Canadiens goalie Carey Price keeps his eyes on the puck as Islanders' Colin McDonald reaches for it in Montreal on Sunday.
Photograph by: Dario Ayala, The Gazette
The skinny: The Canadiens scored two power-play goals in a 2:51 span late in the second period and held on for a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders Sunday night at the Bell Centre. The victory snapped a four-game winless streak for the Canadiens.
Special teams mismatch: The Canadiens power play, which went into the game ranked No. 3 in the NHL, took advantage of an Islanders penalty-killing unit that is the league’s worst. Lars Eller snapped a 1-1 tie when he beat Montreal native Kevin Poulin from the faceoff circle at 16:14 of the second period. That ended a 12-game goal drought for Eller. Michaël Bournival made it 3-1 when he redirected Raphael Diaz’s shot from the blue line at 19:04. The Canadiens went 2-for-5 on the power play.
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