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Detroit 4, Montreal 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, October 10, 2019
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Referees: Wes McCauley, Corey Syvret
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Pierre Racicot
Attendance: 21302

Anthony Mantha scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings won in regulation at Montreal for the first time in 12 seasons, hanging on for a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday.

The Red Wings' previous regulation victory in Montreal was on Dec. 4, 2007. They had also lost nine consecutive times to the Canadiens, regardless of venue. Detroit had won in overtime or a shootout on three occasions in Montreal over the previous 14 visits.

Tyler Bertuzzi, Darren Helm and Luke Glendening also scored, Danny DeKeyser had two assists and Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves for the Red Wings.

Joel Armia and Max Domi each scored a goal and Carey Price turned aside 30 shots for the Canadiens.

The Red Wings led 2-1 after the first period.

Helm opened the scoring at 13:33 following a scramble in the front of the goal after a Montreal turnover. Jacob De La Rose and DeKeyser were each credited with an assist.

Price robbed Taro Hirose with a pad save moments later and Mantha clanged a shot off the crossbar.

Armia scored with 53 seconds left in the period after the Canadiens won a faceoff in the Red Wings' zone.

Bertuzzi put Detroit in front 30 seconds later by banging in a rebound of a shot by Dylan Larkin. DeKeyser picked up his second assist.

The Canadiens tied it at 4:34 of the second period. Tomas Tatar swiped at the puck in front of the goal and it deflected off the boards and back to the front of the net, where Domi was waiting to knock it in. Jeff Petry also collected an assist.

Mantha scored on a power play from just beyond the right circle at 15:38 to give Detroit a 3-2 lead. Dennis Cholowski fed him the puck from the left point and Mantha one-timed it for his sixth goal this season. Nick Suzuki was in the penalty box for slashing.

In the third period, Helm was stopped on a breakaway with three minutes to go. But Glendening scored an empty-net goal with 58 seconds left to clinch the victory.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Detroit   Montreal
Danny DeKeyser 2 Points Joel Armia 1
Tyler Bertuzzi 1 Goals Joel Armia 1
Danny DeKeyser 2 Assists Phillip Danault 1
Anthony Mantha 1 Power Play Goals Max Domi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier .943 Save Percentage Carey Price .909
Jonathan Bernier 33 Saves Carey Price 30
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 34 4 1-2 2-3 6 37
Montreal 35 2 1-3 1-2 4 33
Upcoming Games
  • Montreal will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.