime win over the visiting Florida Panthers.
Evgeni Malkin scored the decisive goal and has five points during a four-game points streak. The Penguins have won three straight to even their record at 3-3-0.